Your favorite team has a place in your heart – and can also have a place in your home. You shed sweat and tears (but hopefully not blood) screaming, shouting, rejoicing, biting your nails, crying and using words we can’t print here. Team spirit is important to you, and your design and decorating choices are fun ways to demonstrate your allegiance. Whether you just want to include one or two well-placed items or pay homage to your favorite player or team throughout your house, below are some ideas to inspire you.
You’ll have sweet dreams (assuming your team is winning this year) when your headboard is a hockey goal. Those curtains are sheets (with the team’s logo) that have been custom-sewn to fit the window. To recreate the Toronto Maple Leaf’s logo over the headboard, the logo was projected on the wall, and then traced out and painted. The scoreboard light fixture completes the look.
After the rights to the above photo were purchased from the artist, the photo was turned into a custom wall mural. The raised panels (made of plywood) were attached to the wall, and then the wallpaper mural was cut into strips and applied in between the panels. The effect is stunning, but would probably need to be removed before placing your home on the market.
Everything But the Kitchen Sink
Every item in this bedroom reflects the Pittsburgh Steelers, from the bedding to the chair to the wall mural to the rug. The team’s colors are also represented in the window valance, black accent walls with gold stripes, the ceiling and even the lamps.
The Ultimate Room for Young Fans
Whether you’re a Giants fan or not, you have to appreciate the creativity that went into designing this bedroom. From the giant footballs to the hand-painted murals, this room is spectacular. Also, the entrance to the slide is off the loft bed. This look could be recreated for basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis and other sports, as well.
These are stadium seats from Veteran’s Stadium in Philadelphia. The stadium was demolished in 2004, but this fan will always have a commemorative piece of the place where the Eagles and the Phillies used to play.
Game Day Garage
This ultra sleek garage has a custom built pool table and matching card tables. An added bonus is that all of the Dolphins paraphernalia can be easily removed for the next homeowners (if they’re not fans).
A Place to Watch the Game
We wanted to find out how former athletes show their team spirit, so we reached out to a former football player and a former basketball player.
Before you turn up the sound, think about your walls. “Tactile wall treatments like flannel, fabrics, wood paneling and heavy rugs are ideal for a home sports environment,” explains
Sports Memorabilia Collections
This spectacular view makes it hard to focus on a single area. The sports memorabilia on the lower and upper levels are connected by a spiral staircase. The beams, columns and other architectural details make this a sports fan’s paradise.
If you don’t have the time, energy or money to create a sports memorabilia room, and you don’t really like your favorite players enough to plaster their faces on your walls, there are other ways to show your team spirit. For example, a welcome mat is an inexpensive option. Other items with your team’s logo, such as a helmet, a set of TV trays, wall clocks, bar stools and even inflatable snowmen can also provide opportunities to display your team spirit without spending a bundle.