Love sports but don’t have the time to go out to every game? Look no further than the fan-cave, a room that will place you directly in the front row from the comfort of your own home! Follow these four easy steps to create your ultimate sports fan-cave:
Step 1: Flooring
The first step to designing any themed room is finding the right flooring for you. Are you an NFL fan? Consider some astroturf flooring that will transport you and your guests right onto the field. More of a MLB kind of person? No problem! Incorporate a dugout themed rug into your flooring plans to get a similar feel. For the NHL fans, hockey flooring tiles could be a fun way to give your fan-cave an authentic feel. Just be careful not to slip! Did someone say NBA? Look into some wood flooring to show your team spirit. You could also choose to add a basketball themed carpet for a softer feel.
Finally, if you are the ultimate sports fan and are looking to build a fan-cave that reflects all sports, look into more neutral carpeting and tile solutions. You could even select your favorite team colors to make the room your own!
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Step 2: Walls
There are many directions you could go in when it comes to choosing your walls’ color scheme. If your flooring is rather neutral, you might want to go with team colors on the walls! For the football fans, a green wall could even be marked with white lines to mimic a football field. Another option could be to select an iconic sports image and turn it into a wall mural! Or, add life-size wall stickers of your favorite players. This would be a fun way to amp up your game day spirit.
Step 3: Furniture
The right furniture is essential to any fan-cave, especially seating! Find the right seating for your room size and style by determining how many seats you would need and which colors you’d like to use. If you are looking for a classic look with leather, the Seatcraft Vader home theater seating might be right for you. This option is particular popular for it’s wallhugger seating that can be placed directly against most walls. It can also hold tray tables that are perfect for game day snacking. Another great option for seating is the Seatcraft Seville Recliner. Attach a SoundShaker seat vibration kit and bring the game to life! The kit receives a wireless audio signal which tells your seat transducer when to vibrate.
Another important piece in your fan-cave is a screen! Whether you prefer a flat screen TV or projector, this item will be the centerpiece of your room so choose wisely.
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Last but not least, spice up your fan-cave with some fun games for everyone. Add a pool or foosball table to keep the good times rolling even through commercial breaks. You could also add basketball hoops or a couple of small goal posts if you’ve got some wide, empty spaces! For hockey fans, add a couple of pairs of rollerblades and street hockey sticks. This way, not only will you be following the sports events, you’ll be participating in your own!
Step 4: Decor
Final step: decorate, decorate, decorate. Personalize your seating with helpful additions such as a wine glass caddy, LED lighting, or even a tablet holder that are perfect for multitasking. Once that’s done, move onto other domains of decor such as jerseys, autographs, old tickets, and other memorabilia. If you have stairs leading to your fan-cave, replace the railings with baseball bats or hockey sticks! Or, frame your television screens with pictures of your past game days and sports experiences. You could even build a sports bar to complete your fan-cave look!
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Score the ultimate goal by creating a fan-can your friends and family won’t want to miss out on! Not only will it be fun to build, the memories made in it will be just as priceless as the first time you ate a hot dog at a baseball game (and comfier too!).