Sports are big around the world, with some 3.5 billion soccer fans and 300 million NFL fans across the globe alone, as The Motley Fool reports.
And, that doesn’t count all the baseball, hockey, rugby and countless other sports fans.
While “man caves” have become a popular spot in the home for men to hang out on a comfy couch with a big-screen TV and watch the game, there are plenty of female sports fans too.
No matter what your gender if you’re a fan who wants to incorporate sports memorabilia into your interior design, here are just a few great ideas to accomplish that.
Clothing as Décor
Just about every sports fan has lots of clothing, from t-shirts and jerseys to hats and other items with their team’s logo.
You can spread some of it about throughout a room, perhaps a hat on a desk, or you could even have a jersey professionally framed and hung on the wall.
It’s a good way to transform a tattered jersey into a personal work of art – just avoid hanging too much on the wall as it will make it look too busy.
A framed jersey makes a big statement, but it can also work into a gallery of historic photographs and prints as mentioned below.
Vintage Posters and Photos
From Babe Ruth to the First Tour de France, there’s something for everyone, and they can be fun to collect too.
You can also use your own favorite sports photos, from tailgate parties to great plays while incorporating them with other elements such as baseballs, footballs, bats, hockey pucks and/or ticket stubs to create more balance.
Don’t forget about the floor – there are sports rugs for just about every team imaginable, from college to pro.
They’re one of the easiest ways to showcase your favorite sports team at an inexpensive price, whether for a man cave, den, children’s room or a family room.
Trophies and Other Memorabilia on a Mantle
Trophies, balls from a game-winning run or touchdown and the like are great for placing on a mantle, creating your own customized “memorabilia mantle.”