Modern Man Cave Ideas

A widely adopted philosophy for kitting out your den is: the more the better. Man caves with a modern design are the opposite, living by less is more.

They also sport straight lines, industrial-style material, technology to blow away your friends, and plenty of space left over to enjoy. In short, minimalistic. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Altra Gunmetal Gray Coffee Table

Gray table with paperclip-style legs
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Weight 24 lbs
Dimensions (LWH) 42” x 19.5” x 17.9”

Thin metal legs hold up a gray sonoma oak top. You get an industrial look without giving up space.

Assembly is a matter of screwing in the legs to the top. And as anyone can do that, the additional assembly service should be avoided.

The wood is in decent shape, but once/if it starts to wear, simply cut a slab of reclaimed timber to the same size, align the holes and attach the legs on. Much better than throwing it all out and buying a replacement.

There is roughly 16 inches from the floor to the top’s bottom, plenty of space to slide under an ottoman.

Monarch Dark Entertainment Console

TV sitting on wooden console in a living room
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Weight 64 lbs
Dimensions (LWH) 48” x 16” x 24”

The coffee table above is part of a collection (with a side table, desk, and TV console), but if you want to mix it up, this entertainment console from Monarch Specialties hits a balance between style, utility, and material.

Five enclosures can house your game consoles, speakers, and man cave memorabilia. That’s not even including the huge space on top, the two side compartments, and ground-level room. No matter what you put there, the design makes sure it won’t look cluttered.

The dark taupe wood varies in texture so it looks reclaimed while still fitting into the modern theme.

Tip: Organize your wires around the thick panels to keep them hidden and easy to maintain

Space Gray Couches (2 Seater & 3 Seater)

Front view of gray leather couch
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2 Seater Size (LWH) 62” x 35” x 31”
3 Seater Size (LWH) 88” x 35” x 31”

A key to modern home design is keeping things off the ground, with furniture taking up as little surface area as possible. Sofas are no exception.

These have flush sides and high-density foam cushions that are thin enough to fit the contemporary theme but thick enough to be comfortable in all seating positions.

Both the hardwood frame and the chrome-like legs will be sure to withstand years of use.

The seats and back cushions are fully removable in case of a spill or if you need a makeshift bed. Speaking of cleaning spills, we highly recommend picking up a can or two of Scotchguard’s Fabric & Upholstery Protector (Found here). It’s simple to apply and could save you hundreds of dollars, especially if you plan on eating/drinking on the couch. Think of it as insurance in a can!

Cozzia ZG Recliner

Side view of seat on a horizontal angle
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Weight 95 lbs
Dimensions (LWH) 42” x 31.5” x 46”

It’s hard to determine the correct position to sit at first glance, but once you do, it just screams of relaxation.

This is Cozzia’s best selling recliner and is generally regarded as one of the best recliners on the market. A true ergonomic masterpiece.

Out of your price range? A list of cool recliners can be found here.

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Roku Smart LED TV

Turned on TV showing menu of Roku TV
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Weight 26 lbs
Size 50”
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Type LED

There are countless TVs worth getting. I've pulled out this one from Rome because it has the full package.

Size. No matter if you're right up close or on the opposite side of your man cave, the 50-inch screen provides a great viewing experience.

Smaller sizes: 28, 32, 40 and 48-inches

Quality. Native 60Hz refresh rate. LED-backlit screen providing a better dynamic contrast in a slimmer package, all while using less power.

Sit it on a table or have it wall mounted (wall mount needs to be purchased separately).

Smart technology. Flick through over 3000 streams, hook up a console or cast your device. Control it all via the remote or your phone (Roku app).

Lastly, the lack of gloss means you can view it at any angle and not worry about pesky screen glare.

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo with blue LED trim on white background
See Current Price A dedicated page is required to cover everything the Echo offers. It's truly the ultimate item for your modern man cave. Here are 3 of our favorite uses.

Control devices. Turning on the lights by flicking a switch is great and all, but using your voice is so much cooler. With a few words, change the ambiance and temperature; turn on the TV and coffee machine; the list goes on. Several 3rd party products are compatible.

Play music. Amazon doesn't force you to use their music service. Play your favorite tune on Pandora, Spotify and a range of different streaming platforms. Focus with the Interstellar soundtrack then relax with some classic rock.

Get the answers. Think of all the times you've had a question but couldn't be bothered to type it into Google. What's the population of Los Angeles? How much protein is in a pound of steak? Your new personal assistant has the answers.

Keep in mind that Amazon Echo is always evolving. Each new feature is a boost to your productivity.

Beer Fridge With See Through Door

Beer fridge with transparent front door
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Weight 72.8 lbs
Capacity 3.5 cubic feet
Dimensions (LWH) 22.8” x 15.6” x 33.1”

The good news is that contemporary man caves don’t mean you have to sip spinach juice and have a fridge full of almond milk, with this fridge you can keep your favorite beer an arm's reach away.

Keep over 100 cans cold thanks to a compressor system (rather than the widely adopted absorption system) which also keeps noise to a minimum.

The shelving is easily removed in case you want to fit more than just cans.

In terms of design, the compact box shape is sleek, the blue LED lights showcase your beverages through the transparent door, and the handle is easily accessible.

Not the fridge you're after? Check out some more man cave fridges.

Abstract Ivory Rug

Top view of gray rug with mixed tones
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Material Polypropene (PP)
Dimensions (LWH) 17 variations. Click picture for details

This is something you'd see in the houses of the rich and famous.

The gray base with a lighter ivory tone mixed in complements all other items mentioned above.

No matter if you stomp over it or slip it under a table, the polypropene material is up to the task.

Height/thickness: ½-inch

Safavieh, the makers of the rug, offer a huge range of dimensions. We suggest measuring the ideal floor area and picking the next size up. Slight shrinkage is possible.

Blackout Thermal Curtain

Blackout curtains on rod
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Material 100% polyester
Dimensions (LWH) 3 variations. Click picture for details

New drapes may not have crossed your mind. They add a lot to the modern theme, both in terms of aesthetics and keeping out light.

Get fully immersed in a movie or an uninterrupted afternoon sleep.

Due to being thermal, it will insulate your sanctuary - keeping heat in during winter and out during summer. A cheap, effective way to save on electricity.

Tip: curtains are the perfect opportunity to introduce a new color to your space. Search “palette groups” for ideas.

Floating Wall Shelves

Three shelf sections with raised edges
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Dimensions - Small 9” x 4” x 3” (LWH)
Dimensions - Medium 13” x 4” x 3.5” (LWH)
Dimensions - Large 17” x 4” x 4” (LWH)

If you still have room in your cart, these U-shaped shelves are worth looking at.They're also ridiculously inexpensive due to being made of MDF.

Everything is included for assembly and only takes a few minutes. The instructions over complicate the process so throw it away and DIY.

Put your prized possessions on display (just as long as they aren't heavy).