There’s a reason why arcade games and pool tables are popular in bars and why playpens and parks are a thing: No matter our age, we just want to have fun at the end of the day (or all day and all night long). And if space allows, having your very own game room is, well, a game-changer.
To get some game room ideas for kids and adults alike, check out these inspirations to take note, so you can make yours the very best entertainment space in the neighborhood.
1. Build an Indoor Slide
There are cool playrooms and then there’s this playroom designed by Studio DB. What could be a better game room addition than a twisty slide? When it’s too cold to go to the park during the winter, your kids will still be able to slide all day long. Plus, it’s visually unexpected, which gives the room an edge. See you later, Six Flags.
2. Install An Indoor Swing
If you don’t have enough room to build a slide, opt for an indoor swing instead. It’ll make the playroom feel more personalized and unique. Plus, the swing set is always our first stop at the park anyway. And if your kids have a swing to practice pumping their legs on, you can sit back and relax at the playground instead of pushing them.
3. Invest In a Pool Table
Pricey, sure, but pool tables can instantly elevate a room. Case in point: the one pictured here by Arent & Pyke. Even if you just put it in somewhere like a basement, the entire space gets an upgrade. Oh, this old basement? I think you mean my billiard room. It even sounds swanky.
4. Set up a Projector
Set up a projector for movie nights and video games. Paired with elevated furniture, it can double as a family or living room. Heather Hilliard Design chose a blue and white color scheme with splashes of earth tones to warm it up.
5. Make It a Basketball Court
Move over, Barclays Center. If you and/or your kids love shooting hoops, build a half-court at home. You could also get a kid-sized, arcade-style basketball hoop if space is an issue. Studio DB had the right idea: We’ll be in that little seating area in the back if you need us.