You are an avid sports fan and your life revolves around your favorite teams and athletes. Decorating your living room to show off your team spirit and loyalty is a must. This can be fun and a perfect way to create a living space for you, your family and your guests to enjoy. Decorating a sports living room can be based on a favorite College or Professional sport, your favorite sports team or just an overall sports themed room where you can kick back, relax and enjoy the game with everyone while showing off your team spirit and loyalty.
You will first need to choose your wall décor whether it be paint or wall paper. Choose your main background color first. This color will set the ambiance of the room. If your decorating scheme is based on your favorite sports team, then the team’s colors would be the perfect choice. If your theme is your favorite sport or sports, then any bold or bright color would suffice for the background for your sports-themed living room. You can accent this main color with lighter complimentary or lighter or less bold/bright colors and with wall paper bordering.
You now need to add to this wall décor with sports memorabilia. You can use framed pictures and jerseys, poster, pennants, clock, mirrors and wall decals. These can be from either your favorite sports team or your favorite sport. You can also paint the walls with your favorite sports venue, a basketball hoop, a baseball diamond or a football field. You could also try to find a scoreboard clock or mirror. Each wall can be dedicated to a different topic. Also consider adding a curio or shelf where you can display trophies, replica baseball bats, hat, and helmets and other sports collectibles you may have.
Your next decorating decision is carpet. Choose with you sports-theme in mind. You get carpet in your favorite team’s colors or just use a bright/bold color with a sports team rug in the center. For added sports style, you can get carpet that looks like green turf or you can use wood flooring that would give the look and feel of a basketball court.
For furniture décor, choose pieces that compliment your sports theme. Add comfortable bean bag chairs and sports-themed throw blankets and pillows to your comfy sofa, couches and chairs. You can add sports-styled end tables and these can be used to hold you and your guest’s food and drinks. Most importantly, add a large flat screen television, 42′ or bigger, to the main wall of the living room and be sure that all furniture pieces have a clear view for watching the television.
And, don’t forget the lighting. Add sports-themed fans and table, floor and wall lamps. Choose lamps decorated in your favorite team’s colors and logos or with a generic sports-theme in mind. These lamps provide illuminating light while allowing you to display your team or sports spirit and loyalty.
If you have the extra room, you can add a sports bar with sports-themed stools on one side or in the corner of the room. A smaller flat screen television could be placed on the wall above the bar. The end result – a relaxing place for you, your family, and your guests to enjoy.
Shelley McCabe is the owner of http://www.sportsfanprolighting.com who is an avid sports fan and who knows the dramatic impact of picking the right lighting décor for your home or office.