Engaging Game Rooms

You're never too old for a game room! Get design ideas for your own grown-up hangout from these surprisingly sophisticated spaces.

  • Game Night: Billiard Room

    Seriously Sleek

    This sleek billiard room with a coffered ceiling and bar sets the tone for some serious pool sharking.

  • Lighting, Texture Give Life to Chic Game Room

    Rustic Industrial

    Just because you have a pool table doesn't mean your place has to feel like a pub. This rustic industrial game room is unexpected. A reclaimed tin pendant fixture from Curry & Company provides task lighting so you won't miss a shot.

  • Game Room Beverage Center/Bar

    Cocktail Center

    Whether you're entertaining guests or just feeling parched after some backgammon, this game room's custom beverage area comes in handy. There's room for drink and food prep and storage space for spirits.

  • Living Room Features Pool Table, Ceiling Candle Chandelier

    Open Serenity

    Designer Madelyn Simon chose furniture in different shades of beige to give this big, open space a feeling of comfort and serenity.

  • Game Room With Pool Table and Media Center

    Masculine Feel

    This warm, stately game room boasts a pool table as well as a media center, dartboard and home bar. The large cabinets provide ample storage for barware, DVDs, games and accessories.

  • Game Room with Bronze Lampshade Chandeliers

    Vibrant Color

    An antique Persian rug and custom draperies set the tone in this vibrant game room designed by Shelly Riehl David. The Venetian plaster ceiling frames a black crystal chandelier over the ebony-stained mahogany game table.

  • Vegas, Baby

    If billiards isn't your bag, take a cue from this high-rolling homeowner who turned his rec room into a casino, complete with an authentic Vegas craps table.

  • Subtly Lit Game Room

    Relaxing Space

    Pistachio wall color, crown molding and accent lighting help turn a dull, dark room into a warm and friendly space. Incorporating family treasures with functional furniture creates a space where the whole family will want to gather. Designed by Genoveve Serge

  • beasley moroccan billiard room

    Moroccan Style

    In this room designed by Troy Beasley, upholstered walls suggest a colorful desert tent. Design tip: Wood framing allows the fabric to be tacked on without sagging and allows for AC and lighting.

    — photo by Stephen Allen Photography

  • traditional old english pub room

    Old English Pub

    Stained-glass ceiling panels and plaid-covered walls warm the atmosphere in this game room by Darla Blake.

  • Game Room Amenities Accentuate Unique Space

    Sumptuous Surroundings

    A granite-topped mahogany bar and damask-covered barstools anchor this design by Shelly Riehl David. Flocked aubergine wall covering and gas lanterns accentuate the space.

    — photo by Karen Melvin

  • Elegant Lounge Area

    Waiting to Play

    For an above-the-garage game room, Shelly Riehl David also assembled a velvet chaise lounge, hand-carved side table and damask chair to fashion a unique sitting area.

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