Tips For A Fun And Luxurious Games Room
As more and more people continue to work from home and spend more time staying indoors to save money rather than going out, fun and luxurious games rooms are becoming extremely popular.
Here are some useful tips for how you can create an ideal entertainment space for you, your family, and your friends to have fun playing and relaxing in.
What is a games room?
A games room is a specifically designed place where you can relax and unwind by having fun playing a variety of games, either alone or with your friends and relatives. The size of a games room can vary a great deal from one to the next, usually depending on the size of the house, and it generally includes one or two popular games, such as pool, air hockey, shuffleboard, pinball, darts, chess, table tennis, cards, foosball, or arcade machines. Playstations, Xboxes and other top video gaming consoles are also now a common fixture in today’s games rooms.
Cards games, such as Gin Rummy, Blackjack, Solitaire, and Poker, are also a must. It would be a good idea to learn popular poker terms and phrases before you host a poker night, to give yourself a better chance of beating your friends to the pot.
If you’re on a budget, you could go for a standard games room with relatively cheap furniture and fittings and second-hand pool tables, darts boards or any other games you choose to have inside your room. If money isn’t an issue, you could go for a more luxurious games room with a chic and sophisticated look and feel with perhaps a themed pool table or state-of-the-art dartboard with an electronic scoring system.
If you have the space, you could even install an indoor play area for the younger children or even a mini disco-style dance floor. Games rooms are designed to keep the fun, laughter, mess and noise out of your kitchen or living room in a more private area, where you can entertain your nearest and dearest without having to worry about destroying your house in the process.
How to design a luxury games room
If you haven’t got the first clue about building or construction, then your best bet would be to approach a reputable interior designer and present them with your ideas. They will be able to produce the proper plans that you need to create your games room with your own ideas in mind. For example, it’s completely up to you to choose where you want to have the sofa/stools and which games you want to put in your games room. The designer can suggest a more practical and aesthetically pleasing layout that you may not have considered.
You also need to consider what type of theme you would like. In other words, you’ll need to decide what colour you want to paint your luxurious games room and what type of light fittings you want, etc. Do you want retro-style art hanging on the walls, or a singing fish on a plaque? Do you want carpets being fitted, or wooden-panelled floors? Would you prefer a minimalist or maximalist décor or something in between?
Some of you may even want glass cabinets filled with trinkets that people can look at, and others may just prefer an area that has lots more space. It’s completely up to you how you design your luxurious games room, and they can be so much fun creating. Designers will be able to help you every step of the way, and they are there to take the hassle out of building a unique recreational space.
What other tips are there for creating a luxurious games room?
One of the things that often gets overlooked in a games room is the ambience. For example, what type of sound system do you want? Retro jukeboxes are quite pricey, but they add a great deal of character to your room. You can also find modern jukebox systems that play your CDs or have tens of thousands of songs stored on them. You can then carefully position your sound bars or speakers to get the best acoustics out of your room.
Of course, you also need somewhere to serve food and drinks, so having a small bar area is definitely recommended. You, therefore, need a fridge (it doesn’t have to be a big one), as well as an area for slicing fruit and making cocktails, and a small sink area so that you stay on top of your washing up. Also, don’t forget to equip your luxurious games room with all the necessary safety equipment, such as a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, a fire alarm, and possibly a carbon monoxide alarm. You never know when you might need them.
If you or your interior designer manages to get everything right, you could end up having one of the best luxurious games rooms ever built.