The “mancave” has achieved a certain notoriety in society these days, partly as a place where “boys can be boys” and partly as a place where “slobs can be slobs.” To most people, the idea of a mancave brings visions of a single recliner surrounded by obnoxiously large audio video equipment. In reality, mancaves are becoming more and more like family entertainment spaces than a pit in the ground with a “No Girls Allowed” sign hanging above. There are many ways to strike a balance between a place where “a guy can be a guy” and a place where “a guy can enjoy being with friends and family.” Here are three quick ways.
Options for seating are the biggest way to make others feel comfortable and welcome in a mancave. Sectionals give the option for big, fluffy, comfortable seating while being able to fit into the space you have. They also offer the ability to keep your favorite recliner while giving others a place to sit besides the floor or a hard barstool.
Just because it’s called a mancave, it doesn’t have to be as dark as a cave. Outfitting your space with enough lighting will simply make things feel comfier than a single overhead bulb or lamp would. It’ll also give you reason to vacuum once in a while if you actually can see the floor!
For the kids, a mancave can be an issue because of the distractions your equipment provides and the seating they can be prone to messing up. Getting kids their own beanbag chairs or foam sacks gives them their own place to enjoy hanging out. They won’t fidget all day, and they won’t make a mess on your favorite furniture either.