It’s time to put men in their space

Central and North Burnett Times - - HOME - With Tracey Hordern

LET’S be hon­est, most homes are styled and dom­i­nated by women. Men may have a say in some things if they want to, so what about giv­ing blokes a re­treat?

Thank­fully there are now op­tions to cre­ate a ded­i­cated man’s space other than in the back shed.

The eas­i­est choice is to con­vert a spare bed­room, or any un­der-utilised room in the home. An­other op­tion is to con­vert an un­used garage into a man cave.

How to style a man cave

You want to dec­o­rate and style to the gentle­man’s taste, pur­pose and in­ter­ests.

There are ob­vi­ous tips, such as choos­ing mas­cu­line colours and solid pieces of fur­ni­ture, but there are some great short­cut decor so­lu­tions like us­ing laser-printed wall­pa­pers that add in­stant per­son­al­ity.

Ac­ces­sories count for plenty in a man cave.

If he likes to travel, con­sider dis­play­ing beau­ti­ful old maps and globes.

A sports fan will ap­pre­ci­ate framed club me­men­tos. If the man is more about go­ing for gold on the sofa, an en­ter­tain­ment unit and fab­u­lous seat­ing should be just the ticket.

If the chap in ques­tion is all busi­ness, cre­ate a sleek board­room look com­plete with book­shelves and a fully stocked bar. For the game-play­ers, per­haps an old school vin­tage pin­ball ma­chine.

A man cave is a be­spoke space where the man feels truly at home.


◗ This man cave is one for the play­ers.

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