You don’t have to go out when you can meet up with your friends and play in your own home. These 20 spaces will make your rec room look amazing and stylish. These rooms will inspire you, whether you are looking to create a home theater system or just a place to relax and play board games.
- 1 A Attic Oasis
- 2 Drinks and darts
- 3 Creative Contrast
- 4 Bright and Bold
- 5 Moody Media Room
- 6 Indoor-Outdoor Options
- 7 Film or Flowers?
- 8 The Wall
- 9 Farmhouse that is family-friendly
- 10 Beautiful Lighting
- 11 Cozy and classic
- 12 Rooted in Nature
- 13 Nice and Neon
- 14 Go big
- 15 Chic and comfortable
- 16 Cool Character
- 17 WOW Factor
- 18 Black and blue (prints)
- 19 Rustic Retreat
- 20 It’s small, but it’s sporty
A Attic Oasis
Liz Goldberg, a Raleigh-based designer from CAROLYNLEONA, was given the task of transforming an attic in Raleigh into a unique retreat. The finished space includes a beautiful game room and theater that makes it feel more luxurious. The perfect finishing touch is a classic popcorn machine.
Drinks and darts
Blogger Zoe Hunt wanted a home that had a game room. She renovated her home to include all the key recreational elements, including a pool table and dart board. Hunt and her husband don’t have to leave their home for entertainment.
A ping-pong table is the main feature of this Liz Caan game room. It’s a piece of decor that stands alone. The space’s white modern vibes are perfectly complemented by a nearby tulip tree. Brightly painted ceilings and colorful cloth chairs add an element of surprise.
Bright and Bold
Amy Sklar’s game room features bold colors that make a statement and give it a fun, inviting feel. There are many seating options so that everyone can gather together for game night.
Moody Media Room
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Christina Kim designed the media room for a young couple in deep blues. This basement houses six televisions, a bar, and a play area for children.
Designer Kendall Wilkinson chose to replace stone floors with rugs because this room is both indoor and outdoor. The large round table can be used for meals or board games. The sofa, which can accommodate 12 to 15 people, is perfect for hosting a party.
Film or Flowers?
Although you may not want your TV to be the main focal point of your gaming room, Sara Hillery, a designer, was able to disguise a client’s TV set-up. The perfect screen cover is a flowery panel that can be opened and closed easily. It also looks great on its own. The best of both form and function combined with style is the perfect combination.
A game room is all about having fun. An oversized tic-tac toe board adds an extra dimension of fun to the space above by Living with Lolo. If you need a little more flair in your space, games that double as wall decor are a smart choice.
Farmhouse that is family-friendly
Ottomans allow the whole family to gather around the table and play together. This seating adds an instant casual, cozy feel to any space. The warm, rustic room designed by Liz Caan combines traditional and farmhouse elements.
A stylish chandelier hanging above a ping-pong board is a great way to instantly elevate a space. Maestri Studio designed this room with a striking wallpaper featuring a modern marble-like design.
Cozy and classic
This game area by Mark Lavender has a retro, collegiate vibe thanks to a framed school sweatshirt as well as cozy plaid throws. Traditional decor brings us back to simpler times, and gives the space a warm, intimate feel.
Rooted in Nature
This game room, designed by Jeff Andrews, pays homage to Lake Tahoe’s location. It features natural brown tones and decorative antlers. The space looks sophisticated and not shabby thanks to brass wall accents that are paired with wooden paneled wood walls.
Nice and Neon
Bright colors are a must! Liz Caan’s space shows that it is okay to be bold. Families of all ages will love being welcomed downstairs by bright colors, balanced out with white cabinets and walls. The space doesn’t look too busy, but acrylic swings add a futuristic touch.
Victoria Adriatico created this arcade-like space for her family. She added oversized dice and a humorous sign to the space. Clear canisters are a great way to display game accessories and add more decor to your game room.
Chic and comfortable
A large ottoman-style coffee table is the ideal piece of furniture to add to a game room. Gemma Parker’s design shows that these spaces can look elegant without being too fussy. Comfortable furniture is the way to go.
Slider doors can also be used to conceal large flatscreen TVs. They can also add visual interest to any space and create an illusion of original architectural charm. Designer Sara Hillery used the doors to cover a TV that was mounted on a brick wall. The result is industrial chic.
A space designed for adults does not mean that you cannot write a fun phrase on it. Jeff Andrews used brass letters to make this rec space stand out in moss green.
Black and blue (prints)
Victoria Adriatico added a festive touch to the family’s gaming space by hanging framed blueprints for a ping-pong and air hockey table. Hanging baskets can hold paddles and other game-related items so equipment is easy to find.
Bold colors are great, but it’s also okay to keep things neutral. The adult-friendly room designed by Liz Caan evokes a luxurious lodge. Architectural details such as stone beams and beautiful paneled ceilings really make this room stand out.
It’s small, but it’s sporty
There’s no reason to think that apartment living rooms are boring. Adnan Anwar designed a putting rug for Amy Littleson, a blogger. The piece, which is quite popular with athletically-inclined guests, celebrates the couple’s love of golf and incorporates a playful touch into the otherwise functional space. Items that are solely recreational can be appreciated by even those who live in a small space.