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23 Home Decorating Ideas For Anyone With A Fandom

Get your geek on.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community how they show off their geeky side at home — and here are some of the ways they display their fandoms!

Note: Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.

1. Make a signpost with directions the best places in all of your different fandoms.

For our recent anniversary, I handmade this directional sign of our fandoms for my fiancée (with a little help from her). We started saying "I love you to the stars and back" when we began dating and over the past three and a half years we've added many nerdy lengths to our love. We're now 76 days away from our wedding. —kelseyh4e8f329ea
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For our recent anniversary, I handmade this directional sign of our fandoms for my fiancée (with a little help from her). We started saying "I love you to the stars and back" when we began dating and over the past three and a half years we've added many nerdy lengths to our love. We're now 76 days away from our wedding. —kelseyh4e8f329ea

2. Turn a terrarium into a the cutest tabletop Pikmin habitat for your coffee table.

Pikmin is one of Nintendo's less popular and known games, but it was my all time favorite game growing up. I saw many nerd-inspired terrariums, so I thought, "why not make my own?" —davidh41e26f26b
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Pikmin is one of Nintendo's less popular and known games, but it was my all time favorite game growing up. I saw many nerd-inspired terrariums, so I thought, "why not make my own?" —davidh41e26f26b

3. Serve your guests cookies out of an alien who hopefully won't be laying eggs anytime soon.

I love my Xenomorph cookie jar. It's great and the detail is amazing! —khadd1jaGet one on ThinkGeek for $29.99 (it's on sale right now, regular price is $44.99).
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I love my Xenomorph cookie jar. It's great and the detail is amazing! —khadd1ja

Get one on ThinkGeek for $29.99 (it's on sale right now, regular price is $44.99).

4. Sneak a single framed photo into your family photo gallery.

A framed photo of Capt. Picard amongst our photo wall. —andyc4b487fc03
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A framed photo of Capt. Picard amongst our photo wall. —andyc4b487fc03

5. Or, order a custom oil painting of you sitting on the actual Iron Throne, and add THAT to your family gallery.

I found an amazing artist on Etsy to help me live out my Game of Thrones dream by creating a custom oil painting of me on the Iron Throne. Not as expensive as you may think. 10/10 would recommend. —gpetscheFind custom oil painters on Etsy by clicking the checkbox "Customizable" in the sidebar.
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I found an amazing artist on Etsy to help me live out my Game of Thrones dream by creating a custom oil painting of me on the Iron Throne. Not as expensive as you may think. 10/10 would recommend. —gpetsche

Find custom oil painters on Etsy by clicking the checkbox "Customizable" in the sidebar.

6. Build a Tardis bookcase for a Doctor Who themed nursery or TBH any room in the house.

My oldest son's room is Doctor Who themed and I built him a Tardis bookcase. —ferrellsteven
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My oldest son's room is Doctor Who themed and I built him a Tardis bookcase. —ferrellsteven

7. Go for ~one-of-a-kind~ wall decor and art that you make yourself.

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I love that I'm an adult and can do whatever I want to my house! It's really great to see the reaction from friends and family. —kzendi

DIY Wall Art! —tonyweb1211

My good friend made this for me before I went to college 7 years ago. I still have it and love it (and Spider-Man) just as much as I did when I first got it. (It's spray paint on canvas.) —lydiaw4256ca643

8. Or just buy a single piece of art, frame it, and let it be part of your otherwise normal decor.

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My subtle and tasteful X-files poster. #iwanttobelieve —morganc4f235c288

My husband and I are both meteorologists, so it's appropriate to have this print by Brainstorm Design Shop hanging in our home. —pinkmooncat

I have travel posters from mine and my sisters favorite fictional places —

Hogsmede, Stars Hollow (Gilmore girls), Pawnee (Parks and Recreation). —carissamurray

Get the unframed X-Files Poster unframed on AllPosters for $5.99; the Atmosphere print from Brainstorm for $45; and the Hogsmeade print (starting at $15), the Stars Hollow print (starting at $16.50), and the Parks and Rec print (starting at $18.50) on Etsy.

9. Celebrate the magic of overhead lights.

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I painted my Lumos/Nox light switch plate myself at one of those DIY pottery places. —springgrrl

I bought "Lumos" and "Nox" decals on Etsy for my light switch in my room. Most people never see it or even notice but I love it. —stephanien4dd4f4209

Lumos and Nox decals are available for $2.66/two on Etsy, $2.66.

10. Cover your current textbooks to make it look like you go to Hogwarts.

I DIY-ed my textbooks to look like Harry Potter Textbooks. I used a paper-bag book cover hack I found online and taped textbook covers online to them. They are cool. —shaynajavaLearn how to make paper bag book covers here.
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I DIY-ed my textbooks to look like Harry Potter Textbooks. I used a paper-bag book cover hack I found online and taped textbook covers online to them. They are cool. —shaynajava

Learn how to make paper bag book covers here.

11. Proclaim who *you* bend the knee to with a Targaryen banner.

Got an outdoor flag for my house! People always text me and say how much they love driving by my house! #fireandblood —mackenzieb45dc5965fGet a similar flag on Amazon for $19.
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Got an outdoor flag for my house! People always text me and say how much they love driving by my house! #fireandblood —mackenzieb45dc5965f

Get a similar flag on Amazon for $19.

12. Of course, hang up a gallery wall that shows off your favorite pieces...

Leveling up our art wall with some classy paintings. —paudrota
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Leveling up our art wall with some classy paintings. —paudrota

...whether you love horror films...

I painted cross-stitch mashups of my favourite horrors and pretty decorations/flowers. —veronicakilgour
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I painted cross-stitch mashups of my favourite horrors and pretty decorations/flowers. —veronicakilgour

...a specific movie or game or book or show...

One of my favorite movies is obviously The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and here is a wall in my living room. I hope Wes Anderson is proud. —e4ccb53b3f
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One of my favorite movies is obviously The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and here is a wall in my living room. I hope Wes Anderson is proud. —e4ccb53b3f

...or a lot of different fandoms.

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Slowly building up my nerd art collection. —annag467496824

Fandom wall from the shows I've worked on as well as some favorite movies. I plan to fill the whole wall. —oliviaroseo3

Our house is decorated with things mostly acquired at Comicon. —sarahs4e8f11aa3

13. Decorate a wall with the alphabet and holiday lights.

To stay in tune with the upside-down while taking a dump. —maceym42c7e3966Get similar holiday lights on Amazon for $19.95.
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To stay in tune with the upside-down while taking a dump. —maceym42c7e3966

Get similar holiday lights on Amazon for $19.95.

14. Use pool noodles, cardboard, and foil to make an ~aluminum~ throne.

We built my parents their own Iron Throne. It was a birthday gag, but they kept it for nearly a year. —oliviap4c4fc2637
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We built my parents their own Iron Throne. It was a birthday gag, but they kept it for nearly a year. —oliviap4c4fc2637

15. Or simply paste on a decal that reminds your guests exactly where to go.

This is probably one of my favorite things in my house. —sarah81327134Get a similar decal starting at $7.95 on Etsy.
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This is probably one of my favorite things in my house. —sarah81327134

Get a similar decal starting at $7.95 on Etsy.

16. Find a way to display your collections so you can enjoy seeing them.

The sonic screwdriver in the corner was hand built (and hand-signed) by Nick Robatto himself, one of the actual prop makers on the show. Mine is 151/250. —cchiefham04
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The sonic screwdriver in the corner was hand built (and hand-signed) by Nick Robatto himself, one of the actual prop makers on the show. Mine is 151/250. —cchiefham04

17. Whether it's on a shelf...

This is just a small area we have. We have four shelves full of random geekiness and it grows all the time. —graceb408c186b1
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This is just a small area we have. We have four shelves full of random geekiness and it grows all the time. —graceb408c186b1

18. ...or all around your computer, or somewhere else.

My gaming setup is decked out in Overwatch merch and art! During the holidays last year I even had an Overwatch-themed Christmas tree ✌ —sarahs221
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My gaming setup is decked out in Overwatch merch and art! During the holidays last year I even had an Overwatch-themed Christmas tree ✌ —sarahs221

19. Frame maps of your fandom for your walls.

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I love Assassins Creed! I framed the poster from the midnight release, and I hope to get some Legend of Zelda world maps in as well. —annap480698206

One year, my husband treated himself to a professionally framed map of Skyrim. He is a huge Elder Scrolls fan and is the reason I have become interested in video games myself. —rachels47c57109c

We have a canvas map of Westeros and Essos on our living room wall ☺ —hla3118

20. Give Darth Kitty a good spot to lay in the sunbeam with a Death Star rug.

Rug really ties the room together. —becksofbritGet this rug on Think Geek for $59.99.
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Rug really ties the room together. —becksofbrit

Get this rug on Think Geek for $59.99.

21. Make a Quidditch mobile and decoupage the Maurader's Map to a dresser for a Harry Potter nursery.

I did my son's nursery in Harry Potter. —leslier4275eeb11
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I did my son's nursery in Harry Potter. —leslier4275eeb11

22. If you have a home office or a textbook shelf, stash a collector's edition story book among them as a geeky inside joke.

I have a limited edition decorative book and case of The Tales of Beedle the Bard from Harry Potter which I display amongst my educational books to fool guests. —laurenm4b7b568d6You can get a fancy collectors edition on Amazon for $250, or a regular hardcover-only version from Barnes & Nobles for $9.68.
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I have a limited edition decorative book and case of The Tales of Beedle the Bard from Harry Potter which I display amongst my educational books to fool guests. —laurenm4b7b568d6

You can get a fancy collectors edition on Amazon for $250, or a regular hardcover-only version from Barnes & Nobles for $9.68.

23. Make any 8-bit blanket you want out of simple crochet squares.

My sister-in-law crocheted this 8-bit heart blanket for my husband and me as a wedding present. —brittainrLearn how to crochet granny squares here.
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My sister-in-law crocheted this 8-bit heart blanket for my husband and me as a wedding present. —brittainr

Learn how to crochet granny squares here.

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