Game And Entertainment Rooms Featuring Witty Design Ideas

The best way to find game room ideas is to take a cue from your favorite activities and the things you do for fun. Every home needs a space where family members and guests can gather to spend quality time together, maybe play a board game, pool or compete with each other in video games or Kinect Adventures. Sure, the living room is nice if you want to chill and relax but for the type of activities we have in mind you’d need a game room or an entertainment area.

Multiple Functions In One Space.

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A window nook is a space-saving feature, perfect for game rooms

by Ian Cummings Photography

A game room has to have a flexible design. It’s why you should try to include a variety of functions in one design. For example, there can be a foosball table in the center, a table for board games, a seating area for those that need to take a k and a variety of other features.

Give The Backyard Barn New Uses.

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A fresh coat of paint and a pool table can completely change the décor

The game room doesn’t necessarily have to be a room in the house. For example, if you have a barn in your back yard, you can give it a makeover and use that as a meeting place for those that seek fun and relaxation.

Dedicated Play Areas.

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Give an old banquette a fresh new look with colorful cushions

You don’t necessarily need the whole room to have fun with your guests. You can create a dedicated play area as part of your living room or home office. A comfy banquette can fit perfectly in the corner. Add a simple table and you have the perfect spot for playing cards or board games.

A Room With Views Of The Mountains.

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The window seats are both comfy and practical, with built-in storage
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A view from a different angle showing the whole layout of the room

by Roger Wade Studio

What could be more beautiful than taking a break from your game of pool to admire the gorgeous views of the mountain? Build window nooks and seats to take full advantage of the views. A stunning design idea for holiday homes.

Cherry Wood Ceiling.

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Cherry wood ceiling with clear satin finish contrasts with the dark flooring

Create a relaxing and comfortable ambiance in the room with a wooden ceiling. Cherry wood has an especially beautiful color. It will make the room look bright but also cozy, the perfect balance and excellent for rustic decors.

Game Room And Theater In One Space.

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Tuck the pool table in the corner for more privacy and less noise
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Chill in the front row or have fun in the back of the room. You win either way

by Jeri Koegel Photographer

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Organize the two areas side by side to make full use of the space
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If you decide to combine two functions, an extra large room is best
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The two areas remain separated while still being part of the same room

Both a game room and a home theater are space where you meet with friends to spend time together, whether it’s playing games or watching a movie you have in mind. In a way, it makes sense to combine the two functions in one space. This way everyone can enjoy their favorite activity.

A Fish Tank In The Room.

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A perfect balance from every point of view

If you only use game and entertainment-related features in the room, the décor can become a little too dynamic and somewhat disturbing. You also need something relaxing to balance out the design, something like a fish tank.

Around The Bar.

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Use appropriate lighting to highlight the main features
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The basement would make a perfect game room and a bar would fit perfectly
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Find the best place for the bar to take full advantage of the floor space
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The LED strip lights really make the room pop

We’ve taken care of the main aspects related to game room design. The only thing missing would be a bar. Games and drinks go hand in hand. A home bar would tie everything together and the whole design would start to make sense.

Other Entertainment Room Design Ideas.

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Paint the ceiling an attractive and bold color
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An entertainment room needs bright lights or it will make you feel sleepy
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Try a geometric design with combinations of patterns and shapes

by Scott Frances

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Give the room a cozy, barn-like feel with natural materials and finishes

by Heritage Restorations

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Create a conversation area with comfortable seating

by Holger Obenaus

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Include your favorite games and features. For example, a golf simulator

by Nicole Hogarty Designs

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Consider turning the basement into an entertainment area
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Give the room a themed look using wall art
Spread the furniture throughout the room for comfortable use

by CHC Creative Remodeling

Add drama to the room with accent lighting and bold colors
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Choose a simple color palette but create eye-catching contrasts

by John Jenkins

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Make good use of the natural light coming through the windows

by Julie Soefer

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Brick walls will give the room a man cave-like look

by Maxine Schnitzer Photography

Basically there are no rules when designing and decorating an entertainment room. It just has to look inviting, to feel comfortable and to combine function and fun in a harmonious and balanced way. Perhaps these more general tips can help you improve your design.