Whether your idea of a game room is somewhere to host family game nights, play pool or other games with friends or cheer on your team, creating the perfect place is easy to do with some planning. If you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated game room, setting up a few essentials will make the room a fun and frequently used space in your home.
Start with your four walls
First consider the perimeter of the room. In a game room, it’s best to mount the TV to the wall with a swivel mount to keep it secure and allow for viewing from any corner.
Next, add storage along the walls for board games. Try a cube organizer where you can easily stack games in the open-faced cubes and add fabric drawers for loose items like dice and decks of cards. Fabric bins with chalkboard fronts make it easy to label what’s inside.
Cube organizers can help contain supplies like board games, dice and decks of cards.
Finally, dress up the walls with posters for your favorite teams and a chalkboard for easy scorekeeping. Have a pool table in your room? Hang a cue rack on the wall to save floor space.
For a built-in look with plenty of storage space, install a system like SpaceCreations.
Furnish the room
The perfect game room will have comfortable seating, a card table, lamps, accent furniture and any bonuses your family enjoys like a pool table, shuffleboard table and foosball table.
Accent furniture such as our mixed-material line brings a durable yet stylish addition to a game room and provides added storage space.
An end table with storage space can help reduce clutter in the game room.
Don’t forget about consoles
Store or display gaming consoles, controllers and accessories in a media stand.
Add elements for both the kids and the adults
If the kids and the adults will be enjoying the game room, create special elements that cater to both.
For the kids, add an angled two-bin storage container. Kid-friendly games and toys can be stashed here so they’re always within reach. As a bonus, the easy-to-reach space will make it easier for the kids to clean up after themselves.
For the adults, consider creating a bar area. A rolling bar cart is a great way to keep drink supplies nearby. Or, install shelving to the walls to hold bottles, glasses and cocktail supplies.
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