Sports Decor: Yes? No? In Moderation?

I live smack in the middle of Big 10 country, in a city with six major sports teams and endless numbers of enthusiastic fans. With the Final Four looming, college flags are hanging in more than one window. Baseball season brings team-themed chairs to local stores, while winter arrives alongside logo-covered blankets. Sports décor may not be for everyone, but it is beloved by many people. So I'm curious — what's your take on it?

Is it just a fun nod to a favorite team that shouldn't be taken too seriously? Is it only suitable for tailgating? Is it just a question of moderation — for example, a Giants blanket versus a Giants-themed family room? You can find everything from franchise-approved lamps to bedding to armchairs, and for the more restrained, there's cups, coasters, and vintage photos. There are plenty of impeccably styled homes that include just a hint of the owner's favorite team, for example, in a framed stadium lithograph. Do have have any sports decor in your home? How far would you go (or have you gone) with it? Share your thoughts below.

(Image: Image: Vintage Baseball Coasters on Etsy from Cheltenham Road)

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.