When it comes to male projects, the man cave has to be the one that everyone thinks of. This is because it is designed to be a men-only area. Whereas, the shed can be more universal in that everyone does the gardening these days and makes use of it. Either way, we could illuminate them to great effect as part of any project. Neon Mama could provide us with just the neon lighting and signage that we need.
As gardening is a relaxing hobby for all, the man cave is a relaxing space for just the man to unwind after a stressful day at work. Although this is now in direct competition with the ‘she sheds’, that women have come up with to be their equivalent.
For this article, we shall focus on creating a male space. This means thinking about what makes a space masculine and somewhere only men would want to go. This will keep it more private for the gender it is intended for.
Just because it is a male space, though, does not mean that we cannot look to beautify our man cave after adding in its objects. We shall consider here all aspects of man cave design and how to go about executing such a plan.
What Should I have Inside My Man Cave?
Typically, man caves contain bars and pool tables. This is like you might find inside a pub or club that is dominated by men. Also, they might have a TV of some kind to watch sports such as American football and basketball, and action movies too.
We will also want to have some seating so that we can invite male guests, as the only others allowed inside, for it to be defined as a man cave. To live up to its name, there will need to be such rules. Sorry ladies!
How Do I Want the Lighting?
Many will steer towards the Las Vegas look and have lights that almost turn their man cave into an amusement arcade. They can be still or flashing. Neon signs provide the lights bright enough to be noticed. They might also have gaming or gambling symbols on them as well as those that might relate to alcoholic brands or movie characters.
Whereas, inside the ‘she sheds’ you might see animal shapes, perhaps. There is no reason, though, why one has to choose one or the other. There is a free choice with neon lighting providing so many practical and aesthetic options. You can even have some meaningful text for inspiration. Also, lit signs can be ordered online that will point someone in the right direction, whatever that is decided to be.
A Plan of Action to Make it Happen
Here are some tips on how to set up your man cave:
- Choose a space. The man cave should be a space where you can relax and escape from the world. It doesn’t need to be large, but it should be comfortable and private.
- Decorate with manly things. Add some classic manly touches to the space, such as sports memorabilia, tools, or vintage cars.
- Add some comfortable seating. A man cave is not complete without a comfortable place to sit and watch TV or just hang out with friends.
- Include some lighting and decorations. Make the man cave your sanctuary by adding some neon signs, interesting artwork, or even a pool table or arcade machine.
With these tips in mind, all summarized together, you can now create the perfect man cave for yourself and other like-minded individuals to enjoy. You can keep adding to the space in terms of furniture and lighting until you are entirely happy that the space has the right atmosphere and is practical for the males that will occupy it.