No matter how dedicated you are to your family, every parent needs some time to themselves from to time. After all, kids can be the most wonderful, entertaining and fascinating people in the world, but they can also be absolutely exhausting. If you want to find a way to recharge your batteries and take some time on your own then what better way to create your own personal man cave? Be setting a dedicated space for dad to spend some quality time; you’ll be able to come back recharged and refreshed for another round of homework, mealtimes and playing! To help you make it the most comfortable and relaxing space possible, here are some things that you can do to create the ultimate man cave!
The first thing you should think about is how you’re actually going to furnish your man cave. You want it to be somewhere comfortable, but also you want to be able to stay entertained when you’re in there. Unless you’ve got huge amounts of room to spare you probably won’t be able to fit a full couch in there so why not think about something like a bean bag to relax. Set up a music player and a TV so that you have something fun to do while you’re in there. If you’re an avid gamer, then this is the perfect place to set up your PC or consoles. Make sure you pick the best gaming setup for your space so that you don’t completely run out of room. If you really want to make the place as luxurious as possible, why not get a mini-fridge set up so that you can always have a nice cold drink to hand.
You want your man cave to be a reflection of your personality right? Of course! You should cover the walls in things that best reflect your passions and interest. Sports nut? Why not pin up your favorite player’s jersey? Movie buff? Then some framed film posters are going to bring a whole host of extra personality into the room. This is your space so feel free to decorate it however you like. Everywhere else in the house is up for debate, but the decorations in the man cave are your choice and yours alone.
There’s no point in having a dedicated space to relax in if people are constantly barging in and out. You should set some clear boundaries about when people can or can’t come into your man cave. Now, that’s not to say that you should put some giant KEEP OUT sign on the door and shut yourself away. There’s nothing wrong with your family wanting to come and share the space with you. But when you need time for yourself to unwind then the people in your life should be able to respect that. After all, everyone deserves somewhere to call their own where they can get away from it all.