Gamerooms are often forgotten or overlooked. That is probably because they are the first to be taken off the plans, when space is lacking. However, it can be a central element inside a modern house. Here is how to create one that will have flair, style and panache.
To create a gameroom, in 2022, you need to follow your instincts. That is what people will want to feel, when they enter into that space: Raw emotions. The moment guests walk in, they have to notice the difference between this room and the rest of the house. That starts with the lighting. At the opposite of the kitchen and dining room, the gameroom doesn’t need a lot of sunlight. If you want to open it up during the day, so that you and your friends can freely move outside, it can be a nice addition to have double doors. But most of the time, it should remain in semi-darkness.
If we run with the theme of being BOLD then there are very few things that are as bold as a bright LED neon sign. According to Chris from VoodooNeon.com, “Neon signs make a games room glow bright, creating an unparalleled ambiance – there is nothing like the soft neon glow that radiates through a games room, quite like a neon sign.” And, Voodoo should know they’ve helped many people with games room and man cave setups in the past – view their helpful piece.
That is when you come in and place your unique touch that will please everyone: A customized neon from yellowpop.com, that you will position over the bar. This type of light seems to permeate everything it touches, including us. It possesses a liquid feel that is magical and also relaxing. You can decide the feeling that you want it to give out, through the choice of the color, but also with the choice of words or objects that you will create in neon. A pink, for a Ladies’ Club, a warm red for a passionate nest or an electric blue to bring on a Miami vibe, is all you will need. One way or another, it will definitely change the walls and what is inside it, and turn it into a real gameroom for adults. Place some LED lighting in strategic locations as well, to add some elegance.
A gameroom only needs one game: A pool table. That is if you want to have panache. Otherwise, it can quickly turn into an adolescent room, or worse, into a man cave. Pool is a noble sport. You can still have lots of fun and laughs with your friends over a pool game, but it is certainly much classier than a soccer table. Don’t hesitate to pay a high price, because the difference between a quality pool table and a cheap one will define how the room will truly look like, in the end. Place a Tiffany light over it, with low wattage bulbs, to go with the neon on the wall.
What you need more than anything inside an adult gameroom is a bar. Around it, there should be a sufficient number of seats, for at least four persons. You should keep a small refrigerator filled with all the necessary products, so that you can prepare beautiful cocktails. In the cupboards, keep fresh peanuts, chips and other snacks to have them handy. Have a sink installed as well, so you can clean everything that you use immediately and keep the glasses and bowls on site. Finally, your gameroom should have direct access to a bathroom. It is easier for your guests than to have to roam through the house.
Don’t forget the BarcaLounger.