20 Creative Game Room Decor Ideas

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

    CAROLYNLEONA game room

    Dustin Peck

    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. 

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    Darts and Drinks

    Zoe Hunt game room

    Zoe Hunt

    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.

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    Creative Contrast

    Liz Caan game room

    Eric Roth

    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.

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    Bright and Bold

    Amy Sklar game room

    Amy Bartlam

    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.

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    Moody Media Room

    Christina Kim game room

     Raquel Langworthy Photo

    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.

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    Indoor-Outdoor Options

    Kendall Wilkinson game room

    Bernard Andre

    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!

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    Film or Flowers?

    Sara Hillery game room

    Michael Hunter

    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.

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    Off the Wall

    Living with Lolo game room

    Life Created

    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.

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    Family-Friendly Farmhouse

    Liz Caan game room

    Eric Roth

    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?).

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    Lovely Lighting

    Maestri Studio game room

    Nathan Shroder

    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.

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    Cozy and Classic

    Mark Lavender game room

    Chris Bradley

    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.

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    Rooted in Nature

    Jeff Andrews game room

    Grey Crawford

    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.

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    Nice and Neon

    Liz Caan game room

    Eric Roth

    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.

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    Go Big

    Victoria Adriatico game room

    Victoria Adriatico

    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.

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    Chic Yet Comfy

    Gemma Parker game room

    Werner Straube

    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.

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    Cool Character

    Sara Hillery game room

    Michael Hunter

    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.

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    WOW Factor

    Jeff Andrews game room

    Grey Crawford

    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.

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    Black and Blue(prints)

    Victoria Adriatico game room

    Victoria Adriatico

    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.

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    Rustic Retreat

    Liz Caan game room

    Eric Roth

    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.

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    Small Yet Sporty

    Adnan Anwar game room

    Allie Provost

    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.