Best Dad Man Cave Signs

Best Dad Man Cave Signs

Here at Man Cave Planet, we’ve already looked at some generic man cave signs you could use to decorate the entrance to your beloved den. If you’re a proud dad and want to incorporate that into your man cave décor, we’ve put together a list of some of the coolest and best dad man cave signs just for you.

A sign may not be top of the priority list of must-haves for your man cave, but it still is a very important element. It can not only help tie the theme of a room together, but also serve as a friendly welcome, or pointed warning to anyone that dares enter the threshold.

Check out the great dad’s man cave signs we picked out, followed by a brief, but practical buyer’s guide below.

1. GiftsOnline4U Personalised Man Cave Sign

First, in our guide, we thought we would start with a classic “Rules of the Cave”. This great dad man cave sign can be personalised; therefore you can have Dad’s or even your name before the Rules of the Cave bit.

Although the example lists the rules as:

  • My Cave My Rules
  • Do Not Touch Anything
  • No Women (Unless They Are Bringing Food)
  • Any Objections To The Rules, Refer To Rule 1

You can choose your own rules and pick the font of the text too.

Made from plastic acrylic, it is tough and durable, can be used inside or outside and is very easy to keep clean.

2. The Metal Foundry Dad’s Shed Handmade Metal Door Sign

Is your or your dad’s man cave outside? Is it actually a man cave or a glorified shed? This is a perfect man cave sign for that scenario. Even if the man cave is in the house, if you like to have a tinker and DIY, or just keep your garden in good condition, then this is a very apt sign. Handmade from molten brass that is then polished until it gives off the perfect shine. Afterwards, it is given paint and lacquer coating making it ideal for interior or exterior use.

This is like a nice blast from the past as it does not contain any plastic at all – even the fixtures for mounting the sign are made from brass.

3. Little Shop of Wishes Indoor or Outdoor Personalised Dad’s Man Cave Sign

In contrast to the above, the next product we want to feature of the best dad’s man cave signs is made from 3mm acrylic. With a simple plaque design, you have the option of it having a vintage look or chalkboard look. Although the most obvious option would be to have “Dad’s Man Cave” on the sign, it can be customised.

It’s cool whether you are treating the man or dad in your life or yourself so that everyone knows that beyond the entrance, the space is hallowed ground. We think Little Shop of Wishes has done a fine job and this is a worthy investment considering its extremely affordable price.

4. Red Ocean Dad’s Man Cave Sign

Another great man cave sign, this time made by Red Ocean from a high-grade PVC. Printed with the humorous and very telling words “Dad’s Fix It Shop. If Dad Can’t Fix It, We Are All Screwed”, this resembles a classic hanging plaque, with the PVC coloured to look like light-toned wood.

It has already been fitted with waxed cotton that makes it easy to hang just about anywhere. Maybe some people will show more respect for you and your abilities, Dad’s, if you have a sign that points out the obvious, or maybe it will just encourage your other half and kids to drop more broken stuff off at your door and expect miracles!

5. VSafety Beware You Are Now Entering Dad’s Man Cave Sign

With the next dad’s man cave sign, it’s a warning rather than a welcome message. This is good, as stylistically it resembles a yellow danger/warning sign. With the words “Beware You Are Now Entering Dad’s Man Cave. My Cave, My Rules” written on it, there is no excuse for anyone walking into your cave without understanding the rules.

These signs from V Safety are made from either self-adhesive flexible vinyl or toughened plastic, so they are durable and easy to mount without causing damage or permanent marks on walls. There’s not really a lot else that needs to be said, is there?

6. Jones Home and Gift Dad’s Workshop Hanging Sign

In keeping with the same theme as the Dad’s fix it shop, this wall plaque style man cave sign from Jones Home and Gift is made from metal and has “Dad’s Workshop Open Evenings and Weekends” at the top.

We love the humour that runs through the design of this man cave. Among the listed things that dad specialises in there is:

  • Broken Toys
  • Science Projects
  • Homework
  • Grazed Knees
  • And Hurt Feelings!

Rounded off with the funny but sweet “Payment Accepted: Hugs, Smiles and Kisses” Be Careful, though. If you don’t want your little ones and the missus bugging you when you’re watching the game, you might need to change the sign as it says “No job too small. If Dad’s Can’t Fix It. Nobody Can”. It’s true though!

7. Button Hill Cottage Dad’s Man Cave Sign

Another handmade man cave sign designed to hang like an old shop sign. Handmade from 6mm MDF with a professional hand-sanded finish to give it just the right look, this is a simplistic option. It features a hanging twine and a traditional-looking and very masculine typography and font. We especially like the weathered look it has with scratches, dents, and scuffs to give it a very aged aesthetic.

Sometimes you don’t need funny captions or long lists of rules. Sometimes you just need a sign that says “Dad’s Man Cave” on it. That tells everyone exactly what they need to know.

8. Red Ocean Dad’s Office The Department of Messing Around Hanging Dad Cave Sign

Last but not least, the second item in our guide from Red Ocean is this humorous offering featuring the words “Dad’s Office The Department of Messing Around”. With a shabby chic/rustic style, this is made from FSC-Certified plywood and has rustic twine rope already fixed to it, so it’s ready to hang.

Whether you give it to the man or dad in your life is an affectionate joke about their home office space or man cave, this will look great. Sure, dad’s do a lot of messing about, but really, that’s what everyone loves about the at the end of the day.

Best Dad’s Man Cave Signs – Buyer’s Guide

In addition to the man cave signs fit for a dad’s den that we listed in this guide, we thought we’d give you a bit of help with choosing the right one for your dad’s or your own cave. This is a very similar guide to the one featured in our general Man Cave Signs post, so if you’ve read that already, you’ll know what we’re going to say.

Theme and Style

Since we are discussing man cave signs specifically designed for a Dad’s own space, the theme and style of the sign are very important. Aside from it stating plainly that it is “Dad’s” man cave, you could look for a sign that incorporates something that you or your dad particularly loves. For example, in the list of products above, we have one that refers to the cave as his “fix it shop” and another “his office”.

Material

Obviously, the material the sign is made from is important as this will determine how long it lasts and whether it can be used inside, outside or maybe even both. We generally gravitate towards metallic, wooden and plasticated signs, though which is best for your own cave or your dad’s cave will depend on their preference.

Size

Last but by no means least, the size is another crucial aspect you need to think about when choosing the best dad’s man cave sign. While you definitely want to have one that outlines anything particular in addition to the name of the place and who it belongs to, you don’t want to pick out one that is too big.

Likewise, a sign that is way too small will be too hard to read and therefore useless.

Summary

No special-purpose room really should be without a sign. The doors on labs and the likes of surgical theatre in the hospital and the manager’s office all have signs, so it makes sense that a man cave belonging to a dad should have an appropriate sign.

Although it’s not a big or expensive purchase that requires a lot of deliberating over like a piece of furniture or an expensive home theatre sound system, you still want to be sure you are buying a sign that will stand the test of time. To make it easier for you, that is why we only picked out a small number. It may not be an exhaustive guide, but the ones we selected are among the best. You have the Man Cave Planet guarantee on that!

All that’s left to do is to pick one, buy it and hang it with pride.

 

Cool Man Cave Names

Cool Man Cave Names

What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to your man cave, a lot. Your man cave is your own little escape from the world and by giving it a unique name, you’re making sure everyone knows, that it’s your man cave and no one else’s. Of course, you could just call it “The Man Cave” or something incredibly dull and boring like that, but where’s the fun in that? In this post, we’re going to try and inspire you to think of other names for man cave that are not man cave.

So whether you’re looking for creative man cave names, funny man cave names or just good names for man caves, we’re here to help you out.

Cool Man Cave Names Based on Different Man Cave Themes

One of the easiest ways to think up a suitable name for your man cave is by choosing one that goes with its theme.

Rather than mess around too much, let’s just get down to business.

Sports Themed Man Cave

  • Sports in general theme – The Arena, The Stadium, The Locker Room, The Commentary Box, The Dressing Room
  • Football – The Stadium, The Dug Out, The Tunnel, The Stand, The Penalty Box, Anfield (for a Liverpool FC man cave), Old Trafford (for a Manchester United man cave), Camp Nou (for a Barcelona FC man cave), Wembley Stadium, Parkhead, Ibrox…or basically whatever your team’s stadium is called.
  • Boxing – The Ring, The Squared Circle, The Ropes, The Corner Post, The Canvas
  • Rugby – The Paddock, The Goal-Line, The In-Goal Area, The Touchline, The Dead-Ball Line
  • F1/Racing – The Brickyard, The Cockpit, The Pit, The Pitstop, The Garage, The Track, The Inside Track, Brans Hatch, Silverstone, The Starting Line, The Inside Lane, The Chicane, The Chequered Flag
  • Golf – The Tee Box, The Fairway, The Green, The Rough, The Bunker, Hazards, The Clubhouse
  • Tennis – The Baseline, The Side-line, The Net, The Centre Service Line, The Service Box, The Service Line

We’re going to stop there because you essentially could choose any sport and then just choose different parts of the stadium or building the sport is played for creative man cave names.

TV/Movies Theme Man Cave

  • The Set
  • The Studio
  • The Cutting Room
  • The Editing Suite
  • The Gallery
  • The Multiplex
  • The Cheap Seats
  • The Royal Box
  • The Sound Stage
  • The Green Room

Cool Names for Music Theme Man Caves

  • The Stage
  • The Backstage Area
  • The Recording Studio
  • The Rehearsal Room
  • The Stadium
  • The Arena
  • The Mosh pit
  • The Dancefloor
  • The Discotheque

Basically, whatever you’re into, you can find words and phrases and place names relevant to that hobby and call your man cave one of those.

Funny Man Cave Names

To complete our guide to cool man cave names, we thought we’d end with some funny man cave names because life’s too short to take yourself too seriously.

  • The Dungeon
  • The Den
  • The Bunker
  • Q.
  • The Dive
  • The Doghouse (that way when you’re in trouble with the missus, you can just hide out there)

That should be more than enough to get your creative juices flowing. Let us know your own suggestions!

 

Man Cave Arcades Systems | 6 Top Ideas

Man Cave Arcades Systems

A nice Xbox (or Playstation) does have a lot of games, but they are kind of ‘meh’. How about installing a system that will still allow you to game with your mates and has a cool retro vibe? You might have only seen them in movies, or you might be old enough to actually remember arcade machines… Either way, we have 6 of the best gaming man cave ideas for you to browse through.

 

1. Street Fighter Arcade Machine

Ever played Street Fighter before? If not, you are in for a treat. There are no fancy graphics and none of this ‘pay to win’ nonsense that you find in AAA games today.

Mash the buttons, throw in a little skill and beat the living S#!T out of your opponent. It really is that simple.

https://youtu.be/xI284D4y1q4

This arcade machine doesn’t require any money or tokens to play again and again. (Although you could play each other in a championship for a quid or two).

With side-by-side joysticks and buttons, you can be taken back to the days of your youth.

This arcade machine is ¾ scale. While this isn’t quite full size, it does make it slightly more user friendly to move and position without it being too obtrusive or taking up too much space.

The 43cm screen is LCD, meaning you’ve got crystal clear resolution too. You didn’t get that in the ’90s!

It actually features three editions of streetfighter, so you’ll be able to find your favourite character to become unstoppable. These are JAMMA games, the original gaming system used in your youth’s arcade machines.

Who are you going to pick? (My favourite was Blanka… Because I could never remember the combinations for the other characters).

 

2. OneV FT 【3399 Games in 1】 Arcade Game Machine

If you haven’t heard of a pandora’s box arcade system, then let us enlighten you.

It’s a box (obviously) that contains quite a few games.

How many?

Well, in this case, over three thousand! What do you think? Good value or what?

https://youtu.be/15J86CbKAL8

You’ll find an absolute treasure trove of arcade classics. Pacman, Street Fighter, Space Invaders… Basically, name any arcade classic, and there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll find it here.

This system doesn’t come mounted in classic arcade machine housing, so you’ve got a few options. The controllers come as a pair of panels. So, you can simply rest them on your knee and tap away. Alternatively, if you have an eye for design, you could mount them in a table (or even a bar?).

The beauty of this system is that you can use an existing TV to set it up, and each unit is only 31cm by 22 cm. If you are struggling to get ‘permission’ to invest in a full arcade system for your mancave, this is a great option.

 

3. Arcade1UP | Mortal Kombat II

Arcade1UP Mortal Kombat II 4ft Arcade Machine

Two words….

FINISH HIM!

Ring any bells?

Did you learn the combos to absolutely humiliate your opponent after you had already beaten him? Mortal Kombat II was always a little gory, and I used to worry about the game designers’ vivid imagination (man, some of those finishing moves were pretty dark).

https://youtu.be/5GHW0j35R24

The good news is that you can relive the days of your youth in your man cave with this arcade system.

As with our streetfighter man cave arcade system, you’ll get three versions of Mortal Kombat to play.

The Joystick and button set is ‘real feel’, so they are pretty unbreakable and will take some stick. The arcade machine is coinless (but you could charge your mates a pound for 3 goes… blame inflation). It also comes with a clear deck protector, so you’ve got room to place a bottle of beer without worrying about marking the finish.

This arcade gaming system comes with a 17″ full-colour LCD screen and arrives flat packed, ready for you to assemble. This makes it super easy to transport to any room in your house.

 

4. Sunbary 8000 In 1 Arcade Games Console

Sunbary 8000 In 1 Arcade Games Console

There are things I love about this pandora’s box setup and one or two things I don’t.

Let me explain.

I think it is absolutely fantastic that, for the money, you are getting 8000 games all in one console. You can choose to rig it to any display that you like. A computer screen, a TV or even a projector will all work well. It even has a built-in speaker.

Another great feature is that you can download even more games… This includes N64 games! Mariokart on an arcade console? Amazing!

https://youtu.be/ASWgJvuQhTA

It’s even possible to plug in an external controller!

There are a couple of downsides that I feel it’s only fair to talk about.

The first is that while you do get two joysticks, they are both connected on one panel. If you are playing alone, then you will have an overhang on one side or the other. If you are playing with your mate, you will have to sit shoulder to shoulder and hope that his button mashing doesn’t put you off.

I loved the OneV FT as the geometrically shaped independent controllers could be easily mounted within something else. The shape of this controller means that it will be pretty hard to mount anywhere. This limits the areas where you can install it.

Overall the unit is pretty durable. I love the retro ‘Ryu’ style decal and thick acrylic cover… I think it adds a touch of authenticity.

 

5. Monster Shop Multi-game Arcade Table

Now this one really takes me back. I remember scrounging 10p off my dad to sit hunched over this in a pub. (Along with a coke and a bag of crisps).

Ok, it’s a little more pricey than some of my other suggestions, but you are getting quite a bit for the money.

It’s an arcade system and a super cool table. Think of it like a piece of art that could form your man cave’s centrepiece and be a real talking point.

You’ll get 60 games included as part of the package. This includes favourites such as Pac man, space invaders, donkey kong and frogger. And the screen is just under half a metre wide!

https://youtu.be/1rUPuz2Z9NY

The best thing is that the buttons and Joystick are all housed under the table. This gives you a full strengthened glass surface to placed drinks (and maybe some crisps, cheers dad) without fear of spilling on the screen or controllers.

Unlike some of our other suggestions, there is no construction or setup necessary. Place this arcade system in its home, plug it in, and you are away!

One beautiful touch is the incorporated coin slot. You don’t actually need to put any money in to play, but I think this adds a real authentic feel to your man cave arcade system

 

6. TAPDRA 3D Pandora Box 

Remember how I was moaning about the Sunbary system being a bit of a weird shape? Well, this is the answer.

It shares a great many features, including a single mounted, dual joystick controller and buttons. The difference is it is nice and square, meaning you’ll be able to mount it within a surface if you so choose.

https://youtu.be/nokIGklnBGY

This features programmable buttons so you can get all your games configured to give you the edge. You can also create custom game lists so you won’t have to wade through pages and pages of obscure games, of which there are 3003 (oddly specific?)

It is a simple plug and play system,  so provided you have a basic understanding of what wires go where you should be able to rig it up to the display medium of your choice.

 

Why Buy an Arcade Machine for Your Mancave?

Some may consider it a frivolity. I would call it cool.

Why buy an arcade machine for your man cave? Two words…

Fun and nostalgia.

If you are a gentleman of a certain age, you may have experience of actually playing on the originals. I can still remember thinking that space invaders was the best game ever and actively looking forward to playing it.

Check out this for a 10-minute blast of ‘back in the day.’

https://youtu.be/nWevidSFyjY?t=151

You’ve got to remember that when these games came out, people had never even heard of a computer game before. The buzz and excitement around them were huge.

Things to Consider When Considering Video Game Man Cave Ideas

Before diving in and investing in a man cave arcade game, it’s worth having a think about a few things to make sure it’s right for you…

Theme

First off, consider the theme of your man cave.

If you’ve gone for a chilled and minimalist vibe, a blinking and flashing streetfighter arcade machine plonked in the corner is going to look a little out of place.

That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good old gaming session however. It just means that you’ll have to change your ideas slightly.

The best thing to consider would be a pandora’s box arcade game set. This would work particularly well with a projector, as you wouldn’t even need to clutter the room with a TV!

If you have a bar setup or a room that is more akin to a games room, then go for gold, the brighter and louder, the better!

Size and Shape

The size and shape of your video game man cave ideas will be dictated by the size and shape of your room.

If you have a small room, you don’t want it to be dominated by a substantial box style arcade. Again a pandora’s box-style system might be the way to go.

Obviously, if you have space to play with, then you can set up whatever you like. The scaled arcade machines listed above all come flat packed with a screen included. As a result, you’ll be able to transport them and assemble them wherever you’d like.

Games

This might be a deal-breaker… But with the suggestions above, you have no need to worry—some of the suggestions given above offer over 6000 games, with the possibility to download even more.

Game choice aside, it might be worth considering what will appeal to guests to make your man cave awesome. (Unless you intend to play on your own…). Go for a system that definitely has the old classics that people will remember. You want games that are self-explanatory and easy to play.

Man Cave Arcade | Format and Layout

The beauty of a man cave is that you can make it your own. How you choose to set up your man cave arcade games is entirely up to you. Here are some great options: –

“As is.”

With the Streetfighter and Mortal Kombat systems, you might be a bit limited as to options. So you’ll have to assemble and place it “as is.”

The pandora’s box systems can simply be placed on your knee. Granted, they are wired, so you’ll need to sit fairly close to the TV. The alternative is to pair them up with a wall projector if you are going for a knee-based system.

Mounted in a surface

I really like this idea. If you are handy with DIY, you could embed the console and the controllers within a table or bar area. By picking man cave arcade games with a geometrically shaped controller, this should be pretty easy.

Summary

Man cave arcades are a little bit flash. If you’ve got a man cave geared around having fun, then they make the perfect addition! A few beers, a few mates and a massive gaming session sounds pretty good to me!

Some of the systems in our list, such as the arcade table, actually tick two boxes at once, as they are a piece of man cave furniture and a gaming system all in one! Whatever you choose, they are all really fun. Good luck learning that killer combo!

What Would You Put in a Man Cave if You Had Unlimited Budget?

What Would You Put in a Man Cave if You Had Unlimited Budget

Now here’s an interesting question… What would you put in a man cave if you have an unlimited budget? Most people have that one item or idea that would be their ‘big purchase’ if they suddenly hit the big time. With an unlimited budget, you could probably get a great deal more than one thing… In this article, we will dig into some things that would make a man cave stand out.

 

One Man Cave, Unlimited Budget | The Rules

Ok, we are going to have to keep it a bit real. After all, with a truly unlimited budget, you’d just buy a new house… So, we are going to add a few rules. Here they are…

  1. Anything purchased must be able to fit into a man cave no greater than 10 Metres square.
  2. Once you’ve bought the stuff, you can’t add to it later… this is a one-shot deal.
  3. Anything in your Man Cave must be Legal
  4. Anything purchased must be readily available as a physical product

All makes sense? Let’s look at a few ideas….

 

Man Cave | Fun and Technology

Smart LED TV

It goes without saying that any man cave worth its salt needs a decent television.

And by decent, I mean big and high definition. If it lacks any of those two key qualities, it is time to give up. The basic concept behind choosing a TV is simple. The bigger the room, the bigger the TV, so we are talking anything above 75″.

Surprisingly you wouldn’t actually need an unlimited budget to make this a reality.

The snag comes if your room is too big for the TV… Well, there’s still a solution… And it is actually surprisingly cheap.

An HD projector is a really affordable way to get a high-quality picture that’s also pretty massive.

Virtual Reality

There’s no better way to use free space than to take yourself off to another world. Into first-person shooters? Try actually being there…

For real, that’s how good VR is nowadays.

https://youtu.be/BPaeUvZA0Jw

But wait, loads of kids have VR headsets already, don’t they?

This is true… Which is why you aren’t going to get anything with wires. The oculus quest 2 allows free-roaming within a room, untethered.

Gaming PC

Ok, you’ll hear guys who say they love their consoles, and that’s great.

But if you’ve got an unlimited budget, why not get something that can do anything that a console can do and more? You’ll be able to treat yourself to a few extra terabytes of hard disc space too! Perfect for storing a huge library of games, movies and music!

The best bit is that if you want to use your man cave for a bit of work in peace and quiet when twinned with a projector, the entire wall can become your screen.

Pool Table

Alright, so it’s a bit cliched… But why not. Imagine kicking back with a few mates shooting a few games with a couple of drinks?

You’ve got plenty of space… Why not use it?

Relaxing Man Cave Ideas

Ok, the above might all be a bit hectic. What if you just want to kick back and relax? You’ve got an unlimited budget and are feeling a little opulent? You’ll get guys saying they want a jacuzzi or a stripper pole… that isn’t going to work for two reasons…

First, who wants the hassle of running a steamy bath with all those fancy electronics around?

Second… Good luck getting that to wash with the Mrs.

A jacuzzi sounds like something opulent and fancy… But here’s the truth… It’s trashy.

https://youtu.be/H9FpPORr55c

Here are some ideas to add a bit of class…

Some Nice Rugs

There are a whole host of rugs out there to get your man cave looking great. And no, they don’t all have to be a ‘theme’ or ‘funny’.

Yeah, a fake tiger rug is great until you end up having a pint too many from your beer keg and tripping over it.

A decent rug can make a room warm and inviting, and you can afford to think a bit bigger with your budget. The world is your oyster, and there’s some cool stuff to be had.

Massage Chair

Part of having an unlimited budget is treating yourself to the odd thing that you would never normally even consider. It doesn’t have to be OTT.

Like what?

A massage chair is nice, practical, and just what you’d need to get rid of the aches and pains while you were having a bit of ‘me time’…

Lazyboys are all right, but you will have to think bigger while watching the match in 75″ HD.

Lighting

Lighting can make or break a room. You want your man cave to be relaxing and serene.

An unlimited budget doesn’t mean buying ridiculous things. Just things that you would normally consider an extravagance.

Here’s what I mean…

LED TV backlights

These are actually pretty cheap, but they can take a large TV room to the next level. They are really easy to install too. Sync them with music, change the brightness and colour and create an ambience all of your own!

Edison Bulbs

Want to add a touch of class to your room? Eddison bulbs give a soft, warm light that is super relaxing. Granted, they aren’t much used elsewhere in the house, but for a chilled glass of whiskey by your fire, they are pretty sweet.

A Warming Fireplace

A real roaring fire is expensive, right? Well, yes and no… Normally it might be considered a frivolity… But you’ve got an unlimited budget.

I was going to suggest this on the projector…

https://youtu.be/L_LUpnjgPso

But then we saw Ethanol fires and decided that they were the coolest thing ever for a man cave!

Interplanetary Ambience

Alright, so you’ve got your TV backlit and have even invited the Mrs in for a movie night… Want to see something that really sets the scene?

How’s about a galactic projector?

Sit back on your massage chair, turn the lights down and drift away into the cosmos… luxury.

 

Sounds

Alright, so there are millions of soundbars and speaker systems out there. You’ll get the uninitiated saying ‘Bang and Olufsen’…

Yeah, the ’90s called and wants a word…

To be a real gentleman of distinction, you will want something by Harman Kardon. Crystal clear sound, deep bass and a touch of class.

 

Eat and Drink

It’s not all about chilling out. If you’ve invested in a pool table and a decent gaming setup, it might be time to show it off.

All play, and no consumption makes jack a dull boy… You are going to want something to keep you fed and watered.

Let me suggest something a little different…

Beer

Sure, you could go out and buy a beer pump, but seeing as you’ve got a space to call your own, how’s about brewing your own? This kit requires minimal setup, and you get to drink the results afterwards.

If you can’t be bothered and just want to relax, there are, of course, other options. Check this thing out… (just tell the Mrs it’s a coffee machine).

Cool Things…

I already know what you are thinking… You’d love space in the fridge that you could call your own?

Well, listen, instead of upsetting ‘her indoors’, you’ve now got the option to have one of your very own. You could use it to store a few cold beers, a bottle or two of something stronger or even just some cokes for when you are chilling out watching a movie?

Eat

Ok, so there’s already a room in your house dedicated to preparing food. Do you know what it’s called?

The kitchen.

You want to be in a man cave, not a kitchen. So I’m not going to suggest anything crazy that requires replumbing the entire house…

But…

Who doesn’t like a nice donner kebab every once in a while? Forget ringing the takeaway. You can have an elephant leg up and grilling in no time at all.

All you need is one of these bad boys.  Perhaps a bit extravagant, and it’ll make the room smell ever so slightly like Istanbul… But it’ll only be you in there, so who cares!

 

In Summary

What Would You Put in a Man Cave if You Had Unlimited Budget? It’s actually pretty hard when you can have whatever you want! The trick to choosing what you want for your man cave isn’t actually picking things that are the most expensive. It is, in fact, choosing things that you’d normally find a little too expensive or justified. It is actually the little things that make a man cave your own. Things like a poster or two, some nice lighting, and one or two ‘boy toys’ are all it takes.

 

 

 

 

 

Best Man Cave Rug

Best Man Cave Rug

If you are looking for some great finishing touches to your man cave, have you considered getting a rug or two? It can add an extra layer of comfort underfoot, whether you have a nice laminate or wooden flooring or have it all carpeted. Not only that, but a rug can add an extra focal point to your man cave.

If your man cave has a particular theme, then a rug can help bring the whole theme together.

The simple fact of the matter is that a rug can look and feel great and will give your room a complete and finished look.

Although we only picked out a few products, we think these are some of the best man cave rugs available that are going to appeal to a wide range of men.

1. Manchester United FC Crest Rug

First in our guide is undoubtedly one of the best man cave rugs we could find for Manchester United fans. We’re not going to judge and separate the “real” fans from the “oh, they’re a good team” fans. If you like United, and have a United-themed man cave, footie-themed man cave or just want to show your appreciation for the club, check this out.

Made from polyamide, this high quality and very aesthetically pleasing features the almost universally recognised Manchester United crest with golden touches and is set in the team’s bold red. Above and below the main crest in the centre there are subtler copies of the crest.

2. Character World Batman Batcave Rug

Are you mad about superheroes or just the Dark Knight specifically? Is your man cave already Batman- or Batcave-themed? Then, one of the best man cave rugs you can get is this Batman logo rug.

This is an officially licenced piece and is made from polyamide but features a foam-grip non-slip backing. Ideal if you are placing it onto laminated flooring. In the classic yellow and black colouring, this is a cool finishing touch to your man cave. Don’t worry if it gets a bit dusty and dirty over time, as it can be thrown in the washing machine!

3. Jingclor The Gaming Life Rug

Does your man cave have a gaming theme? Is your den where you spend most of your time playing COD, FIFA, and The Last of Us (or whatever games you’re into)? Then why not give the room an extra accessory that really drives home the theme?

From Jingclor, this The Gaming Life is a smart floor rug, It features the words “The Gaming Life” and then the words “Eat, Sleep, Game, Repeat” with appropriate pictures to go with them. Made from a high-quality mixture of coral velvet and memory foam, it has a non-slip backing, to avoid all unnecessary accidents.

4. Marvel The Avengers Captain America Shield Rug

If there was a more iconic image from Marvel than Captain America’s shield, we want to know about it. Thanks to the bold colouring of the red, white, blue, and black border, this will look great in any man cave. Although, it’s obviously going to look more at home in a Marvel, superhero, or comic/film-themed man cave.

We especially love the fact that this is available in six different sizes, so you can get the 60, 80, 100, 120, 160 or 180cm depending on what will look best in your man cave. It’s made from a high-quality combination of polypropylene and polyester and feels very soft underfoot. Given that it’s going into your man cave, we also like the fact that it has a non-slip backing and waterproof, wear-resistant, and easy to clean properties.

5. The Rug House Purple Heather Thick Shaggy Rug

 

Finally, to complete our guide to the best man cave rugs, we wanted to give you the option of a non-themed product. This purple, heather and cream speckled shaggy rug from The Rug House is very soft and has an exceptionally smart mottled effect pattern. It’s definitely a more “grown-up” option.

Available in 4 different sizes, 60 x 110cm, 80 x 150cm, 160 x 230cm and 200 x 290cm, it should be easy enough to find the one that will really suit your man cave.

As with the other man cave rugs in this guide, it has a non-slip backing (for this rug it is hessian jute) and it is stain-resistant, anti-static and very durable.

Best Man Cave Rugs – Buyer’s Guide

Buying a rug for your man cave is not the most complicated thing in the world. However, we thought it would be a nice help to you if you’re new to the world of rugs to provide this handy buyer’s guide. In it, we will simply cover the most important considerations you need to make so that you can choose the best floor covering.

Size

When choosing the best man cave rugs for your special area, you need to think carefully when it comes to size. It really depends on what kind of role you want the rug to fulfil. If you want to use it as a small accent to the flooring or to provide a nice soft surface underfoot where you and others are more likely to be sat, if you’ve got wooden flooring, you may not want a particularly big one.

You also need to consider the dimensions of your man cave. If you have a small nook-like cave, a large, sprawling rug may not even fit in the room.

Design

Although they provide a nice surface to walk, sit and whatever on, one of the main purposes of a rug for your man cave is to provide an extra splash of colour and design. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are careful to choose a rug that fits in with your theme or colour scheme. The last thing you want is a rug that’s distracting and a focal point for all the wrong reasons.

Material

The material your rug is made from will determine how soft it is and how durable it will be. The selection above is mostly made from some kind of polyester mix. This is the best material, in our opinion, for man cave rugs because you get just the right mix of durability with softness and great aesthetics.

Summary

There you go, guys, that wasn’t too difficult was it? Some of the best man cave rugs available. Whatever you choose, we’re sure it will take up pride of place in your den!

 

Best Man Cave Door Mats

Best Man Cave Door Mats

Although door mats are normally used as part of the entrance to a house, they can also be used in a similar way for man caves. While they are ideal for man caves that are located outside, you can still use them for man caves that are based within your house. They can provide a welcoming marker or warning for anyone attempting to enter your hallowed ground. It doesn’t matter how specific or generic your man cave theme is, as the best man cave doormats come in all styles and designs.

There are literally hundreds out there, but rather than bore you by going through all of them, we have picked out the ones we think are the coolest and most appealing.

1. Welcome to the Man Cave Decorative Coir Entrance Door Mat

The first of the best man cave door mats we have picked out for our guide is this simple, but smart and effective option from a company called La Finesse. Made from decorative coir and a PVC rubber backing, it features the printed message “Welcome to the Man Cave”. It’s a great way to set the mood and atmosphere for anyone who comes to visit you in your den.

Measuring 70 x 40 x 1.5cm, this is a very durable and easy to clean mat that would work well inside or out and would be best for a more generic man cave.

2. Artylicious Non-Slip Polyester Welcome to The Man Cave Door Mat

Next, we have another of the best man cave door mats, this time featuring a surface made from polyester and a non-slip black rubber base. Although it again serves as a welcome to your man cave, it offers the extra note that it is a “Private Entrance”. This is a great idea if you really value your privacy and want the entrance to your man cave to have a sense of exclusivity.

This is also very easy to maintain as it can be wiped clean or washing in the machine. We especially love its darker colour and more prestigious font choice.

3. Man Cave Rules Door Mat

If you are looking for a more humorous and laidback man cave doormat, look no further than this Man Cave Rules offering from 123t. It’s available in two different sizes and features a very soft underfoot non-woven polyester surface and a border and backing made from non-slip rubber.

As a standard design, this man cave mat features classic man cave rules like “My Cave My Rules” and “No Sitting In My Chair” and funny ones like “If It Itches, Scratch It” and “Burp and Fart At Will”.

We’re not too sure how your significant other will feel about Rule 4, but that’s entirely up to you. (It reads “Woman By Invitation Only (Bringing Food Is Strongly Suggested). The great thing is that the company will actually personalise their products, so if there is something in addition to what’s already featured on it, alongside the rules and the little caveman image, contact them to see if they can accommodate.

4. Natural Coir If You Bring Beer You Are Welcome Here Door Mat

 

Sometimes, though, a whole list of rules is unnecessary, especially if you are a man of simple pleasures, and you just need the most important made clear. That’s why we picked out this natural coconut fibre (coir) doormat, as it simply reads “If you bring beer you are welcome here!” Like the others in our guide, it is made with a non-slip PVC rubber backing and is moisture resistant and very easy to keep clean.

We’re pretty sure that if your mates or significant other tries to gain entrance without beer because they didn’t know, they will only do it once after reading the doormat.

5. Artylicious Funny Warning Man Cave Enter At Your Own Risk Door Matt

Often, the best man cave door mats are the ones that best match the personality of their owner. If you have a good sense of humour, you may appreciate this next one. It’s another polyester with a rubber backing doormat from Artylicious and features the rather ominous, but funny message “Warning Man Cave Enter At Your Own Risk”.

It says it all really, doesn’t it? Guests are welcome inside your hallowed man cave but have been given fair warning that you cannot be responsible for what happens to them. Even if the only thing that happens to them is that they might smell your farts or get a nice cold one directly from the fridge or your beer pump, a warning is a warning.

6. Star Wars Yoda Welcome You Are Door Mat

What self-respecting list of the best man cave door mats would be complete without at least a couple of Star Wars-themed options? The first is this great decorative coir doormat with an incredibly durable vinyl rubber backing.

It features the Jedi Master Yoda and his characteristic take on grammar with the message “Welcome You Are” We especially love this for the detail in Yoda’s facial features. If you have a Star Wars-themed man cave or are working on it, and Yoda is one of your favourite characters, then this is definitely a worthy investment to really complete your theme and make it clear from the moment anyone enters your cave.

7. ASAB Welcome to the Batcave Coir Door Mat

 

If we’re going to include Star Wars themed man cave door mats, it would be silly not to feature the original man cave owner (or at least the owner of the best version of a man cave), Batman, in doormat form. To keep things nice and simple and a play on the traditional doormat, this features the words “Welcome to the Batcave” and features the Batman logo.

It, like many of the others, is made from decorative coir with an underside backing of non-slip rubber. Easy to clean and long-lasting, this is a high-quality investment.

Although you may not have all the toys, gadgets and gizmos Batman does, at least you will have the doormat!

8. Star Wars Welcome to the Dark Side Door Mat

It’s only fair if we are going to be impartial to have options for the Sith as well as the Jedi among the best man cave door mats for Star Wars fans. Featuring Darth Vader this time, this cool entrance mat has the message “Welcome to the Dark Side”.

It can serve as a less-than-gentle reminder to anyone that is a Rebel Alliance member, Luke Skywalker, or a Jedi Knight to proceed with extreme caution if they dare to enter your domain. Likewise, even if they are part of the Empire but have failed you in some way (By not bringing any snacks or drinks), they might want to decide if it’s worth the risk entering your cave.

9. DC Comics Batman The Joker Welcome to Arkham Asylum Door Mat

Again, in the interest of impartiality, just as we picked outdoor mats with both Yoda and Darth Vader, in addition to the Batman doormat already listed further up this page, we felt it was necessary to highlight this one too. Also, it’s really cool and the detail in The Joker print is unbelievable.

With the message “Welcome to Arkham Asylum”, you are giving all your guests and visitors fair warning that they are entering into the domain of a mad man. On their own head be it, if they want to drink from the cup of the Clown Prince of Crime.

Best Man Cave Door Mats – Buyer’s Guide

In addition to the great products we have highlighted as the best man cave door mats, we thought it might be helpful to include a brief, but practical buyer’s guide. In it, we break down the most important features and aspects you need to consider when choosing a door mat for your man cave.

Size

As most doorways have standard sizes, most entrance door mats also have standard sizes. However, you will find some doormats that are oversized or designed for non-standard doors that are a bit bigger than normal. Just make sure the one you buy is going to fit in the space you have reserved for it.

Non-Slip Backing

Again, this should not be something you need to worry about, especially if you choose one of the doormats highlighted above, as most are manufactured with a non-slip backing. The last thing you want is any of your guests slipping and hurting themselves (or dropping a nice 12 pack of beer or bottle of gin) on the way into your man cave because the door mat didn’t stay put.

Design

A rather obvious point to make, but if you have a specific theme to your man cave, it would be a really nice touch if the theme was continued on your door mate too.

Summary

Likely, you didn’t think about getting a doormat for your man cave. If your man cave is just another room in your house, it makes sense that it would be the last thing you would think of. However, as you can see from our guide to the best man cave door mats, there is something for everyone and it’s a great way to set the mood of your cave or welcome/warn guests when they make their entrance.

 

9 Great Reasons Most Men Need a Man Cave

9 Great Reasons Most Men Need a Man Cave

All houses consist of different rooms. It is the purposes and uses of those rooms that transform a house into a home. While the likes of the living room and kitchen are the central hubs to a home that are used by all and sundry for relaxing, entertaining and cooking meals, others like the bathrooms and utility or laundry have functional and practical purposes, the bedrooms are seen as sanctuaries and escapes from the world.

If you are in a couple or a family, everyone has their own bedroom, apart from the couple, obviously. Often, in many couples, though, the bedroom is designed and laid out to suit the women with their favourite colours, styles, and luxuries. We’re not suggesting that women deliberately leave men out of the picture, but it can often feel like apart from their home office (for those who work from home) and the living room (the TV and games console, though it often is designed and decorated to appeal to everyone in the house), there is nowhere a man can just be a man.

A man cave could be the answer.

As a man you may realise your need to have a man cave, but what if your wife, partner, girlfriend (or whatever you want to call her) needs a bit more convincing? That’s what we are going to look at in the following post.

Man Cave – Its Purpose and Importance

The main purpose of the man cave is to give men a place where they can just be themselves and chill out. Man caves don’t necessarily need to be particularly big, they can just be a place where men can store and display all of their prized possessions and collectables, watch TV, play games, listen to music, drink some beer or even just chill out or spend time with their buddies.

That may seem like a bit of a broad description of the purpose of a man cave, but that’s the beauty of them. They can be whatever a man wants or needs them to be. This really provides the answer to the second question of why they are important. Man caves are important because they give men a place they can call their own.

Now that we’ve established what it is and its purpose, let’s look at some of the reasons why men need man caves in a bit more detail.

Place Where They Can Enjoy Time Alone

Even the most sociable of person needs a space that they can call their own and enjoy some time alone. When you have a man cave, you can get in there (lock the door, if necessary) and just forget about your troubles for a short time.

You don’t need to worry about your profession, can enjoy your hobbies and interests, wearing what you like (and as little as you want) and don’t even have to talk to anything or do anything.

Could Strengthen Your Relationship

It may sound counterproductive, but when you have a man cave, it could actually help your relationship. Although it is important to spend quality time with your partner, it doesn’t mean you need to spend all your time together. Rather, it is crucial to spend quality time together. When you have time apart, you can remember you are an individual, relax and appreciate your partner more when you are together.

Relieves Stress

Following on nicely from the above point, a man cave can benefit the male of the species in the same way a bathroom or bedroom can a woman, in that it can help him to relax. No matter what you do for a living and the different pressures you have, you will feel stress at various points in your day to day life. It is a part of living in our modern world.

A man cave can be a great way to de-stress and work through that stress because the last thing you want to be doing is carrying a lot of stress around. Relieving stress can help to lift your mood and energy levels while reducing your irritability and anger levels. Not only that but alleviating stress has been proven to boost the immune system. So rather than just being an excuse to escape your responsibilities, it can actually improve your health.

Home Gym Area

As an extension of the above point, if you have the space for it, you could use your man cave as your workout area and home gym. This will further help you reduce your stress levels while improving your health.

Storage and Display Room for All Your Prized Possessions and Collectibles

While you may have been able to claim space in the living room and throughout the house for some choice pieces from your collection of possessions and memorabilia, you likely have more that are just sitting around gathering dust. If you have a man cave, however, you can use it to proudly store and display these items that your wife or significant other may not want you placing elsewhere because it interferes with the overall look, theme and décor of the rest of the house.

Whether it’s sports medals and trophies, signed prints of your favourite footballers (or other sporting heroes) or the films, games, music you like. Your man cave is yours to decorate with the possessions and collectable you want.

A further reason for having a place to store and display those special items is that it protects them from accident-prone and clumsy members of your family. When they have a special place that your children and (for most of the time) your significant other is not allowed without permission if anything happens to those possessions and collectables is your own fault.

Gives You Privacy And Everyone Else Privacy Too

A man cave is great for giving you some privacy, particularly if you have a small or slowly growing family. However, it also works the other way round and offers some privacy for everyone else.

If you are in the habit of having your mates over regularly to watch the footie, play games or just chill, your wife or SO might feel a little uncomfortable. Remember, she needs to wind down, as do your kids, at the end of their busy days. Having a space to call your own, helps to free up the rest of the house, meaning other members of your family can relax too.

The Place Where Men Can be Men

When you live with someone, you need to curtail certain aspects of your personality, just as they do. It’s all about compromise. However, the last thing you would want to do is be someone you are not. With a man cave, there are no judgements or offences caused, you can just be you.

Watch What You Want, Play What You Want, Listen to What You Want, Do what You Want

There is a lot of crossover in these reasons why a man needs a man cave, but that’s cool. It just helps to drive home the point. To further emphasise that a man cave can be a man’s own special place, it’s ideal when you have different tastes to the other members of your family. While it’s nice to sit and watch Tv, listen to music or even play games with your partner, you are not going to like all of the same things.

There will be games you like playing, the music you like or even television shows and movies you like that your partner (and children, let’s not forget them) don’t like. It may even be that you want to watch, listen to, or pay for things that are unsuitable for younger ones. A man cave allows you to spend time doing what you want, while the rest of your family do what they want.

There is no need for arguments, fights, or disputes where everyone ends up feeling rubbish. Everyone’s happy that way.

Perfect For Parties

One great reason why a man should have a man cave is that apart from the kitchen and living room, and the taste of the gentleman in question, it could be the ideal place to have a party. Particularly if you have a home theatre and surround sound setup, games consoles, a minibar and all that extra space that’s normally not available throughout the rest of the house.

Summary

It is easy to see why some wives, girlfriends and partners may see man caves as being selfish. However, contrary to causers divisions and wedges in your relationships, having a man cave where you can unwind and remember what it feels like to be you as an individual, can actually have a variety of positive effects. We have looked at several great reasons and are pretty sure there are others out there.

While we are not suggesting you start a protest if your significant other is initially against the idea of you having a space to call your own, we are suggesting that you should put the best argument for a man cave forward. Remember to tackle the subject tactfully. Relationships are all about compromises and coming to arrangements and agreements.

Liverpool FC Man Cave (Things You Need Inside yours)

Liverpool FC Man Cave (Things You Need Inside yours)

It’s fair to say that it can be a roller-coaster ride supporting Liverpool FC, but for most ardent supporters of The Reds, they would rather be on the ride than not. Although Manchester United just pip them to the post in terms of the most titles and honours, Liverpool is but one away from equalising and the pole position in that particular battle has changed numerous times over the years.

If you are a Liverpool FC fan, it’s likely that even if you don’t have a fully dedicated Liverpool FC man cave, you’ll want to show your deep love for the team that’s given you the highest highs and lowest lows over the years.

To help you do that, we’ve put together this guide to the best Liverpool FC man cave accessories.

1. Official Liverpool FC Anfield Road L4 Metal Street Sign

 

Although what goes down on the pitch between 90 minutes or so is what football is all about, the home grounds of a club (especially filled with rambunctious fans) can help to make or break performances. Anfield, where Liverpool call home, has that effect. Without being picky, you only have to look at the effect it had playing there without fans during the 2020-2021 season where they were beaten six times during the Covid pandemic.

What better way can you really establish the theme of your Liverpool FC man cave or show that you’re a Reds fan through and through on the outside of your den with this official Anfield Road L4 metal street sign. Made from high-quality aluminium, it features the liver bird insignia and embossed text.

2. Shawprint You’ll Never Walk Alone Shabby Chic Metal Sign

It may be an old show tune written by Rogers and Hammerstein for the musical Carousel in 1945but for football fans it is synonymous with Liverpool FC. Recorded first by Gerry and the Pacemakers, a local band in 1963, it was adopted by Reds fans as the official song of the team and to this day is still played and sung along to en masse by all supporters in attendance.

Show your love for the team and this iconic song with this cool metallic wall plaque featuring the lyrics. We love the fact that it has an aged, vintage look and it is very easy to mount, thanks to the self-adhesive it is supplied with.

3. HWC Trading Store Steven Gerrard Signed A4 Photo Print

To really give your Liverpool FC man cave some nice finishing touches, you need other plaques and posters to decorate the walls with. Why not show your appreciation for the one and only Stevie G. Not only was Steven Gerrard a Reds fan favourite, he was also a well-liked player for the national team. While he is now enjoying a successful stint as manager of Glasgow Rangers, you can relive the glory years with this Stevie G photo print and autograph. It may not be framed but has been precision-cut and will fit easily into an A4 frame.

Great if you are collecting Reds footballer’s autographs or are a Gerrard fan in particular.

4. Liverpool FC Bar Pack

 

What man cave doesn’t have some kind of bar element to it? To help give the bar in your Liverpool FC man cave a more authentic look and feel, why not invest in this cool bar pack. It contains a pint glass with the liver bird insignia and LFC printed on it, 4 Liverpool FC red and white coasters and 1 Liverpool FC hand towel with a white liver bird insignia and LFC.

Especially when you’re watching the big matches from the comfort of your own home, either on your own or with friends. Give your team the loud and proud support they deserve and if your United or Everton pals’ teams lose, make them drink from the LFC glass!

5. Liverpool FC 20/21 Attacking Trio Broken Wall Sticker

Another great way to decorate one of the walls of your Liverpool FC man cave is with this broken wall sticker featuring the mighty 20/21 attacking trio of the Reds – Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, and Roberto Firmino. This stylish print is designed to look like your man cave wall has been smashed open and overlooks Anfield with the three strikers looking triumphant together.

This vinyl decal is easy to apply and remove and has the dual purpose of annoying any non-Reds fans who dare enter the inner sanctum of your Liverpool FC man cave while reminding you of the players that have played a huge part in improving the team’s fortune lately.

6. Legends Never Die Liverpool FC 2019-2020 English Premier League Champions Framed Photos

 

Following on nicely from the above, you could further pay tribute to the modern Reds team with this celebratory piece dedicated to Liverpool’s EPL win in the 2019-2020 season. With a smart red backing, it features the statistics that every Reds fan loves, proving Liverpool are one of the greatest teams not just in England or the United Kingdom, but Europe and the world, and stunning quality prints of the men responsible for their success.

So along with Jurgen Klopp, the manager, Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, and Andrew Robertson.

Mounted onto a black-lacquered frame, this is a smart piece of Reds history.

7. Official Liverpool FC Sign

To round off our guide, we’ve picked out something nice and simple in the form of this metal sign featuring the Liverpool Football Club badge and the immortal words “This is Anfield” Would work well as a sign leading to your Liverpool FC man cave or even on the door, as a replica to the sign that the legend Bill Shankly in the old tunnel leading to the pitch. It was designed to instil fear into their opposition.

Whether you really want to instil fear into your friends and guests or not, it’s a nice way to remind them that they are entering a Reds zone.

Summary

So Reds fans, now you have all the elements for the Liverpool FC man cave that the team deserve. Whether you intend to play some FIFA, Football Manager or watch the pros do what they do best, you can show your appreciation properly!

 

What is the Best Way to Convince Your Significant Other to Let you Have a Man Cave?

What is the Best Way to Convince Your Significant Other to Let you Have a Man Cave

Introduction

So, you’ve decided you want a man cave? Great, but there’s a small problem… Is it going to go down well at home? If you have to convince someone, then you are expecting resistance. Today we will look at what is the best way to convince your significant other to let you have a man cave.

First Things First…

If you are here, then you might be expecting to encounter some opposition. We aren’t experts in cohabiting… But let us offer you some advice.

The old mantra of ‘its better to seek forgiveness than get permission’ isn’t going to work here… Sure, you might have your man cave, and you’d better enjoy it… As you’ll be spending a lot of time there, to avoid the atmosphere.

If you want a man cave, that’s great, but get your partner on board with the idea so that you can enjoy it guilt-free… Here’s how.

What is the Point of a Man Cave?

This is undoubtedly the first question that you are going to get asked…

As the saying goes…

“Forewarned is forearmed.”

Here’s the point of a man cave. It is a small section of personal space that you can retreat to when you need a little ‘alone time’. It’s that simple. While spending time apart might not be welcome, or you have your own ‘area’ of the house, there are actually numerous benefits for you and for your partner.

Realising (and promoting) these benefits for you both is the key to making a man cave a viable option. Here are some key selling points that you might want to get across early on…

What is the Best Way to Convince Your Significant Other to Let you Have a Man Cave | 8 Top Tips

 

A Man Cave Adds Value!

Imagine you’re a couple looking around a new home… Yep, there’s the bathroom, the living room, the kitchen… Oh, and what’s this?

I’ll tell you what it is…

A sweet man cave.

Aside from the obvious ‘hook’, that is the ‘wow’ factor. There’s a good chance that you have invested quite a lot of time and money in making a room look nice. That’s one less room to decorate for new buyers! And it shows that your house has space to spare!

A man cave will add value to your house. More money equals more options when you are upgrading.

 

You can Spend More Time Together!

What, how?

Let me explain.

A man cave isn’t always about pool tables and minibars. If you work from home often, having a ‘quiet’ space means you’ll be more productive.

If you get work done quicker, that means you’ve got more time to spend with your partner. Hard to argue with that.

They Can Use It Too!

Ok, so we know it’s a ‘man’ cave… But let us promise you one thing. If you start being all selfish about it and acting like an actual caveman… you aren’t going to have one.

The solution is compromise. If you are going for an entertainment-room style man cave, make it clear that if they want friends over for a night of prosecco and a ‘sex in the city’ (Jesus), then they’ll be more than welcome to use it.

Date Night

Now, this depends on how you’ve got your cave set up… But regardless of if you’ve made it akin to a movie theatre, or a bit of a bar, there’s the scope for you to both enjoy it together. Paint the picture that you can go on a ‘date night’ without having to leave your home! Amazing, right? Right!?!

A Man Cave Keeps the House Pristine

Ever been given a telling off for inadvertently ‘making a mess’?

We feel you and share your pain.

What if that ‘mess’ was kept isolated to one room of the house? And you’d be responsible for cleaning it… Leaving the rest of the house spotless. That sounds like a pretty fair deal to us. You can kick back and relax without worrying about leaving cup marks on the table…

A Free TV…

So you want to watch the match, and they want to watch… Whatever it is that they watch… That’s going to put you at loggerheads.

A man cave is an ideal solution. You can slip away for a couple of hours while they get to watch “Britains got the talent of a celebrity X-factor love island featuring Ant or Dec”… free from your tuts, hisses and bored look that generally ‘ruins the programme for them..’

Man Caves are Great for Parties!

See! We told you that the beer pump would be a great idea! Shift the focus from standing round in the kitchen (boring) to a room with a bit more atmosphere… Stick some decent music on in a room with some cool lighting, and you’ve got a party.

Improve the Space

Ok, you can’t just designate an area of the house and say it’s a man cave… This isn’t how it works and isn’t going to go down well.

Perhaps the best way to promote a man cave to your other half is to actually improve an existing space… Yes, it used to be ‘an office’ complete with never used exercise bike with shirts hanging off it… Oh, and everything else that didn’t fit in another room.

Well, guess what… If you have a man cave, you’ll have a great opportunity to throw out the junk, find a home for all the bits and make it into a valuable and useful space. Here’s a few examples to get your creative juices (and sales pitch) flowing.

Conclusion

You don’t want to be ‘fighting a war’ over a man cave. In this instance, no one is a winner. The path of least resistance is often the best. Knowing what is the best way to convince your significant other to let you have a man cave and getting them on board with it is half the battle won… The only thing you’ll need to think about now is how you are going to make it shine!

Best Man Cave Posters | 9 Coolest Designs for Your Room

Best Man Cave Posters _ 9 Coolest Designs for Your Room

So, you’ve got your man cave all setup… But something is missing. Looking for a little ambience? Want to show off your classy side? Keen to display how tasteful you are? Or are you looking for a massive great video game poster next to a picture of Han Solo and Chewbacca… This is a man cave, not an art gallery. To create the right vibe, you will want to adorn your walls with the best man cave posters, and we’ve got some great suggestions. If you are looking for a plaque, we’ve got a dedicated page right here {link TBC}

What Makes a Good Man Cave?

Listen, we aren’t going to tell you what to do, that’s the thing about a man cave… It’s yours. To make it uniquely yours, you will need personal touches that reflect things that make you happy.

Ok, a personalized pool table might be a bit much, but cool posters for a man cave allow you to quickly (and cheaply) decorate your room.

Choosing Posters for a Man Cave

So, there’s plenty of choices out there. But you don’t go to the shops and pick up any old wallpaper when decorating your living room, why should it be any different for your man cave?

When choosing a theme, your posters will take up a fair portion of a wall and dictate how your room feels. Suppose you want to create a chilled feeling. In that case, it probably isn’t going to work if you have it adorned with cannabis leaf posters surrounded by psychedelic fractal images.

Here are some ideas for cool man cave posters themes: –

  • Sports
  • Video Games
  • Movies
  • Legends (think James Dean, Marlon Brando, Sinatra)
  • Music
  • Retro and vintage
  • Locations
  • Posters with Quotes

And here are some that definitely not the best man cave posters: –

Get your posters wrong, and you aren’t going to make a man cave look cool. You are going to make it look trashy. Avoid the following…

  • Nudes
  • Overtly sexual posters
  • Excessive Profanity
  • Anything from Ikea
  • Overused or cliched images (1920’s guys sat on a skyscraper beam in New York?… Please.)
  • Anything that remotely resembles a ‘chick flick’… No Hugh Grant or Patrick Swayze.

 

How Can I Make a Poster Look Good in My Room?

Ok, this isn’t university… Your man cave and the posters should look at least a little classy. And you aren’t going to achieve that with bits of blu tac or gold drawing pins (shudder). Here are some top tips to keep your cool man cave posters looking cool and not cringe: –

Consider a frame

Frames don’t have to be expensive. A simple piece of Perspex can elevate your posters and make them look much neater. If you have gone for a colour scheme, try and find a frame that either matches or contrasts with your existing theme.

No frame? Try a poster Rail!

Poster rails are easy to hang and position, and the best bit? They are self-aligning, meaning that you won’t spend all afternoon sorting them out when they are skew-whiff.

Less is More

Minimalist could be the way forward. If your man cave is all about clean lines and a basic look, you don’t want it to appear cluttered with too many posters. Pick one that is of a single colour that is contrasting to the main colour theme of the room

Use Bulldog Clips

Bulldog clips offer all the same benefits as poster rails, at a fraction of the price. They are easy to mount and won’t damage your posters like pins or blu tac.

Poster Grouping

Ever seen Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych? It works because of contrast and grouping. While you aren’t going to achieve the same level of fame, you can apply the same principle and group posters to be highly contrasting or complimentary.

Colour Coordinate

Good with colours? Ok, it might sound a little effeminate, but this is a top tip for choosing the best man cave posters.

You are looking for one of two things… Your posters should either contrast or compliment. Be advised that they can’t do both…

Ever heard of a colour wheel?

Here’s how it works…

Choosing Complimentary Posters for a Man Cave

Have a look at a colour wheel

  1. Find the colour most dominant in your man cave and find it on the colour wheel.
  2. Look at the segments on either side of this colour
  3. Choose man cave posters whose general colour is similar to those segments

Picking Contrasting Posters for a Man Cave

  1. Again look at the colour wheel
  2. Find the colour most dominant in your man cave and find it on the colour wheel
  3. Look at the segment directly opposite on the colour wheel
  4. Choose posters whose general colour theme is similar to that segment.

 

A good way to see if you’ve got good contrast is to take a quick snap of your room in black and white. If the posters really stand out, then you’ve got great contrast!

  

What Every Man Cave Should Have | Posters

Ok, we promised you suggestions. Regardless of the theme you’ve gone down, there are some great ideas below…

1. The Joker A3 movie poster

A tormented soul who doesn’t care what the world thinks? A bit of ‘Batman’?… And a great movie! If movie themes are your thing, you might want to go for something with a bit of meaning and back story. (No, Dirty Dancing isn’t the best choice.)

Aside from being an iconic Hollywood blockbuster, the colours in the image will work well with lighter rooms if you look for some contrast. Mount it in a clear frame for the ultimate presentation.

2. Trainspotting Quotes

Alright, we aren’t getting any younger.

Wanna feel old?

This film is 25 years old! Did you ‘choose life’?

Show your age and your movie knowledge by choosing a poster of one of the most iconic films of the nineties… See if you can requote the entire thing off the top of your head.

The beauty of this poster is its simplicity. You’ve got geometric shapes and bright colours, perfect if your man cave is looking a bit dark. Hard oranges are perfect for both contrast or to complement the existing colours of your room.

3. Jaws 1975 Vintage

Let’s face it, vintage and retro are super cool in posters. For man cave ideas based around movies, you want classics. And they don’t get much more classic than Jaws. Aside from being an absolute smash, it features a fair bit of blokey bravery.

Sharks? Check! Boats? Check! Blowing a shark to smithereens? Big Check!

We really like the black border. It would work perfectly in a lighter coloured room to break up an open wall.

4. Vintage Aliens 1986 Wall Art

Alien or Aliens? Mixing an amazing movie with a touch of 80’s nostalgia, Aliens features an unlikely hero. All that aside, it’s full of quotes, guns and monsters… It’s not for girls.

This poster has a fairly uniform background, ideal for pairing with other darker posters on a light wall or creating a bit of contrast with some lighter man cave posters.

5. FOOTBALL STADIUM WALL STICKER

If you are going down the sporty road, then you might want to consider this. This is more of a wall sticker than a poster (mind your paintwork). This is an interesting design as it certainly isn’t square. It can actually create the impression of a bit more space.

We also like that it is a bit generic and isn’t particular to a team. You can make the implication by hanging a few framed football shirts or other club memorabilia on either side.

6. Little Robin Designs Eat Sleep Football Repeat

Into your footie? Going for a sporting theme?

This is simple and cool. If you are going for clean lines and a minimalist look, as we suggested above, then a poster like this would be ideal. It would work well for both light and dark rooms.

Pick a contrasting frame with clean lines for a great presentation.

7. Erik – Star Wars Poster

A bit young to remember the original Star Wars franchise? Perhaps something more up to date? Or are you making your man cave into something sci-fi based and futuristic? If so, check these out—five different man cave posters, perfect for creating a theme or a collage.

They aren’t uniform in colour, so it would be ideal for generating interest, especially in a room that needs a little brightness.

 

8. Grand Theft Auto V Poster

What could be better than getting the boys round for a night of gaming? If you are making your mancave a mecca for unwinding with a joypad, then adding a nod in the form of a poster seems a good course of action.

This poster isn’t one particular colour and is pretty vibrant, making it a great choice if your man cave requires a bit of interest or perking up a little.

9. Star Wars Revenge of the Jedi Vintage A3 movie poster

Movie buff? Notice anything?

“Revenge of the Jedi” was what the film would be called until George Lucas had a change of heart. That’s a bit of history in a poster right there.

What we really love about this poster is the almost two-tone design. Strong blacks, strong reds. As a result, it will work perfectly in either a dark or lighter room.

Conclusion

Our overriding advice when choosing the best man cave posters is to pick something that you like. After all, with any luck, you are going to be looking at it a lot. Follow our tips for presentation, stay consistent with your theme, and won’t go far wrong.