Can This "Man Cave" Become Cottage Chic?

Can This "Man Cave" Become Cottage Chic?

Regina Yunghans
Jun 23, 2014
(Image credit: BWing001)

Q: I just purchased a 1950s home that is my perfect cottage chic dream home in every way — except for this "man cave" addition that the previous homeowners added off the back of the house. The rest of the house is period perfect, with charming 1950s details, which makes the back room stand out like a sore thumb. I am a first time homeowner with a limited budget, which means that the changes to the room need to be wallet-friendly.

(Image credit: BWing001)

I have considered painting the whole thing white to lighten up the space, but it would be an expensive job because of all the paneling (the walls and ceiling are real pine — not veneer) and it would require quite a bit of labor. Also, the wood is very good quality and it would be a shame to hide it like that. Can you think of anything (short of painting) that would make this room less "man cave" and more "cottage chic"?

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