Attic Game Room Ideas That'll Keep You Playing All Day

Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story.

You've been thinking about finally finishing your upstairs space and getting real about turning it into an attic game room. So now is the perfect opportunity to take some decor detours. You can go the simple route, but you can also go big with the fun factor. Just remember, an attic game room should make play a priority.

From incorporating lounge spaces to creating board game storage to building a zone for serious billiard battles, here are some unexpected ways to make your attic game room rule.

1. Go down the middle.

If your attic space is small, but you want to create a big gaming moment, use a pool or ping pong table as your focal point. This tiny room from House of Jade Interiors has an open feel with shiplap walls and concrete floors. It makes us want to play matches for days. And if that's not enough, peep the giant Scrabble board hanging on the wall, too.

Get the look: You and Me Ping Pong Table, starting at $3,450; Restoration Hardware Giant Wall Scrabble, starting at $1,421

2. Make room for spectators.

If you're all about one game and one game only, up the ante with lounge space for spectators so everyone can enjoy the fun. Sectional seating with ample pillows on either side of the bright pool table turns this attic game room into the ultimate hangout.

Get the look: Barrington Billiards Company Hatherley Pool Table, $1,499.99; Divani Casa Dubai Sectional, $2,739.99

3. Create a space for screening.

If you need to compromise on what your attic game room is used for (and who doesn't?) consider a cozy screening zone that also doubles as the family area for video games. This space from Charles Clayton can do it all.

Get the look: AllModern Dores Chaise Lounge, $1,000; Epson Home Cinema Wireless Projector, $699.99; Homegear Electric Motorized Projector Screen, $179.99

4. Make room for traditional games, too.

If puzzles, cards, or board games are your jam, turn your attic game room into a fun space like this one from Mel Bean. We like the mix of a traditional round table with midcentury chairs, and check out that pendant light, too. But the chalkboard aesthetic is what makes the room seriously awesome.

Get the look: Loddie Doddie Framed Magnetic Chalkboard, $59.99; Crate and Barrel Avalon White Extension Table, $499.99

5. Try some astroturf.

Attic game rooms are all about fun first. So create a space like this white attic with astroturf floors and modern lounge chairs where any kind of game can happen. Is indoor croquet a thing? Well, it is now. And you can play as many indoor golf games as you want, too.

Get the look: TrafficMASTER Artificial Grass Rug, $32.98; Greyleigh Vilonia Butterfly Chair, $299

6. Go big with billiards.

Again, your game room may be somewhat small, but you can turn the limited square footage into a billiard zone with a traditional color palette. Phoebe Howard did exactly that with this red and white attic that is both sophisticated and a little nautical.

Get the look: Playcraft Santa Fe Slate Pool Table, $3,197.97; Pottery Barn Custom Rod Pendant, starting at $169

7. Choose luxe shades.

If you're in the mood for something, well, moody, consider using a darker paint and finding a pool or ping pong table that's a little unexpected. Here, Jenn Feldman combined rich walls, black pendants, and a custom table in a space that seems so luxe.

Get the look: RS Barcelona Ping Pong Table, starting at $4,850; Zazzle Customizable Ping Pong Paddles, $31.65; Farrow & Ball Paint in Paean Black


As an Emmy Award winning creative director, writer and producer I have worked on content for brands like Disney, BravoTV, TBS, Universal, E! and MTV. But I mostly love rearranging furniture and repotting plants at home.

View Work