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Interior Design for the Sports Lover

(ARA) – Do you have a basement room, workout room, bar area or bonus room that you need to decorate? If you or your family find themselves in front of the TV with eyes peeled on the big game or enthusiastically cheering every time you can score tickets, a sports theme is perfect for you in these types of extra rooms.

With the trend of sports decor becoming a mainstream choice throughout homes, decorating options are endless. Sports themes can range from fun and over-the-top to subtle and tasteful integrations depending on what the homeowner likes. Here are some ideas about where to start.

1) From the ground up

Flooring is the perfect spot to start when integrating a sporting theme into a room. A wood floor can give the feeling of a basketball court or green carpet can act as grass on a football or baseball field. For the ultimate sports fan, another great option is to use licensed flooring with team logos.

There are several options depending on what room you are decorating. Team logo flooring is becoming a huge hit for home theaters, basements, boy’s bedrooms, bar areas and dorm rooms. DIY tiles are affordable and offer multiple ways to create one-of-a-kind flooring.

FANMATS Team Carpet Tiles are 18-by-18-inch carpet pieces that are easily installed onto any surface with adhesive strips in just a few hours. Use them as an area rug or for a wall to wall look. For the first time, modular flooring is available for all NFL and MLB teams, and select colleges. This unique flooring is fun yet durable and can transform a room all by itself.

Team Fitness Tiles provide another option for the sports lover. FANMATS makes 18-by-18-inch Team Fitness Tiles in the same licensed logos made from 100 percent recycled rubber. The material has unique shock absorbent characteristics that lessen pressure on joints, therefore reducing injuries. These types of tiles are great for the home gym, exercise area or basement. They also absorb sound, so they are ideal for children’s play areas or other noisy parts of the house.

2) Affordable accessories

Blankets and team logo pillows are great accessories for a sports-themed room and are an affordable way to add decor without breaking the bank. And the best part is that each piece not only adds visual appeal, but is useful. Pillows and blankets are a great way to get comfortable when you’re sitting in your favorite chair or sharing the couch during game time.

Additional accessories are fun and easy to collect. Your foam finger that you bought at the game can double as decor on the end table. Themed cups can be used to stock the bar. Even homemade signs can be kept for a while to add an authentic feeling as an uplifting remembrance of a recent win.

3) A wall of opportunity

Wall space can be filled with a variety of items including framed team pictures, posters, candid snapshots of you at the game and any special memorabilia. Try creating a collage of you and your friends having fun at the game. From action shots of a pre-game tailgate to the excitement of a post-game victory, photos can really add emotion and personality to a room.

To add a touch of class and to create a finished look, consider framing posters, pictures or memorabilia. Standard sizes are available at most retail and craft stores, but if you have a special size, or something three dimensional, a custom framer can create a frame or shadow box that will not only create a professional wall piece, but will also protect items against damage.

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