Media and Game Rooms

Have you been to someone’s home who has invested in a game or media room? It’s a nice bonus to have in your home. In my home we rearranged things and put our TV into a second family room that was smaller but allowed us to block out more light. This allows for cozy times on the couch watching movies, playing games or listening to music with friends.

 Today I’m going to show you some inspiration I found. Some are more elaborate than others, but keep in mind that you don’t have to go crazy. Simply moving furniture around, using darker paint on the walls, blocking off windows with blackout shades (on one side and using a nicer fabric on the other) and mounting the TV on the wall or using a projector and screen.

I like the use of the backlit bar using natural stone as well as openness of being able to see into the media room. It allows for people in the bar and outer room to see what is playing. However they have curtains that can be closed to section off the room to allow for more privacy.

This is the ultimate sports room which is definitely more of a ‘man’s’ room. Made for game watching and rowdy times spent yelling at the TV and jumping up from the leather recliners.

This is a more traditional game room with billiards, darts a bar and some TV’s placed higher up to not invade the space as much.

Don’t have the time or money to make a game room happen? Well you can rent a game room for the kids/adults party from Gamin’Ride. This is a great idea and not a bad price either! Consider the wow factor this will get you and the kids will think you’re totally cool.fInally I have a more ‘Star Trek’ themed media room, which is very fun and reminds you that the sky’s the limit when designing a media/game room. Whatever you decide, make it fun and spend the larger amounts of your budget for the key elements that will be used the most.

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