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Basketball is a very popular theme for either a children’s room or for that man-cave sanctuary. The good news is that it doesn’t cost much to create this environment and many of the products are available online for minimal cost. Some wall art, a few items of memorabilia and of course that wall-hoop are all it takes to turn a hum-drum room into a fun, sport’s themed environment.
Start with the art
The first thing that attracts the eye when walking into a room is the wall art and there’s a range of prints and framed art available on the market. The brightly-colored ball itself will be one of the main features but there are plenty of vintage prints available, which look great when hung above a bed. The larger prints will make an impact but use a little imagination and consider hanging team vests along one wall and consider items such as basketball shaped clocks. Using a stencil to print team names directly onto a blank wall can also be very effective and you can buy large 2D team figures to hang on the walls.
Create your court
If you’re someone who likes to take it one step further then why not create your own indoor basketball mini-court. If your room already has varnished or hardwood floors then you’re ahead of the game and all that’s required is some floor markings and a hoop attached to the wall. Of course this isn’t going to be a full-sized court but more likely just a corner of the room where you can throw a few slam-dunks . Paint the walls in your team colors and stencil up a few inspirational Michael Jordan quotes onto the court area.
Collecting sports memorabilia is a fascinating past-time and vintage finds can look great on walls or shelves. Check out those auction websites for framed prints, autographed posters and even ‘signed by the team’ vests and balls. If you can get your hands on some authentic items then this will make a great display when collected together and will definitely impress visitors. Look out for game tickets that can be framed and search out those vintage magazines that can be fanned out on table tops.
You should be able to pick these things up easily at your nearest super store or, if you’re a British reader, in your local Tesco. Don’t forget those themed bed-spreads, pillowcases, the best in ground basketball hoop you can find, and even rugs with court designs. Get creative and experiment a lot with your ideas until you finally achieve that perfect look.
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