Over 70% of Americans are planning on redecorating their home in 2021, according to one study. However, for those that want to do so with their nerdy hobbies and obsessions in the forefront of the design, knowing where to start can be daunting. Thankfully, there are a number of simple ways you can achieve your ultimate geeked out home while still maintaining a fresh and updated look. From the key role of a staged color palette to a sleek hint of fandom, here’s what you need to know.

Matching your fandom with your color palette

Repainting is a common way to redesign a home, but when doing so with a fandom theme in mind, color really is everything. By choosing a color palette that corresponds with your fandom, you can easily bring color guidelines to the table that you can use not only when painting, but when decorating the rest of the home as well. For example, if you want to decorate your home with a classic Star Wars theme, you can do so by choosing colors like deep blue, black and white as your color palette, which sets the stage for a Star Wars theme in a modern way, without making it blatantly obvious and “in your face”. If you’re going the professional route and using a custom home builder, it’s worth noting that a themed color palette can make a world of difference in keeping things simple and sleek, especially if you’re going for one of the more popular luxury styles like that of a Mediterranean villa, modern farmhouse, or Spanish hacienda.

A subtle hint says it all

Another smart way that you can create the ultimate geeked out design with a fandom in mind is by peppering subtle hints of your chosen theme throughout the home. This can be done by displaying a few fandom themed “accents” throughout your home, such as themed mugs in the kitchen, throw pillows on the couch, or even a themed decorative coffee table item. One particularly unique way of doing this is by sneaking in a single photo among your own personal display (such as on a wall), which can be the most subtle way to include your fandom if you (or your spouse) don’t wish for it to be overly apparent.

Going big with a fandom collection display

If you’re looking to make a statement, going big and bold is a great option for a fandom home makeover, as it can really showcase your collections and obsession as a whole. An oversized, custom fandom art piece is one unique way to pull off the desired effect in a clean way, though there are other options, especially if you have an extensive collection. Whether it’s a large glass, lighted display case full of your collection of Marvel figurines, or having a single devoted accent wall to frame and show off your impressive comic book collection, a bold statement is sure to show off your favorite pieces and captivate your guests. After all, why choose to box it up and store it when you can proudly put it on display?

Designing your ultimate dream home may seem like a stressful task. Thankfully, there are a number of ways that you can design your home with a fandom twist, whether you choose to go big and bold, or even just sneak in a subtle hint of your favorite obsessions