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Get The Look: Modern Man Cave

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Whether a one-bed bachelor pad, or a sprawling family home, there’s plenty that can be done with a touch of masculine styling. Think rich hues, strong materials and linear design. It’s a classic look with timeless appeal, and best of all – it’s not just for the boys.

Any room can be styled up to suit your own personal style; from cooking up a storm in a dark and sultry kitchen to finding some focus in a contemporary home office. Although the options are endless, there are a few simple style rules that will ensure your finished look ends up right where you want it to.

Make it fit for purpose

From reading and writing to studying and painting, man caves and private retreat rooms play a part in some of the most iconic moments of history.

One of history’s most iconic ‘caves’ is American writer Mark Twain’s billiards room. Tucked up on the top floor of his house and reserved for his use alone, he described it as ‘a place in the home he could swear in’ and enjoyed his relaxation time here with friends, aside from his family life.

Whether it’s for gaming, working or simply relaxing, your man cave space should set the scene for your needs. With so many different looks to choose from, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be your favorite room in the house.

Music and headphones - man cave inspiration.

Featured floor: Karndean LooseLay - Rustic Timber (LLP104)

Showcase fuss-free features

Clean lines and sharp styling are the key to pulling this look together, so it’s vital to keep it fuss-free.

Take pride in your floor space, table space and any other surface space that you can show off. Go sleek and bold, rather than small and intricate, especially when it comes to your walls. Size up stylish photographic prints like these stunning shots from Kara Rosenlund to bring a focal point to your room and set a subtly stylish tone.

Mix materials

Masculine styling needn’t be over-developed, in fact, the more natural it feels, the better.

One of the best ways to achieve an authentic vibe is to let your materials shine through in their rawest state; from exposed brick walls to industrial style metal fixtures and over-exposed bulbs.

If a wood effect floor is your favored look, opt for the Single Smoked Acacia RP104 from our Da Vinci collection. With its rich tones and gentle color variation, it gives you a classically stylish base that can be complemented with a range of interior accessories.

Creating contrast, emphasising texture and teaming mixed materials will help you to achieve that effortless style that makes your man cave your ‘happy place’.

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Have you used Karndean flooring to design your man cave? Show us your style over on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Or if you’re stuck for ideas, explore our masculine interiors inspiration page. 

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