Why go out when you can gather with friends at home and enjoy all that your at home game space has to offer? If you're looking to take your rec room to the next level, you won't want to look further than these 20 stunning spaces that make leisure time look super stylish. Whether you're hoping to set up a home theater or just need a cozy spot to play board games, let the following rooms inspire you.
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An Attic Oasis
During the pandemic, Raleigh-based designer Liz Goldberg of CAROLYNLEONA was tasked with transforming an attic into a special retreat. One component of the finished space is a stunning game room and theater, which makes spending time at home feel a little more luxe. A classic popcorn machine makes for the perfect finishing touch.Continue to 2 of 20 below.
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Darts and Drinks
Blogger Zoe Hunt had always wanted a home with a game room and made over her space to feature all key recreational elements including a pool table, dart board, board game station, and even a home bar. With so many entertainment possibilities right at their fingertips, there's no need for Hunt and her husband to leave the house for a night of fun.Continue to 3 of 20 below.
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In this game room by Liz Caan, a ping-pong table is the star of the show—it's an item of decor all on its own. A nearby tulip table perfectly complements the space's existing white, modern vibes, while colorful cloth chairs and a brightly painted ceiling add a major element of surprise.Continue to 4 of 20 below.
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Bright and Bold
In this game room by Amy Sklar, bold colors make a major statement and add a playful, welcoming touch to this hangout space. Plenty of seating options means that the whole crew can easily gather for game night in.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Moody Media Room
Deep blues add sophistication to a young couple's game and media room, designed by Christina Kim. The basement is home to six televisions and features a video game station, bar, and play space for little ones.Continue to 6 of 20 below.
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Because this game room is an indoor-outdoor space, designer Kendall Wilkinson opted to forgo rugs in lieu of stone floors. A large round table serves as both a space to enjoy meals and play board games, while the expansive sofa is fit for a party—it can seat 12 to 15 people!Continue to 7 of 20 below.
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Film or Flowers?
You may not want a TV as the focal point of your game room, and designer Sara Hillery got extra creative when it came to camouflaging a client's TV setup. A flowery panel that opens and closes easily provides the perfect makeshift screen cover that also looks beautiful on its own. Form plus function plus style equals the best of both worlds.Continue to 8 of 20 below.
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Off the Wall
Game rooms are all about having fun, and an oversized tic-tac-toe board adds a dose of playfulness to an empty wall in the above space by designer Living with Lolo. Games that can double as clever wall decor are always a smart solution if your rec space needs a little extra oomph.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Ottomans make it easy for the entire family to gather 'round the game table and play together. This type of seating instantly adds a cozy, casual feel to any space. This warm room by Liz Caan skillfully blends farmhouse and traditional elements (notice the shiplap ceiling?).Continue to 10 of 20 below.
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Hanging a stylish chandelier above a ping-pong table is an excellent way to elevate a rec space in no time. This room, designed by Maestri Studio, also stands out with the addition of eye-catching wallpaper boasting a contemporary marble-like design.Continue to 11 of 20 below.
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Cozy and Classic
A framed school sweatshirt and cozy plaid throws add a nostalgic, collegiate feel to this game space by Mark Lavender. The traditional decor takes us back to simpler times and adds a cozy, lived-in feel.Continue to 12 of 20 below.
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Rooted in Nature
Paying homage to its Lake Tahoe location, this game room by Jeff Andrews embraces all things outdoorsy featuring decorative antlers and natural brown tones. Brass wall accents paired with wooden paneled walls make the space look sophisticated, not shabby.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Nice and Neon
Let's hear it for bright colors! This space by Liz Caan shows us that there's nothing wrong with being bold. Family members of all ages will enjoy being greeted with vibrant hues, balanced out by white walls and cabinets, when they come downstairs to relax. Acrylic swings keep the space from looking too busy while adding a futuristic touch.Continue to 14 of 20 below.
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Oversized dice, a witty sign, and numbered storage bins add an arcade-like feel to this at-home game space designed by Victoria Adriatico. Displaying game accessories in clear canisters serves the dual purpose of keeping pieces organized and adding more game room decor to the space.Continue to 15 of 20 below.
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Chic Yet Comfy
An oversized ottoman-style coffee table makes for the perfect laid back furniture piece to incorporate into a game room. Gemma Parker's design demonstrates that such spaces can look sophisticated without looking too fussy; comfy furniture is the way to go.Continue to 16 of 20 below.
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Sliding doors also make for a creative way to hide a large flatscreen TV. As a bonus, they add plenty of visual interest to a space and are a great way to fake original architectural charm. In this space, designer Sara Hillery hung the doors to cover a TV mounted on a brick wall, and the end result is perfectly industrial chic.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Just because a space is designed for adults doesn't mean you can't pop a playful phrase on the wall. Jeff Andrews did just that, using brass letters that stand out in this moss green rec space.Continue to 18 of 20 below.
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Black and Blue(prints)
Victoria Adriatico also added a subtle yet festive touch to her family's game space by hanging framed blueprints of a ping pong table and air hockey table. Hanging baskets hold paddles and other game time essentials so that equipment is organized and easy to grab.Continue to 19 of 20 below.
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Even though bold hues are fun, it's okay to keep things more neutral, too. This adult-friendly game room by Liz Caan reminds us of a luxe lodge, and architectural details including stone, beams, and a beautiful paneled ceiling truly shine.Continue to 20 of 20 below.
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Small Yet Sporty
Who says apartment living rooms can’t be full of fun? Blogger Amy Littleson and her boyfriend added a putting mat to their Manhattan living room, designed by Adnan Anwar. The piece, which is quite popular with athletically-inclined guests, celebrates the couple’s love of golf and incorporates a playful touch into the otherwise functional space. Even those living with limited square footage appreciate items that are purely recreational.