Super Bowl 2012: Decorating for Patriot and Giants fanatics
The New England Patriots and New York Giants are set to face off on Super Bowl Sunday. We rounded up our favorite home accessories that go beyond the traditional beer cozy and football paraphernalia. See our top decorating picks for 2012 Super Bowl fans.
Decorating for New England Patriot Fans
The stylish Imperial New England Patriots pub table will boost the fan factor in your entertaining or dining space. The scratch-resistant acrylic surface can withstand the rowdiest Super Bowl bash. Pair it with black stools to complete the pub look.
Patriotic Area Rug
Protect flooring from game-day munchies and beer spills with this easy-care Miliken & Company Patriot area rug. The 100 percent Stainmaster protection makes it a good match for kids' bedrooms or basements. The repeating Patriot logo would also look great in a room with coordinating Americana decor, giving it an extra patriotic pop.
(NFL Shop, $250)
Personalized Patriots Sign
Proclaim your fan status with this New England Patriots sign. This customizable sign looks great in a "man cave" or game room. The rugged wood construction is made with an antique finish. For an eclectic sign alternative, check out this license plate artwork on Etsy (tomboyART, $175).
(FansEdge, Inc., $40)
New England Patriots Checkers Set
Keep guests entertained during the Super Bowl party with this Patriots checkers set. After the season is over, keep the set out on a coffee table for decor with fan flair.
Decorating for New York Giants Fans
A moderate investment, this New York Giants glass lamp by Imperial International adds class to a billiard room or basement bar. The Tiffany lamp feeling keeps it from looking too masculine yet still adds a designer look. For a budget-friendly option, try rice paper lamps (NFL Store, $22).
(Dick's Sporting Goods, $420)
Jersey Salt and Pepper Shaker
These adorable Giants jersey salt and pepper shakers will spice up kitchen decor. They're small enough to be left on the table year-round, but will especially shine on Super Bowl Sunday when guests focus on the food.
Touchdown cutting board
Made from eco-friendly bamboo, the Picnic Time New York Giants cutting board is an entertaining mulit-tasker. Use one side as a cutting board and the other for a serving tray. This understated kitchen staple makes a great Super Bowl party hostess gift.
(NFL Shop, $33)
Sports memorabilia doesn't have to be loud and gaudy. These tasteful home accessories can help keep the team spirit going for New England Patriots and New York Giants fans well beyond Super Bowl game day.