How a Create the Perfect Sports Den at Home

How a Create the Perfect Sports Den at Home

1. Think a little bigger for a perfect sports den

A big part of what we do here is to lend a helping hand when it comes to home projects. Our expert knowledge and expertise can be mined to help with fixing up that new bathroom or converting an unloved box room into a home office. But here we are going to do something for the sports lovers out there.

We are not going to fall into the stereotypical trap of thinking that people who like sports are not the same as those who enjoy home improvement. Every one of us is far for multi-faceted than that. So that’s why we think creating the perfect sports den is an excellent project to take on. But it is one that might need a little more thought than just the obvious.

NFL betting is big news these days and football is still the number one sport in the country. So, as the regular season continues and your team’s chances of making the Super Bowl hopefully increase, here are a few things to consider when it comes to creating the perfect space for you and your friends and family to enjoy the Sunday ritual.

Sofas and Chairs

Comfort is obviously the main idea when it comes to a sports den. Much of your time will be spent sitting – and lying – on the selection of sofas and chairs in this space. Unlike most other rooms in the house, the need for the latest styles and following furniture trends is not needed.

But you do need to think about numbers and placement. You may actually spend most of your time either on your own or with just a few friends in your sports den. But what if your team actually does make it to the Super Bowl? You’ll want everyone to come over and enjoy the game. So quantity over quality is probably the best course of action here.


All focus will be on the TV in the sports den, so sofas and chairs need to be positioned just right. But there is also a need for tables to prevent spillage and mess (as much as humanly possible). One large, low table is probably the best idea. It is not as though you are going to use the room for fine dining, after all.

Smaller desk tables can also be used to good effect but the main thing you have to remember here is that they will all primarily be used for resting drinks and bowls of food. So that means no awkward curved edges. Functional tables are the best to keep your guests from spilling their drinks throughout the game.


You may have refined tastes when it comes to the rest of your house, allowing you to select subtle colors and fabrics to decorate your rooms. But a sports den is a different beast entirely. Subtle is not the first word that comes to mind when it comes to a den for watching live sports.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t try something different. Flags and pennants seem too obvious. But how about some sports memorabilia around the place, in the form of mounted sports jerseys? If you are feeling particularly artistic, a few murals of famous players or team crests and logos could be painted onto the walls too.

Big Screen

Now this is a very important component of any sports den. But it doesn’t necessarily mean you doing a whole lot of work. When it comes to TVs for sports dens, bigger is always better. Just make sure that you can get a good view of the screen from any vantage point. This is definitely the focal point of this particular room.

That also means that the view of the screen absolutely cannot be obstructed. No one is going to be interested in watching a game at yours if they can’t actually see the game half the time. If you are starting the room completely from scratch it might actually be worth starting with the screen and then adding everything else after.

Big Screen

2. Everyone needs to see the screen – at all times

Don’t Forget the Sound

Unless you are a qualified electrician, this is one job that we would recommend you outsource. You can install speaker shelves yourself, of course. But the actual sound system should be left to a professional. You don’t have to go too overboard here, by the way.

Most big screens will come with excellent sound options but there is always the possibility of upgrading to surround sound. If the idea is to be able to cater for large groups of people, who may not all be sitting directly in front of the TV, then making sure everyone can hear what is going on is vital.

Simple – But Stylish

The rule of thumb here is definitely to keep things simple. Hopefully, you will now understand that that does not mean that you don’t have to put some thought into how the den will look. But you shouldn’t get too carried away with color schemes and fabric swatches for this one.

We would like to think that you could put some style into this project though, just as you would with any other room in the house. It may just be a den to watch live sports with friends and family – but you still want it to be the best sports den it can be. Try to personalize the place and make it somewhere where everyone wants to hang out.

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