Game Room Decor and Furniture For Your Man Cave

So you’re building up your man-cave, huh? Like Sam Adams beer, this is always a good decision: every slightly-educated human male is aware that a dedicated area of the home designed specifically for him is essential to a man’s happiness…. as essential as poker, Sportscenter, and chicks in bikinis.

And while one of the man-caves specific purposes is to play the role of “Fortress of Solitude,” it’s also intended to be the ideal hang-out for you and all your other poker-playing, beer-drinking, Sportscenter-watching buddies.

The only problem? Each one of these poker-playing, beer-drinking, Sportscenter-watching buddies has a man-cave of their own. So you’ll need the top game room decor and supplies in order to make your man-cave better than the rest.

First step: Television. BIG television. In those horrible years called the 90’s, when a big-screen TV had a caboose the size of a Volkswagon, the options of where and how big your television would be were limited, and sometimes dictated, by the architecture of your room. With flat-screens the norm these days, you can hang a High-Definition screen almost any place.

No matter what goes on in your man-cave or what the situation, the activity in the room will always flow around the television. Picking the right one, as well as the right location for it, is brutally essential.

(On a different note, don’t spring the extra dough for 3-D channels. Avatar might have been cool, but you and all your friends sitting in the basement wearing goofy glasses is not.)

Once you’ve got the television in place, you should probably add a couple gaming tables. The ideal one is poker, since it’s a group activity. Ping pong tables, pinball machines, air hockey, foosball… all fun games, and certainly worth looking into. But Poker can encompass the largest amount of players at once, and isn’t that the point?

While you’re at it, pick up a custom poker chip set, some fancy new card decks, and any other poker table supplies you may need. The more professional your supplies, the more professional your game… and the more your friends will want to be included.

Folding chairs for the poker table is perfect. They’re easy to move and adjust, which is important when there isn’t enough room on your couch (Did we not mention the couch? Yeah, you’re gonna need a couch. A BIG, comfy couch).

There’s also the issue of art. After all, just because we are men, doesn’t make us savages. We deserve a little bit of class, and some tasteful, tactful art on the wall can be just the thing.

Most guys will go straight for a centerfold cut-out of their favorite supermodel. This is a classic mistake. Remember, you’re just a share-cropper…. using the bit of land generously given to you by the true Master of the Land (i.e. your wife or girlfriend). And “The Boss” may not be too happy seeing life-sized photos of gorgeous girls in tiny tops draped around the wall.

A good substitute when looking for ‘art’ to act as game room decor for your man-cave is signed sports memorabilia. Just putting up a pennant or poster seems childish. But if you’ve got an autograph on it, that not only ups the amount of class, it adds a conversation piece you can stick your chest out and boast about…. All while keeping the true Master happy.

Also, fluorescent signs from beer companies are always cool… but a little overused. That bright-green Heineken sign you’ve had since High School looked pretty sick in your dorm room, but now it’s just too bright, too annoying, and too often seen in other places. Buy something original, won’t you?

Choosing a Design Theme For Your Little Girls Room

In order to create a very attractive room, little girls usually prefer to have a theme that they are interested in. More often than not, these room themes are based on their interests such as fairy tales, cartoon characters, or the latest toys that they love to play with so much.

Of course the theme is not limited to these themes alone. When it comes to girls’ bedroom design,you have thousands of themes that you and your little girl could choose from. The pink princess theme is one of the most popular choices among little girls and even teens when it comes to their bedroom. Most young girls dream of being a princess and decorating their room in this manner is quite popular. This allows them the chance to feel like royalty without leaving her own bedroom. Buy bedding sets that has a tiara designs on them as well as clocks and other room decor that have princess-inspired designs as well. Looking for accessories for this particular theme is not hard at all as there are tons of items that are available through online stores that would complete and compliment the bedroom of your little princess. Try to add some vintage-like accessories to add flair to your princess’ room as well.

Aside from the princess themed rooms, you can decorate your daughters room with flowers, shapes, or little cute animals or of course, cartoon characters. Animals are one of the most popular themes chosen by most parents for a bedroom theme since the decorations, the bedding, and other accessories are not hard to find. Aside from that, items with these designs are often inexpensive as well, which in these tough financial times is certainly a thought.

As for lighting, Children’s light fixtures can be found in vibrant colors or in elegant designs depending on the theme that your little girl desires. Of course you can buy wall and ceiling mounted children’s light fixtures that have flowered designs, which are appealing and popular as well. Keep in mind though that if you want to incorporate popular cartoon characters on light fixtures or table top lamps or other room decor, be prepared to pay a little more since these can be a little more expensive in some cases.

Easy Nursery Room Decorating Ideas

The number of baby room decorating ideas is limitless owing to the varied items that are available for expecting parents to utilize. Consequently, decorating a baby’s nursery has more to do with decreasing your options than you having to come up with ideas on your own.

All decorating starts with an overall theme and a nursery room is not an exception to this rule. Once you have decided on a theme then you can expand your decorating from there.

When choosing your theme for your baby’s room start by thinking of ideas that you find to your liking and that you feel the baby will enjoy. Babies start learning from the time you bring them home until their teenage years, when they forget everything that has been taught them. So their first room should be interesting and fun to look at from a baby’s viewpoint.

Your theme could be anything from butterflies, flowers, popular characters, teddy bears, stars… Whatever the theme, start with the wall color.

Traditionally wall color is blue for boys and pink for girls- but today’s parents like to think outside the box. Why not go with other pastel colors that will be soothing and warm. Greens, greys, and even browns can be really nice in a nursery. You will want to add eye-catching pictures or wall murals as well. Keep it light and bright but not too busy or patterned as you don’t want harsh contrasts for a baby’s first room. They can be too stimulating.

Furniture is another important part of any nursery. A crib is a must of course, but for a newborn a bassinet isn’t a necessity. If you don’t have a lot of space in the nursery then choose a dresser whose top can double as a changing table. A rocker is a nice item to have for those fussy nights and those so few quiet times.

There is so much to choose from that it can be overwhelming, but think of the theme when choosing and also versatility of the furniture. Can the crib be converted into a toddler bed? Can the dresser/changing table be used later? Furniture is expensive and children grow fast, so make the most out of what you buy.

Most people don’t think about the floor of a nursery when decorating, but this is an important part of any nursery remodel. They give the room a finished look. Whether you choose carpeting or wood make sure it is something that will last. Wood is a good material of choice because of the ease of cleanup of those little accidents.

One of the most fun items for any nursery for an expectant parent to choose is the bedding. The colors, the patterns, add to the overall theme of the room. Be sure to choose good quality and machine washable.

The only other item you will need for the baby’s room is a teddy bear!