Are you looking to build the ultimate hunting trophy room? If so, we can help. Hunting trophy rooms showcase a lifetime of love and support for the hunting hobby as well as show off some pretty cool hunts. You don’t want your hunting trophy room to be average though. In fact, your hunting trophy room should be one of the best parts of your home; not only for the memories it carries, but it should WOW guests. Furthermore, hunting trophy rooms can often double as a hangout spot or man cave. Make the space really work for you with these 5 design tips.
Before you start hanging trophy kills, you need to start with the design. A design will give you practical steps on how you want the room to look and feel. Start with planning the purpose of this room. Is this just going to house your trophies? Will it be a centerpiece of your home? How many trophies do you plan to have in the future? These questions can help solidify what type of hanging racks you want to use and if you want to add special features such as seating, tv, bar, etc. It’s important to nail down these details first before you even start putting up any deer. These details can help guide you for the future and negate costly mistakes.
As with any other room in your home, you want to use a simple but tried and true design technique. You want to create a focal point in your hunting trophy room. This can be an exotic animal stuffed over a fireplace, a bobcat sitting on a coffee table, or whatever else you can think of. There are tons of ideas and research to look at when it comes to creating a focal point. Your planning can help with this as you know the look and feel of your room. You can position and place items to be easy to look at from different angles. However, you want to avoid clutter if this space is going to be used more than just for storage. Choose the items that will look best and be most impressive.
Did you know that UV rays can damage something as simple as stuffed animals? It’s true. So if you’re going to take the time and effort to set up a hunting trophy room you don’t want your items to be damaged by something you can’t control. Most experts agree to cover your windows with black curtains or use some other method to negate outside UV rays. You’ll also want to keep your temperature between the 60s and 70s for the best conditions. This will help preserve your hunting trophies much longer.
What good is having a trophy room if you can’t see anything? Lighting is a powerful tool to use in any room. It can accentuate certain features in bold and colors or shadows. The use of shadows and colors can enlarge a room, make it feel more inviting, or create a certain mood. Consider doing some research on special lighting options for stuffed animals. You may want to choose different lighting for different types of animals because of their color and texture of hair. Additionally, you want to use lighting that will accentuate the features of your trophies. You don’t want to use harsh lighting, but rather a soft lighting that creates a sort of glow. Soft lighting will give your room a much more natural look and feel.
Display cases can be used to house smaller game and other special items that were required for a hunt. No gunroom is complete though without a cabinet or showcase dedicated to the special tools you used. This is a great way to not only highlight your hunting trophies but give an interesting way to tell the story of a gun. You can find cabinets and showcases with special engravings or markings. It can even provide a place to hang those matching his and her guns you bought!
Are you looking for some special items in your hunting trophy room? Are you looking for special gun cabinets or cases? If so, Spring Guns & Ammo has your back. We have all of the gun accessories that you could ever need. Contact us to find out how we can help you!