From hockey to football, from baseball to basketball, Canadians gather together and tune in to watch their sports teams in the playoffs. It’s a time of togetherness and celebration, united under a common symbol and hope for a win. So, whether you are a sports fan or have someone in your household, making your den the place to be for playoffs is a great way to make memories and show everyone your team spirit. In this blog, we will be going over three tips to help you decorate your den quickly and with little fuss.
Tip #1: Choose the Colors of Your Decorations
Your den will be where your friends, family, or both will gather together to watch the big game. Celebrate in style by adding the corresponding colours of your team to your den. Add throw pillows, blankets, banners and pennants with either the logo of your team or one of its primary colours. Put novelty bobbleheads, lights and other small decorations with notable players on your home team or with the logo to create an eye-catching focal point for the room. Best of all, these decorations can be swapped out and easily stored so that you don’t have to compromise between a sports paradise and an entertaining space. Be sure to keep the colours balanced, as there is such a thing as “too much”. You don’t want one colour to be an eyesore and a distraction while everyone is trying to watch. Also, when having guests over you want to keep your den looking tidy. Too many decorations will make the space look cluttered and unappealing to stay past halftime.
Tip #2: Use Wall Decals for Easier Decorating
Hanging up signed jerseys or adding framed posters are both great for making your den playoff ready. If your den is a multi-use room, though, you may not want to keep these decorations out year-round. You may also be a fan of many different sports teams, and want to decorate for the playoffs for each season or represent them all at once. To accomplish this, try using decals to decorate your walls. Quality wall decals will not damage your walls when properly removed, and they are easy to apply and re-apply. Companies, like Hockey Rooms, are Canadian-owned and operated so that you know you’re getting a great product while supporting a local business. They will also provide a free sample box so you can see for yourself what the decals will look like in your den.
Tip #3: Use Coasters, Mats, and Napkins for a Simple Post-Game Cleanup
What’s a playoff game without drinks and snacks? Mind you, the mess these create may make you reconsider adding them to your gathering. Cleaning up after the game is made easier with obvious additions like coasters and napkins. A smartly placed rug can help, too! It catches crumbs and can help prevent tracking them from room to room. Use a plain grey, black or white rug to have it complement the colours of your playoff decor. Provide guests with coasters that have your team’s logo on them. Using coasters will help avoid water rings on surfaces where the drink is placed. Have paper napkins available for an easy clean-up, either plain or, of course, with your team’s theme on them. Another way to minimize clean-up is to use a tablecloth under your snack spread. You can also provide them for guests to use on TV trays or TV tables. And of course, no playoff spread is complete without using themed cutlery, glassware, and plates.
Use these three tips for decorating your den, and your playoff gathering will be a fun and memorable event for you and your guests.
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