5 Living Room Essentials for March Madness

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We all know what’s just over the horizon, everyone’s favorite sprint through the brackets. From first round to Final Four, for basketball fans, there’s nothing quite like this event. Here’s how to enjoy it in style!

 

Comfort Rules

 

Eames Lounge Chair
Image:
Herman Miller

Many hours in front of the screen will take its toll, so make sure you are set up to lounge in comfort. And, while you’re at it, why not do it in style as well, with something like the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman? It’s ergonomic, comfortable, and goes with just about any décor.

Get the View

Sports Living Room
Image: The Cavender Diary

For any televised event, you want to have the best technology and biggest screen you can manage, but there’s no reason to have it stick out like a sore thumb. Incorporate that monster into your daily décor by making it one of a collection of items on display.

Durability is a Must

pallet tableImages: (Left) Restoration Hardware; (Right) The Cavender Diary

Who wants to think about coasters when he’s focused on what’s happening at the free throw line? If you’ve got a set up that includes a rustic coffee table like this, all the drama can be avoided. You can even make your own, if you want, like the one on the right, above.

Dual Screen Experience

iPad TableImage: Spell

These days, no one watches only what’s being shown on the TV. So get a proper handle on your second screen with a table like this one, with a built in stand and a central post that allows you to pass through the charging cable. That steel surface will wipe down easy as pie, too.

Bring in the Bar

Bar Cart
Images: The Cavender Diary

Finally, you can set up a simple and fast bar using a rolling tool cart like this one. Add some cork to the top tray, load up with your own fixings, and you’re good to go.

What are your sure-fire sports watching décor tips?

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