How to Convert a Bedroom Into a Game Room

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Published: 17th January 2011
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If you have an extra or unused bedroom then you should consider converting it into a game room. Rather than wasting the space, think about how much fun your family can have playing in a game room. All you need is an unused room, a few decorating items and lots of games. Here are some fun and simple ways to convert an unused space into your very own game room.

Assessing the Room

The first step towards making a game room is carefully examining the room. If you already have furniture in the room, you will need to give some thought as to what to do with it. Or, you may want to re-purpose the bedroom furniture in a different way so that you can use them in the game room. However, some furniture pieces will probably need to be removed entirely, such as the bed itself. You may also want to store some items in case you want to use them in the future. You can donate them to charity or even sell them online or on an internet auction site. Once you have the space empty, you can check out the walls and floor. If the room could use a fresh coat of paint, it can be easier to get the job done before you start adding new furniture to the room. Adding a nice coat of paint can really transform a tired old room into a fun new game room.

Great Furniture Pieces for Game Rooms

Although the furniture pieces you include will naturally be somewhat dependent upon the kinds of games you plan to play, there are a few items that are universally useful. A nice sturdy table and chair set, large enough for your whole family to sit at, is often an indispensable addition to the game room. Tables are quite useful for card games or board games. However, if you plan to play mostly video games in the room, then you might want to focus on a television set, entertainment center, and comfortable seating pieces such as chairs, a small sofa, or a loveseat. If you have a tile floor or hardwood, consider adding a plush area rug to make it more comfortable for sitting on the floor.

Game Room Decorating Tips

Decorating a family game room can turn into a whole lot of fun. Family pictures in nice wood picture frames can also be used as wall art to give the room a personal touch. Or, try mounting old wooden game boards directly to the walls to add a decorative touch. There are also wallpaper patterns available which feature a game room theme. You can create an interesting chair rail border around the perimeter of the room by using simple playing cards, placed end to end. All you have to do is attach them using wallpaper border paste. You can also use antique picture frames to display game instructions, vintage game board boxes, or other game-related materials as wall art.


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