Key Elements For A Family Game Room

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, many families are spending more time at home together. As such, it’s more important than ever that the rooms within are designed for entertainment and relaxation. If you’d like to create a game room in your home, here are five key elements it should contain. 

1. The Ability To Be Multi-Purpose

If you don’t have an extra room in your home to dedicate to being a game room, you may want to designate a guest room or another lesser-used space as the game room. 

Think about how the room will be used and get every family member’s opinion on what they’d like to see included in the family game room. Designing the room to be multi-functional will make it fun for the whole family while serving the dual purpose you intended. 

2. Decorate With Board Games

Encouraging your children to play board games rather than video games is a great way to boost their brain function and get their imaginations flowing. The best way to do this is to decorate with the actual board games themselves rather than hiding them in the closet. This way, no one has to physically get the game out and everything is easily accessible and ready for play immediately. Furthermore, using board games as part of the décor lends a touch of nostalgia to any game room. 

3. Soft Textiles For Sound Reduction

There are bound to be squeals of laughter and shouts of victory coming from your game room, so it’s important to include some soundproofing measures throughout the space. 

No, we’re not talking about actual soundproofing materials, but rather, soft textiles like area rugs, window coverings, throw pillows, etc. Any soft surface you can include in the room will absorb sound to keep disruptions outside the room to a minimum. 

4. Accessorize, But Not Too Much

Accessories should be all about function in a game room, so it’s important not to accessorize too much. For example, be sure to set out cool coasters to protect tabletops, but don’t clutter the tables with unnecessary décor. Think about how you and your family will use the room and add only the accessories that make sense and add to the experience. 

5. Choose The Right Furniture

Furnishing a living room is completely different than furnishing a game room. For instance, the furniture in a living room is often spread too far apart to be comfortable for gaming. Also, what’s comfortable for gaming might not be so much for relaxing in a living room. 

Be sure to choose the right type of furniture for the way you’ll be using your game room. Choose pieces that not only look good but also meet your needs in design and comfort. Look for furniture that can pull double duty depending on the activity at hand.