How to Style a Man Cave

Designed by Gloria Van Dusen, Envi by Design

Now that you’ve designated the space for it, follow these tips to create a man cave with style, comfort and sophistication.

While it’s easy to take a theme too far in the common areas of a home, a man cave is the exception. Go for it with over-the-top details that represent all of your favorite things, from sports to beer and everything in between. Here are some ideas from a local home to get you started.

Pub Style

The dark wood mixed with the hunter green color throughout the room gives a Scottish-pub feel to the room. The millwork on the back wall provides storage space and a way to hide record or movie libraries, a sound system, and other technical items with unsightly wires. It’s a handsome way to give the guy his gadgets without having the clutter. 

Made of Stone

When styling a room around a dark color, look for inspiration in contrasting design elements. The cream color found in the stone on this accent wall adds height to the ceiling when used to paint the curve of the bar’s archway and brightness to the space without taking away its masculinity. 

Hey, Bartender

The bar area is multifunctional – a place to breeze through, grab a brew, and move along or a relaxing nook where you can kick back with a cold one. Including bold bar stools in the design keeps you prepared for it all. This custom-made set feels masculine with the dark, distressed wood but also pulls in the creamy color from the stone and the paint in the arch for a high-contrast design. 


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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