Every great man cave has a theme. Guys usually dedicate their man caves to a sport or team, but that’s not a requirement. The only necessary part of a man cave is finding a theme that fits your identity. What better theme can you choose than your prized BMW sportscar? Here are five ideas for creating your BMW-themed man cave.
Find the Right Location
Several factors will determine your man cave’s location. First, your location should have an outdoor entrance/exit to ensure easy accessibility. Your choice should also have space for an open floor plan and many decorations. Your BMW man cave will likely have numerous accessories, and you want each one to have enough breathing room.
Most importantly, your space needs to be secluded. It should be in a low-traffic part of the house hidden from the outside world. Basements are the most popular rooms for this reason, but your property might have a different layout. You can also establish a man cave in these areas:
- Spare bedroom
Your theme will also impact your decision. A garage or shed might be perfect for a BMW man cave because those rooms are often associated with cars and mechanical work.
Install the Utilities
Before you add the BMW-related elements, you should first take care of the necessities. Check the room’s wiring and install a new electrical system if necessary. Plumbing isn’t essential, but you should get the bathroom out of the way so you can fully concentrate on the hangout area afterward.
You can simplify the building process by choosing a space with lighting and plumbing fixtures. Basements, spare bedrooms and other rooms attached to your home’s main structure might be more appealing for this reason.
Integrate the BMW Theme
With the barebones features out of the way, you can focus on integrating the BMW theme. The most important design aspect is the color scheme. A man cave’s color scheme gives the room a unique atmosphere that guests can distinguish from the rest of the house. It also ties the room’s various accessories together.
Your color scheme should match your BMW vehicle. In fact, your BMW should influence every visual feature. Incorporate your luxury car into your man cave through these features:
- Furniture: choose couches with a fabric and color that resembles your BMW’s interior. Metallic tables and chairs are also a nice touch.
- Decorations: fill up the empty space with pictures of your car, figurines and other BMW memorabilia.
- Wallpaper: paint your man cave’s walls with your car’s color(s) or add BMW wall decals.
- Lighting: choose dim ceiling light fixtures with LED bulbs to make your decorations stand out and create a relaxing atmosphere. Cars look the most visually appealing under soft sunrise and sunset lighting, so you want to replicate that as closely as possible.
Man caves with other themes like sports and gaming can be more spontaneous with their designs, but your BMW man cave should be the opposite. Your room should invoke symmetry, class and luxury – the defining characteristics of the BMW brand.
Get an Immersive Display and Sound System
Your man cave’s TV should be large enough for viewers to see everything from a distance. However, you also need to provide sufficient spacing between the TV and the closest seating. Based on these factors, you can choose between a regular flatscreen TV or an overhead projector. A projector is a great option if your room has a long blank wall and doesn’t have enough space for a large docking station.
The display should have high definition and a powerful accompanying sound system. Consider installing a surround sound system or station some heavy-duty speakers in the room’s corners. Your man cave’s occupants should be able to fully immerse themselves in the room’s sights and sounds.
Include a Bar Section
A bar section is a staple of many man caves. It’s a natural catalyst for get-togethers, provides additional seating and creates new decorating opportunities:
- Match the bar and barstools with your BMW.
- Add BMW-themed decorations to the wall behind the bar.
- Provide ingredients for car-themed cocktails.
A bar adds a layer of sophistication to your man cave. It tells guests that you like to have a good time in a controlled environment surrounded by peers. A BMW man cave isn’t a place for childish activities. It should be a place for dignified leisure that only adults can appreciate.
Put Your BMW on Display
Your luxury BMW deserves a lot of attention, but it can only get so much on the road. A BMW-themed man cave is a great way to pay tribute to your prized vehicle. As you draw a blueprint for your man cave, remember the five details we discussed so you can create a well-rounded hangout space that’s both comfortable and classy – just like your BMW.