How To Create An Impressive Trophy Room
A hunting excursion or safari can give you a nice collection of trophies. These are treasures that hold lots of memories of your adventures and good times. Therefore, you want to showcase them in a place where they’ll get lots of attention. Many hunters choose to display their trophies in a basement, home office or library. No matter where it is, your trophy room should be very personal, but should also fit within the decor of the rest of your home, business or cabin.
Give Your Room A Theme
You should begin planning your trophy room by coming up with a theme. If you’re a sports enthusiast, consider showcasing it with sports memorabilia. You can also incorporate your trophies into a game room which features a pool table or archery range. Want to keep to a hunting theme? Display hunting gear, a rifle, and photos from your hunting trips with your trophies. You can also create your theme based upon your hunting excursions. Choose a Western, Asian or African inspired decor.
Floor Layout And Spacing
Make sure your trophy room is large enough to house your collection. You should also plan your layout because you don’t want it to be too cluttered. A cluttered room takes away from the beauty of your collection and can end up looking more like a storage unit. Trophies should be hung at eye level or a little higher. You can also create interest by hanging varying sizes and mounting different styles together. When hanging, be careful to keep spacing consistent between trophies.
No matter your style, trophies look best paired with natural decor. Design features like waterfalls, plants and stone walls will look great in a hunting trophy room. If you don’t have an entire room, you can have a statement or feature wall in your living room or den. You can also hang animal rugs going up the stairs or place mounts on a fireplace mantel. Be creative with your design.
Lighting and Trophy Preservation
A darker room such as one in a basement is best for the preservation of your trophy collection. You can add drama and highlight your mounts and rugs with LED spotlights. You’ll also want to ensure that your room is the right temperature (65 to 72 degrees) to keep your trophies in good condition.