The modern man cave design is more than just worn-in recliners and sports memorabilia. The walls don't need to be drab, and collections don't have to add clutter. Update your man cave with a masculine vibe that puts style front and center.

living room

A neutral color scheme is the best starting point for any man cave design. Sticking to blacks, whites, and grays means any shade of man cave decor will coordinate. This room's pops of red and orange are perfect against a white couch and dark man cave accessories.

Retro Rules

blue and red living room

Bold color and retro style give this man cave a daring yet cohesive eclectic vibe. Red and navy carry throughout the space in art, furniture, and a textural rug. Utilize your home's man cave room for displaying large prints and posters that might look out of place in a bedroom or main living area. 

Vintage Flair


Is a man cave truly ever finished without a game table? The classic pool table in this space becomes a focal point. Leather chairs aren't forgotten, and dark wood brings the sitting and game spaces together.

Cozy Cave

Decorating Gallery

An understated man cave might be the best-looking design of all. Overlapping man cave rugs keep a neutral space cozy. Colors pulled in from pillows and blankets allow attention to follow the horizontal lines around this man cave without interruption.

Detailed Architecture

James Bond decor

Dark wainscoting is the perfect choice for a moody man cave. The floor-to-ceiling windows and off-white area rug in this space offset a slate gray marble fireplace and color scheme. Geometric shapes throughout complement the wall's architectural details.

Tried-and-True Neutrals


Beige and brown are at it again! The neutral color scheme of this man cave bar scene oozes sophistication. So classy, in fact, that a quirky monkey table lamp sneaks in and looks right at home. Leather barstools with nailhead trim invite guests to kick back and relax.

Reclined Design


This man cave design suits all adults. Leather seating, curtained walls, and oversize speakers mimic the look of an upscale movie theater, while a bar with Art Deco style houses adult beverages. Cove lighting pulls the room together, making it ready for a party or a night home alone watching the game.

Color Coordination

pipe shelving

Industrial shelving goes a long way in this man cave. An assortment of books and objects looks at home on the exposed pipe shelving. Frame a piano with bookshelves for a unique and interesting take on storage. Arranging otherwise mismatched man cave accessories by color makes unlike items feel like a collection.

Custom Retreat

James Bond decor

Navy, the new neutral, rules in this man cave. The custom pool table dazzles under cool glass pendant lights. With its own kitchenette complete with a sink, fridge, and wet bar, the room feels like a retreat completely separate from the rest of the home.

Basement Cave

man cave

Transform your entire basement into a man cave. Two game tables, plenty of leather seating, and a stone bar check off all the qualifications. A man cave rug and hanging pendants help to separate this room into individual areas, while neutral walls and carpeting unite the space.

Office Style

home office

This office-style man cave is both rustic and regal. Natural wood surfaces dramatize the masculine flair, while soft window coverings, an iron chandelier, and a plump leather chair add classic style. Other antiqued surfaces and metal finishes complete the look with industrial edge.

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