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Awesome Game Day Home Setups

Having a comfortable space (or spaces!) to hang out and entertain is a popular must-have feature for countless homeowners. If you’re a sports fan, having a cozy place to sit back and watch the game is a must. No matter what sport you’re a fan of, whether it’s basketball or football or baseball, these awesome game day home setups are sure to deliver extra comfort and a truly enhanced viewing experience. Get ready to cheer on your favorite team on the big screen in your very own home!


Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Football game day home setups outdoor kitchen

Take advantage of the Houston area’s mild fall and winter weather by watching your team in an outdoor entertainment area! Spruce up your backyard with comfortable seating, a table for snacks and drinks, and a TV or projector screen to watch the big game. Mount your TV on a telescoping mount and install some weather-proof speakers for an even better experience. With or without an outdoor kitchen, you can still enjoy a cold drink in the backyard by bringing out a cooler or stocking an outdoor mini fridge.

What You’ll Need:

  • Outdoor TV with speakers
  • Grill
  • Cooler/Fridge
  • Plenty of seating


Install a Home Projector

A big trend that is taking over sports enthusiasts is adding projectors in game rooms rather than giant TVs. There are a huge range of projectors, from more affordable ones starting around $100 to advanced, high definition projectors that can produce an image even clearer than a TV can! You have so many options of which projector to choose based on what better fits your budget and space. Installing an automatic drop-down white screen or simply projecting on a smooth white wall works with these incredible home additions.

What You’ll Need:

  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Speakers


Watch with Surround Sound

Surround Sound Speakers game day home setups

Sometimes all you need to enhance your space is to elevate the sound quality by investing in better home audio equipment. Today’s consumers have many options that will improve your sound quality on game day. For a big bang for your buck, add a sound bar. These can be affordable and will make a big difference in your sound quality. If you’re looking to make a bigger investment, hire a home audio specialist to professionally outfit your specific space.

What You’ll Need:

  • Home audio equipment of your choice


Enjoy a Drink from a Home Bar

Game day home setups aren’t complete without cold drinks! A home bar is the perfect addition to an entertainment den, game room, or outdoor space. Enjoy an ice cold beer or perfectly mixed cocktail while you watch the big game, made conveniently at your home’s dry or wet bar. Not looking to renovate your space? Buy a chic beverage cart so you can store your spirits in your sports room in a sleek, stylish manner. Stock up on your favorite drinks and mixers, along with some garnishes and fresh limes.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bar counter/cart
  • Spirits and beverages of your choice
  • Serving glasses


Decorate with Sports Memorabilia


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There’s no better way to prove your loyalty to your team than hanging up some cool sports memorabilia in your space. Sports fans have been seen framing signed jerseys and balls, pinning up game day photos, displaying trading cards and collectibles, and much more. Add a sports-themed blanket to your seating area or hang up a flag sporting your team’s logo! There are so many decoration pieces that can highlight your favorite teams while also adding to the comfort and fun vibe of the room.

What You’ll Need:

  • Memorabilia
  • Tapestry/Flag/Wall hang-ups
  • Team logo blanket


Combine Space with the Game Room

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Add some fun, engaging aspects to the room to encourage movement and play while enjoying game day. Many people use their game room as a game day space, placing a billiards or foosball table in a position where they can watch the game while playing a game themselves. This is perfect for those who want to utilize their space and make more use of a sports den even when the season is over.

What You’ll Need:

  • Board games
  • Tabletop games


Relax on Reclining Chairs

Relaxing seating is key when designing an entertainment room, since you’ll be spending so much time sitting in there. Some fans add in the best, most comfortable seating options from long, expansive sectionals to reclining leather sofas. You don’t need a theater room to have a movie theater inspired seat that reclines for optimal comfort. There are many choices of reclining seats in all designs and price ranges, so you can enjoy endless relaxation without breaking the bank.

What You’ll Need:

  • Reclining Seating
  • or Comfortable couch with ottoman


Watch on Multiple Screens


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Football season can get very overwhelming with multiple games per day, with many games overlapping! Some fans of install multiple TVs or split screen capabilities so they don’t have to miss a single second of the games they want to watch. Buy multiple TVs of the same or differing sizes, install a projector next to your living room TV, or pull in that little spare TV from the guest room if you want to save a little cash on your set up. Game day home setups with multiple screens can get as high tech or low effort as you desire! Now you can enjoy the multitude of games without having to drive out to your local sports bar.

What You’ll Need:

  • TV screens or monitors
  • or Split screen capabilities
  • or Projector screen

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