Just saying the team name, Green Bay Packers, conjures up images of NFL legends like Vince Lombardi and Bart Starr, as well as the landmark Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The team that won the first Super Bowl and whose coach the championship trophy is named after continues to leave their mark in NFL history, inspiring fans of all ages along the way. If you are a diehard fan or know someone who is, these ideas will help you transform your bedroom to look like the Packers locker room.
According to the Packers website, the official team colors are dark green, gold and white. Many professional colorists refer to the Pantone color system to match colors appropriately. To be more specific, the corresponding Pantone Matching System (PMS) numbers for the Green Bay Packer team colors are 5535-C (dark green) and 1235-C (gold). You can incorporate the colors in any paint scheme that works best for you. The gold may be a bit too bright for some, so you may need your paint mixer to tone it down. Try using dark green on four walls and the gold on a wall opposite a window. This will help reflect the light around the room and prevent the green from making the room too dark. Alternatively, you can paint all the walls dark green and incorporate gold accents.
Unless you're going to have a custom carpet or rug made to replicate the carpet in the Packer’s Locker room, you might want to look for a smaller throw rug with the Packers logo on it. There is a variety of Green Bay Packers rugs available through the Packer Time website. Otherwise, a simple solid green or gold rug will work as long as the colors match the paint.
Maintaining a functional room that still resembles the Green Bay Packers locker room is essential to the overall room design. If you have a long closet as opposed to a walk in closet, you can use it to recreate the benches and player stations in the locker room. Most closets already have a shelf above the clothes rod—add a storage bench along the floor of your closet and remove the doors. Your closet now resembles the locker stations in the Lambeau locker room but can still function as a bedroom closet. If you don’t want to use your closet, you can still create locker room stations by using stackable furniture pieces. The locker room stations consist of a bench for players to sit on, which is attached to a back wall leading up to overhead storage. A clothes rod hangs underneath the top shelf for players to hang their clothes on. You can also use the locker room station design as a basis for an entertainment center if you have a television in your bedroom. Darker woods with reddish hues like cherry work best with the dark green colors. Add another storage bench to the foot of your bed to enhance the locker room effect.
Show your Packer pride by incorporating your favorite player’s jersey, framed newspaper clippings, pennants or posters on the walls. Match the wood frames with the millwork of your locker stations.
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