You know you want a man cave but don’t know where to start!
It’s such a common problem, but there are some important things to know before you get the ball rolling so we’ve got the list of essential tips to get your man cave started…. the right way!
Quite often it’s a case that you’ve been thinking about starting for months… it may get put in the too hard basket or something to think about another day. Well, that needs to end.
Here, I’ve come up with 7 essential tips to help get your man cave started:
1. Take A Moment, Sit Back, Then Plan
Everything seems like a big job, it’s best to go one step at a time. First step… evaluate what you’ve got and what you need. Have a read of this article for some further info on how to work through the inventory stage before you step foot in a shopping mall or online shop.
2. Money… It Always Has A Say
The last thing you want to do is rush in and buy furniture or game tables that you’re not confident about and believe me, it is beyond the buyers remorse you have when you buy the wrong shirt. Furniture is big, can be expensive and can’t be shoved in the corner of the house and forgotten about. Know what to budget, it’ll give you an insight into the value of all things home.
3. It’s Ok Not To Have A Design
There are so many options of styles out there that it can be a little overwhelming when pulling your major purchasing decisions together. Add the latest trends, colors and fashions into the mix and you can end up not knowing what goes together. These tips take things back to basics and are simple rules to follow.
4. Color… Choosing Wrongly Will Cost You Dearly
We all have emotional reactions to color and with any luck (and planning!) you have chosen to use colors that you like. Be sure to group 3 or 4 colors together. As much as you’d like to, you can’t paint the whole room in the one color.
5. Out With The Old, In With The New
You don’t need to to throw everything you own out and start again. Some simple ideas to freshen up your space will instantly improve your home surroundings.
6. Get Passionate
Whatever your interest or passion is, start to inject it into your cave. Whether you like Star Wars, Marvel or Harley Davidsons, keep these in mind when it comes to how to incorporate your passions into your interior decor.
7. What Have You Got Hidden Away?
There is a good chance that you have decorative items stashed away in your cupboards. Before you go shopping, have a hunt around your home to see if you have anything that could be brought out of the darkness of your storage. It could be an item you bought on your travels, photos, something in your collectables It is all these personal items that anchor the memories around your cave that make it yours.
Whether you are a minimalist or a hoarder, there is a happy medium to add your personality to your home. If you are looking for some inspiration and/or don’t want to pound the pavements of shops, you can read this article.