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Ultimate Sports Lounge Design Ideas

March 05, 2024

No gaudy sports rooms here. We’re watching The Big Game in sleek, stylish spaces made for hanging out with your best buds or entertaining the whole neighborhood.

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Photo: Gibeon Photography, Designed by Rich Graves at Altius Design and Barb Cooke with Cooke Interiors Studios. From: Malmquist Construction.

Sports Lounges Made Stylish

Whether you’re cheering for your football, soccer or basketball team, catching the latest cheer competition or gymnastic routine, or gathering for the Olympics, having a dedicated space for watching your favorite sport makes the overall experience more enjoyable. Get your snacks ready, your drinks in the cooler and let’s play ball!

Have a small TV over your bar area so no one has to miss a minute of the game while they make their second cocktail and refill their plate. Clean-lined cabinetry clad in stone countertops is a sleek contrast against the textured stone backsplash.

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Photo: A. Clore Interiors. From: Amber Clore.

Bring on the Bright Lights

Sports bars and lounges may typically be known for their dark, smoky atmosphere, but we’re partial to this light and bright space. Ample seating, including an oversized sofa and lime green chairs, for a group of 10, guarantee everyone an unobstructed view of the TV screen. Jerseys, photographs and sports memorabilia decorate the walls and hold spots of honor around the entertainment center.

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Photo: Aaron Kraft, Krafty Photos. From: Design Associates Architects.

Move the Bar to Your House

Why go out to the bar when you have your own (much more stylish) one in your basement? Rustic stone and barnwood envelope the room in cozy charm, while overhead, reclaimed beams add rugged definition. In addition to its beautifully welcoming environment, the space also offers every amenity a crowd could desire — from a pool table and dartboard to a fully stocked bar and cushy seating around a big screen.

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Photo: Victoria Pearson, Builder: Brian Glenn Construction, Architect: Jeremy Oury at Kibo Architects, Design by Lonni Paul. From: Lonni Paul.

Create a Cooling-Off Spot

Designate a place to take a break in between quarters, during commercials or when you feel like you’re going to start yelling at the refs. This Old-World corner off the main room is the ideal spot to reclaim your cool. Mix a drink, grab a cigar and sink into a leather club chair.

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