Man caves have been around for centuries; perhaps more commonly known as their more technical terms such as study or library. The room, or area in some cases, is ultimately reserved solely for a man to relax in solitude, away from the rest of the world. This space allows him to pursue his hobbies and activities free from interruption. He can decorate this space just as he wishes, and have a home for his favourite accessories and items, all free from the influence of his partner. In this feature, we will outline the key elements every man cave needs to be the ultimate sanctuary.
Whether alcoholic beverages or not, you are bound to need to quench your thirst at some point during your time in your man cave. Install a well-stocked bar of your favourite spirits or beer so that you don’t have to go all the way to the kitchen for a drink. Having a bar with a couple of bar stools is also a great idea if you want to invite the boys round for a get-together!
However, if you’re not one for alcohol, you can substitute the bar for a fancy espresso machine. Spend your early mornings before work in a comfortable armchair, a newspaper in hand, with a shot of coffee to get you ready for the day ahead!
What man cave is complete without a couple of cigars ready for that special occasion? Whether your friends come to visit, there’s a big game on, or you’re celebrating a momentous occasion, Cuban cigars are a must! Take a look through our wide selection of cigars to find the best type for you, and don’t forget the necessary accessories you will need such as cigar cutters and appropriate storage to avoid the cigars drying out or being affected by any moisture within the air. Nothing will be more disappointing than going for a cigar on your special day and finding out that they are ruined!
While in your man cave you will need something to do. Whether that’s a big flat screen TV to watch films or sports, a library of books or some pinball machines, make sure your room has something that you enjoy. The important thing to remember is that this room is yours, and should be filled with objects that make you happy and relaxed after a stressful or long day.
Make sure there is an adequate amount of seating if your friends come around to visit. There is nothing more frustrating than going to someone’s house and having to stand up or sit on the floor like a child, and if your friends aren’t able to relax in your home, they might just leave!
Another point to bear in mind is that the seating must be comfortable. If you are unable to unwind in your room due to hard-backed chairs or cold surfaces, you will not want to spend much time in your man cave.
Perhaps something that may not be a priority for many, the décor of the room can actually have a big impact on how you feel. Important design rules include picking one overall theme, so to avoid too many contrasting elements which will make the room feel cluttered and busy. This will contribute to a feeling of unease; not what you need from your retreat!
Pick a palette of colours that contribute to a calming atmosphere; these will usually be natural colours such as stone, shades of white and a palette of natural brown tones.
Lastly, the most important element of your man cave is you! So, sit back and take some time for yourself, with a cigar in hand. You deserve it!