Designing a special game room for your family
Nowadays in the technology driver world, people are losing interest in playing game as internet and social media has controlled our lives. In this solitary life adding some fun or color would not damage you and it will be a great way to join the family together. It would be a nice get together and enhance involvement level among family members.
Finding the correct sweet spot for gaming room in the house is necessary. You need to keep certain things in mind:
- What are the type of game you would be interested in playing?
- What are the type of equipment you would need?
- In case you need something big as a pool table where can you facilitate it?
- What type of extra furniture would you require?
If you keep some points in mind it will assist in laying the room décor. Many people turn their basements into a gaming room, with nowadays virtual games and you can make your media room into a gaming room.
Pool tables need a minimum space of 17×14 and in case this type of place is not accessible you can try accommodating other games that need less space such as board game, puzzles, etc.
Important elements in the room
If you like card game such as poker, blackjack, Snap etc a nice poker table can be handy. One more nice trick can be to possess a table with a reversible table top that can serve for playing board games and also serving food and snacks.
There can be nice seating area on the floor to solve puzzles or for playing interactive board games like Cookie Island etc.
One more seating arrangement can be there for four people where board games such as Monopoly, Ludo, Picnic etc can be played where four people can be there seated in comfort.
You can decorate your room with nice video games like Hogan’s Alley, shooting duck game that serves as a nice attraction point. In case you want to pursue a funky bar styled theme you can add darts board to one of the walls.
One more creative idea would be to paint a hopscotch board on the floor which you can play at almost any time. A nice blend would be if you can utilize your TV and added sound equipment so as to increase you virtual gaming fun with the start of Playstation and Wii.
One more thing that need not be sidelines is that the food and snacks need to be available and this makes the atmosphere fun filled and exciting. You can have a cabinet for snacks and drinks for children and some beer for teenagers or old people to have a feel of the whole place.
In case space enables you can also insert a small bowling alley lane as this can be a great hit for all and make your gaming parties lively.
It is your interest and the type of activities you enjoy that will take a decision about the type of a gaming rom that is great for you.
Making the pieces of the puzzle come together
When you take a decision that you need a game room and decide a location for it, it is important to plan where each furniture piece and gaming will go as this can impact the complete décor of the room and how all will interact. One corner need to be kept for snacks and drinks can be enjoyed too.
It is essential to take a decision as to what are the key highlights of your room are – the chess tables, snooker table etc and all the things will be decorated in this.
It is also pivotal to take a decision on the floor texture that is not slippery and not rough to play on. In case it is very slippery it can lead to accidents and it is rough it may cause friction typically for ball games. The correct type of flooring is important.
The next possible step is lighting. There need to be ample light to illuminate the entire room. Strong light can be required to highlight your main attraction that can be your pool table or snooker table or chess table.
There is also the aspect of decoration and walls. In case you are frightened of bad accidents and do not want to utilize pictures and paintings you can get bad characters painted on your walls or great pictures of epic movies showing a game for instance Lord of the rings or Avengers. These can be related too.
In case the game is more for children you can go for characters such as Mario to make them excited. This relies on your budget and how you want to have the management of the room. You can keep moving around with the settings and positions of the game equipment until you are contented with the arrangement.
Taking a decision as a family
The night of the game is meant to be a session full of interaction that is with the entire family and it is pivotal to take ideas into your account and work together into bringing the game room full of liveliness. In case you have children it is vital to design the room in such a way where the children can have some fun also and grownups can come and play also.