Once upon a time a true man cave was decorated simply, with cave paintings and the skin of a bear, wrestled into submission with your bare hands. Today, us gentlemen are a somewhat more civilised bunch, with watchwinders, reclining chairs, drinks cabinets, games stations and decadent rugs to match.
If you’re looking for a spot of interior décor to warm up your man pad this autumn, we’ve collected five of our favourite luxurious rugs for 2015, to make your man cave just a little bit cosier…
1. Icelandic Sheepskin Rug, (£79)
Not quite a bear skin, but still rugged – while offering luxurious softness in spades. Shaggier and longer wool than other sheep, Icelandic sheep are a rare breed which make for indulgent, undyed and eco-friendly rugs, perfect for warming up your interiors.
2. Large Guernsey Rug (£375)
Understated, simply yet ruggedly good-looking, this handmade rug has been made using a traditional pit loom and specially dyed yarns, designed to recreate the look of chunky knitwear and perfect for warming up even the coolest of man caves for winter.
Striking and graphic, this contemporary rug has been created to inject a playful dose of colour and texture into interiors, while also providing warmth with its shaggy wool surface. It’s ruddy lovely to walk on too.
4. Savine Rug (£1,195)
This hand-woven, pure wool rug is a true show stopper, with a modern tie-dyed design which gives a nod to both the current vogue for ombre and old photographic printing techniques. Contemporary and entirely original (no two Savine rugs are identical), this is a truly special rug for modern man caves.
Ethically made in Brazil from the finest leather, this is a statement rug with serious masculine grit – in fact, it’s the modern equivalent of that bear skin we were talking about. Purely natural, this rich, red cowhide rug makes a great focal point in any man cave.
Which is your favourite rug on our list? Perhaps you have a few picks of your own? Share them – and your thoughts – with other readers below.