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8 Essential Elements for Perfect Gamerooms

8 Essential Elements for Perfect Gamerooms

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January 5, 2010

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!

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 volume.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 gameroom.
  8. 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 do.

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 hobbies.

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