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Games Room Essentials for Your Rental

Just because you’re living in a rental doesn’t mean you can’t create an epic games room to enjoy. There are some restrictions in terms of structural changes, painting, and what you can hang on the walls. However, with a bit of creativity, you can still design the perfect games room for families who love playing […]

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Just because you’re living in a rental doesn’t mean you can’t create an epic games room to enjoy. There are some restrictions in terms of structural changes, painting, and what you can hang on the walls. However, with a bit of creativity, you can still design the perfect games room for families who love playing games, having a dedicated room, such as the basement or a spare room, where you can go for entertainment is a must. It doesn’t need to be a vast space, since there are some strategic ways you can set it up so that it’s functional.

When you’re designing the games room in your rental, here are some of the essentials.

Games

What’s a games room without some games? Games are the most crucial aspect of the room since that’s what it’s there for. Shuffleboard, table tennis, pool and table football are fantastic options; whether you want to play a quick one-on-one game or have friends over for a whole tournament. Home Leisure Direct has a ton of great options to complete your games room. You can even get a chalkboard or whiteboard to keep score and have it on an easel if you’re unable to hang it.

Additionally, a good stock of board games is essential for your games room. You can build or purchase some funky, modern shelving to house them in and paint it a bold colour to add a pop to the room. It will also help to keep everything organized and in its place.

Comfortable seating

Your games room is where you will spend time relaxing and enjoying yourself, so comfortable seating is a must. Bean bags are an excellent option for a games room that has a television and make the perfect seat for gaming and watching movies. On top of that, they look great and evoke a youthful vibe. You can get many different styles of beanbags in a variety of colours and patterns to match the colours in the room. There are even beanbags with added back support, making them versatile to use for video games, or around the table playing board games. You can choose a low table to go with the beanbags so that you can also play cards and all your favourite board games.

Add cool lighting

Though you may be unable to change the primary lighting in the room, you can still have fun with table and floor lamps. Lighting will enhance the ambience of the room and allows you to add some extra colour and fun, without changing paint colours. Neon lights, blacklights, or fairy lights will take your games room to the next level. It’s also a chance to create a theme, whether you’re going for a sports vibe, with lamps that represent your favourite teams, or a vintage arcade vibe.

Don’t forget the sound

Whether you’re pumping music while you play shuffleboard or you’re having a video game tournament, a good sound system is essential in your games room. Install surround sound, with speakers in each corner of the room, to create a full experience when playing music, games, or movies.

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