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Design Your Own Games Room and Save Money!

Design Your Own Games Room

Spring & summer is the perfect time to design your games room for great fun after a BBQ or day out at the lake. If you are thinking of designing your own games room you need to consider what exactly it is going to be used for. Will you play cards or board games there? Will you use it for entertainment activities like electronic games such as Guitar Hero? Will you host frequent parties there and want to have a bar as well? Some people just want a games room to have a weekly poker party while others want to use it often with friends and family as a gathering place so you need to keep its functionality in mind when furnishing it.

Game Table SetMost people would start with a game table and chairs set for their games room design- that is generally round or octagonal with at least four chairs. Since comfort is a must many opt for an armed swivel chair that is usually found with a wooden set with either upholstered or leather seats. If you are really into poker or card games you can get one of those tops to put over a plain round table that is felt covered and has cup holders and is definitely geared for a serious game!

Another option that is becoming more and more popular is a bistro table with stools. Some of the tables are counter3 pc bar height bistro table set height while others are what you would find in a bar and are usually around 42” tall making it a more casual look but one that is fun and more versatile as it will fit into a smaller space. You can get stools with backs or without – again depending on the look you want and how comfortable you want everyone to get!

Games room design today often include an oversized wall mounted television complete with all the bells and whistles for a family entertainment center that includes interactive electronic games such as Guitar Hero or Wii. This allows friends and family to play in a band or try their hand at bowling or tennis – and it’s really all make believe – but lots of fun! Often there are comfortable sofas or chairs that are set in front of the television for sporting events like the Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby.

canopy home bar set

canopy home bar set

Other considerations can include a home bar – which comes in many varieties and sizes – from an intimate one that will accommodate two stools or a larger one for four or six. Space is what determines the size of any furnishings in a games room so the larger the space – the larger the bar can be. Many of these come equipped with sinks and refrigerators or wine coolers but those are all options that you can include along with shelving for bottles and glassware.

For those who like to play pool or snooker a pool table is always another crowd pleaser and an activity that can be played by the whole family. Space is again an issue because pool tables take up quite a bit of room but there are smaller versions that can be fun to play as well. A games room design is really up to the individual and the amount of space you have to work with – after that the ideas are endless – and all provides lots of entertainment.

Let me know how it goes, in this day and time you save a lot of money designing your own games room for friends and family instead of going to an expensive bar, games room or pub!

Nicolette Interior Design Diva

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