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How to hit your interior design for six (in a good way!)

Date Friday, 23 September 2016 8:23 PM

Want to bring your love of sport into your interior design?

How much do you love seeing Mitchell Starc clean bowl a New Zealand batsman? What about when Caitlin Thwaites and Caitlin Bassett team up to dominate the England netball team? Here at G.J. Gardner Homes, we understand that many Australians love their sport. That's why we've put together this list of the best interior design trends that cater to watching, playing and breathing sport!

Your new home design wouldn't be complete without some personal touches, so check out the list below, and see which ones would work for you:

1) A hidden television

One of the best parts about being a sports fan is watching the endless hours of it on the television. There are so many options out there right now for a great TV, but the best ones don't take up an entire room.

That is, they don't dominate a space. They can still be the biggest thing in the entire house, if you want it that way, but they don't have to intrude on the day-to-day home decor. One way to avoid this is by installing a hidden TV, these can be in the roof and drop down, they could be in a wall and rotate out, or even as a projector screen which can fold away. Sports broadcasts generate $11 billion in annual revenue, according to IBISWorld research, so there's clearly a lot of us who tune in for the weekly dose.

2) The art of the sport-cave

Say goodbye to the man-cave, because the sport-cave is taking over. This is a space that anyone can use, so long as they live and breathe sports!

It will probably include a big, smart TV (maybe even a hidden one), great surround-sound to make you feel like you're at the game, a dedicated fridge for drinks and snacks, and, most importantly, memorabilia.

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3) The collection room

On the topic of memorabilia, some fans love to collect their team's gear. It might be shirts, match balls, cricket bats, even bits of turf. The effect of these can all be lost if kept in storage or just in a bedroom. Why not enjoy them? Keep them somewhere you spend a lot of time, such as the home office or a dedicated reading room.

You'll love them even more if you spend lots of time around the pieces of art.

For more ideas about how best to enjoy your sporting lifestyle in a G.J. Gardner Homes design, get in touch today!

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