Man Cave Design Part 2

Named: Feeling and Courage by Mirella Parer

Olioboard is sizzling with activity for their Spirit of Sports fun Man Cave contest! There are so many imaginative and creative man caves being created, all vying for three cash prizes!

The details in the mood boards are fantastic – snacks on tables, cool lighting, interesting backdrops such as brick walls, pool tables, and many more interesting, fun, and relevant decorative details. What makes a man cave both comfortable and energizing to a sports nut? Use these design and decoration tips to capture the perfect sports vibe. Olioboard’s design tools bring these rooms to life in a way that allows you to clearly visualize exactly what the cave (or any room) will look like fully designed.

Named: Gentleman, Start your Engines! by akdunlap

What’s a man cave without artwork of sports in all its glory? Artwork of famous sports figures, the finish of the race, a moment in sport frozen in time; these, and other illustrations of sports art, give a man cave focus and energy…and spirit! You don’t want to have to explain, “…and this is the man cave.” A few pieces of artwork illustrating sports in motion communicates the perfect mood to those who enter the cave. The energy in the room at once prepares the man and his guests to be ready to catch the perfect play on the big screen.

While artwork is the immediate message of the room’s purpose, the furnishings should reflect the man! Depending on where the cave is located, if it is situated on another level of the home away from the other public rooms, then decorate for the man and his interests. Bold colors? Go for it. Over-the-top furniture and materials? Why not?

Named: Spirit of The Sport by Laura Callias

If the man cave resides next to the dining room or other main floor public rooms, compromise and collaboration (with the woman of the house and/or decorator) is a must. Comfortable seating (preferably in easy care materials) for 3-plus hour games which includes pre and post entertaining is the core of man cave design. The size of the TV and viewing distance as well as speaker types and locations from that super comfortable man cave seating should be coordinated according to specifications.

Named: A Relaxed Retreat by Julie Browning Bova Interior Design

Designing cabinetry for the man cave to house a host of audio and visual equipment can clearly express a more substantial or masculine feeling in the room. Deep, rich wood tones, beams, wood paneled walls can communicate a sense of masculinity. The design theme of the man cave can reflect modern design, a gentleman’s quarters, industrial chic or any style that suits the man. Built ins within the man cave may also include one of the most desired elements, a built in bar. The bar design may include a wine and/or beverage refrigerator, beer tapping equipment, and ample storage for glasses, bar tools and serving dishes.

Having several different areas of gathering spots within the man cave such as a bar, comfortable seating, a pool table, dining table and/or other spots to hang out will give the man just what he needs to authentically express his masculinity!

Named: Literary Mantuary by Lynda Quintero Davids

And one more very stunning man cave…

Named: Sophisticated Man Cave For All To Enjoy by Selma Hammer Designs

About the Author:

Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS is a designer of kitchens, baths, media rooms and other rooms in the home. President of Susan Serra Associates, Inc., Scandinavian Made and Bornholm Kitchen, Susan’s blog, The Kitchen Designer,, is the #1 blog on kitchen design by a professional kitchen designer. A go-to source for the media on kitchen design, Serra is a kitchen designer, writer, industry consultant, speaker, and her insight and work has appeared in countless national online and print publications over the years. Susan thinks about kitchens…a lot.