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.
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.
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.
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Don’t Forget about Consoles
To create an organized gaming center, install a shelf below the TV or add a media stand to store consoles not in use, remotes and controllers.
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.
Follow our tips and get ready for fun nights at home with the family or becoming the new party house in the neighborhood!Start planning your game room