Functional decorating: Game room design tips

by Kim Thompson 11/20/2023

When homeowners get to decorating, game room design might not be the priority. Decorating a dedicated space for video games or board games might not top the list of interior design projects, but it can make a huge difference in your entertainment experience.

However, it’s important to keep your decorating ideas practical and focused on gaming.

Game room furniture basics

When it comes to furniture, there are plenty of video game room ideas you can use in your space. The key to perfect game room furniture setup is to plan for optimal comfort and performance in multiple scenarios.

After all, the perfect solo seating arrangement won’t do the job when it’s time for an eight-person tournament.

One of the simplest ways to go about setting up your furniture is to choose pieces that are easy to maneuver and reconfigure based on need. Sectional sofas, cushioned folding chairs and bean bags are all comfy options you can use in a variety of situations and design styles.

Decorating for your favorite games

If your game room focuses on billiards or other games involving large equipment, you’ll want to plan your decor around them. A ping pong table, foosball table or pool table will need ample space surrounding for players to maneuver.

Arrange seating far enough away to prevent accidental injury or game interruption. For a stylish yet practical approach, opt for bar-style seating on one or more edges of the room for spectators. Include plenty of surfaces for food, drink and game equipment to keep everybody comfortable and focused on fun.

Game room design is dependent on many factors, including the type of games you plan to play and how many players will be using the space. Using these tips and adding your own personal flair, you’ll be able to create the perfect atmosphere for the ultimate game experience.

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Kim Thompson

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