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Games Room Ideas and Designs

Islington House
Islington House
Richard Chivers Architectural Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary enclosed games room in London with grey walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
Brexit Bunker
Brexit Bunker
RISE Design Studio
An interior view of the Garden Studio, clad in Birch Plywood, including built-in joinery with steps up to the reading perch
Inspiration for a small contemporary games room in London.
HAMPSTEAD HOME
HAMPSTEAD HOME
Nicola Merritt Interior Design
Stunning contemporary living room with full height media unit clad in silk wallpaper and bracketed on each side by dark walnut display shelving. A bench at low level provides concealed storage and becomes a window seat in the far corner. The modern Italian furniture sits perfectly against the crisp white walls.
Meadowbrook Bothy
Meadowbrook Bothy
StuartBarr Construction Design Renovation
Lucy Walters Photography
Small scandinavian open plan games room in Oxfordshire with beige walls, concrete flooring, no fireplace and grey floors.
London shoots
London shoots
Malondaphotos
Contemporary enclosed games room in Sussex with a reading nook, white walls, light hardwood flooring and beige floors.
Balham/Streatham Hill Townhouse
Balham/Streatham Hill Townhouse
Tamas Toth Photography
Tamas Toth
Design ideas for an eclectic games room in London with grey walls, painted wood flooring, a wood burning stove, white floors and a freestanding tv.
The Artist Studio
The Artist Studio
Turner Pocock
International Design Awards: Best Living Space in UK 2017 Homes & Gardens: Best residential design 2019
Photo of a medium sized classic open plan games room in London with grey walls, medium hardwood flooring, brown floors and wood walls.
Video Distribution
Video Distribution
Link It Solutions
Video Distribution Video is distributed to 8 TV screens in ultra clear 4K allowing the home owners to enjoy access to 3 x Sky boxes, 2 x Apple TVs and CCTV The master bathroom has an Aquavision TV connected back to the system giving access to all AV and music sources from the comfort of the bath tub.
The Art House
The Art House
Unique Homestays
Photo of a large contemporary games room in Sussex with a music area, white walls and medium hardwood flooring.
Anna Auzins Interiors
Anna Auzins Interiors
The Decorcafe
Anna Auzins is a Wimbledon based interior designer working across South West London, the home counties and beyond. She creates beautiful, considered interiors in collaboration with her clients and has an extensive network of trusted suppliers and reliable tradesmen. Anna is a strong believer in the life-enhancing qualities of a well-designed living space. With her expert eye, she creates interiors that reflect the personalities of her clients but also work aesthetically and practically. Placing great emphasis on the client relationship, she invests time understanding their needs and desires, and gets a thrill out of interpreting and realising their ideas. Comfort and colour are key elements in Anna’s designs – just take a look at her portfolio. She loves books and has a penchant for creating stylish but functional home studies and work spaces as well as fabulous libraries and garden studios. Bespoke joinery and furniture sourcing is a big part of her offering. Bathrooms too are a passion and Anna has a way of injecting interest and character into a room which might seem to offer limited design possibilities.
Oldbury Place
Oldbury Place
Roost
This is an example of a contemporary mezzanine games room in London with white walls, light hardwood flooring, a ribbon fireplace and a concealed tv.
Townhouse - London
Townhouse - London
Stéphanie Coutas - SC Edition
Francis Amiand
Large classic enclosed games room in London with grey walls, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace surround, medium hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Cruden Street
Cruden Street
James Jones Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary open plan games room in Vancouver with white walls, medium hardwood flooring and brown floors.
Mount Park, Ealing
Mount Park, Ealing
IMBY3 Architecture & Design
Inspiration for a classic games room in London with blue walls, dark hardwood flooring and a standard fireplace.
Earls Court Square
Earls Court Square
Broseley
Inspiration for a classic enclosed games room in London with a reading nook, brown walls, dark hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace, no tv and brown floors.
Beaconsfield Whole Home
Beaconsfield Whole Home
The Wood Works
Design ideas for a medium sized contemporary open plan games room in Hertfordshire with a music area, black walls, porcelain flooring, a ribbon fireplace, a metal fireplace surround, no tv and grey floors.
Luxury Belgravia Apartment
Luxury Belgravia Apartment
Harriet Hughes Interior Design
Photo of a large traditional open plan games room in London with grey walls, dark hardwood flooring and a built-in media unit.
Dulwich House Project
Dulwich House Project
Ian Dunn Woodwork & Design
Bespoke traditional library design, with hand-built oak ladder and brass ladder rail. Cabinets with cockbead frame detail and all spray finished in Little Greene French Grey.
Laroya Architectural Design
Laroya Architectural Design
Marcin Noga
Marcin Noga
Inspiration for an eclectic games room in London.
If you’re lucky enough to have more than one reception room then you have a bit more freedom when deciding what to do with your secondary space. Families with children or just young-at-heart adults could opt for a family room or games room; whether it’s a pool or snooker table room, a comfy relaxation or TV area, a video games haven, a playroom packed with toys or a sports room with accompanying bar. Usually games rooms are naturally fun, recreational spaces so it’s important that the furnishings are functional but enjoyable with an emphasis on comfort, storage, games and entertainment. If you have the scope, family room extensions are a great way of extending from your kitchen or other area of your house to create a whole new, dedicated family space or games room. Basements are also wonderfully suited to house games rooms as they are usually soundproof and secluded so that loud games, films and cheers of success or failure won’t be heard next door or upstairs. If you do have, or plan on having, a separate games room, it’s a great opportunity to go to town on the games, entertainment, gadgets and laid back feel you can have in this informal living space. Look through the hundreds of family room ideas and games room ideas on Houzz to help inspire your own project.

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.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a games room renovation or are building a designer games room from scratch, Houzz has 542,919 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including James Jones Photography and StuartBarr Construction Design Renovation. Look through games room photos in different colours and styles and when you find a games room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful games room ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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