There comes a time in every man’s life when he needs to make his place look more, y'know, adult. Less "fifth-year senior," more "grown-ass man with a savings account."

But you don’t have to break up with Ikea forever or spend your entire paycheck on new furniture. We’re just talking about a few updates to declutter, add a little personality, and show anyone you bring over—party guests, the gorgeous woman from the bar, that gorgeous woman's parents—that you're the kind of guy who takes himself seriously enough to build a nice pad for himself.

So: Give your ratty old couch to your cousin and toss out the area rug that your ex-girlfriend’s Shih Tzu peed on. It’s time to give your man cave the swagger it deserves.