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Even if your “man cave” is just a curated corner of your living room, this relaxing space deserves a little design TLC. Whether you love to kick back and watch the game, or craft the perfect cocktail, there are plenty of décor ideas to elevate your special space. Impress your friends with a sophisticated man cave and attention to detail. These expert wall art tips will take your man cave to the next level.

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Room to Sit Back and Relax

Man Cave Wall Art: Shapes

Man Cave Wall Art: Sizes

Add Style to Small Spaces

Colors for Your Man Cave

More Helpful Design Topics

Room to Sit Back and Relax

Decorating a man cave is all about showing off your interests in a sophisticated way. Hang a piece of wall art that highlights your hobbies, and accessorize your space with luxurious materials like leather or dark wood.

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Man Cave Décor: Pro Tips

ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares her tips for crafting the perfect masculine space:

"Creating a sophisticated, masculine scape by combining clean lines and functionality. Embrace personal items that hold significant meaning, but don’t go overboard with clutter. A masculine space usually has a very classic, simplified design where texture is more important than color or busy décor. Select organic textures and materials such as wood, metals, and natural fabrics like jute or wool."

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Man Cave Wall Art: Shapes

If you’re stumped on how to choose the best canvas shape for your man cave, choose your layout based on your personal style and décor goals:

Simple, Sleek, and Classic: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

Traditional with a Trendy Twist: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

Bold but Still Balanced: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

Modern and Contemporary: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

Eclectic and Eye-Catching: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

Man Cave Décor: Pro Tips

“Any designer will tell you that the most common mistake homeowners make, is hanging their art too high. Large wall art should be hung at eye level. While it may seem low at first glance, eye-level artwork is a longstanding gallery standard. Guests should not have to crane their necks to look at your prized prints. Your artwork should be in plain view, and blend seamlessly with the rest of your interior. If you’re hanging a piece of art above a sofa, leave no more than 6”-8” in between the top of the couch and the bottom of the print.”

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Man Cave Wall Art: Sizes

To choose the best canvas size for your man cave, we’ve put together an ultimate wall art size guide. Here are a couple excerpts to get you started:

Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.

Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed or a couch, should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch.

Man Cave Décor: Pro Tips

If you’re browsing through the images on our site, keep in mind this expert tip below when visualizing the size of your print:

“The image displayed is the largest of that design. Please note that the sizes shown are the overall size of all panels combined. Please keep an eye on the "Canvas Size Chart" to see the individual panel sizes. Feel free to reach out to support@elephantstock.com for further assistance.”

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Add Style to Small Spaces

Follow our expert tips to maximize style in your space. Whether your man cave is large or small, there are several ways to make it look chic and contemporary.

Man Cave Décor: Pro Tips

Read this tip from our article on how to make the most of small spaces:

“It’s all in the details when it comes to making a tiny space feel like a home. Because you can’t decorate with many pieces of furniture, focus on wall décor. Hang floating shelves to display your favorite accessories, and use antiques to add character to your space. Opt for hanging plants to add a hint of nature to your interior. Most importantly, use wall art for the ultimate space-saving décor.

Expert designer Elimar Lobo Sáenz shares man cave décor tip:

“These are the three main mistakes to avoid when decorating a masculine space:

  1. Overdoing your décor. Embrace minimalism and select a few stand-out pieces of décor.
  2. The use of a single texture. For instance, avoid using exclusively leather or only wood. While texture is important, variation is equally crucial.
  3. Don’t stifle your personality for style. Let your interests shine through and create a compelling conversation space.”

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Colors for Your Man Cave

While you don’t have to stick to solely neutrals, having an understated base is key to making a space look modern and luxurious.

Black and Beige Man Cave Ideas

Combine a deep, matte black with a warm, muted beige for an effortless look. Your color palette shouldn’t distract from the surrounding details in your man cave. These trendy (albeit timeless) tones will enhance rather than overwhelm.  

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More Helpful Design Topics

Seeking out more ways to take your home décor to new heights? With socializing back on the table, there’s no time like the present to give your home a modern makeover. Our inspiration blog is full of easy-to-follow guides and expert design tips. Whether you’re renting or just bought your first home, we have endless advice on selecting wall art and décor. Turn your man cave into a stylish sanctuary, and then improve the rest of your house!

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