How To Get Your Living Room Ready For The Big Game
Posted on: January 7, 2020
Football season is in full swing.
That means you've spent hours, either joyous or heartbreaking, in front of your TV watching your favorite team compete every Sunday, Monday, or Thursday.
Whether you are a die-hard fan that can name every person on the 53-man roster, or you are just there for the food and social aspect, football season offers the perfect opportunity to be with your friends and family.
Every fan will prepare for and watch the game a little differently, but there are a few essentials every fan will need around their living room to show their allegiance and keep them going until the game is over.
If you haven't done so already this season, before you make your Sunday plans (or Monday or Thursday), you need to assess your family room.
There will be adjustments that will have to be made so you can accommodate your guests for the big game and give them a memorable experience.
In the article below, we will discuss a few of those adjustments.
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The longer you've been a fan of your team, the more stuff you've been able to accumulate.
Most of the stuff you accumulate will be better off in a basement or garage and not in your living room, but there will be things here and there that will warrant a spot in your living room.
For the die-hard fans, it is not unusual to frame a jersey, signed memorabilia, or the tickets to the first game they attended.
Newspaper clippings are also very popular to hang in the living room for everyone to see.
Use these unique pieces of memorabilia you've collected over the years to hang on your walls, turning your living room into a museum of your favorite team during the season.
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Although you want to decorate to show off your team pride, there's a fine line between tasteful and too much.
You don't want to make the mistake of decorating too much with your team's colors or covering every available inch of your living room walls with team memorabilia.
A unique way to decorate your living room without going overboard is to incorporate athletic antiques. Things like old trophies, athletic equipment, or repurposed seats can add a vintage feel to your room.
Combine those items with your typical decorations to create an authentic feel in your living room that will also complement the more prominent pieces of memorabilia.
If your home is to go-to spot among your friends on game day, you will likely have a lot of guests coming and going throughout the fame.
To make sure your living room doesn't feel cramped, you should arrange your furniture in a way that allows for a steady flow of foot traffic.
You shouldn't have chairs or tables blocking any entrances or exits, and there should be plenty of room for people to get around without bumping into each other.
Your space should be laid out in a way that maximizes comfort, style, and functionality equally.
One of the last things people think about when they are getting ready for the game on Sunday is the lighting.
However, the lighting in the room can have a significant impact on how everyone experiences the game.
Depending on what time of day your team plats, you'll have to adjust the lighting in the room accordingly.
If your team plays the afternoon game, make use of any natural lighting you have, and use table-side lamps if necessary.
If your team is playing in the evening past sunset, make sure you will have enough lighting to keep your space well-lit for viewing.
Getting ready for the big game goes beyond decorations.
It will also encompass your furniture, and the more functional the furniture is, the better it will be.
Comfortable seating for all of your guests is obvious, but you also need enough flat surfaces to go along with the seating.
Let's be honest, not everyone is as into your team as you are, and some people are just there for the food.
That means you need to be sure there are enough flat surfaces available so everyone will have a place to keep their food and drinks.
Outlets should also be available so people can plug in their phones or tablets during the game if it is necessary. Try not to block any outlets with your furniture.
If you're in the market for new furniture, pick out pieces that can pull double-duty and provide storage for extras like blankets and pillows when they aren't being used.
Getting your living room ready for football season is an exciting time.
When you are getting your living room ready, you should be creating an experience as you decorate, so don't limit yourself to the same-old decor you use the rest of the year.
Pull out the memorabilia, the old trophies, and create a room where people will want to watch football.
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