Not all man caves are created in the same way nor do they all look alike. However, when your buddies come over to visit, you won’t make a lasting impression if all you have to offer is lukewarm beer and unappealing snacks in a room that looks like a frat dorm.
Although design and theme will play a big part in how your man cave looks if you really want to impress then you need the type of accessories that make your man cave stand-out. Below are some great ideas for accessorizing your man cave in a way that will make you the envy of all your friends.
- Smart tech
- Themed furniture
- Not your average fridge
- Remote-controlled cooler
- Touch screen mirrored beverage cooler
- Arcade machines
- 3-in-1 gaming table
- The Foosball table
- Coffee foosball
- Massage Chair
- Golf simulator
- Hidden door
- Smart TV
- HTC Vive
- Man cave wall art
- Vintage plaques
- Man cave rules sign
Among all the ultimate accessories listed here the one that will set you apart the most is smart tech.
From this smart Seven Hugs remote which is the ultimate universal remote that can control everything from the TV to the thermostat and even order an Uber when you want to kick your buddies out, to the latest smart bulbs and plugs that obey your voice commands, you can totally modernize any man cave.
Using Alexa or Google Home you can now turn on/off any device by simply connecting it to a smart plug. You can also turn on/off and dim lights, all with a simple voice command.
Not only can you make sure every electronic device is controlled remotely through your voice commands but you can also get some very reasonably priced high-tech smart furniture that transforms into different usable shapes.
You can even protect your man cave with high-tech smart security systems for just a few hundred dollars or less.
If you want your man cave to be a 21st Century high-tech playground, that is the envy of everyone who steps foot in it, go smart-tech.
I covered the many different ways you can incorporate smart tech into your man cave in the article how to build a modern man cave.
You may not consider furniture to be an accessory but that is simply because you have been using the wrong furniture!
Many guys will simply allow their taste and personal preference to lead their decisions when you choosing the type of furniture to put in their man cave. This could be a big mistake.
Although a comfortable couch or chairs are a must, you don’t have to go for the usual boring store-bought generic furniture.
There are a ton of really great ways to furnish your cave that will offer you and your guests not just comfort but real style in a way that looks spectacular and unique.
From homemade couches created from scrapped vehicles or old junk to the latest sports-themed chairs and tables you can kit out your man cave with some amazing pieces of furniture.
For these and a ton of other cool furniture ideas read the article on man cave furniture here.
Not your average fridge
Cold beer is never a good thing. So, a fridge is a basic element of every modern man cave. But don’t settle for any old fridge when you can pick from some really awesome ones.
With styles that vary, from Marshall amps to antique-styled vending machines and giant soda cans, there are a ton of great themed fridges to choose from. It isn’t difficult to find one that will suit your man cave.
Take this moving R2-D2 refrigerator as an example.
If you love Star Wars and are into your tech then this life-size R2-D2 refrigerator will not only maintain the temperature of your beer but it will also bring it to you.
You control this little droid using a remote. R2 also also has a projector function with sound and a full range of R2-D2 sound effects.
The downside? It’s pricey as hell and needs to be shipped to you from Japan. You can see it here.
If like me, your tastes (and your budget) are a little more on the conservative side then you can opt for any number of different types of man cave refrigerators as I outlined here including a Han Solo in carbonite mini-fridge.
If you are tired of getting up every time you need to grab a cold beer, but a $9,000 moving R2-D2 refrigerator is out of your price range, then fear not for this little neat remote control cooler will come to your aid.
You could use this rolling beverage cooler to deliver you six cans of beer while you enjoy a game from the comfort of your couch.
Below is a funny tongue-in-cheek advertisement for a remote control cooler.
These coolers come in many varied designs from mini trucks to bashed-up bins.
Touch screen mirrored beverage cooler
These types of coolers are available from a range of suppliers, such as Vinotech and Phiestina and have much more storage room than a mini-fridge or remote controlled cooler.
Mirrored coolers feature a touch screen control panel, which allows you to adjust the temperature, that fronts a metal cooling cabinet.
Available in standalone models and built in various colors and styles mirrored coolers are a great way to keep your beverages cold.
With a full size arcade machine you could beat down your friends with a game of Pac-Man, Space Invaders or Donkey Kong.
If like me you were born longer ago than you care to mention then arcade games are a great way of revisiting your childhood years.
Large arcade machines aren’t cheap but they are a great way to introduce some nostalgia into your man cave while also offering you hours of fun.
You can get old-school arcade machines or modernized ones that feature 19″ LCD screens and that can play up to thirteen different arcade games.
But, arcade machines aren’t the only way to gamify your man cave. There are a few other types of games that you can put into your man cave for a better gaming experience and that are much, much cheaper like the ones I mentioned here.
Want beer on tap but don’t have a man cave bar (you should consider building a bar as I already demonstrated how easy it is to build one on a budget)?
A kegerator is a really cool cheap way to get draft beer on tap without the need for a bar. With a kegerator you don’t even need a bar pump.
Just buy a keg and hook it up to the kegerator and it will maintain the beer at a cool 32-50 °F for a cold glass every time. It comes with its own tap.
Learn more about using a kegerator in your man cave here.
3-in-1 gaming table
If space is at a premium in your man cave, or you just like cool furniture, then why not consider getting a table that transforms into a pool table and a table tennis table.
This ingenious table comes with benches so you and guests can enjoy eating or drinking, playing cards ect., but it also quickly transforms into a 7 ft pool table or table tennis table.
You can learn more about this table here.
The Foosball table
Perhaps table tennis isn’t your thing or you just don’t have the space for a 7 ft table but still like the the multi-purpose furniture idea. Then, a 3-in-1 foosball table may be a better fit for you.
This foosball table can be used for playing foosball, pool/billiards or slide hockey and takes up very little space.
If you love the idea of foosball but really need a table then you can still have both.
This little foosball coffee/cocktail table looks great, is a functional table and can offers hours of foosball fun.
Not every minute in your man cave will be spent watching the big game on TV, even if you have a sports man cave. Sometimes what is needed is a bit of music.
If you don’t go down the “smart music system” route then why not choose a jukebox. This is a colorful way to add some tunes to your cave.
There are a variety of jukeboxes in all shapes and sizes starting as low as $40.
Modern massage chairs can be pre-programmed with about sixteen various sessions for lots of different types of massage.
A massage chair is like a modern day throne for the king of his castle. I covered the best types of massage chair to get here.
Love golf but don’t play as often as you’d like? Well believe it or not you can now enjoy the game in the confined space of your man cave.
With a golf simulator you can play as many rounds of the game as you like without leaving the comfort of your man cave.
Using modern tech and a little bit of specially designed green floor lining it is possible to immerse yourself in a full game of golf without moving from the spot.
Learn more about what this amazing golf simulator has to offer here.
A hidden door is especially well-suited to a man cave that is inside a house.
As most guys want their man cave to feel separate from the rest of their home a hidden doorway is a great way to set your cave apart. When you walk through it’s like entering a secret area where no-one else can go (unless you invite them).
The most popular type of secret door comes in the form of a bookshelf. These bookshelves can be either fake or have real functioning shelves.
In my previous write-up about this subject I outlined how you can go all-out and get a fully functional bookshelf door or, if budget is a concern, you can easily (and very effectively) disguise an existing door with bookshelf decal.
Now you have the doorway sorted it’s time to “make a proper entrance”. You can mount a Guitdoorbell, as I demonstrated how to do here, over your man cave’s door entrance.
Every time someone enters your man cave they will be accompanied by a plucked guitar.
It is easy to disengage a guitdoorbell when people are coming and going from your man cave so it never gets annoying.
When it comes to your man cave an ordinary TV should not be good enough.
Large screen Smart TVs can access the internet, let you play games and offer more channels than a standard set. They can also be picked-up fairly cheaply when you know where to look and what to look for.
I showed here how you can get a 50″ Smart TV for less than $300.
When TV just isn’t enough, there is HTC. Welcome to the world of virtual reality.
This luxury headset offers a virtual reality system with more than 1000 games for you and your buddies to play when you aren’t watching TV or playing foosball.
This HTC Vive system is a fully immersive way to step out of your reality and into a completely new one.
Man cave wall art
Bare walls are not exciting.
Wall art is a must for every man cave but you don’t have to hang framed copies of Picasso or Van Gogh to spruce-up your walls (unless that’s your bat). You can hang sports decal, framed jerseys, musical instruments or even civil war replica firearms to give a unique feel to your man cave.
Sure, a painting may be enough to add some color to an otherwise dull wall but you really need to give your man cave some personality with wall decorations that are a little different. I hang a bordhan (because I’m Irish) on a wall in my man cave.
You can also get a range of sports memorabilia to hang on the wall if you are a lover of a particular sport.
Almost every man cave will have at least one or two vintage plaques on the wall.
Although these plaques are great for rustic man caves they fit in well with any theme or design.
Vintage plagues come in a vast array of styles to suit every type of taste.
I covered vintage plagues, posters and different types of signs for your walls here.
Man cave rules sign
No man cave is complete without the obligatory “man cave rules” sign.
There are lots of different variations of this sign with different rules and different designs.
If you browse through the many man cave rules signs that are available you will find a sign with rules that resonates with you and that fits your man cave decor. You can even get personalized ones.