8 Essential Elements for Perfect Gamerooms
Have you always wanted a gorgeous gameroom, but never knew quite
how to design it? Keep in mind these essential elements for
gamerooms and you can play to your heart's content in no time!
- A separate decor. Make your
gameroom distinctive from the rest of the house. When you walk
through the door of your gameroom, it should immediately relax
you--that's the whole point of gamerooms! Use a light, fun decor
that is very different from the rest of the house.
- Lots of space. Your gameroom should
have plenty of room for the family to move around. If you choose to
put a pool table or other large gaming equipment in the room, make
sure you have ample room on all sides.
- Games for everyone. The appeal of
gamerooms easily transcends age. Make sure the activities in your
gameroom offer something for everyone. For instance, a casino poker
table might be great for the adults, nestled right beside a cute
checkers table for the kids.
- Sporting spirit! Part of the appeal
of gamerooms is showing your sporting spirit, so consider decor
that reflects your favorite teams. Everything from team logos and
colors to framed jerseys makes for an interesting look.
- Soundproofing. Want to yell at the
top of your lungs when you see your favorite team score that
touchdown on your bigscreen television? Good insulation or
soundproofing material on the walls of your gameroom ensures you
can cheer as enthusiastically as you like--no matter the
- Comfy furniture. If you're going to
play a video game for hours on end, you need a comfortable chair to
rest in. Bean bag furniture, recliners, long couches, and other
lounging furniture are essential pieces of any gameroom's decor. If
you want to save money and get furniture that is already broken-in,
hit up thrift stores and yard sales.
- Keepsakes. Gamerooms are meant to
reflect fun and enthusiasm, so they are the perfect place for those
vintage keepsakes. Vintage posters, neon signs, clocks with team
logos, and even an old jukebox are the perfect accessories for your
- Visuals and sound. No gameroom is
complete without a television for watching the big game. A
surround-sound system can bring the action even closer, and also
works well for those times when only great music on the stereo will
Are you ready to create a gameroom that is the envy of all your
neighbors? Let the games begin!
About the Author: Shannon Dauphin is a
freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Her house was
built in 1901, so home repair and renovation have become her
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