How to decorate a bedroom with a basketball theme

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How to decorate a bedroom with a basketball theme
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Does your son have a passion for his favourite basketball team? A room decorated around his love of basketball will suit him and his love of the sport. Perhaps he constantly wears his favourite basketball team jersey all the time, even to bed. An entire room can be decorated using the colours in the jersey and other team souvenirs. In this article, you will learn how to make his bedroom celebrate his love of basketball.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Paint for walls and floor (1 gallon each)
  • Paint for stencilled accents (1 pint each)
  • Polyurethane
  • Hardboard or plywood for headboard (one sheet 4 by 8 feet)
  • Blackboard paint (1 quart)
  • White paint (1 quart)
  • Framed cork board
  • Team jersey
  • Mural or posters
  • Lumber (1 by 4 inches)
  • Team pennants
  • Fabric to match curtains
  • Basketball hoop
  • Laundry basket
  • Purchased basketball themed curtains

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  1. 1

    Remove all furniture from the room.

  2. 2

    Paint the floor with the darkest shade of the chosen basketball team colours. Apply at least two coats of paint. Allow to dry according to the paint container directions. Paint lines on the floor to resemble one half of a basketball court. Apply a coat of polyurethane finish when paint is thoroughly dry to seal

  3. 3

    Paint the walls in the lighter shade of the team colours.

  4. 4

    Cut the hardboard or plywood for the bed headboard to dimensions required to fit the bed. Apply two coats of the blackboard paint. Paint lines around the edges of the headboard and horizontally to create a scoreboard. Attach to the wall.

  5. 5

    Attach a purchased team jersey to the cork board, and hang on the wall.

    How to decorate a bedroom with a basketball theme
    Celtics Jersey
  6. 6

    Hang posters (framed if desired) on the wall. A wallpaper mural of basketball players can be used to cover one of the opposite walls or in lieu of the posters.

  7. 7

    Staple fabric that matches the curtains to a piece of 1-by-4-foot lumber, wrapping like a package. Staple a collection of team pennants to the covered board. Attach to the wall above the window(s), using screws through the board and into the wall.

    How to decorate a bedroom with a basketball theme
  8. 8

    Place a basketball hoop on the wall above a laundry basket for "slam dunking" dirty clothes.

    How to decorate a bedroom with a basketball theme
    Basketball-themed Bedding and Curtains
  9. 9

    Use basketball-themed sheets and bedspreads, or comforters that match the curtains. Add themed furniture to complete the room.

    How to decorate a bedroom with a basketball theme
    Basketball Chair and Ottoman

Tips and warnings

  • The basketball hoop over the laundry basket can be freestanding to avoid damage to the wall.

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