Decorating for Men

Sports-Carpet-Tile-Man-CaveEvery guy needs their own space. In households that are becoming more dominated by a woman’s sensible decorating style, a man cave is the last bastion of masculinity where the less fair of the species can stretch out, throw style to the wind, and do near as much anything they like.

If you’re lucky enough to have an understanding wife who allowed you to build your own man cave, then the next big thing is to decorate it. All that time you spent convincing, begging, and pleading now comes to a head as you realize that you don’t even know where to start.

A man cave should be an extension of your personality, a place where you can carve your identity, and a place where you can relax without worrying about your feet being up on the coffee table, or your empty cans and chip packets piling up around you.

In seriousness, a man cave should have the same amount of care given to it that the rest of your home received in the design stages. What many men forget when they’re planning a man cave is that it should be practical. If you’re planning to spend any amount of time in it then it needs to be comfortable, warm, dry, be easily cleaned after your buddies pop around, and most of all it should look good.

That means that what you put on the walls is important, they should be able to stand up to the general wear and the random pool cue bumps that they will no doubt endure. Another key area is the furniture. If your man cave is doubling as a media room then you will need comfortable seating, and preferably seating that can take spills, crumbs, and all of your mates. Leather or a synthetic leather would work perfectly. Fabrics are likely to catch odors, and hold dust and debris.

So even paying attention to the furnishings and wall covering, how about the floors? Your man cave flooring is going to take more punishment than anything else in the room, so this is one area where you need to choose wisely. That plush 100% wool fiber that you have in the bedroom is not the best idea for your play space, but carpet tiles might be!

Carpet tiles are perfect for a man cave because they’re cost effective, highly durable, look great, and you can customize, move, remove, and redecorate any time that you want. Installation is simple and you could even do it yourself.

Most carpet tiles come in 100% nylon fibers with backings intended for commercial use. If a carpet tile can stand up to the hospitality industry it will definitely survive your man cave.

Creating your own space in your home is not difficult, but making the right choices can be. When it comes to flooring make sure you take the safe route, with carpet tiles designed for heavy use. A range of designs including collegiate checkerboards mean that you will always find the perfect match for your space, and with the durability that carpet tiles provide you might find that they outlive almost everything else inside the room.

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