Before: Great ComponentsBig screen TV, pool table, video arcade game: check. Now all that homeowners Julie and Steve Diekmann need is some color and style to pull it all together. They want their game room to be the place for lounging and recreation. Host David Bromstad knows just how to use rich, deep colors to create this "man space" without making it exclusively for men.
There is plenty of space to take advantage of and a lot of windows that need to be pulled into the room's decor.
After: Gamers' ParadiseWhen you have two large areas adjacent to each other in one large space, it helps to define each area's function and then use coordinating design elements to unify their look. The dark wood tones, rich masculine colors and playful art carry over from the lounging side of the room into this play area.
Bromstad chooses a dark army green for the wall color. A good rule of thumb when picking dark colors is to consider the amount of wall space in the room. This is a rather large room with lots of big windows. Because there's a small enough proportion of wall space in the room, he can be brave and go with a darker color.
3-piece pub table/chairs (item #249020601), red cube ottomans (item #249120108), bronze floor lamps (item #074022067), red throw pillows (item #06708842), multicolor block throw pillows (item #067082519) – Target
striped fabric, solid green fabric – Discount Fabric
Henly 8x10 rug (item # 3912367), dark green textured throw (item #8370454), quilted lichen pillows (item #83113912) – Pottery Barn
Bensar sectional couch: love seat (item #05826R RHF), sofa (item #05832L LHF), Indus primitive modern coffee table (item #UPT-COF01) – Black Sea Gallery
Roulette-Inspired ValanceDepending on its design, it can also add masculinity and weight that curtains rods just can't. Here, Bromstad designs a valance with an arch and stripes. These details are reminiscent of a roulette wheel and play into the game room feel.