If you have been longing for a place to escape, revive, and de-stress, a man cave is sure to be just what the doctor ordered. Somewhere between a study and a den, this room is made to offer a retreat – a welcome spot to head to after a long day at work. Whether elaborate and fitted with a huge flat screen television and ample space to enjoy those Nintendo Wii virtual golf games, or simple enough to cover all the basics, this room is flexible, inviting, and, ultimately, relaxing.

What exactly do you need to get your man cave up and running? Keep reading as we take a closer look at this room to find out how to pull everything together and claim your spot.

Man Cave Essentials

Even if you do not have space for a separate man cave, you can turn your study into a welcoming spot to enjoy some quiet time or a beer or two, with no one else to hog the remote or change the channel. The good news is that you don’t need much to make any room your own. Some of the top essentials for this room include the following:

Custom Seating

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Custom Seating

The great thing about custom seating is that it is far more flexible than traditional couches and chairs. That means you can move seats around as needed. Need to clear some floor space to get in a home workout? No problem. Desperate to take an afternoon nap with no interruptions? Simply shift seats together to create a makeshift couch bed. Having friends over to watch some rugby? Rearrange seats as needed, so that everyone gets a good view.

Modular Shelving

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Modular Shelving

Just as modular seating helps you make a more versatile space, modular shelving has a similar effect. This type of shelving unit can be very useful if you are hoping to section off part of your office in order to create a chillout zone or TV area. Units like the Lori corner bookcase also help make ample use of corners and other awkward areas, while keeping your stuff neatly organised. With this shelving, you will have far more flexibility compared to traditional bookcases.

Entertainment Centre

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Entertainment Centre

It goes without saying that you will need to plot out an entertainment area that is made to keep everything sorted. You will be able to set up your gaming system here along with your television and sound system. If space is limited, make use of wall-mounted shelves to store speakers, games, books, and other items. From there, simply arrange your seating so that you are able to relax completely without having to move much at all.

Practical Desk

How to Create the Perfect Man Cave - Practical Desk

While a desk may not be quite as essential as, say, a large television, it will still come in handy. Sometimes, it is great to have a place to do your thinking in an environment that is conducive to logic and calm decision-making. If your home office is shared by others in the house, this area can sometimes be the opposite of peaceful. Adding a desk to your space will give you that peace you have always wanted.

Add the final touches to your space with a few decor touches, low lighting, a plush rug or two, a plant, and anything else that helps you feel at home. From there, your man cave will be ready to move in and start enjoying right away.

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