Many men have dreamed about having a hunting room filled with leather furniture and ancient books that smell faintly of the many cigars smoked during long diatribes about your time stalking the great big cats of the world told under the gaze of the lion you bagged whose head now hangs over your fireplace mantles.
Maybe that was just me. Either way, we could all use a bit more class in our lives and the hunting room or “den” is the classiest room in the house.
Start with walls. I’m not talking about getting taxidermies of animals and fish from your conquests. I’m talking about the color. A den shouldn’t have off white eggshell walls. You need something that radiates warmth and royalty. A vermillion hue of some kind or perhaps a royal blue would work beautifully for your hunting room walls.
Next is the fireplace mantle. What’s that? You don’t have a fireplace mantle? What kind of hovel do you live in, dear boy? The fireplace is the centerpiece of any good hunting room or den and the mantle is the ideal area to display your trophies from your days at Uni.
If you don’t have a fireplace then “fake it until you make it!”. Get a realisticfaux fireplace and build a fireplace mantle around it. You should havelearned a bit of woodwork in your life. If not, there is no time to learn like the present. Also, it gives you another shelf on which to display items from your conquests and endeavors…..see already your hunting room is coming together!.
Get a billiards table
Billiards is the game of kings and you should be the king of your hunting room. When I was gallivanting around France, I spent time in many days exploring the chateaus. A chateau may have had beautiful, 4 pillar beds and gilded dining table but if there was a billiards table inside, that is where my interest went. Don’t be cheap. Buy something worth bragging about to your fellow and compatriots!.