This post is sponsored by Verizon Fios TV
No matter what your man does during the day, everybody has that moment: the sigh of relief after a long day spent behind a desk, controlling the helm of the cockpit or facing a classroom of feisty elementary students. Said sigh of relief, however, is usually best enjoyed in the favorite nooks of one’s home, a certain spot just for him, where his mind can be at ease.
Every member of your family requires a retreat of their own. For me it is my red chair which has plenty of room for my two shih tzus, a nice reading lamp and a perfect view from where to watch Verizon Fios TV. My son has his brand spanking new basketball hoop right in front of our house which he is on like white on rice 24/7. My daughter has her bedroom decked out with her makeup station, her vanity, her clothes rack and her tech gadgets all within arms length. And then there is my husband. MY SUGAR DADDY. I could go on and on about what decor is ideal for whom, but when it comes to my husband, the question poses itself: what about him?
Creating a man cave is such a fun way to give a nod to Dad and offer him a tailored room for personal space. Keep reading for my 4 tips on how to build the ultimate private man cave with a shout out to Verizon Fios TV– a key component of the quintessential Man cave.
#1 Fashion and Function
Don’t overwhelm the space with too many bells and whistles the inspiration is, after all, a cave, the most basic of dwellings. Just try and make every piece do double duty, like opting for a luxe looking card table that also works for drinks and snacks. I love the eye-catching design of This old-fashion styled Pulaski Steamer Trunk Cocktail Table exudes a rich, masculine tone.
Crafted from wood in a warm bourbon finish, it is contrasted with faux straps with brass nailhead trim it is Perfect for family game rooms and man caves, and the BEDFORD PROJECT TABLE SET gets smart about storage. It has ample storage space for DVDs, magazines, remote controls, and other loose items. Its Espresso finish is made of kiln-dried maple wood and veneer and it wins in my book with its spacious, organized workspace for all your man’s creative endeavors.
Seek out furniture with built-in storage, like footstools with removable tops, to continue the functionally fashionable trend. And don’t forget to let your man plaster his man cave with his favorite Die Hard 2 posters.
#2 Playful Accents
With a name like man cave, no one should take themselves too seriously when making decor decisions.
Have fun when picking pieces for the space. My husband’s favorite childhood memories involve soda pop so what could be more evocative of comfort than this kitschy Coca-Cola Ultimate Gameroom Combo — 2 Backed Stools and a Table that will Add a little fun to any man cave!
Have fun with this ‘Man Cave’ Framed Wall Art with its Vegas Style appeal and if your man spent his summer breaks sailing the seas, for example, try a ship-shaped chandelier. Opt for modern items with a fun twist like this RS BARCELONA YOU AND ME WALNUT PING PONG TABLE!
Versatile enough to be used as dining table, conference table, or handsome addition to the game room, modern bachelor pad, or ‘man cave,’ this table features a drawer that keeps net, bats and balls hidden away completely when it’snot being used for recreation. Built from high-quality materials, including steel and walnut wood, the RS Barcelona You and Me Walnut Ping Pong Table is suitable for indoor and outdoor use!
#3 The Verizon Fios TV Factor
Among popular man caves in the past like Batman’s dark lair, the common theme is technology. Whether it was Bond tapping his bookcase to reveal a hidden wall or Batman’s souped-up Batmobile, the latest and greatest in technology is a must. Besides the presence of a man and/or men, a TV and a great cable company are the only absolute requirements for a cave to be officially considered a man cave and Sports on Fios TV is a man cave game-changer.
And then there is making sure you have the PERFECT, customized TV plan is a key component and the best part about the Verizon Fios TV plan is that you can customized which channels your man ( and his man cave ) crave.
With Fios TV your man cave gets: More storage–Store up to 200 hours of HD entertainment. Save full seasons of your favorite TV shows, tons of movies and sports events to your Multi-Room DVR Premium Service, then binge on them whenever you want.
More entertainment–Record up to 12 shows at once, so no one will have to miss the entertainment they crave.
More control–Pause, play and rewind live TV in any room with a Set-Top Box. You can even pause in one room and continue watching in another.
The Homestar 2 drawer TV stand is the perfect addition to that man cave or even family room you’ve been dying to give a makeover to. With drawers and 4 shelves it’s hard to find something you don’t like about this unit. In a black laminate finish this TV stand will go with any color scheme you have and with ample storage space for electronics, movies, and CD’s it’ll be hard not to find the perfect spot for it.offers ample storage for all of your media and makes the perfect addition to your man cave.
A sports package is also highly recommended. Home automation systems are always impressive and fun, connect a Fios phone line to order delivery from local pizza joints. They also make living in any space seamless and easy.
#4 Fueling Station
There’s no reason not to have snacks and libations on hand in your man cave. Creating a serving station is the perfect finishing touch. Even if you don’t go as far as installing a refrigerator or building a kitchen bar, there are still stylish ways to get the look.
This BAXTON STUDIO ALERA WHEELED BAR CART is great for storing treats and WINE!
Snack carts come in all different materials and sizes, and you can even store your treats in canvas or tin boxes, along with cutlery, on one of the shelves.
This post is part of my ongoing ambassadorship with Verizon Fios but as is always the case all opinions expressed are my own.