Man caves don't have to be filled with sporting memorabilia, large screen televisions and model cars.
Creating a moody masculine space with touches of feminine will not only please him but will also create a room that you can both feel at home in.
Using dark tones and strong lines will create a masculine feel. Painting a dark feature wall in a all white room helps to create a moody feel. If you're not feeling the permanency of painting in such a strong colour, introduce this same feel by using dark furniture pieces. We suggest using a charcoal or chocolate brown as opposed to black as sometime black can look flat and can't be softened as easily.
Inject a soft and feminine touch by including sheer curtaining. Installing curtains across a whole wall even if there are not any windows there can really soften the space, giving the wall texture and interest and looks striking when paired with the dark feature wall or furniture.
Select artworks that cleverly incorporate both masculine and feminine touches. Images with dark tones where the subject is soft. As we have used in our upstairs showroom these beautiful deep purple flora prints with dark frames can work really well and become a feature of the room.
Last but not least, the all important couch choice. Your couch must first and foremost be functional but to achieve this look, finding a couch that possesses the balance of masculine/feminine is also important. A couch with light coloured linen, strong lines and square proportions with dark piping, a leather finish with rounded arms such as a chesterfield style or a dark toned soft velvet, will all work well to achieve this look.