Whether you love your favorite college sports team because you went to school there or you enjoy the way they play, you likely show your support by collecting team memorabilia. T-shirts, mugs, posters, banners and other items can all be displayed artfully in your home, so you can enjoy your team spirit whenever you like.
Here are three creative and useful ways you can show off your prized collection of sports memorabilia in any room of your home. You can decorate your man cave, living room, kitchen, and even bathroom as with these versatile decorating ideas.
Adorn an Accent Wall
An accent wall is a colorful, typically boldly-hued wall that you can paint any color you wish to allow it to draw attention in any room. Paint a large wall in one of your rooms with your favorite team's main color, so you can use it as the ideal backdrop for displaying art and other collectible items. Items to hang on a custom accent wall include:
• Signed posters
• Team shirts
• Ticket stub collages
While you can choose any wall in your home to be an accent wall, it's best to pick the one in a room that is the largest. That way, the bold hue doesn't overpower the rest of the room.
If you are feeling especially team-spirited, then paint the other walls a second team color that is lighter to make the accent wall stand out remarkably. An accent wall is an excellent way to create a display background in a living room, dining area, man cave or home office.
Use Shadow Boxes
Shadow boxes are small to large boxes designed with clear glass panels that allow you to display precious or rare items while also protecting them from being touched directly.
You can buy shadow boxes from a hobby store to house your signed playing cards or rare collectible items. Place shadow boxes on a high shelf so they can be viewed above eye level. You could also set them on small end tables to be admired by your guests up close and at eye level.
If you are using lighting to make your shadow boxes even more attractive, stick to white or soft yellow lights. Darker yellow lighting may obscure the item you are trying to display, while softer lighting offers a more natural glow you can appreciate.
Transform a China Cabinet
An old china cabinet can be repurposed into a beautiful display case for your sports memorabilia treasures. Simply remove old glass and shelves as you see fit and paint the entire unit in team colors.
This fun project can be done for as little as a can of paint and a little bit of elbow grease, and the results are a one-of-a-kind shelving unit or display case that can impress your friends and really add to your home.
Place a repurposed china closet in your game room, dining area, living room or other personal space to proudly display the sports mementos you hold dear. You can use extra drawers or shelves to keep track of game-day tickets and other important documents.
Don't let your treasured sports memorabilia gather dust in a closet or shelf somewhere in your home. Instead, display these items in modern ways that can complement the rest of your home's decor.
Whether you are a casual fan of college sports or you have a team that you are particularly loyal to, displaying your favorite team items is a great way to show fan support. For all your sporting needs, visit Mesquite Sports Center. We have a wide selection of offering and a friendly staff who can assist you in finding just what you need.