Having a game room with family and friends is a great way to get to know each other better. Their purpose is to provide a place for everyone to relax, have fun, and enjoy each other’s company.
The size of your basement may prevent you from creating a game room if you have a small one. It is possible to transform your small basement into a fun and to invite space for everyone with a bit of creativity.
Basement game room
A basement game room will be an excellent idea for everybody, both adults and kids can play different games and video games there, a man can use it as his man’s cave and invite his friends there. A game room should combine comfort and technological assortments from the latest consoles to the excellent, relaxing couch. If you want your new multifunctional space to look gorgeous, but have no time or skills to DIY it yourself, then just read our tips on some stylish furnishings that will blend in with any interior design style you choose.
How do you plan wiring in the basement game room?
Before even thinking of the games or furniture, the first thing to consider is making a comprehensive layout to know how much space for each table and couch, which wires should go where, and behind where all these should be placed. The other important factor is hiding those wires under the carpet. By planning it properly, you can avoid future issues because just after a year or two, your children will have grown up enough not to mess with them, but the problem remains that every time a guest comes over, they get curious about what’s inside those wires.
What are the best basement game room ideas?
If the basement has been recently done up, it might already have an existing circuit trunk installed from before; however, it is still advisable to consult an electrician and decide what should be done in such a scenario.
Wiring in basement
Most of the basement wiring is run from the TV room itself because it is easy. The main circuit trunk that feeds power to this area can be enclosed in a PVC pipe and then covered with drywall (or any other wall covering) and painted over. For hiding the wires, you can take help from professionals who specialize in basement wiring or else get them under the carpet by your means (although hiring professionals might save you some time). To make sure that they don’t show up on top of the carpet, cover them up with wire lacing tape, which is self-adhesive and readily available in the market.
Remember not to overload power outlets by plugging in too many appliances at once since having separate circuit trunks for each room is always better for safety, convenience, and maintenance issues. It would be a bad idea to have only one circuit trunk running through the entire house when individual rooms need their circuits.
Create comfortable atmosphere
Your main priority when decorating a basement is creating a comfortable atmosphere. Since some houses have unfinished basements with concrete floors, walls, and ceilings, you need some cushions, slipcovers, or furniture with wooden flooring to make this place look better.
Decorations of basement room
Even the most minor details are essential when decorating a game room. For example, if you want your guests to see an unobstructed view of your game collections, then buy some floating shelves for this purpose. If you prefer to keep all the games in cabinets, it would be best to choose ones that match the latest interior design trends and blend in with the rest of the room’s style (e.g., modern white consoles).
Comfortable armchairs are also substantial when designing your new basement game room; they should create an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation similar to those in family rooms. Choose black leather armchairs with golden studs for a relaxed, biker style.
When it comes to flooring, you should consider different factors: if your basement is damp or unfinished, adding waterproof wooden planks would be a great idea. Don’t forget about lighting. This room requires special attention to create an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation because game rooms are usually placed in basements that do not receive much natural light. Install some lamps with dimmed lights to avoid eye strain.
Choosing correct furniture
If you want to make your gamers also feel like they’re at home (and not in their parents’ dusty basement), then choose stylish furniture for your game room. Choose one main color scheme and follow the latest interior design trends; don’t mix too many styles. Otherwise, this will only spoil the overall look of the room.
Classical game room
If you want to create a classic game room, choose black, white, and grey with small details in another shade (e.g., maroon or dark green). For example, if you want to make your man cave comfier, buy some couches with wooden legs made of oak. If you prefer modern furniture, choose white consoles and golden chairs for accents. If you prefer Scandinavian style, pick up elegant yet affordable coffee tables with clean lines in stark colors that match your flooring choice.
Ultra modern style
For an ultra-modern style in your basement game room, mix different types of wood with metal objects like lamps, stools, etc. Choose black and white geometric prints on the couches, armchairs, and coffee tables to create an ultramodern look. If your room is relatively small, you can try a minimalistic style with clean lines in solid shades.
If you want to create a boho-style atmosphere in your basement game room, then buy rugs with embroidered patterns; linen slipcovers for chairs will give your guests an impression that they’re relaxing at home. You can also add some plants or vases with flowers to fill this place with liveliness.
Colorful details are a great way to add life to a man cave, so don’t be afraid of using different colors in different areas of the space: blue armchairs will give an ocean vibe to the place, while green vases will create an impression of grass and herbs. To avoid any clashes, always choose one primary color for the walls (e.g., white or grey), then use different shades of this color to decorate large objects like couches or armchairs.
Tips in making basement floor
When it comes to flooring for your basement game room, you should pay attention to both comfort and technological aspects:
- First, make sure that this place is comfortable enough to spend the whole day.
- Secondly, use bright colors for the flooring (or buy carpets with bright patterns) because darker tones emphasize dust on surfaces. The best choice would be using hardwood planks with oak finishes since these materials are easy-to-clean. If your house is rather damp, you should choose waterproof flooring.