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Medieval Man Cave

Make Your Man Cave Medieval

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Ah, the medieval period. A time period the spanned from the late 5th to the late 15th centuries that included violent revolutions, gruesome punishment, feasting, and of course, Knights and Princesses. Who wouldn’t want to go back to that free-wheeling time period. That is, if you had the DeLorean Time Machine and Dr. Emmett Brown to send you back in time…

Okay, so maybe the odds on getting flogged during medieval times for taking something that didn’t belong to you were quite high. Still, it’s one of the more popular time periods in pop culture. Books, movies, video games, and much more. And even Renaissance Fairs. We’re sure you’ve been to one. Right? Hey, it’s not Mardi Gras but it’s fun enough. And you can dress up. Yes, it does involve drinking. Okay, full disclosure, we’ve never been to a Renaissance fair. But, we mean, take a look at this excitement at the largest Renaissance festival in Texas…

Yeah, we know, you want to add this to your bucket list. And c’mon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was set in medieval times. You remember the Trojan Rabbit scene…

Oh, and we recommend visiting the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament establishment, which is in numerous locations throughout the country, including Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, and Buena Park, CA. Yes, it’s indoors, and you can enjoy a feast while you watch some jousting…

So, how would you make your Man Cave Medieval? Well, you can actually turn your basement into a medieval tavern such as this…

Medieval Tavern

But that would require an abundance of cut stone, and large columns of aged or distressed wood. And we think the easier, more efficient, and far less costly way is to simply add medieval furniture décor throughout your Man Cave. You know, to provide a medieval theme to your Man Cave, and if your considering other themes, read our article on 5 Themes to Consider for Your Man Cave. Okay, back to the medieval theme. Yes, you can still paint your Man Cave a dark, dreary color to give it that dungeon-like feel, and also add some Wooden Barrel Tables, stools and chairs. And you can even put in a stone floor at an affordable cost.

But again, you can just simply add medieval furniture and décor to your Man Cave to give it that medieval elegance.

Medieval Furniture

For starters, you will need a medieval bar. And unless you and your contractor plan to build one, it may be best to simply purchase a home bar that will provide a rustic medieval flavor to your Man Cave, such as this Farmhouse Wood Bar Unit…

Farmhouse Bar Unit

It’s a fairly inexpensive medium brown wood Home Bar for your Man Cave. As explained, “You’ll be the center of attention when you step behind this gorgeous, farmhouse bar unit. With multiple storage compartments, a convenient stemware rack, and additional storage for wine bottles, it’s is ideal for gatherings of all sizes and occasions.” In lieu of a home bar, you can also take a look at the Counter Height Pub Table for a rustic, medieval addition to your Man Cave…

counter height pub table

This should seat up to five, which would provide plenty of additional seating for your Medieval Man Cave. And, according to the description, this beautiful counter height pub table is “dominating on its own with distressed walnut, trimmed with brown metal, studded detailing around the top, and foot rest surrounding the bottom.” Oh, and this particular stool could serve as a stool from the Middle Ages…

Bar Stool

Okay, they probably didn’t have stools that swiveled during the medieval times. But who cares. We mean, they didn’t have televisions back then either and for sure you’re going to have a minimum of one television in your Medieval Man Cave.

And you can combine the home or bar table with this breakfast nook that “has been skillfully crafted with mahogany solids that accentuate its beauty,” and which will definitely turn your Man Cave into more of a medieval tavern…

Breakfast Nook

What else as far as furniture? Well, how about this solid mahogany English gothic refectory high table, which echoes the dignity of its predecessors employed by the lord of the castle for noble meals, manor business and to administer justice to the people. We’re certain would fit in with the medieval motif of your Man Cave…

English Gothic Refectory High Table

You can also add a few of these bookshelves to display your medieval art collection, if you have one, or you can always start a new hobby. Or, you can simply display your beer can collection, though beer cans were not in existence during the middle ages as beer was generally stored in wooden casks…

Wooden Bookshelves

Now you’ll need a piece of medieval furniture to store your liquor and other Man Cave necessities. How about this Acadia Barley Twist Gothic Buffet. It was created at a time when the mystery and romance of the gothic renaissance period became a source of inspiration for craftsmen and artists. Though your eye will likely notice the barley twist columns and gloriously carved foliate panels in the double doors, this solid mahogany masterpiece opens to reveal functional storage. For your liquor, of course. Or other things. There’s ample storage

Design Toscano Acadia Barley Twist Gothic Buffet

Otherwise, you can consider the Antoinette Brown Buffet, which is beautifully crafted from mahogany and cherry veneers with a hand-planed surface and hand carved edges. It has a distressed finish, giving it the look and feel of an antique. The rich hand carved details add sophistication and the buffet and hutch give it that extra touch of class for your medieval Man Cave.

Finally, how about this beautiful gothic bench for your medieval Man Cave? The solid mahogany construction has gothic style quatrefoil carvings along the back and a distinctive linen fold-style hand carving along its front. This extraordinary medieval bench is an enviable work of furniture art sure to find a place in your basement haven.

medieval cherry bench

You can also take a look at the stunning Medieval Monk Bench. Clergy members used it to store vestments before the advent of closets. It’s both stylish and functional, this high-back bench with carved panels will provide deep storage for items such as fine linens, books or treasures from a bygone era. Take a look.

Okay, now what about seating in your Medieval Man Cave. Well, it appears that wooden stools and wooden benches were the predominant form of seating in the medieval taverns. Yes, comfortable seating was not at a premium during this period. Hey, if you could go back to the Middle Ages and introduce the reclining leather chair, you’d be a wealthy person. Back on topic. You don’t want rickety old wooden stools for your Man Cave unless, of course, they have comfortable cushions. Still, you want to impress your friends, and what better way to do so with the Lord Raffles Lion Throne Chair, which comes with an optional ottoman stool…

Lord Raffles Throne Chair

Okay, imagine the look on the faces of your buddies when they show up to your Man Cave and see you sitting in this chair. For once and for all, show your buddies who wears the pants in your relationship. It’s hand-carved solid mahogany and “each piece is hand-upholstered by Toscano craftsmen.” Hey, we want to know how you become a Toscano craftsmen.  And this beauty is almost 70 inches tall. That’s, uh, five feet and eight inches, which is pretty high for a chair. But hey, the owner of the Man Cave should have the tallest chair in the room, and it should be the centerpiece. Maybe even build a platform for this directly in the middle of your Man Cave. Okay, nobody sitting behind you will be able to see the television, but does that matter.

Or, if you want to spend less but maintain that royal appearance without dominating your Man Cave, then consider this pair of Versailles Arm Chairs…

Versailles Arm Chair

Ah, and what about lighting, or lack of lighting. In the medieval times, everything appeared dark and dreary with the primary source of lighting consisting of large central fireplaces, candles, rush lights, flaming torches or lanterns. But you don’t want your primary source to be something that could potentially burn down your house. Rather, we have electricity these days, and this rustic wooden chandelier would fit in to your medieval theme…

Hanging Chandelier

Or “this rustic farmhouse chandelier creates a sense of pristine elegance to…” your medieval Man Cave…

Hanging Rustic Pendant Light

Or this Vintage Industrial Chandelier, which will definitely fit the medieval theme in your Man Cave. And if you need additional lighting for your Man Cave, then consider this Medieval Kneeling Knight of Chivalry Suit of Armor Knighthood Ceremony Side Table Lamp Statue, which will add a medieval touch and, as described, “This chivalrous knight kneels on one knee waiting to be dubbed with honor…”  

Knight Lamp

Or how about this electric wall sconce. Perched atop the crumbling stone turret of his castles lair, this fearsome dragon is ready to take flight! You can recreate the look of dragon-slaying knights of old when you install several of these sconces on your Man Cave walls.

Finally, as for furniture, what about this cool-looking subservient dragon glass-top sculptural table…

Dragon Glass-Topped Sculptural Table

Okay, you may not necessarily find this table in an actual medieval tavern, but it sure as heck will look good in your Man Cave. As described, “this dragon statue gets down on bended knee to become one of the most awesome tables your guests have ever seen!” You can also consider the Gothic Dragon Sculptural Coffee Table or the  Gothic Dragon Sculptural Side Table. 

Medieval Decor

In addition to furniture, you can look to add décor to make your Man Cave medieval. And what’s the first piece of medieval décor that your Man Cave needs? Well, a Knight in Armor protecting your Man Cave, of course…

This Knight stands 6 feet tall, and embodies the chivalry of the Renaissance and the ancient art of armor. And if you want to a less expensive and smaller Knight to protect your Man Cave, then consider this King’s Guard Medieval Half Scale Knight Statute, because, as described, “If you are the “king of your castle” then you need a royal guard! Place a pair of these valiant knights in their shining suits of armor to flank the entrance of your home…”

Half Scale Medieval Knight

Yes, a pair of these will sufficiently provide medievalism to your Man Cave and “At more than 3 feet tall, this incredibly detailed, museum replica guards sword and suit of armor, including chest plate emblazoned with sculpted heraldic lions, will be the focal point of your Medieval collection.”

Now you need to adorn your Man Cave walls with medieval décor, and we suggest this Celtic Warrior Cross Shield, which is A replica of the legendary high cross shield of faith that Celtic warriors carried into battle!”

Celtic Cross Warriors Shield

This “is a replica of the legendary high cross shield of faith that Celtic warriors carried into battle!” and this would be a perfect addition for that medieval theme. But even if you’re not, this “wall art stands alone or anchors a decor collection of Medieval artifacts or Irish Celtic crosses.”  And it’s a “foot-and-a-half tall replica is hand-painted one piece at a time with an antiqued emerald green and faux metal hue.”

You can also consider this Royal Lions Coat of Arms Wall Sculpture for your Medieval Man Cave, as it will provide “a rich heritage with a pair of lion-headed mythological beasts flanking a lion shield and the majestic crown of the royal family.”

Royal Lions Coat of Arms Wall Sculpture

This is “painstakingly hand painted in antique gold against a field of sea mist green.” Hey, it would look impressive hanging from one of your walls. Or how about this Royal Lion Coat of Arms, features a ferocious lion-headed mythological beast in the center of the shield and a majestic crown of the royal family above it. Otherwise, you can also  consider this Medieval Knight Royal Arms of England Three Lions Shield. Why? Because Medieval knighthood is a major title to have in the age of kings. This shield resembles that of the Royal Arms Of England banner. It is a beautiful sculpture that brings the medieval times’ rich past to our time on resin medium. It is expertly hand painted and polished, making this shield a must have for your Man Cave!

Now if you didn’t want to have a full or half-sized Knight in Armor protecting your Man Cave, you can simply add this Battle Armor Medieval Wall Sculpture, which can be in addition to the Knight in Armor…

battle armor medieval wall sculpture

As described, this “Medieval wall sculpture boasts intricate details and gothic and Celtic designs. Turn your home into a castle with this symbol of prestige and affluence.”  Well, you can simply turn your Man Cave into a “symbol of prestige and affluence.” Or you can just hang a fake degree from an Ivy League college, which would also provide a “symbol of prestige and affluence.” But you’d rather have this in your Man Cave. Oh, and the swords are removable but there display swords so don’t start challenging your buddies to a dual or match or whatever they call a sword fight. Especially after a long-day of consuming alcoholic beverages. You can also consider this Medieval Kingdom Knight Coat of Arms Wall Sculpture, which would provide a little more color to your Medieval Man Cave…

Medieval Kingdom Knight Coat of Arms Wall Sculpture

Lastly, you’ll need at least one goblet as part of your Medieval Man Cave barware, and you can drink out of this medieval goblet while “watching a medieval TV movie novel or during a game night themed party. Your chivalry will be awakened!”

Medieval Armor Knight Goblet

Uh, we think you would be fine drinking beer out of this goblet while you simply watch football unless you want to start up a weekly Dungeons and Dragons game with your friends. And you can also add a few of this Wood Beer Mugs that will allow you to “take a dip into the Middle Ages without getting off the couch.” Well, we like that and believe that this is a must for your Medieval Man Cave…

Wooden Beer Mugs

As described, drinking out of these Wood Beer Mugs will be enjoyed by “all enthusiasts of beer along with fans of football or soccer; medieval fantasy novels and roleplaying games; or just lovers of renaissance stylish.”

Final Thoughts

We don’t think it’s necessary to create or transform your entire basement into a Medieval Man Cave unless you’re a history buff that is fanatical about the Middle Ages. Still, you can simply add certain medieval elements with  products and decor to create that atmosphere that your family and friends are entering a different time period once they step into your Man Cave. So, enjoy searching for medieval items to add to your safe haven. We see no reason to go all medieval at once, rather medieval Man Cave products can be accumulated over time, like about about a thousand years or the length of the Middle Ages.

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