You've waited all year for it: The Big Game - Superbowl LII, Sunday February 4 at 6:30 on NBC
If you can't be there to watch in person, the next best thing is a seat at home in front of the TV with your friends. The weather is better inside, there are no long lines, and snacks and beverages are at the ready—no vendor required!
You'll also have the perfect view. Here's how to maximize your comfort when hosting game day, whether you're looking to work with what you have or add to your space.
Create a Comfortable Space
No one wants to watch the game with their head turned the entire time, so make sure all seating faces the main event. Arrange your sofas, loveseats and chairs so that everyone can clearly and comfortably see the television.
You'll also want to make sure your room has good flow for the size of your crowd during the game. First, ensure that people can easily move in and out of the space to allow for snack or restroom breaks. Have a variety of seating options
so that everyone is comfortable, but leave room for people to move in and out. Place plenty of chairs, couches and ottomans, but also make throw pillows handy for spots on the floor.
Game day just isn't game day without the snacks. Make sure there are plenty of surface areas for your guests' food and drinks. Moveable side tables and ottomans with built-in trays can provide extra seating or a place
to set your drink. If you don't already have one, consider getting a console table or bar cabinet — they each offer a convenient area to serve food. Plus, you can easily incorporate them into your space when game day is over.
Optimize Your TV Placement
Don't forget the screen! For maximum comfort, place your TV at eye level and consider the optimal seating distance. Most sofas are placed an average of 9 feet from the screen, making a 55" to 72" TV ideal. (Smaller screens are better for
closer distances.) If you're choosing a new TV for game day, make sure it fits the space you have. If you have the room and appropriate layout, a projector is a great alternative to a traditional TV — and it can be easily stored away for
the next big event.
Protect Your Furniture
Let's face it: Spills happen, especially on game day. With all the action going on, it's easy for a beer can or snack bowl to get tipped over and make a mess in your home theater. When arranging your furniture pieces,
keep these potential messes in mind. If you're looking to add to your furniture to hold more guests, maximize style, comfort and function with sofas that are traditionally easy to clean. Leather, slipcovered or microfiber are
all great options and can repel stains better than other sofa fabrics.
No matter what size space you have, with these simple tips you can create the ultimate room for watching the game. Just be careful not to make it too comfortable, or your guests will never want to leave!
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