Family and Games Room Ideas and Designs
What furniture does my family room or games room need?
This should be a relaxing place that promotes fun and socialisation, so fill the room with comfortable seating. Plush armchairs, wide sofas, bean bags and reclining chairs are all great games room ideas that promote R&R. Add coffee tables and side tables for holding glasses and plates (if they’re allowed), books, magazines and all the other knick-knacks that accumulate in a family room. TV stands or media units are great for keeping DVDs, audio systems, gaming consoles and all other gadgetry neat and organised. If you have small children, be mindful of free floor space for any rough-and-tumble and bump-able surfaces. A cosy rug will be a great addition but make sure it doesn’t easily slip under fast moving feet! If you’re going all out for the games room option then the sky’s your limit when it comes to games tables and other gaming equipment. Snooker, billiards and pool tables will keep competitive spirits busy but if you don’t have the room, table football could be a more suitable option. There’s also air hockey, poker tables, table tennis and cribbage tables; simply pick your game of choice. And of course, if you’re a big fan of the arrows a dart board will be a necessity, just make sure you have a safe area to practise in and your walls are well protected!
What family and games room decor should I use?
Photographs, artwork, colour schemes and textures that reflect the essence of your household will add charm and promote a sense of comfort and relaxation for your family. Fill the room with features your family love – films, board games, books, music and perhaps sports memorabilia. Keep decor functional and practical – pristine white upholstery and rugs are probably not the ticket for the hustle and bustle of a games or family room. If you love light or neutral tones family room ideas that could work include light leather sofas, which will be easy to clean in the case of any spills, and soft coloured cushions and throws that can be thrown in the washing machine whenever necessary. If you see your games room as a serious and competitive arena, set the mood with dark and grown up colours such as inky blues and deep greens, as well as lots of mood lighting. If you want the fun and games to stay lighthearted then you can keep your games room bright, colourful and punchy.
How do I create a family or games room space in a small house?
If you don’t have more than one reception room then it may seem out of reach to think about a games or family room design. However, if you have a large kitchen, consider an open plan kitchen family room – just adding a sofa or some comfy chairs and a space to read, watch TV or simply sip your coffee in the morning, will turn your kitchen into a cosy, relaxing family room that’s, most importantly, within easy reach of the fridge and food cupboards. Without a large kitchen or second reception room then it will be up to your living room to provide you with your games room or family space, and this is where storage will be your new best friend. Clever games room ideas such as hidden drawers in sofas; coffee tables and benches that store games, toys and DVDs; and clever media centres that hide away your TV, DVD players, consoles and Hi-Fi systems; can help make the room become more formal on separate occasions.
Take a look through the photos on Houzz to get some great games room and family room ideas and inspiration. You may find the family or games room design you’ve been looking for and you can contact the professional that designed it to see if they can create something similar for you.
Design ideas for a classic family and games room in London with white walls, medium hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace and a wall mounted tv.
Good idea to create height using fireplace design. Love the blue and colors - gabyandkayvon
Contemporary enclosed family and games room in Sussex with a reading nook, white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
Shelves & contrast colour - webuser_988866533
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This is an example of a medium sized rural enclosed family and games room in Gloucestershire with grey walls, a wall mounted tv, a wood burning stove, medium hardwood flooring and beige floors.
wall colour and sofa colours - ciderdays
This is an example of a classic family and games room in Hertfordshire with white walls, dark hardwood flooring and brown floors.
I’d love a window seat - sshazmcg
A loft conversion in the Holland Park conservation area in west London, adding 55 sq.m. (592 sq. ft.) of mansard roof space, including two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a Living Room, to an existing flat. The structural timber roof was exposed and treated with limewash. The floor was ash. Projector and screen are concealed in the architecture.
Photo: Minh Van
Beautiful! So much room for books! - ctaylorrun26two
Lucy Walters Photography
Photo of a large traditional enclosed family and games room in Oxfordshire with a game room, light hardwood flooring, a wood burning stove, a wall mounted tv and brown floors.
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Photo of a classic family and games room in London with a reading nook and light hardwood flooring.
Ladder with rail - need it telescopic probably to go beyond sofa underneath - jennifer_cavalot
This is an example of a medium sized traditional enclosed family and games room in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
Both this room and the formal living space feature engineered wood flooring. Underfloor heating means furniture can be positioned against the walls. - brissarthe
This is an example of a rustic family and games room in Cornwall with white walls and medium hardwood flooring.
Nice always for a modern family's - adeboys1
Photo of a medium sized nautical family and games room in Sussex with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a wood burning stove, a freestanding tv, beige floors and a metal fireplace surround.
viac gaucov namiesto jedneho velkeho L-ka, gauce a kresla mozu byt rozne - tomas_petrasek
Our clients had inherited a dated, dark and cluttered kitchen that was in need of modernisation. With an open mind and a blank canvas, we were able to achieve this Scandinavian inspired masterpiece.
A light cobalt blue features on the island unit and tall doors, whilst the white walls and ceiling give an exceptionally airy feel without being too clinical, in part thanks to the exposed timber lintels and roof trusses.
Having been instructed to renovate the dining area and living room too, we've been able to create a place of rest and relaxation, turning old country clutter into new Scandinavian simplicity.
Like the armchair and the flooring - jokersey
Colour magic. A wall of storage doubles up as a striking feature in this family living room.
Photo Andrew Beasley
Inspiration for a small bohemian open plan family and games room in London with multi-coloured walls, a built-in media unit and light hardwood flooring.
Great lighting system for the other room by the patio. - ellie_r67
Traditional family and games room in Other.
I would love this in my library or craft room - jlbiles13
Design ideas for a traditional family and games room in Other with blue walls and medium hardwood flooring.
Bedroom colours - webuser_512925664
Photo of a medium sized bohemian enclosed family and games room in London with white walls, a standard fireplace, a metal fireplace surround, a wall mounted tv, cork flooring and brown floors.
Design ideas for a traditional family and games room in Surrey.
Window seat ottoman tidy away store - webuser_375848767
Design ideas for a contemporary family and games room in London with a reading nook, white walls and medium hardwood flooring.
nice use of painted shelves and Wood effect - david_long9