Being a Dad is a hard job. A great job, but a hard one, nonetheless. This Father's Day, show Dad how much he is appreciated by giving him his own space within the family home, customized to suit his tastes and preferences. The team at Wickmans Lifestyle Furniture is here to help and can guide you toward pieces that will create a comfortable and stylish man cave.
Think Beyond the Basement or Garage
When most people think about a man cave, they envision a garage or basement space that has been converted into a Dad den. In reality, however, not everyone can spare their garage space for anything other than parking or storage, and basements are hard to come by in many neighborhoods. A man cave can be created from virtually any area of your home, from a spare bedroom to an underutilized office to a carved out corner of the family room. Think creatively, and make the most out of what you have.
Comfort is King
When it comes to a man cave that will get some use, it is critical to choose comfortable furnishings. Who hasn't admired a showroom level arrangement of furniture, only to find that none of it permits comfortable seating? Dad's room should be a place where he can relax and recharge, and that means overstuffed, comfortable furniture and sturdy tables that you can put your feet up on. Consider using fewer pieces to make the space feel more open, but be sure that every piece has a function and adds to the comfort of the room.
Add Personality with Decorative Accents
Once the furniture is in place, the real fun can begin. Select accents that are right in line with Dad's hobbies. That might mean sports memorabilia, or perhaps vintage band posters. Choose decorations that remind Dad of the things that he loves, whether it is fly fishing or stamp collecting. This is a space that should be focused exclusively on his interests.
Protect and Preserve the Man Cave
Once Dad has seen his newly designed space, the next step is preserving his Man Cave from the persistent intrusions of family life. Try to keep this one space within the home free of kids' clutter and items that need to be stored. This should be a room where Dad can relax and feel utterly comfortable. Allowing that to occur is perhaps the best gift of all. Maybe he will appreciate those efforts and invite you in to share his favorite space!
At Wickmans Furniture, we have a skilled staff of professionals who are ready to help you create the room of your dreams. As Father's Day approaches, consider coming in to look at what we have to offer. We are confident that we can help you design a Man Cave that will make the Dad in your life a very happy man.