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Building the Perfect Fan Cave — Part I

There’s nothing quite like having your closest friends over to root for your favorite team as they push toward victory. Well, at least in theory.

Maybe you have loud roommates who make it difficult to concentrate on the plays, or perhaps there’s simply too much light in your living room to see the screen clearly. Whatever your situation is, you’ve probably given some thought to building a sanctuary where you can watch the game and feel completely immersed in the excitement. In other words, you need your own fan cave.

At Personal-Prints, we wholeheartedly support your endeavor to build the perfect fan cave, and in today’s post, we’re going to give you a few tips that will help you get the project off the ground.

As we’ll explain in more detail, no football fan cave is complete without great pieces of football wall art, so look through our catalog and find a piece that inspires you!

How to Build a Fan Cave

Consider Your Location

It sounds easy enough, right? Not necessarily.

Most people will use an open room in their basement or repurpose a guest room that primarily houses dust when building a fan cave, but you should choose your location strategically — even if it means doing some household rearranging. Consider, for example, that you’re going to have the volume so loud that you feel like you’re right there on the sidelines. The low-end tones and the roar of the crowd will travel throughout your home no matter where the sound originates, but somewhere further from bedrooms or offices will likely be your best bet. If you have particularly thin walls, then you may want to invest in soundproof insulation, no matter where you decide to locate your fan cave.

Before you make a decision, be sure to give some thought to your home’s wiring and whether or not you’ll have enough outlets and power to get your fan cave up and running. If not, add an upgrade to your to-do list!

Paint and Prepare

Now that you’ve figured out where your fan cave will go, it’s time to paint the walls and prepare the room for a total transformation. As far as sports decor ideas are concerned, you can always paint the walls a neutral color and accent them with your favorite team’s colors. Alternatively, you can truly go all-out with your favorite team’s colors on each wall and make it unequivocally clear that you’re a die-hard fan. It’s your fan cave at the end of the day, so do whatever makes you happy!

That being said, before you break out the paint and get to work, think about whether or not you’ll replace the flooring as well. Hardwood or vinyl flooring are often perfect for fan caves, as you don’t want any beer or snacks staining the carpet!

Choose Your Furniture

You’ve got a game plan for the skeleton of the room, and now it’s time to fill in those blueprints with top-of-the-line furniture and amenities. You certainly can’t go wrong with a comfortable couch and a reclining chair, but you could also invest in bean bag chairs and other more unique pieces of furniture if you want to create a truly one-of-a-kind space. 

You know that you’ll be on the edge of your seat for the majority of the game, but what will you do during commercials, half time, and in the off-season? Investing in something like a pinball machine or darts can be great for small spaces, but you certainly can’t go wrong with a pool table or foosball if you have extra space.

Stay Tuned and Order Football Wall Art Today! 

We hope that today’s entry will help you build a fan cave you can use as you cheer on your favorite team in the company of your friends and family. Be sure to bookmark our blog page, as we’ll continue with part two in our next installment. 

We’ll give you a sneak peek of our next entry: no fan cave is complete without great football wall art, sports prints, and other personalized art pieces. Personal-Prints proudly carries an incredible selection of personalized art options that you’ll love from the moment they’re on the wall of your new fan cave. Whether you’re searching for a name art print or a personalized print bearing the likeness of your favorite player, we have something for you in our extensive online catalog.

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