One of the most exciting parts about owning a game room is customizing it to look exactly the way you want it. Considering it’s not a live-in space, you can get as wildly creative as your significant other lets you be. Entertain as many game room ideas you feel are necessary to create the perfect environment for days and nights of fun and entertainment.
With so many different game room ideas out there we thought we would bring to you a small collection of how we’ve seen people improve their entertainment space. Everyone has different tastes so open your mind and let us whet your creative palette and plant some seeds of desire!
Plan out a theme for your game room
Make your game room a theme that speaks volumes about how you like to relax. For example, give it a speakeasy vibe if you can picture yourself hanging out in a classical bar.
You can decorate this part of your game room to mirror an older era where the prohibition was in effect and swing dancing was in its prime! Here’s an example of one of the homes that made it into the top 30 game room ideas:
You don’t need to go retro if you prefer a modern minimalist style. Use a few of your favourite colours to accent the room but keep it simple!
If your room is small, you may want to consider sticking to light coloured paint for the walls. Make sure the couch matches your main game room furniture since it will be a central focal point. Use accessories to throw colour accents like the pillows on your couch, cool paintings and photos.
Buy a pool table that compliments the room
There’s a reason why pool tables exist in bars and pool halls draw a crowd. People have fun playing pool! Get a pool table that compliments your room. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, just a table that looks good.
You can customize the colour of the felt as you see fit.
Choose the type of wood finish that suits your game room theme.
Make sure the table is a slate table since anything other than slate won’t provide a consistent playing surface. Legacy only offers slate tables but has a variety of styles to choose from.
Shake things up with a shuffleboard
If you’ve never played shuffleboard you’re definitely missing out on something special. If you’re Canadian then you owe it to yourself to try this game since it’s the closest thing to curling you’re going to get without getting on the ice.
Shuffleboard can be a two or four-player game and is just as exciting as anything you’ll find in a game room. Once you get the hang of it. It really is a spellbinding experience that is worth the investment.
Stay sharp with a dartboard section
This takes up absolutely no space in your games room and yet it can be the main event of an entire evening. All you need is a room that allows you to stand 7 feet 9 1/4 inches away from a wall and some additional space on the wall for missed shots. You’ll need a corkboard so you don’t ruin your wall with dart holes.
You can get as fancy as they come with your dartboard and house it in its own cabinet. This can provide some storage space for your darts and the games board to record your score when you’re playing.
Ping pong tables
It doesn’t matter how bad your hand-eye coordination is, it’s about to get better.
Commit to a sharp learning curve where you get the art of rallying with a ping pong table. You can get a board that sits on top of your pool table to make your game room multifunctional. Go all out and make ping pong a welcome addition to an active lifestyle.
If tennis isn’t your thing, you might want to try a foosball table. This fast-paced version of table soccer is the perfect addition for players of all skill levels.
A foosball table fits into small spaces and it’s a 2-4 player game. You can invite the girls for a few rounds (just make sure there’s no spinning!) or get everyone in on a round-robin tournament.
For a small investment, a foosball table will give you hours of entertainment.
The official games table
You realize that the most basic set up can also give you the most memories. A table with four chairs is all you need to set up an official games table. You can play cards, board games, finish puzzles, play chess, checkers-hell, break out Yahtzee if you go it!
If you’re into playing games with friends and family, the official games table should have a dedicated area in your game room.
Be creative designing the game room you’ve always wanted
Your game room should be a place where you’re proud to invite friends and family over. Have fun in putting together the game room furniture, décor and above all the forms of entertainment that will live in your palace of pleasure.
Make your place of refuge the place you want it to be. If you need any recommendations, we’re always here to help.