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.
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November 25, 2014
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Seriously Sleek

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

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.

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.

Open Serenity

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

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.

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.

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

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

Old English Pub

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

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

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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