7 Awesome Ideas To Create A Lively Game Room

Last Updated on September 23, 2023 by Kravelv

Having your own game room is one of the best features you can have in your home. Imagine not having to go out in the middle of the night so that you can enjoy some gaming time. With your game room, you can simply walk from one room to another and enjoy endless fun right within the same roof. Apart from sa7ving time, you can also save on expenses, especially if you’re planning to purchase plenty of tokens for your games. 

As you build your game room, you may want to make it look as lively as possible, enabling you to enjoy every minute you spend in there. 

Moreover, listed below are some awesome ideas to help you create a lively game room: 

1. Promote Multiplayer Games

When building your game room, you may want to ensure that you add plenty of multiplayer games as much as possible. This way, you can invite your friends over and allow them to have a great time. Even if you enjoy playing single-player games, nothing beats the adrenaline that you gain while battling it out with your opponents. 

To ensure the best experience when playing multiplayer games, you could add a shuffleboard table, foosball table, pool, ping pong table, or air hockey machine. As you add tables inside your game room, ensure that you space them evenly to allow for ample walking space. While you might want to add in as many tables as you’d like, you should try to achieve balance as overcrowding your game room might defeat the purpose of fun. 

Apart from adding tables, you should also consider adding a gaming console with comfortable seats, and allow people to gather around and play various games in one sitting. This way, you can play multiple games without having to store plenty of things in your game room, making it a space saver.

2. Have A Surround Sound System

A game room will never be complete without lively music playing in the background. This way, you can promote fun and festive spirit, perfect for your game room. As you play music inside, it would be better to have a surround sound system, so the sound distributes well in the entire area. 

With a surround sound system, you can feel like you’re in an actual game room. Moreover, it can provide high-quality sounds that won’t hurt your ears. Moreover, as you play music in your game room, ensure that you use lively music to encourage enjoyment.

3. Install Neon Lights

Apart from ensuring that your game round has quality sounds, you shouldn’t forget that proper lighting will also matter. While it might be tempting to add cinema lights as they’re dark yet cozy, you should consider installing neon lights instead to help provide a lively and fun ambiance inside the room. After all, the main goal for the room is to allow everyone to have fun. 

If your game room has cove lights, you should consider colors such as green, blue, yellow, or red. If you could use smart strip lights, it would be better so you can freely adjust their colors using your phone. 

Besides changing the ceiling lights of your game room, you should consider adding neon wall lights that can double as great decorations. This way, you can avoid having blank walls, while also ensuring that you provide your room with a great environment. 

4. Build An Indoor Swing

How many times have you seen a swing inside a house?  Apart from kiddie swings, adults would also want to take a seat and enjoy them as well. For your game room, it would be a great idea if you could add an indoor swing that can sway people forward and backward for as high as they can.

When installing an indoor swing, ensure that your ceiling is sturdy enough to carry the weight of an average adult. You can design it whichever way you want, depending on the theme of your game room. Ideally, you should try to make it comfortable as much as possible by adding cushioned seats.

5. Add A Drink Corner

While playing inside your game room, there might be a time when you’ll get thirsty and would want to cool down to give yourself a drink. While adding a mini-fridge would help conquer your thirst, it would be helpful to add a drink corner wherein you include plenty of beverages, while also allowing people to enjoy and have a great lounging spot. 

When building your drink corner, ensure that you provide enough drinks for everyone. You can put in bottled water, sodas, or beers. Additionally, you should provide good seating as well.

6. Include Instruments

You shouldn’t forget to have some musical instruments in your game room to allow the space to be an area for creativity and music creation.  You can even add in a microphone for anyone who’s in the mood to sing.

7. Consider An Indoor Slide

There’s nothing better than entering your game room as you slide down from one floor to another. While you can always enter your game room through a door, it’ll help bring the fun inside if you’re able to slide down to it instead. This way, you can make the grand entrance you’ve always wanted and allow people to enjoy the ride. 

When adding an indoor slide, ensure that a trusted adult supervises the kids who wish to use them. Moreover, it would be ideal if the adult could join them on the slide rather than allowing them to sit on their own. To make the slide more comfortable, you should include a soft landing spot wherein people wouldn’t topple over as they reach the ground but rather allow the cushion to welcome them to the room. 


A game room will never be complete without games and entertainment features. While the planning can be troublesome as you need to ensure that everything goes well with each other, the result would be worth it. As you finish designing your game room, you can finally invite your family and friends to come over!

Kravelv is a full time digital marketer and part time furniture and cabinet maker. During his free time he would like to create something out of recycled woods, this varies from toys, furnitures plant boxes etc. Follow him on Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook