Everyone is seeking sanctuary in a cave where they can hide away from the rest of the family for a few hours at a time to prize as their own. For most guys, autumn means footy and with the sports season ramping up, there’s no better time than now to prepare the perfect man cave.
Modern man caves run the gamut from dark and dingy to garish and gleaming, to sport themed or marvel themed too. Of course, comfort will be a major factor here and the design of the room should cater to the individual. What about those windows? If you haven’t noticed, archaic caverns didn’t have windows, making this a relatively new issue for cave dwellers. Since sweltering heat and daylight glare are natural enemies of relaxation, we’ve come up with the best ways to cover up your man cave windows with modern window furnishing options that offer both form and function.
Contemporary man caves don’t necessarily have to be pitch black, despite their primitive origin. However, this should be an option at any time because nobody wants to deal with wayward glare while watching the big game. Roller blinds are perfect in this scenario and will not only block 99% of incoming light with block out fabric options, but also create a feeling of complete privacy. This will transform in the perfect fortress of solitude. Many styles of window treatments can be outfitted with the ultimate block out liner, making custom shades a welcome addition to any cave. Just lower the blinds or shades and all distractions are instantly “blocked out.”
Known for their unique honeycomb shape, cellular blinds will add a layer of insulation to your windows that will not only help cosy-up your space but also save you money on your energy bill. These blinds will trap air at your windows so you can run your thermostat as often as you’d like without worrying about losing any of the heat or cold, which is a perfect choice as it starts to get chilly. Controlling your temperature, without having to combat the weather outside, will make you a true master of your domain. Cellular blinds can also be customized to include motorized options, making them one of the more versatile choices for your man cave.
If you’re ready to step up to the big league and really embrace convenience, then motorised window furnishings are the perfect option here. Now, you can really enjoy that relaxing lounge without having to get up a miss a minute of the game. With just a push of a button, you can raise, lower, and tilt your shades or even set them on an automated schedule. What’s one more remote, right? If your house is already outfitted with a smart home system, you can also control them with your phone or iPad or Alexa to make his life even easier. Almost every style of window treatment can be upgraded with motorized control. If you’re going for luxury, nothing can compare. This deluxe option ensures your man cave will rival some of the best penthouses or hotels nationwide!
Remember, the man cave is more than a grotto of guttural sounds. It also needs to evoke a manly state of mind. At the very least, keep it dark, keep it cool, and keep it comfortable. Play up the hobbies that are passions and, always, keep the glare off of the TV screen with customized smart window treatments. Outside of those golden rules, the overall design is up to you.
Book a free in-home consultation today and have our décor consultants assist you with bringing your man cave vision to life!