sports themed man cave

May 18, 2018

sports themed man cave

Sports and man caves go perfectly hand in hand, just like cold beer and pizza. Whether you are desirous of your own personal sports bar or a gym, or perhaps a way to showcase your memorabilia. 

Here are Some Ideas on How to Spruce Up your Man Cave with a Sporty Theme

Hanging Basketball LED

What better way to lighten up your sporty man cave than with a basketball shrouded with sparkling LED lights? It is pretty easy to put this together—you just need a string of LED lights, a ball and a way to hang your ‘ball of light’, and you’d be good to go.

If one piece does not adequately light up your den, you could add a couple more, may be two or three for that added light and extra sporty feel.

Ball Holder/ Display 

This ball holder is a handy way of displaying your balls, whether you are into soccer, basketball or football.This is also another easy project that you can finish in a couple of hours.

Simply pick up a nice piece of wood, something that will look stylish in your cave; then, buy some triple-tonged handles and fix them onto the board.

Your balls should fit snuggly in the handles - making you the REAL court master , if you catch my drift! . Dont forget to click here:

Sports-Themed Bar 

Ask any man who has dreams of owning a man cave and they will tell you how much they just desire to have a sports bar of their own. Hanging out at the sports bar in your favorite venue is cool, but having your own bar where you can hang out with your boys is something that is utterly exciting.

So, go all out and pimp your own sports bar with your favorite team’s memorabilia from the bar stools and table down to the flooring. While you are at it, take a look at our write-up on bar ideas!

Indoor Putting Green 

There was a time, maybe a decade ago, when the idea of playing golf inside your house would sound outrageously crazy. Just thinking about the cost of building a golf course inside the house was enough to put off the regular Joe.

But, all that’s changed thanks to affordable, easy to assemble putting turfs. Whether you have plenty of space in your basement or you are working with a small space, you can now enjoy a game of golf with friends on those wintry days. Lay down a putting green in your den and you just might not get any work done!

Perfect Entertainment Center

What’s a sporty man cave without the complete entertainment center? It is not enough to just have a sports bar and a couple of framed memorabilia of your favorite sports team.

How will you watch your favorite games? A real man cave needs plush, comfortable seats plus a good home theater. What’s better than watching your favorite game while chilling out in your cushy recliner? Another idea is to have your recliners emblazoned with your favorite team's logo.

Sports-Themed Furniture 

If recliners are not your thing, why not have some of these unique and comfortable football themed benches. These are especially cool if you are looking to bring that casual, relaxed and whimsical atmosphere to your den.

Add a complementing table and you create a cozy hangout joint for you and the boys. If you'd rather get something similar to the awesome glove chair on the picture, take a look here!

Man Cave Gym

Who said you cannot go all out with your man cave? After all, it is your space. If you are a fitness freak, adding some gym equipment is the perfect way to spruce up your space.

Don’t forget to decorate with your favorite sports memorabilia and secure a place where you can chill and watch your favorite games. Talk about the ultimate manly experience. See also: Triathlete House-Gym

Framed Jerseys And Memorabilia

Framing and displaying memorabilia is a classic way to bring that sporty feel to your man cave. The best part is that you can preserve your keepsakes without breaking the bank or actually partaking in activities that can give you embarrassing sports injuries.

All you need is some good frames and in a couple of hours, you’ll be proud to display your treasured mementos.

Gaming Console

A sports-themed man cave is incomplete without a game console! If there is nothing particularly interesting to watch on TV, then a game console will be the perfect substitute and your pack of buddies will love you for it.

Just beware that once you start playing, it could get too sweet to stop. Check this one also: Portal To the Gaming World 


Sports-Themed Fridge

Since you have started with the sports theme in your man cave, why not go all out and even have a team-themed refrigerator?

This super classy fridge will add to your décor while keeping your beers cold, just as you like it. For man cave products just click here:

Dart Board

Darts is definitely a man's game. It involves skill, timing, and throwing sharp objects. What could be better?

Dart boards also are relatively inexpensive and come in every color combination imaginable—including officially licensed collegiate color schemes.

Pool Table

A not-so-inexpensive game addition to the ultimate man cave is the almighty pool table. Pool combines the best of drunken bar games and classy, up-scale room fixtures. 

And if you really want to impress your friends, some custom felt is the way to go.

Tips for Creating the Ultimate Man Cave

Since time began, men have needed personal places to relax, hide away from the world and have a drink or three.

And, while these first man caves were likely literal caves, gents-only spaces have evolved over time and are now filled with the most exciting gizmos and gadgets we can buy.

Here are ten of the best, and some top cave-creating tips that they can teach you

  • Make sure you Balance the Areas
If you want a central games table – be this table foosball, pool or even air hockey – then go right ahead. But don’t let that overwhelm the room.

Balance is key in a man cave, as it should be a room of many activities. Throw in a bar, a cinema, a sound system – you want options.

  • Show your Love for Sports

Your love for sports is often kept under check by your significant other, who’d rather buy nice curtains and throw cushions than team-branded wallpaper. 

Your man cave, however, gives you the option to show just how deeply you care for your favoured team – whilst creating an atmosphere and area where you can enjoy them winning.

  • Don't be Afraid Not To Go With a 'Theme' 
Framed photos of sportsmen and glowing signs are all well and good, but if you’re an understated person, don’t push your man cave to be something you’re not.

If you just want to enjoy a few drinks, watch television and occasionally entertain, keep it simple, chilled and include just touches of yourself in the decoration and furniture.

  • Don't be afraid to go gimmicky

We’d never condone putting a full-size Pac-Man machine in your living room, or tucking a pinball machinn your dining room, but the man cave is a place where you can let your wildest dreams run wild.

In fact, 75% of people want to do exactly that – so if you want to put a full-wall virtual reality golf simulator in your man cave, do it.

  • Adjoin your garage for extra space/sophistication
Man caves tend to be somewhere a little out of the way of your main house. Sometimes, this means converting the garage – but, if you’re lucky enough to have both, why not knock through and supersize your man cave, making your car a centerpiece of the whole space. Unless it’s an ageing Skoda, then probably best not…

  • Go big or Go Home
Clearly, at some point money will come into the construction of your man cave. But, if you have the funds to have some fun, then don’t hold back. Better install a full bowling alley into your basement than just move a sofa and flat screen television into your cellar. Have some ambition.

Don't be afraid to borrow your decor ideas Iconic bars and clubs around the world are iconic for good reason. So don’t be afraid to borrow ideas and designs from other establishments. Be that in colour scheme, furniture, or hanging a huge picture of Winston Churchill on the wall, you can’t go wrong if you follow in the footsteps of the professionals. Don't forget to click here:

  • Cinema screens are best when hidden 
Calling back to our very first point, if you do decide to install a cinema – which is a great idea – try to hide your screen away as best as possible.

You don’t want your entire man cave to look like a cinema the entire time, so maybe invest in a projector and a plain wall. A man cave should be a multipurpose room.

  • Pick your style and stick to your style 
As it’s just one room, you don’t want your man cave looking too patchwork. If some of your furniture is made out of a light oak, don’t buy a mahogany desk to go in the corner. 


Your room should feel like a united space, so approach design with an eye to make a room that is identifiably you – and in which everything matches. Check this article also: CUSTOMIZING A MAN'S CAVE


Why Every Man Needs His Own Cave. Let's Dive in Further

1 .Because every man needs a place to relax after a hard day

When stress builds up it can cause physical problems like high blood pressure or tension headaches. It can also lead to emotional problems like irritability or a quick temper, both of which can put strain on marriages and families.

A Man Cave offers a temporary get away from the pressures of work. It's a place to decompress and refill with emotional energy for a happy and healthy family life.

Having a place to temporarily escape will fight these stats

  • 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress
  • 73% of people regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress
  • 54% of people said stress has caused them to fight with people close to them

2. Because it gives him a place to display his memorabilia

    It's important to men to have a space that expresses their own individual tastes and personalities. It's psychologically healthy for guys to have a place to proudly display things that they find important, valuable, or interesting.

    Instead of keeping everything in a box that's pushed aside only to be found years later, having a place to decorate gives him the freedom to choose what goes up on the wall and what stays in the box. 

    “Space is very important for regulating emotions,” says Sam Gosling, a University of Texas at Austin psychology professor and published author. Gosling believes that space is a powerful mechanism for evoking emotions, and he’s seen firsthand how having your own space, decorated by you alone, can positively affect emotional well-being.

    Most displayed items:

    • Commercial neon signs
    • Framed sports jerseys
    • Baseball bats and balls
    • Military memorabilia
    • Model cars
    • Vintage arcade games
    • Pinball machines
    • Game or fish mounts

    3. Because you know his hunting and fishing equipment and gear is important to him

      Instead of keeping his hunting or fishing gear in a corner of the basement or the craw space of the garage or attic, give him space to properly organize and store his equipment.

      While it may look like a pile of junk to you, it's a hobby and recreational activity that gives him satisfaction and enjoy.

      Look beyond the junk and consider his needs. (Plus, relocating these items to a Man Cave may contain some of the fowl odors that come with the territory!)

      Top 5 health benefits of fishing:

      • Improves mental and physical well-being
      • Engages the shoulders, back, arms, core, and legs
      • Being outside in the sun supplies the body with essential vitamin D
      • Promotes relaxation
      • Bestows patience

      4. Because you know he loves watching sports with his friends

        A Man Cave gives your man a place to stretch out and watch the big game with his buddies.

        Giving them this space means that the family room is available and the TV won't be taken up for several hours on end while the game's on. It's a place to hang out and be loud without anyone else caring or judging.

        Top 8 most watched sports on TV:

        • Football
        • Baseball
        • Basketball
        • Ice Hockey
        • Soccer
        • Tennis
        • Golf
        • Wrestling

        5. Because a cave provides the space needed to work on projects

          Finding the right location for a Man Cave is key. Almost any space can accommodated a hobby or two. However, think about your man's specific hobbies and decide what's better - a backyard shed or garage, attic space, a dedicated portion of the basement, or a spare bed room. The point is, giving space to a man that he can use however he pleases is healthy and good for his mental and psychological well being. 

          Practical Man Cave uses:

          Why hobbies are good

          • They encourage taking a break
          • They make people happy
          • They provide an outlet for stress
          • They break up routine

          MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

          As with all home additions, there can be many factors to take into consideration to either add the space or convert existing space. Fortunately, with a man cave it’s usually about converting space that already has heating, ventilation, and air conditioning as well as electrical service. At that point, it’s all about fitting all aspects of your dream into the existing space.