Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.
Summer vacation is over, school is back in session and football season has officially begun! From the team spirit to the thrilling touchdowns, football is more than a game — it’s a great way to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together.
One of my favorite get-togethers to plan in the fall is a football game watch party. Whether you strategically plan your party for the season’s most anticipated clash or simply gather around the TV on a Sunday with friends, get your living room game-day ready with a few simple additions from Home Zone Furniture.
Maintain superb comfort during the game with top-notch seating. If your space permits, consider a sectional. Not only will a sectional hold all of your guests with ease, but it’s the most comfortable choice, as well. You have many options to consider when choosing the perfect sectional. Which material is best? How many seats will it have? For a sectional that’s family (and football!) friendly, I suggest the Kennedy Chocolate Sectional. The seats are spacious, the synthetic fabric is durable and easy to clean, and it features three reclining seats.
All eyes will be on the television during your football watch party, so make sure it’s displayed in style. For a TV that’s well-integrated into your living room, you’ll need a perfectly chosen entertainment center. If your space is small, you may just want a simple and understated console to keep your TV elevated. For larger living rooms or spaces completely devoted to entertainment, try a sophisticated hutch with storage space. Either way, a designated piece of furniture for your TV will make the room look and feel complete for guests.
After the television, the most important thing at a football watch party is the food. Whether you’re serving fully-loaded nachos or a few bowls of assorted snacks, you’ll need the right surface to keep the snacks within reach and your guests happy. While every space and party is different, I suggest having a few different surfaces available to balance the food and drink traffic. Place the central food in the center on a sturdy coffee table, and a few additional snacks on either end of the couch on end tables.
Last but not least, tap into your team spirit by incorporating your team’s colors into your living room. There are many ways to add a little color that go beyond game day clichés like streamers and jerseys. Decorate your couch with throw pillows in your team’s signature hue. Design a few flower arrangements to place around the house that use both fall foliage and team colors. As for the snacks, try whipping something up in the kitchen that complements your carefully crafted color scheme!
Follow these four steps and your home will surely become the designated locale for football-watching this season!