It is only natural to want to share your collection with friends and family. The easiest way to do this is by using your collection as a home decoration. Doing this is a lot easier than you think.
The first thing you have to do is make sure all the accessories you need for displaying the memorabilia are complete. The materials are essential in safeguarding your priceless collectables while making them look attractive at the same time. There are a lot of cases that look unique and appealing on their own. One of these cases was designed for a single, special baseball and it shows the ball sitting or resting in a golden glove. Other one of a kind display includes a case with your favorite team’s logo and another is in the shape of a home plate.
Special airtight cabinets can be used to display helmets, footballs, baseball bats, hockey pucks, and boxing gloves. Some cases are designed for shelf or desk display while others are made for mounting on the wall. There are also those that have a mirrored back or bottom with a wooden base and a removable glass top.
Advanced planning on your part is needed if you will be working with multiple cases. You’ll need to decide on what type of base you will use. If you already have some wood furniture in your house, this decision is quite simple. For example, if your home mostly has mahogany, then your display case ought to have a mahogany base. Other selections include walnut (depends on the product), cherry, natural, or black. The theme should be the same with cabinets and display frames as well.
Pictures that have been autographed should be framed and will make a great addition to any room using exhibition display services. Of course, pictures can be displayed anywhere in the house, but would look very attractive in home offices, living rooms, bedrooms, family rooms, and recreation rooms. Just like any other work of art, find the perfect place to hang it – any place where the photo along with the autograph can easily be seen. Make sure the room has adequate lighting and the furniture and other decorations in the room compliment the memorabilia.
Other places you can consider hanging a memorable picture is in a wide hallway, the foyer, over the fireplace, or above the sofa or bed. To make sure your autographed photo grabs attention, you can hang them on the wall in groups. If the photo is big, hang it with two smaller photos of the same athlete or have photo mints on both sides. Grouping a few photos of equal size is also a good idea. The same can be done to framed jerseys like basketball shirts or basketball shorts.
Any room can be decorated with your favorite player or team as the subject. Start with one collectable, like a tennis shoe, golf flag or autographed picture. Further build your collection with complimentary pieces or other accents. If you are paying homage to a team or an athlete, place posters, banners, bobble-heads, player collages, and action figures in the room as well. Find other items the team sells with their logo on it, like clocks, throw pillows, rugs, mugs, even wastebaskets.
Furthermore, you can use a famous venue as an inspiration in decorating a room. For instance, your recreation room can be filled with collectables or memorabilia from Wrigley Field. If you’re lucky enough, one very valuable piece could be an autographed seat from the field exhibited on a fire mantle along with a picture of the stadium hanging above. Sporting events can also be used as a theme, such as the World Series, Super Bowl, or March Madness, and maybe an award like the Football or Baseball Hall of Fame.
Another great place to share and highlight your memorabilia is in children’s rooms. If the child is still young, make sure the collectable is out of reach or stored in a display case. You can also paint the child’s room to match the colors of your favorite team. Your child can be the envy of all his peers. Your collectables can be accented with items such as a basketball or soccer handles on your child’s dresser. You, too, can display non-autographed basketball apparel and team pillows on the wall.
Showing your love for your collection and the team you support can be done by decorating your home with sports memorabilia. Most fans prefer to focus on a single room which they fill with their sports collection. NCAA home decorations are, not surprisingly, a popular decorating theme. It is also easy to find official Gators and Longhorns home decorations that are licensed by the NCAA.
It is extraordinary what a number of teams will put their logos on. For instance, Pats fans can obtain Patriots home gear that come with Pats beer mugs, a Patriots hammer, and even barbecue grill covers. Similarly, if you are a fan of the 49ers, you can get their gear for your home. They have their team logo on afghan blankets and gigantic wall decals of legendary athletes like Frank Gore and Joe Montana. The NHL has likewise gotten into the licensed home gear market. You can find several NHL office and home items to decorate the rooms in your house. Of course, all the major sporting leagues have governing bodies that have seen how much fans adore their team collectibles. You can purchase licensed NBA home gear, NFL home decorations, and baseball home gear.
When it’s about decorating your home with your favorite sports collectibles, the possibilities are endless. All you need is just a little thought and some creativity, and voila! Your sports collection can now be a part of your home décor. It is something that you, your family, and your visitors can look at and admire.