There is nothing the average man dreams of more than man caves, and having their own one – they are the very essence of manhood, the sweet whisper of success in your ear that says, “you’ve made it, pal.”
Over the years, man caves have become trivialized as sweaty rooms with mini-fridges and an eclectic mix of second hand deck chairs. In the eyes of women, these spaces may as well be real caves – dark, stagnant, and with cavernous reaches that they’ll never attempt to traverse.
For the sake of men everywhere, it’s time to overthrow the stigma of our most coveted spaces. Here are some quality examples of the kind of man caves most of us can only dream of.
This clean-cut space is perfect for showing off your shoddy snooker skills over a G&T. The bachelor pad vibe is almost overwhelming, it looks like the perfect place to nurture your inner Barney Stinson.
You’re not a real fan
Still sentimentally attached to arcade machines? Do you frequently have arguments over whether Star Wars or Star Trek is the best sci-fi franchise? Look no further. It’s like someone’s stepped into my 8-year-old dreams and turned them into some strange retro sci-fi reality, and I honestly couldn’t be more jealous.
Keep it classy
Of course, a cave of this calibre had to be mentioned. A Batman man cave (try saying that 10 times fast) like this is the pinnacle of class, culture, and only has a slight hint of internal crippling nerd-ism.
Summoned home from the club before you feel that you’ve spent enough time there to validate handing over £10 to get in? Have no fear- club cave is here. A slight step away from the conventional rustic theme that most caves have, this cave guarantees a night of no sleep and light induced headaches.
A hint of rust
Sometimes, going rustic is the way forward. If you’re the type of guy who always ends up coming home with a stolen street sign after a night out- consider using it as vintage style décor rather than hiding it to avoid getting told off by the wife.
Brown is the new black
Exposed walls seem to be becoming a theme here – but I completely understand the reasoning for it. After a long day, too much colour in a cave can distract the mind from the more important things in life- like watching TV.
Minimalism, the act of only owning what you need to survive. You know which friends to keep close- so buying a large sofa for the spare room to accommodate more people than necessary isn’t an option that you’re willing to consider. For the gamer that only shares his precious spare time with his nearest and dearest, this cave with its two gaming thrones is perfect.
Knights of the round table
It’s important to keep your alcohol and barware close when holding an important gathering in your cave, I can’t imagine anyone having the guts to intrude here after 8pm.
I’m all for expressing your interests through home décor… but when your main interest is circuit boards, maybe you should step back and think about what you are doing before you glue enough of them to your wall to control a space station.
Cave man cave
Well, someone had to do it. I have no words.