Cool Man Cave Ideas that Work

A man cave is that special place for the guys in the house who sometimes have to get away from everyday problems, grab a beer and just get relaxed. But just how do you go about making a man cave? Is it just a room with a sofa and a few of a guy’s favorite things? Cave designs can be a lot of fun and can even be a well-designed area of the house that is perfect for entertainment.

Does that mean expensive?

Not necessarily! In this day and age, you can find many do-it-yourself ideas that can make all man caves incredible. But be warned: the following are some of the best man cave ideas and they may make your personal space so comfy that you won’t be able to leave it.

A Cheap but Cool Ottoman Idea

A Cheap but Cool Ottoman Idea

A denim upholstered ottoman that can store your magazines, games or even that odd stuff you just leave lying around in your man cave. An ottoman with storage space can be great for storing your stuff. This is an easy ottoman storage container made from fruit crate. All you need to do is spruce up a wooden crate, add a pillow topper that is upholstered in your favorite fabric, and presto, you have a very mod manly looking ottoman to put your feet on.

Wine Barrel Table

Wine Barrel Table

A fabulous wine barrel table can make furnishings more masculine looking. Do you live near or around that wonderful wine country? Head out on a road trip and look for a wine barrel. You would be surprised at what you can do with these wonderful barrels. You can turn it into a coffee table by cutting it in half. You can add a metal strap to give the barrel more strength when cutting it.

Wine Bottle Cork Board

Wine Bottle Cork Board

A fabulous cork board that every man room should have. This cool accessory gives you a place to hang all of those notes or do it yourself lists your wife or family members give you. Save all your wine bottle corks and glue them to a cardboard or some type of hard backing. Frame your wine cork board and hang it from the walls of your man cave.

Pallet Coffee Table

Pallet Coffee Table

A modern take on the traditional coffee table: this makes any area stand out. You can make a cool coffee table from pallets: just find a few pallets and create your own using a tutorial. Then just add a coat of paint or varnish which can add a cool eco-friendly piece of furniture to your personal space.

Just Remember to Make Your Furnishing Fit Your Style

When thinking of man caves you need to focus on a certain style. Consider your taste and your hobbies which can help you determine whether you want a music themed man cave, a gaming area or just a mod place to relax. Then after you decide to make a DIY project make sure that your project fits in with the design of your choosing.

Learn More about the Chesterfield Sofa

history of the chesterfield

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Across the world, the Chesterfield sofa is one of the most popular pieces of furniture. This has been the case for centuries and is expected to continue to be the case.

Chesterfields do require more space than a regular sofa—sometimes substantially so. These decorative couches are characterized by flayed out backs and puffed up skin that has deep wells dotting it. These wells are bottomed with large buttons. It also has flayed arms that are typically rolled up like scrolls.

Although the most popular type of fabric for a Chesterfield is probably brown leather, there are a wide variety of types and colors available. The result is a very elegant look that makes it little wonder that it is so popular. They are so prized a piece of furniture that creating them is considered an art form. Indeed, there are craftsmen all over the world who fully dedicate themselves just to fashioning chesterfield sofas.

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There are other positives about Chesterfield sofas other than their elegance. They also provide more seating options. In addition, there is their versatility. One might assume that because of their great elegance and beauty, they would only really fit in the most opulent of settings. However, another reason they are so popular is that they go extremely well in virtually any style of room imaginable. This means that you never have to wonder if it will go with your other home or office space décor. You will not regret getting it. It will provide flair to whatever setting you are putting it in.

It is also an extraordinarily historic piece of furniture. As mentioned, chesterfield sofas have been one of the most popular in this genre for centuries. It first became a reality in the 18th century at some point. There are some theories, but the precise source of its origin is not known for sure. By the next century this type of sofa was so common that people customarily referred to the sofa in general as a Chesterfield. The most popular of these theories is that it was commissioned by Lord Phillip Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773).

This seems likely since the earl is know to have been a big fashionista, he was in a position to do so at the right time in history, and since the sofa is known as—duh—Chesterfield. The earl is said to have specifically designed the Chesterfield sofa in order create a comfortable place a gentleman could sit without wrinkling his clothes. In any case, it immediately became incredibly popular because the design made for a very comfortable seating option. And it remains the case that Chesterfields are the most comfortable seating option that you will find.

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