Create the Ultimate Family Games Room - Bringing the Family Together

Date Posted:7 January 2019 

In today’s fast-paced world, there are so many things competing for your attention. From that urgent email to a pressing deadline or vital text message, it’s easy to lose sight of what really matters – quality time with family and friends. As a consequence, family time tends to fall by the wayside.

Nurturing family relationships is essential, but it doesn’t need to be as difficult as you think. It can be as simple as family game night. Fun for all ages, a pool, snooker, billiards, foosball, or air hockey table is the perfect excuse to catch up with loved ones.

Here is our guide to creating the ultimate family games room.

Creating Fun Central

Modern homes offer so much more than basic necessities. With home entertainment on the rise, dedicated game rooms are fast becoming an integral part of many contemporary homes. Whatever your game of choice, a fully kitted-out games room will transform even the most ordinary of homes into fun central.

Define your theme

There is much more to creating the ultimate games room than you may think. The first step is to clearly define your theme. Theme selection is crucial, as it determines the mood of the room. Your theme will decide exactly what is featured in the space and create a social, welcoming atmosphere. Creative theme examples include 50s, Western, Rock n Roll and Sports Bar, to name a few.

Focus on Comfort

Comfort is a crucial element to creating a fun, sociable environment. A comfortable space will help your guests feel at home and turn every games night into the main event.
For instance, cushioned, upholstered couches and accent chairs will create the perfect vantage point to watch that next pool, snooker or billiards showdown. Or, for an even more laid-back viewing area, opt for plush recliners, complete with cup holders. To complete the look, adding a large, plush area rug will add a dimension of warmth, comfort and colour to the room.

Add Mood Lighting

Lighting is the key to a stylish, safe games room. Ensure every game table is well lit, so players can concentrate on their game without straining their eyes. Rows of pendant lighting or elegant chandeliers above each gaming table will provide adequate light and style.

Consider Traffic Flow

Before making any style decisions, consider traffic flow throughout the room. Arrange your layout so guests don’t need to manoeuvre around furniture to access the pool, air hockey or snooker tables.

If you’re ready to put the ‘fun’ into ‘family time’ visit our  Melbourne and Sydney showrooms, or check out our complete range of modern, full-size pool tables, foosball tables,  arcade games machines, and multifunction tables.

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