#3 T-shirts & Jerseys and #4 Record Albums
As mentioned in Part 1, it’s important for a ‘man cave’ to have personality. It should remind you of the man who uses the room, and it should be decorated with things he loves. So that when he walks in he feels happy and relaxed.
3. COLLECTABLE JERSEYS OR T-SHIRTS – These make for great visual interest in a man cave. You can purchase display cases similar to shadow boxes from your local craft store. The shirts look neat and well organized when displayed in a glass case. If you want to do something a little more unusual, cut the jersey or t-shirt to size and make throw pillows for the couch or chair. Just make sure to check with the ‘man of the cave’ first. He might not be keen on your desire to cut up the jerseys. If, however, he doesn’t care, the pillows will look fantastic in his room.
4. RECORD COLLECTION – The days when turn-tables ruled the realm of music may be long gone, but many music lovers still own their cherished record collection. When it comes to decorating a man cave, old albums are a wellspring of inspiration. One of the simplest ways to go about it is to purchase display cases at the local craft store. They come in various sizes. You can display just one, or you can buy a case that allows room for both the record and the jacket. If you also have a photo or autograph of the artist or band, use it to personalize the display. Another less expensive option is to hang the records using nails that have large heads. Use a tape measure to mark off a line by which then can be aligned. It can go straight across horizontally or vertically, or you can create a unique configuration. Hang two nails equidistant from each other, and don’t hammer them all the way in. Leave a space between the nail and the wall wide enough for the record to slip in between. Another option is to use plate stands if you have a lot of shelving. Buy the little stands that are intended to display decorative plates. Prop the record album on the stand, and arrange them side by side along shelves until the shelves are full, or display just the favorites.