August 25, 2015

Room for Fun: Game Room Ideas

Heidi Milton

We have rooms in our homes for all sorts of activities — eating, sleeping, cooking, lounging — so why not make room for fun and games, too?  Today I’ve collected some inspiration for creating your own room for fun in your home, otherwise known as a game room!

Evaluate the space you might have available.  Do you have a basement space that could be (or already is) finished out?  Is your attic an option?  Or do you have an unused (or little used) garage?


Game Room Ideas - Mohawk Hopescapes - Houselogic - Garage Game RoomSource: Houselogic


Game Room Ideas - Mohawk Hopescapes - Boston Globe - Attic Game Room Source: Boston Globe


Create zones for a variety of activities.  A game room should accommodate multiple activities, such as board game playing, movie watching, ping-pong/fooz-ball/pool playing.  Create zones for these by grouping furniture and using rugs to delineate different spaces for different activities.  Keep in mind that some zones can serve more than one purpose!


Game Room Ideas - Mohawk Hopescapes - Decoist - colorful game roomSource: Decoist


Game Room Ideas - Mohawk Hopescapes - Decoist - Stylish Game RoomSource: Tracy Hardenburg Designs


Keep it organized.  With all of those activities taking place, it would be easy for board games, video game controllers, books, and movies to create chaos.  Choose some hardworking furniture pieces to help keep the mayhem under control — bookcases, storage ottomans, colorful labeled bins help make order simple.


Game Room Ideas - Mohawk Hopescapes - - Game Room OrganizationA Bowl full of Lemons


Use decorative accessories to up the “fun” factor.  This space’s decor should reflect the hours of fun and games that will take place, so I’ve rounded up some fun ideas…

 Game Room Ideas - Mohawk Hopescapes - apartmenttherapy - game room furnitureSource: Apartment Therapy


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DIY Tic Tac Toe wall in game room

Source: Thistlewood Farms Blog DIY Tic Tac Toe Wall


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Game Room Ideas - Mohawk Hopescapes - macgyverisms - game room art functionSource: DIY Dartboard Cabinet from MacGyverisms


Mohawk Home has several eye-catching rugs that would warm up your new game room nicely!


Mohawk Home Laguna Pennat area rug
Shop: Laguna Pennat Area Rug from Mohawk Home
Colorful game room rug from Mohawk Home
Shop: Mohawk Home Rainbow Squares Area Rug


If you don’t have an entire room to set aside for game time, you’re not alone!  Consider carving out part of the family room to set up a table for board games.  Or maybe that other half of the garage would work.  When the weather starts get chilly, you’ll be glad to have a little room for fun inside your home.


Comments 1

  • A garage is a really great space to use as a game room or man cave. Really like the dartboard and clock decoration ideas you shared! My tip is check how much a renovation would cost before starting, this will help you plan your budget. This free renovation calculator will give you an estimate and calculate the return on investment of your renovation project:

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