The ultimate game room is almost everyone’s dream. You can’t beat having your own game room, where you can have fun with classic pool hall games, retro-arcade cabinets, or card games.
A game room’s beauty is its ability to fit almost anywhere. A game room can be built in any space you have, including a spare bedroom or a den. A game room can be easily integrated into a floorplan if you are thinking of building a house. We’ll show you how to create the perfect game area that suits your interests.
Consider the Types of Games you Would Like to Include
First, you need to decide what type of games you want. As you can see, you can have multiple types of activities. A common idea for a game room is to combine a pool table and table tennis. Foosball is another popular game. There’s also the traditional standby professional card tables.
Other smaller games, such as a dartboard on the wall, might be possible to add. These games can be used in smaller rooms, or as an addition to larger ones, if space is limited.
Modern video games, classic arcade cabinets and pinball machines are all options. Indoor bocceball or shuffleboard courts are another option.
You might consider combining the game room with other areas
You might be amazed at what you can do to make a game room, as we have already mentioned. The gaming addition to the modern, spacious home shown in the photo is an example. You can also add a foosball or arcade table to any extra space that is available beyond the living room.
This is a great option for homes with limited space. It can be used to save space by turning spaces into multifunctional areas. Other ideas include adding a dartboard to a den or setting up a pool table near a bar area, or placing table tennis on a converted loft.
Choose a theme
You should also consider a theme for your design. Some rooms are minimalistic, with the tables and very little decoration. This can have its own contemporary style. Other game rooms can have a completely different design, down to the materials used. The photo above shows an example of this: the foosball and pool tables are part of an industrial theme.
You can go in many different directions depending on which games you choose. If you have pinball machines or video games, retro posters with classic games could be used to make the area feel like an arcade. You could also opt for a traditional billiard room with rich textures and elegant lighting fixtures. These are just some examples. Your tastes and interests should be the first thing you consider when choosing an area.
How to organize your game room
One design principle is important when planning a game area. Your focal point should be the largest or most popular game in your game room. The photo shows how the pool tables are located in the middle of the room. It draws the eye. The pool table is surrounded by a large wall hanging, which has lighting fixtures above it. To the side is a sitting area.
The largest game is the focal point of the room. If you have other game types, the focal point could be a large screen telesion or a wall of pinball machines.