A small room can be a great room – as long as you know how to decorate it. If you’re building a man cave in a small spare bedroom, in a small garage, or in some other confined area of the house, don’t feel discouraged at the size of the space – with a few key tips and tricks, even the smallest room can become the man cave you’ve always dreamed of.
Opt For Beverage Coolers Rather Than Bars
Anyone who likes to relax with a beer, a cocktail, or a glass of wine would love to have a wet bar in their man cave, but not everyone has the space (or the plumbing hook-up) to do that. A chic and stylish alternative to the traditional bar is the beverage cooler. Designed to hold cans of your favorite cold sodas and brews, a temperature controlled cooler takes up minimal space and adds a cool-factor to your man cave that no mini-fridge ever will. With LED lighting and glass doors, it’s perfect for use in any man cave outfitted with industrial or contemporary décor.
Create the Illusion of a Bigger Space
Storage and shelving can be an important element in any room, but when you’re decorating a confined space, opt for pieces that visually create the appearance of a larger room. A small room with oversized furniture will look even smaller, whereas a small room with less furniture or smaller pieces will instantly look proportionally bigger. If you want to feature art objects, decorative accents, or collectibles in a small man cave, look for a floating bookcase with glass elements to create the illusion of a bigger space. The more you can make use of vertical space against the wall, the more storage you can enjoy and the bigger your room will appear to be.
There are lots of other ways to maximize space in a small man cave. You can choose to mount your TV up on the wall in order to save space! Or, consider defining and designating your room with a neon sign that can be mounted against a wall or a window, or opt for a tall rectangular humidor that can hold a collection of cigars and double as a flat surface on which to display decorative items. Bigger isn’t always better, but you can make a room feel bigger by avoiding elements that are oversized.
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