Taping it Up
Posters are the wallpaper of choice for the teen demographic. Since you’ve waved goodbye to your teen years some time ago, be cautious about what you post up on your wall (we’re not talking about Facebook here). Toss out any posters of beer-inspired art, a ganja smoking Bob Marley, humorous lists, inspirational quotes and anything else that screams “college dorm room.” And for God’s sake, put away the scotch tape and use a frame.
Avoid the Kitsch
Don’t use the same decorating practices in your home that you would find in a frat house. This means no neon signs, empty alcohol bottle collections, lava lamps, or life-sized posters of busty blondes in various stages of undress. Instead, keep your place functional and stylish without going ‘broverboard’.
You may love your bobbleheads, but most people are going to view them with the same vague bemusement that you feel toward your grandmother’s commemorative spoons. With that said, forget the exhibit, display your collectibles in moderation and stick to a couple of key pieces. While some sports memorabilia or a few vinyl toys on a shelf is fine; a cabinet dedicated to your mint condition Transformer action figures is just odd.