Do you crave some alone time to enjoy your thoughts and indulge in your favorite activities? Then the man cave is the perfect escape room for you! It’s a space you can adorn with your favorite accessories without worrying that someone will breathe down your neck over your choices. It’s all you, and we have some interesting ideas to help you create the perfect zen-inspiring space:
Using Black Wallpaper
Ever considered using black wallpaper? You might want to go down this road. Why? Black is a masculine color, and with a man cave, you cannot go wrong with this dark shade. Add some angles, and you’ll be good to go. The room does not have to be gloomy, though. You are always free to incorporate some bright colors to reduce the dramatic effects of the black hue. Or you can go all black, depending on what you’re hoping to achieve in your space.
Also, you now have the choice of using custom peel and stick wallpaper which allows you to install the wallpaper yourself. Nothing says man cave like a hands-on project where you get to measure and cut out the wallpaper by yourself. Even if you have not handled wallpaper in the past, temporary black wallpaper is easy to hack. All you need is to prep the walls before peeling off the wallpaper from its backing and sticking it on the surface. Want to hear even better news? – The wallpaper is removable. If you do not like what you see, you can take it off, and it would not hurt your walls by even a lick.
Add the fact that temporary wallpaper is cost-effective, comes in a ton of designs, and boasts durability, and you have a winner. But enough about wallpaper. Let’s get into how you can implement black wallpaper in your man cave.
Black Wallpaper Ideas
When choosing black wallpaper, you need to consider what you want out of your man cave. Of course, men are not the same. Some want a quiet space where they can pore through library books, while others want a space where they can enjoy band practice with their friends. What’s your dream man cave? Need some ideas? We’ve got you!
The Sports Bar
You know how exciting the sports seasons are, and to some men, this is a reason to clock out of work early, grab a few beers and head home. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could kick back your shoes and enjoy an entire game without interruptions? That’s why the man cave is such a great idea!
For the wallpaper, go easy with the black. A good combination, in this case, would be black wallpaper with a sports theme. It could feature athletes or sports symbols. You could even get one that has your favorite team lined up. If you want to avoid being too sporty, you can always match black and green colors or find some black geometric wallpapers to match the look.
Accessories go a long way in completing the sporty look. If you use mostly black wallpaper, remember to add some bright colors to the room. Frame some shirts and sports memorabilia, add some neutral-colored furniture, and turn up the lighting. The goal is to have a livable space that does not feel too gloomy.
The Man Spa
Want to relax and release the tensions from the past day, week, or even month? Men have now embraced self-care as much as their female counterparts, and you, too, can be part of this trend. Of course, creating a relaxing space with black wallpaper requires a lot of balance. So, what are your options in this case?
How about going for botanical or floral prints? With some greenery matching the black in the wallpaper, the room will have a sense of relaxation and will not feel like it’s too serious. Or you could go for a black and beige combo, black and green, or any other color that is neither too bright nor too dull. Some people even opt to work with black and gold or silver touches to impart elegance in the space. If you are lost on ideas, you can always work with monochrome as it never lets anyone down.
Like the sports bar, your accessories will play an integral role in how the room comes together. Add some luxurious elements like scented candles and hot tubs to make the room look like the perfect spa. You can even add a steam room if you have the space and your budget allows for this much of an addition. For a relaxation room, it’s advisable to only use the black wallpaper on one wall and use lighter colors on the others.
The Home Theatre
Are you a fan of watching movies? At this point, you may already be catching the drift that black wallpaper goes hand in hand with horror movies. Picture it. Popcorn by your side, a low rumble from the screen, black wallpaper, darkness all around you, and screams from the screen. Does it fit your idea of a perfect movie night? Or are you more into romantic scenes or action movies?
Whatever your vision is, black wallpaper can help you hack it. But of course, you also need to think about how it complements the flooring and seating. Start by choosing the internal elements first. Are you going for a modern vibe, or would you rather work with the décor in cinemas? What’s your vision?
Try matching the black wallpaper with other colors based on the feel you’d prefer in the room. For example, if the movie room will screen rom coms and comedies, you can go with light colors like beige, white, and orange matched with black. But if you want to create a mysterious allure, going with darker colors works the magic. After all, most people watch movies with the light off. So, the question is more about whether you want reflection in the room or want it to be pitch dark.
Man caves can serve a ton of purposes, and we cannot possibly cover them all. Hopefully, the ideas above will jumpstart your quest to find the perfect man cave setting for you. Good luck!