As a hunter, you know it’s important to have the right gear and equipment in your “man cave.” Designing your man cave with hunting-specific items is essential for creating an atmosphere that will get you pumped up before heading out on a hunt.
It can also be an important place for you to retreat to after a hunt or to show friends and family trophies gained after years of hunting for sport.
If you’re looking for some ideas for your own man cave, read this blog post.
It will explain what type of gear can be added to the man cave design to reflect one’s personality or interests.
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Build shelves for all your gear and weapons
Gear and guns are important parts of a hunter’s activities. To illustrate this point, you should see the sales of gun safes in Australia; the numbers don’t lie. To ensure that these tools stay safe while not in use, you need to have shelves installed for them.
When buying a shelf, you should choose the one that will fit your guns perfectly and has good structural strength. It’s a good idea to go with wooden racks so as to allow air circulation around all objects stored on them. For example, an open rack made of thick wood can accommodate several rifles and guns (or even bows).
Decorate the wall behind the shelf using hunting-themed stickers
Everyone who keeps weapons at home knows how hard it is to find a place for everything. To avoid such problems, plan ahead — making sure that you have enough room for rifles and other gear before purchasing new items.
If you’re looking for man cave design ideas, here are some of the best ways to show off your love of hunting. From DIY deer or elk mounts to animal-themed decor, these tips will help you create a space that’s uniquely yours and fits with your lifestyle. What do you think? Do any of these designs resonate with you? Let us know which ones excite you in the comments below!
Installing a deer head
You know you’re in a hunter’s home when you see the deer’s head in the wall. The first step is to choose the place where you want to install a deer head. Then, you need to decide how high you want it. Most often, they are hung on the wall at eye level. It’s an easy process that will only require cutting a hole in the wall, setting up the hook, and putting it on. There are ready-made accessories for hanging deer heads, so you don’t have to do it yourself.
Some tips for hanging the deer head:
It’s important to understand that first, you need to find where your studs are located (you can do this with a simple stud finder or by knocking on the walls). Then mark them with a pencil and saw along these lines (if possible, use a jigsaw). If you plan to install the deer head outside, be sure that you will drill in the right place.
A good idea is to drill several holes for extra safety. Before setting up the hook, screw it into place and hang it from one of its ends to see whether there are any problems with stability. You have to put down hooks at least two inches wide. Bear in mind that the weight of a deer head can be quite substantial.
If there is no stud in one of the walls, you can use an L-shaped hanging bracket to attach the hook to the wall with screws (screws should not be visible and need to be covered by paint). Buying special hardware makes it possible to install a deer head on drywall or plasterboard without problem as well.
Adding hunting trophies to the walls
What is a hunter without his trophies? This is a question everyone asks. Some are traditionalists and hang deer antlers on the walls of their homes. Others prefer to use taxidermy items such as feathers, claws, or teeth instead.
To make interesting wall decorations, you need to choose unusual trophies and then decide how to display them. For example, you can put a black bear’s paw print in the center of the room or cut out a piece of forest fauna from tree bark and hang it with string, wire, or cable between two ceiling beams. You can also place antlers into corners of rooms so that they look like horns (they’ll fit right into Scandinavian interiors) or give sphere-shaped trophies an unusual form by turning them over a flame for some time. This will make a variegated pattern.
Put up a map of your favorite hunting grounds
Every hunter has a favorite spot. If you have been there and want to tell others about your experience, use maps to highlight wonderful places.
You can put up a map of the area on one of the walls of your man cave. You can also draw an exact map from memory to show new acquaintances where you have been hunting and hang that.
To make your map unique, add photos with information about animals that you shot at home (the heads can be hung separately). Another possibility is drawing arrows showing how many times you were successful at hitting certain targets.
Or you can simply paint specific spots yellow for those hunts when something unexpected happened and made the hunt less successful — therefore its impact was greater than expected. Some hunters even include tracks of all the animals they have been lucky enough to shoot.
Painting your wall camouflage colors
To highlight your love of sport and hunting, you can paint the walls in camouflage colors.
It’s a good idea to use bright tones that will bring sunlight into dark spaces (i.e., forest green, light, or olive khaki). Do not forget to include wooden furniture in this decoration concept — it will make living space warmer and add an element of comfort missing from most modern interior design styles.
This wall art option is quite versatile: it makes it easy to turn any room into a hunting den or, even better — a place where one can admire trophies without having them take up too much space
If you’re looking for man cave design ideas, here are some of the best ways to show off your love of hunting. From DIY deer to animal-themed decor, these tips will help you create a space that’s uniquely yours and fits with your lifestyle.