Women are often in charge of home decor, but a man cave is a secluded space where the man of the house can express his creative side. The phrase “man cave” was first used in the early ’90s in an article in the Toronto Star newspaper. A man cave can be a spare bedroom, basement, office, or an air-conditioned garage – any space where a man can relax, decompress, work on a hobby, or enjoy quiet solitude at the end of a long day. (Women need this too, so stay tuned for our post about ideas for creating the ultimate she shed!)
Man cave style exudes a rugged, masculine feel. A manspace is a no-frills blend of smooth textures, warm, earthy color, and rustic touches. Bold plaids are often highlighted in rugs, upholstery, and curtains.
Furniture pieces are comfortable and sized up to fit a man’s physique. Couches, recliners, and seating are often upholstered in leather, faux leather, or a subdued print depicting the owner’s hobby such as sports, hunting, fishing, Harley Davidson, billiards, etc. A manly melding of rich colors, plaids, subdued prints, and a rugged aesthetic define men’s style.