Welcome to our gallery highlighting a fun and diverse array of those little touches that all make a man cave feel like home.
We’ve covered furniture of all stripes to fill out your space, so now it’s time to look at the idiosyncratic pieces that really define a man cave.
We’re talking about the decorations, accessories, and nicknacks that truly cement the man cave as a personalized, individual space.
With that in mind, you’re about to see a whole wide variety of man cave essentials, from honest-to-goodness essential items to those that are admittedly a bit more fun than useful.
What makes stuff like this essential to a man cave is that it’s about being more than simply a second living room to hang out in. A man cave is an escape from the everyday mundane reality of home life. It’s a home away from home, at home!
Sure that sounds weird, but bear with us: a man cave can be painted, styled, filled out, and accessorized in a way that’s distinct from the rest of the home. It’s untethered to the requirements of other rooms of the home, and thus free to become exactly what you want it to be.
If you’re into sports, there is a whole galaxy of options out there to display your pride and emphasize your passion, from rugs to wall decorations to entire pieces of furniture.
Similarly, if your pursuits favor wine, cigars, or books, your man cave can become an at-home shrine.
The connective tissue here is that these items all add a sense of genuine playfulness and creativity to a space that demands and rewards it.
We hope you enjoy our selections and feel inspired for your own man cave.
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1. Personalized Traditional Football Man Cave Pub Sign
We love the idea of hanging up cheeky “man cave” signs in the man cave, a knowing wink to the boys’ room history of the space. It’s always great when wall decorations combine a couple passions. In this case, we see a football themed sign done up in antique textures for a rustic, old fashioned appearance. This one can be personalized with up to 15 characters at the top and 30 characters below.
2. Nostalgic Tin Sign Man Cave Rules Board
Similar to our first entry, this wall display is meant to be a cheeky reminder that you’re in a fun place. It’s filled out with a list of “important” man cave rules, dictating how to use the remote, what items constitute food, and how exactly to leave the toilet set placed. This kind of display would look out of place anywhere else, but it’s a staple in many man caves.
Here’s a closer look at the sign, with its richly textured design and old-timey fonts making for a warm aesthetic presence.
3. Fanmats Sports Team Logo NHL Chicago Blackhawks Puck Mat
Sometimes you just need a floor mat, but sometimes you want one that really makes a statement. When it comes to your own man cave, why go for the bare minimum when you can personalize every corner of the space? We love the idea of a hockey puck floor mat, customizable to your favorite team’s logo.
4. Fanmats NFL Cincinnati Bengals Man Cave All-Star Mat
Very similar to our above hockey puck rug, this one is for the football fans out there. The rug is large, grips to the floor, and the black background means that it’ll work with most rooms. Of course, the key appeal is that it can be decorated with the NFL team of your choice! Perfect for sports themed man caves.
5. MLB Bam Vino 1 Bottle Tabletop Wine Rack
When you want to satisfy more than one passion, it takes a very specific piece of furniture or decoration. We’ve got one such example right here, a single bottle wine holder for the true baseball fan. This great bar top accessory makes a statement in a relatively relaxed way, with a nice bronzed baseball statue holding your favorite bottle of wine like a bat.
6. Sutton 7 Bottle Wall Mounted Wine Rack by Wildon Home
Speaking of wine, we’ve got the perfect minimalist rack for your vinery focused man cave. This model features a simple, dark neutral toned build and hangs out of the way on your wall for convenient and attractive wine storage. Keep the bottles easily accessible and proudly displayed pretty much anywhere.
7. Split Barrel Shelf
This gorgeous piece of rustic industrial fun is handcrafted with reclaimed wine barrel wood for an authentic look. This would fit in perfectly with any bar-oriented man cave, a rustic setting, or even something more rugged like an industrial or garage styled space. There’s plenty of room for your bottles, and it can be tucked safely out of the way against any wall.
8. Axess Bookcase by South Shore
Maybe your man cave isn’t all about the stereotypical trappings of sports. Maybe it’s your private space to relax and indulge in a good book in an elegant setting. If so, you might want to take a look at a gorgeous but simple bookshelf like this. With large shelves able to fit nicknacks, memorabilia, artwork, and of course books themselves, it’s a truly useful piece of furniture for the man cave.
9. Riverside Bristol Court Sliding Door Bookcase
Speaking of bookcases, certain man caves might find this model much more fitting. It’s a tall, attention grabbing unit wrapped in ornately carved wood, with glass cabinetry and tough metal hardware. This is one of those standout pieces of furniture meant to dominate the visuals of a room, so if your style runs more luxurious than minimalist, it could be the perfect fit.
10. Personalized Gift Cherry Wood Humidor by JDS Personalized Gifts
If you’re a cigar aficionado, you know exactly what this is. You may even have one or two at home. A nice, well built humidor is the perfect accessory for any man who knows and loves his cigars. With a rich wood finish, you’ll be proud to display this prominently in your man cave. Style almost doesn’t matter, but it would fit best within a more traditional or luxuriously appointed man cave.
11. Bey-Berk Walnut Glass Top Humidor
While most humidors are entirely opaque, leaving their contents a mystery, we found a gorgeous model with a window built into the lid. Meshing perfectly with the glossy wood finish of the box itself, the window is bookended by strips of stainless steel, making this both elegant and tough looking, perfect for any modern man cave.
12. Golf, Gifts and Gallery Auto Putt System
Are you a golfer? More to the point: do you like putting? Even those who don’t head out to the links regularly often enjoy a nice brief game of putting golf, and it’s been easy to do so for years in your own home thanks to setups like this. We believe that a man cave might be the only place at home where you could set one up and leave it out year-round. It’s the perfect distraction.
13. Expand-a-green 10-panel Modular Putting System by Club Champ
Speaking of distractions, we also love the idea of this putting green, a more rounded shape mat with two holes for competitive play. Whether you’re taking a moment to work on your put during commercials, or facing off against friends, we think this could be a more than valuable addition to your man cave, so long as you’ve got the floor space to spare.
14. Drop Shot Ping Pong Conversion Top Table Tennis by American Heritage
Here’s a stone cold man cave classic. Ping pong tables have appeared anywhere men have gathered for decades now, and are a staple of late night camaraderie. We love the blue finish and thick wood construction of this particular table, making not only a fun but a handsome addition to a man cave of virtually any style. Paired with a rug, as seen here, it can be the centerpiece of your space.
15. Loftin Foosball Table by Birch Lane
Speaking of staples of male bonding, we can’t forget about foosball. As seen in every great hometown bar, every awesome rec room, and every cool friend’s basement, the foosball table is a magnetic presence anywhere it appears. It’s sure to be a hit if your man cave is styled more like a local pub or game room.
16. 20 Baseball Display Case Wall Rack by sfDisplay
Returning to baseball fans, we’ve got the perfect display case for the true devotees of the game. This handsome natural wood wall mounted display case features built-in UV protection to ensure that your precious collectible balls never fade or wear. For collectors and deeply devoted fans of the game, there’s no better accessory for the man cave.
17. Extra Deep Jacket, Uniform, Jersey Shadow Box Display by sfDisplay
Similar to the above model, this gorgeous black stained wood shadow box is designed to show off another type of important memorabilia: the jersey. Your coveted jerseys will be kept immaculate by the built-in UV Protection, while the discreet shape and ample size ensures that you’ll be able to gather all your important baseball items in one space.
18. LCD Temperature Display Kegerator by Versonel
While the ideal situation might see a full on bar with built-in taps in your man cave, that’s not always feasible, much less affordable. In its place, you won’t have to spare an ounce of flavor or flash, though. This sleek and stylish kegerator features an external temperature display and a built-in tap so that you can serve fresh on-tap beer any day of the week.
19. Beer Mini Kegerator by Koolatron
If you’re looking for something more portable, this intriguing little kegerator might be the perfect fit for your man cave. Built like the sleek cross between a keg and a coffee pot, it’s got a chromed handle and glossy finish, making it a handsome fit in any style room. The portability comes into play if you’ve got limited space or if your man cave simply isn’t normally set up to serve drinks.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers Neon Helmet Lamp by The Memory Company
Football fanatics, check this out. Cheeky, fun lamps are always a welcome accessory in any man cave, but if you’re a sports fan, something like this just might be the perfect fit. Neon signs have long been a man cave staple, from car logos to beer brands, but they’re often costly. A smaller free standing piece like this gives your man cave that playful feeling without the huge price tag.
21. Z-Lite Z42 Billiard Light
One of the most classic and classy items you could place in any man cave is the venerable billiards table. These have been a pub staple for dozens of decades, adored for their versatility and sumptuous looks. If you’ve got a billiards table – and that’s a very personal thing you should take your time with – you will absolutely need to light it properly. This lamp gives your man cave that classic pub feeling, with stained class and the perfect size to illuminate an entire game of pool. The great thing is, it can even double as an island light, if you’re more interested in serving drinks and food than 8 balls to the corner pocket.
22. Silhouette 5.0 Cubic Ft. Beverage Center by Danby
While a standard home refrigerator is fine and dandy for most purposes and people, a certain style of man cave kind of demands something flashier. We love this glass-door, metal framed beverage cooler. It’s the perfect fit for a bar-focused man cave, a modern styled one, or even a gaming-centric man cave. Load it up with your favorite sodas or beers, and your friends will be impressed as they obtain beverages from a restaurant-style glass refrigerator.
23. 5.83 Cubic Foot Built-In Beverage Center Refrigerator by Haier
While this model is pictured in a kitchen, we all know exactly where it should fit in a proper man cave. Wherever you’ve got the bar set up, wet or dry, you can install this sleek and subtle beverage refrigerator. Similar to the above model, it’s an elegant and flashy way to display and serve drinks, and it’s got the added benefit of being able to be built right into your cabinetry.
24. Equator Advanced Appliances Party Cooler
While it’s pictured in an outdoor setting, we can’t think of anywhere in the home that’d make a better home for this party cooler than your man cave. The bright colors and eye catching patterns make it stand out, as opposed to most coolers, which try to stay discreetly out of the way. The great thing about a man cave is that you can emphasize exactly what you like, including hosting friends for a good time. It’s got external temperature control and some useful features for serving.
25. SmartFX Light Bulbs
One of our favorite new household items is smart technology, and specifically smart lighting solutions. These unique wifi-enabled bulbs can be entirely controlled from your smartphone, from virtually anywhere on earth. Whether you’re at home, the office, or on vacation, you can rest assured that your lights are exactly how you set them. Even better, they can be set to an endless variety of colors or even programmed to change throughout the day.
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