The common them is life is “no two people are alike.” This concept has been around longer than any of us, yet it thrives because it relates to everything. When personalizing your man cave, you want those custom items that sets your perfect getaway better than others at a cost that fits you. Personalized man cave items allow you the opportunity to set your man cave in its own echelon- mandating that THE MAN runs the cave, not any man. With a few tips and recommendations, we will look to set your man cave apart from the others, or even provide you with ideas and product to purchase for that special someone who is not quite there yet with his man cave finalization.
Personalized Wall and Floor-to-Waist Decor:
When entering any room, the first thing that people tend to notice is at eye level. Eventually your eyes migrate to notice everything else that makes up the room, but the items on the wall or objects that come from the ground up to waist/eye level are the first attention grabber.
Rather than these “eye catchers” being everyday objects, paintings, or plain photographs- why not make them unique, personalized wall decor that become a conversation starter? These objects can be something as basic as a bunch of bottle openers organized to form an image (for example, a bunch of bottle caps or bottle openers placed and mounted to create an image of a car, guitar, or sporting reference). These are cheap things that can be organized in a way that will create a whole new accessory to personalize your man cave! There are so many examples of reclaimed items that can be transformed to may your man cave stand out- but don’t forget to stick to the overall theme.
As for ground to waste (or higher) items, the list is much to long. Lamps, coffee tables, and end tables are the most common items present in a room outside of furniture, but why not a personalized twist on them? End tables and coffee tables are amazing for placing drinks and food on, but tables that stand out create a conversational piece for not only when your friends are over, but also to their friends when they leave.
Reclaimed barrels, car parts turned in tables or lights, or even excess liquor bottles can be turned in to the perfect end table, coffee table, or light source! My wife and I just visited a friend who used an old Chevy stick shift as a knob to turn on his bar lighting. Let me repeat that- an old stick shift as a light switch. Genius. It is ideas like this that can turn your basic room into a personalized man cave. Let’s check the score: You 1- Your friends 0.5 (they got to experience it, they win too!)
What else is noticeable at eye level? The bar!!! Custom or personalized coaster, shot glasses, beer mugs, shakers, etc., the list goes on and on. The focal point in any bar should be the bar stools, the bar itself, and the glasses in which the drinks are served. Red solo cups or basic glasses- that is college. You are a man, not a boy- show it. See your friend in the corner drinking out of a plastic cup? He is drinking because he is depressed. That other guy drinking out of a custom beer mug he has never seen- he is drinking out of pure happiness.
Getting bar stools and mugs or shot glasses based on your theme is even enough here as we have most options, but you must remember to tie the room together. If your them is sports, let’s customize your bar stools to stick to that theme as well as your mugs. The benefit of mugs though is that those can be tailored to a secondary sport and still bring the room together. Hell, you can stack up different mugs for different sports and have the perfect set for whichever playoff series is on! Sports was just the one example, but it applies to all themes with a little help of some custom signage .
Whose man cave is this? Damn right it is yours! Why not have some signage to show it? There are so many options in terms of signs that can be personalized to whatever theme you chose. I have so many comic and sport related signage that tailor to my likes and interests depending on what look I am going for.
NFL Playoffs on TV- my door has football related signs upon the entrance with a few mugs filled with that frosty goodness. New Avengers out? Sweet, let me throw up some custom comic bar stools with matching signs. At one point I had have the man cave filled with comic heroes and the other half with comic villains. Nerdy? Yes, but it fit me and the theme I wanted my man cave to be. To add to it, my friends told their friends, resulting in a whole new group of people I could have over or vice versa. The only issue that arises from this is what to get these new friends who have graciously invited me to their man caves…
We all at one point have had that issue where we want something but our significant other say’s no. Some of you have the communication skills to get that item approved for your man cave, but others not so much. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get that item for someone else! You have a sport themed man cave but your buddy as a classic rock theme– let’s get him that AC/DC bar accessory. Car Theme? Let’s get them a custom couch made out of the grill of a car, or something cheaper like hubcap lighting. The lists are endless and quite often we can’t think of that special something, but hopefully this site gives you that something!
How Will You Personalize?
We have established some ideas that will help you personalize your man cave or that of someone you know-it is time to capitalize on it! Take a look around on the site to see what fits your theme to make it personalized to you. As always, if you need anything we don’t have listed email us at Support@mancaveaccessory.com.