You’ve got the games room and your jukebox and pool table are getting some serious usage. But how do you make your games room look like a luxury space rather than a man cave? With more and more of us staying at home and also using our gardens to create outdoor leisure spaces this is a question more and more of us are going to be asking.
First, let’s start with what’s in your games room itself. It is possible to purchase a pool table that not only plays great but also looks like a luxury item too. Bespoke pool tables are often carved from a single piece of wood (usually beech or oak) and most of these bespoke pool tables come with a tabletop which will make the pool table a multi-use piece. What to have a dinner party and a pool party? Then a bespoke pool table is for you.
Next up the Jukebox. Let’s be honest it’s got to be vintage and it simply has to be vinyl. The indescribable, warm sound of vinyl is something that everyone loves. But modern reproduction vintage jukeboxes come with the latest vinyl technology so you can say goodbye to skipping records and dodgy needles. They also come in a variety of colours to suit your decor.
So, back to the central question. How exactly are you going to furnish your luxury games room? Our solution is to go minimal and industrial. Let’s be honest how you decorate your home will always cause some friction, even in the happiest of households. And, without stereotyping too much, the male will want a picture of his favourite sports team or rock band adorning the hallway and the female may want the family portrait. Minimal is the way to reduce the friction when it comes to your brand new games room. Why? You’ve got less to argue about.
If your games room is in your home, keep the walls nice and neutral. Pure, brilliant white, back to brick or concrete and free of clutter will stop the backwards and forwards around the decor. If your games room is made of wood, keep the timber exposed, chalet or sauna style. This is the perfect solution if you want to go for the rustic pub or bar look too.
Next up, the flooring. Whatever you don’t skimp on the carpet. The old saying goes “if you buy cheap, you pay twice” and never has this been more true than in the case of carpet. A beautiful deep ply with a velvety feel will not only keep your room warmer but also keep your toes happy too. The colour? The predominant trend over the past few years has been grey. Grey works well with neutral walls and a darker grey will also forgive the inevitable stains that are bound to materialise in a well-used games room.
We hope this little insight has helped you decide how to furnish the games room of your dreams. Tone down your choices and the relationship between partners should be smooth. The only arguments you should now have is who is the best at playing pool!