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Slam Dunk a Basketball Bedroom With These Ideas

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Slam Dunk a Basketball Bedroom With These Ideas
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If you’ve got a basketball fan or a player in your family, score big with your child by creating a basketball bedroom. And we can help you do so without breaking the bank.

Old Lockers & Locker Baskets
Look for these at flea markets, or call schools in your area and see if they have a stash hidden in a locker room closet. Spray paint in a desired color or leave natural for an old-school feel. Reproductions are also readily available.
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Hoops & More Hoops
No basketball themed room is complete without a mini indoor basketball hoop. Hang over the doorway or use free standing. Basketball hampers are a fun way to encourage a child to keep their room clean and are inexpensive to purchase or make.
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Basketball Bedding
Basketball themed bedding is an easy way to update a child’s room, and it’s easy to replace if their interests should change as they grow.
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Basketball Throw Pillow or Beanbag Chair
Create your own pattern, use an existing orange beanbag and add lines, or use our free pattern to create a basketball pillow. Basketball bean bag chairs are also available in team colors.
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Basketball Wall Art
Make a silhouette of a basketball, hoop or basketball player out of chipboard and paint, or use a projector and sketch a silhouette on a wall. Fill in with black or dark gray paint. If you are not the DIY type, inexpensive basketball themed wall decals are easy to find and install.
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Basketball Colors
Look for paints, accessories and furnishings in orange and black. Incorporate brown leathers, a favorite teams colors and maple-colored woods to give your child’s room an arena atmosphere.
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Personalized Accessories
Make your child’s room unique with personalized basketball accessories such as a photo basketball, a basketball piggy bank or a basketball throw personalized with your child’s name or photo. Many other budget-friendly personalized basketball accessories abound.
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    DIY Basketball Projects
    With a bit of creativity, this is an easy theme to accomplish on a budget.
  • Maple-look laminate floors (or even linoleum) with black electrical tape borders and lines makes a cool "court."
  • Black or dark gray ceilings with track lighting adds an indoor arena look.
  • Using chalkboard paint, paint a playboard on the wall and finish the edges with inexpensive molding.
  • To make an accent wall, use white nylon rope and attach to the wall with hot glue or a staple gun in a diamond pattern.
  • For a cool headboard, cut plywood into a half-circle the width of your child's bed. Paint like a basketball.
  • Build a players' bench for pennies with a board, galvanized pipe and stain.
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