Game Room Source List

Posted in GAME ROOM
on November 25, 2016

Hi! Well, as you know, our game room make-over is finally finished! Wow – can I just tell you that we pretty much slept the ENTIRE weekend after our One Room Challenge Reveal? We haven’t stopped either! We went right from decorating to child-with-a-broken-ankle-requiring-surgery in one fell swoop. I’m taking just a minute to breathe and share a few more fun pics with you, as well as the promised source list for many of the fun items I added to the room! I’ve tried to include as many things as I could, but please, leave me a question in the comments if there is something I’ve missed or you’re curious about.

Game Room - DIY Rec Room
Couch|OttomanFaux mink Pillows|Ebony Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Pillow Covers|Leopard Print Pillow Cover – Similiar| Gold Metallic Mirror Set |

This room was so much fun to design. I stepped outside of my comfort zone and let my love of color and bold mixed patterns take over. There was some risk involved, but when it all came together, it was worth all of the anxiety/excitement/blood/sweat/tears!

I learned SO much this time around! Although I supplied all of the designs during my first One Room Challenge – our Playroom/Dining Room multi-purpose room -, my hubby did much of the building work and I chipped in where I felt comfortable. This time around, however, in addition to the plans, I took on a lot of the building as well which was so fulfilling! I feel so much more confident in what I can do, and I am so proud of the room. I think I will be giddy ever more, every time I step foot over the threshold!
how to wallpaper sloped ceilings

Given my past experiences with removing wallpaper, I didn’t ever think I’d be putting it back on the walls, but when I started designing the room it seemed like just the visual punch the room needed to go from meh to wow. Because of the sloped ceilings, there is little space for wall art so, in many ways, the wallpaper acts as a continuous painting!

 

Art Deco Eclectic Bonus Room
WallpaperCeiling Paint – BehrWall Color – Behr|

The high-gloss ceiling went along with the wallpaper – I thought it would be so fun to have a ceiling so glossy that you’d see your reflection in it when you were playing pool. You can’t imagine the response when I asked them to mix pure black paint for my ceiling! Applying high gloss overhead like that is a bit tricky, but the wow factor it provides makes it all worth it.

Fun Family Room Ideas
Gold Metallic Mirror Set | Peacock Panel ArtGold Foil Wishbone Framed Art| “Welcome to the Party” Sign – TJ Maxx

Because of the darkness of the ceiling and upper walls, it made sense to stay with white on the lower parts of the wall but again, with a lack of space for wall art and the length of the room, I thought board and batten would give enough visual interest without being overpowering.The board and batten up the entire wall on the one end was a way to balance out the ends of the room and acts as a focal point when you are facing it. With the shelving on one end and the board and batten on the other, even though they are different, the room looks much more balanced and a whole lot less lengthy.

Bench Cushion Fabric|

Many things we already owned such as the pool table and all of the lighting, including the billiards light over the table. Other things we custom built specifically for the room.

We still have a house full of kids – the place will take a beating – so we were looking for good quality, versatile furniture, that was also economical.

Game Room - DIY Rec Room
Couch|OttomanFaux mink Pillows|Ebony Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Pillow Covers|Leopard Print Pillow Cover – Similiar| Gold Metallic Mirror Set |

I spent countless hours looking for a sofa. I needed a couch that could double as a guest bed on occasion, as we don’t have a separate guest room. This sofa folds down flat to a full-size bed! It had to look good, feel comfortable and be economical. The green sofa we chose had all of that and more! I loved the color and style and also the price – ironically, it was the very first couch I picked but wasn’t sure it would fit in the tiny space – after taping it out, measuring it out both virtually and physically, lucky for me it did! Best. Choice. Ever.

Game Room Guys
Faux mink Pillows|Ebony Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Pillow Covers|Leopard Print Pillow Cover – Similiar

The pillows – Good lord, the pillows! I wasn’t married to a design until about three weeks in – in other words, the day I fell hard for the Ebony Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Pillow Covers. Once I found those, with all of their glamor and color, it all just fell into place. I was lucky enough to be able to get the covers on a rush order!

How to Decorate a Game Room
Dalmatian with Bird Hat Canvas|
fully equipped game room for quality time
Game Rec Room Space
We have an extensive DVD and Blueray collection that needed to find a home in the room which is where the idea for the shelving came in. The letters on the shelves are used to sort the movie titles alphabetically and denote where a letter range begins. Arranging the movies in different ways gives them the illusion of books, in a way that is easy for us to peruse our collection. It just goes to show you can decorate with just about anything!
Game Room Wall Art
Gold Metallic Mirror Set | Peacock Panel ArtGold Foil Wishbone Framed Art| “Welcome to the Party” Sign – TJ Maxx| Faux mink Pillows|Ebony Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Pillow Covers|Leopard Print Pillow Cover – Similiar
The artwork in this room was tricky. I had a small area available against one of the sloped walls – perfect for a gallery wall – and that was pretty much about it! Using the front of the shelving for a pair of DIY paintings left us with the storage we needed but allowed us to steal a bit of wall space as well. Other small canvas’, no larger than 8″x10″, add pops of color and give substance to the small accents littered on each shelf.
Built in Snack Bar Bonus Room
Bench Cushion Fabric|

The length of storage bench along the back wall is perfect for extra seating and a great place to curl up. Our window seat cushions were another DIY, made from folded twin-size mattress pad foam.

Small Game Room

Our little snack bar area is one of my favorite parts of the room.

Dormer snack and wine bar
Pulls|

We thought of going in a few different directions with the cabinet doors, including a barn door, bi-fold doors with glass inserts, then plexiglass inserts. As my kids may at times turn billiards into a contact sport, plexiglass is a safe choice.. ahem. Ultimately, we decided to go with a decorative metal panel instead, and I’m so glad! The metal panels are classic and tie in perfectly with the room.

rec room ideas

We’ll be adding a small microwave above the wine fridge soon!

builtin Bar and Snack Bar

We’ve had quite a lot of barware hanging around that we’ve had nowhere to put and I’m excited that everything now has a permanent home.

DIY Monogrammed Wine Glass
DIY Monogrammed Wine Glasses

Point blank, I’m in love with this room. Our family enjoyed our first movie night last weekend, and I feel like a sleepover might be in order this weekend. I can’t wait!

wallpaper with board and batten

Thank you so much to Linda of Calling It Home for hosting the One Room Challenge and opening it for us all to participate – I’ve loved every minute of the two challenges I’ve taken on, and I can’t wait to do it all again!

If you’re looking for more One Room Challenge inspiration, be sure to visit both the 20 One Room Challenge participants, as well as the other 200+ linking members that include those I shared with you yesterday. You can take a look at some of my favorites here.

Special thanks to Wagner Tools for their generous support of this project and to Wallpaper Boulevard for their contributions!

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