This room was designed to please a cycling fan, from the vintage posters over the bed and the painting over the desk to the display of wheels on the wall. But if you want something a little subtler, there are other options.
Start with the essentials. The first television broadcast of each day’s stage can begin early in the morning, so a bicycle alarm clock will ensure that you don’t miss a minute of Phil Liggett’s and Paul Sherwen’s commentary. The bicycle-inspired photos over the bed are a bonus.
Perch a decorative bicycle next to the television to pay homage to the riders.
You can always graduate to something a little more permanent. This weather vane subtly declares that a cycling fan lives here.
Bicycle-themed artwork can fit with almost any style. This piece adds a nature-inspired touch to a contemporary space, but it would look equally at home in a more traditional setting.
This large-scale graphic piece looks like it was made to order to fit in with the sectional …
… while this bright and breezy beach-bike representation adds just the right touch to a sunny mudroom.
You might prefer something a little more free-form, like this commissioned artwork.
Then again, seeing a mural like this every day might inspire you to get out on your own bike.
Build a bicycle side table …
… add a chair covered in bicycle-patterned fabric to your family room …
… or simply hang a bike (spray painted or not) on a wall.
Yellow chairs, the same bright shade as the maillot jaune, plus a gold bike are the perfect Tour de France homage.
There’s no need to use an entire bike to have a bicycle theme. It turns out that handlebars make great coatracks.
But if you’re going to use bicycle parts, wheels may be the most versatile. They can serve as legs on a coffee table …
… or as bases for stools. Pedals make for handy footrests.
If you’ve got a spare wheel, use it as a design element in an otherwise overlooked space.
Wheels are round, so it makes sense that one would also make a good clock face.
The spokes can double as spots for displaying photos and souvenirs, maybe from a bike tour you’ve done.