15 Times Athletic Decor Scored Big Courtney Hayes June 17, 2015 DECOR, POPULAR Next time you’re on the verge of tossing your athletic gear onto the floor in your garage, think twice. Sports gear can enhance the look of your home when done right and these 15 rooms prove it. From baseballs to surfboards to skis and showshoes, find a place for any sports equipment that comes your way. 1. In small spaces without a ton of storage, look up for more storage space. Even big items, like a surfboard, will fit above the door. Beach Style Family Room by Amelia Island Architects & Building Designers Starr Sanford Design 2. This mudroom uses continues the floor tile up one wall since it’s easy to clean, making this mudroom functional and elegant. Traditional Entry by Heber City General Contractors CD Construction, Inc. 3. In this basement bar area, sports paraphenalia provides the perfect gallery wall that expands around the whole room. Mediterranean Basement 4. With an oversized poster for a headboard, a sporty bench beside the bed, and framed athletic numbers, this bedroom is a sportslover’s dream. Traditional Kids 5. Only a true sports fan would add a rubber floor at home to make a hockey rink. The clean lines of this rubber floor add a playful touch to the otherwise simple room. Contemporary Basement by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Morris & Woodhouse Interiors llc 6. When a throw pillow won’t do, use a basketball to decorate. Contemporary Kids by New York Interior Designers & Decorators AJS Designs 7. This amazing room pairs vintage athletic event ads with the gear being used in them and the outcome is downright mesmerizing. Rustic Family Room by Mexico City Architects & Building Designers Salinas Lasheras 8. Ashton Kutcher gave his mom’s basement a makeover to make it a place where both her and her husband could relax. To offset the often bright colors of the jerseys and other gear on the wall, he used a neutral color scheme for the walls and furniture. Traditional Basement by Other Metro Architects & Building Designers Catherine Renae Thomas Design Co. 9. The rackets pictured here look more like art than sports equipment. Beach Style Hall by Savannah Interior Designers & Decorators Rethink Design Studio 10. For a child’s room, add chalkboard paint to the walls to let them draw out their favorite sports teams of the moment. Contemporary Kids by Carlsbad Interior Designers & Decorators Klang & Associates 11. Use a uniting color, like the neon color of a tennis ball, to bring a room together. In this room, even the pillows mimic the shape and color of a tennis ball. Contemporary Kids by Las Vegas Interior Designers & Decorators DIVA INTERIOR CONCEPTS 12. This room has a lot of baseball gear but our favorite piece is the centerpiece on the coffee table. Simply fill a basket up with baseballs for a sporty centerpiece that’s also easy on the eyes. Traditional Home Theater by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators Schilling & Company 13. No bike lock? No problem. Just hang your bike up in your home on an empty wall. Industrial Bedroom by New York Architects & Building Designers Ira Frazin Architect 14. This fisherman’s wall takes after the sea with a cerulean tile on the bottom half and driftwood-like wood on top. Eclectic Garage And Shed by Bradenton Kitchen & Bath Designers EPOCH SOLUTIONS INC 15. There’s no reason basements can’t be beautiful, too. This small basement room uses all available space with smart custom built-in storage units. Beach Style Basement by Other Metro Architects & Building Designers Catherine Renae Thomas Design Co.