Even before 2020 forced people to stay home, working from home was becoming more common. Like your man cave, your home office should be a space that you don’t have to share with anyone else. If you don’t have a spare room for your office, your man cave is a great place to set up shop. It sure beats working from your living room.
Creating a man cave office is about keeping all the favorite parts of your man cave while incorporating the furniture, supplies, and equipment that allow you to work from home. Just because you are moving your office into your man cave doesn’t mean it has to be a work themed man cave.
If you are interested in working from your man cave, check out these 24 man cave office ideas with pictures. From entire man cave design ideas to ideas for extra storage space, to little trinkets that make great additions to your home office, we have it covered.
1. Star Wars Home Office
Also featured in our Star Wars man cave article, this home office in a galaxy far far away is the apex of man cave offices. From a custom made desk, to an Italian rocker chair that could be straight out of the movies, to the floor slabs that were custom cut to mirror the chess table on the Millennium Falcon, everything in this home office makes it one of a kind.
This is a great example of a man cave office that seamlessly combines the two into one. It is equal parts work and play at the same time.
2. Darth Vader Pen Holder
If you like Star Wars, but you’re not into it quite as much as the guy above, a Darth Vader pen holder may be more your speed. Never lose another pen and feel like a Dark Lord every time you have to write something down.
3. Music Themed Home Office
This music themed home office in Los Angeles looks like it could be a man cave. Judging by the framed records hanging on the wall, they probably work in the music industry. But even if you don’t, hanging records on the wall is a great way to add some flair to your man cave.
4. Wall Mounted Fold Up Desk
If you want to be able to forget about work at the end of the day and just relax, a wall mounted fold up desk is perfect. You can easily fold out the desk each workday and fold it back up at the end of the day to forget about work. This is especially useful if your man cave is in a small room.
One caveat – the fold up desk is really only a good option if you work from a laptop. Setting up and taking down a desktop computer every day seems like too much work.
5. The Ultimate Multi-Purpose Man Cave
This eclectic home office in Omaha has a little bit of everything. In addition to a nice big desk to get work done, there’s also fitness equipment, sports memorabilia, arcade games, and a flat screen TV. This is a great example of incorporating a workspace into a man cave.
6. Let In Natural Light
If possible, you definitely want to have natural light in your home office. According to Harvard Business Review, 47% of employees admit they feel tired or very tired from the absence of natural light or a window at their office. One of the many perks of working from home is that you get to decide where your office is located. If for some reason you’re unable to work in a room with windows, you can try daylight light bulbs that mimic the sun’s natural light.
7. Move Your Office Outside
What better way to get more natural light than working outside? You’re not tied to your cubicle like you are in a corporate office. If your man cave office doesn’t have windows, take full advantage of working from home by working outside for a few hours.
8. DIY Hidden Printer Storage Desk
Another good idea for a small space is this desk has a built in cabinet that hides your printer when it’s not in use. Learn more about the desk from self-taught carpenter Jen Woodhouse. There you will also find a link to download the full building plans that you can use to build one for yourself.
Be sure to check out #20 on the list for the ultimate hidden storage idea.
9. Billiards, Table Tennis, Dining Table Combo
The Atomic 7′ Hampton 3-in-1 Combination Table includes billiards, table tennis, and a dining table with dual storage bench seating all in one. There’s a good chance that you’re working at your dining room table when you work from home. Why not get one that converts into a pool table or ping pong table when 5 o’clock rolls around? Who says your office can’t also be a game room?
For more multi-game tables check out our article on the best multi-game tables for your man cave.
10. Rustic Wood Home Office
Put away your comic books and neon signs for this one. The rustic look of this home office just screams manly. I doubt there are video games being played in this guy’s office. If you have the space to pull it off, the all wood look including wood paneling on the ceiling is stunning and would give your home office a relaxing cabin feel.
11. Home Theater Office
Even if your man cave is a home theater, it can still double as your home office. With a big counter in the back of the room, this home theater in Virginia looks like the perfect quiet place to get some work done.
12. Steampunk Desk Lamp
Replace your boring desk lamp with this steampunk desk lamp. While the lamp has an old industrial style look, it also has type-C and USB ports to keep your modern devices charged. The vintage style desk lamp is meant to be used with Edison light bulbs and has 3 level brightness touch controls.
For more lighting ideas check out 25 Unique Man Cave Lighting Ideas with Pictures.
13. Under Desk Walking Treadmill
One of the many advantages of working from home is that you get to do things that you would never be able to do in a office setting. While I’m sure that it’s acceptable at some Silicon Valley startups, under desk walking treadmills are not typically something that would be allowed at your cubicle. Walking treadmills let you burn some calories while you get your work done.
If you need more of a workout, check out our guide to building a home gym and get a full workout in during your lunch break.
14. Mini Bar or Liquor Cabinet
In movies and TV all the hotshot lawyers and executives seem to have mini bars in their offices. For 99% of us, that’s never going to be a reality. But when your office is in your man cave, it almost seems wrong not to have a place to store alcohol. Whether you drink beer, wine, or whiskey having a mini bar in your office actually makes it more classy… according to TV at least. This globe wine and liquor stand adds a little style as well. It’s like having your very own home bar right in your office.
15. Hand-Carved Solid Mahogany Throne Chair
Sure you could run down to Walmart and get a cheap office chair, but what fun is that? This Hand-Carved Solid Mahogany Throne Chair is sure to turn some heads on the dozens of Zoom calls you’re forced to sit through each week. Don’t sit in a boring office chair, sit in a chair fit for a king.
16. Highly Carved Mahogany Executive Pedestal Desk
If you opt for the throne, you don’t want to be sitting behind a folding table. Get yourself a matching desk like this Highly Carved Mahogany Executive Pedestal Desk available for just $76,600!!!
But seriously, if you want a nice piece of furniture take a look online at eBay, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace. Or by going to estate sales, flea markets, and thrift shops. These places all have furniture that people are just looking to get rid of and you can find some really good deals on comfortable chairs and more practical desks from time to time.
17. Custom Wall Mural
What’s in the background of a person’s Zoom calls can say a lot about them. Stand out from everyone else and get a custom painted wall mural for your man cave that can double as your backdrop on work calls. If you own your own business, you can get your company logo painted on the wall. The awesome space mural below was created by Salcreations. Follow salcreations16 on Instagram for more ideas.
18. Victrola Bluetooth Record Player
Another advantage of not working in the office is you don’t have to wear your headphones to listen to music. Enjoy your favorite music while you work with this Victrola Bluetooth Record Player. This 6-in-1 device lets you play vinyl records, CDs, tapes, wirelessly play music from your Bluetooth enabled device, and has a built in AM/FM radio.
19. Built In Book Shelves
If you are going for a traditional den or study look for your man cave office, built in bookshelves are a great idea. They are also a great way to display your favorite books and collectibles.
20. Hidden Bookshelf Door
If you’re going to have built in bookshelves, you should probably have a hidden door. Depending on what your setup is like, you may be able to have the door open to a whole new secret room – maybe your very own Batcave. But if you don’t have the space, it still makes a cool secret storage compartment.
If you have a little bit of DIY ingenuity, you can make one yourself. You can use the InvisiDoor Hinge Hardware Kit to build hidden bookshelf doors.
21. Work From Your Couch
If you have to work all day, you might as well be comfortable. This lift-top coffee table extends over your lap so you can work from the comfort of your couch. Open shelves and a compartment under the table-top give you additional storage.
22. Build Your Own Stonehenge
Bored sitting at home all day listening to meetings about TPS reports? Kill some time by building your own Stonehenge replica on your desk. While the construction of the actual monument spanned millennia, yours can be ready to go in a few minutes (and without any extraterrestrial help).
23. Dwight Schrute Motivational Quote Poster
You are going to face some tough times at work. Let this Dwight Schrute motivational quote poster help you get through them. This poster makes the perfect addition to a man cave office for fans of The Office.
“I am ready to face any challenges that might be foolish enough to face me.” – Dwight
24. The Dude Buddha Statue
Work can be stressful. Take a cue from The Dude and relax. The Dude Buddha Statue is a perfect man cave office decoration for fans of the 1998 cult classic movie The Big Lebowski. When you are looking for man cave decor, The Dude definitely fits the bill. The 3D printed statue is available in sizes from 2 inches to 12 inches, so you can keep it on your desk to remind yourself to let go of the stresses of work.
Man Cave Office Ideas
It looks like remote work is here to stay for some. If you are thinking about setting up your office in your own man cave or anywhere else in your house, hopefully, you were able to get a few ideas on how to make your personal space better.
While an office was probably originally not part of the man cave of your dreams, it may actually be the perfect place to have your own space while you work. If done the right way it can significantly improve the experience of working from home without taking anything away from the enjoyment you get out of your man cave.
Whether you plan on dedicating the entire room to office space or are just looking for the perfect spot to put your desk, you can create your work environment to suit your own personal taste. Just make sure you don’t have that Sports Illustrated swimsuit model poster in the background of your Zoom meetings.