7 Garage Game Room Ideas That Will Help You Play All Day

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If there's one room made for being loud and energetic in, it's the garage. The perfect space for keeping both adults and children alike entertained, your carport is far enough removed from the main areas of the house, but it can also be renovated to feel like a comfortable lounge pad. Plus, a cool hangout zone for the teenagers (or your partner) will get you major bonus points. Need some inspiration for making the area feel both cozy and fun? Here are seven garage game room ideas that will work perfectly.

1. Keep things simple.

Game rooms can occasionally feel a little garish or childish. To avoid that, stick to the basics and opt for a neutral color scheme. The white walls and concrete floor in this garage game room by Patterson Custom Homes create an ideal base for the statement art and colorful furniture.

2. Highlight existing industrial features.

If you're lucky enough to have brick walls and exposed beams in your carport, embrace them! An industrial garage game room will feel effortlessly cool, and it'll work for any member of the family, particularly the teens. Try adding in a cozy lounge area where you can enjoy drinks and snacks.

3. Add personality.

Incorporating artwork is an easy way to bring your personality to a garage game room. Take this colorful spot by Bennett Lerner Interiors. It features an air hockey table, but the real standout is the gallery wall of various frames, colors, and themes. The pop of ocean blue on the ceiling adds even more vibrancy without being too distracting.

4. Stay true to your interior style.

Sure, the garage can store tools and miscellaneous bits that you don't use on a daily basis. But it can also function as an extension of your home that's just as well-styled. Megan Rae of Megan Rae Interiors gave this garage game room the same minimal touches as the rest of the property. And she added wood flooring and a large botanical art piece to complete the space.

5. Make it a room to remember.

If you've got a large, double garage to work with, go all out with your game room. Add a bar and siting area, too. This eclectic family space, designed by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, is a treat for all ages. Can you even imagine spending your Friday nights anywhere else?

6. Add luxe details.

Who said a garage game room couldn't be luxe? Blackband Design certainly didn't get that memo. The blue velvet banquette seating is a très chic addition to the contemporary setting. Plus, it creates a sumptuous contrast to the wood and pipe pool table.

7. If your space is small, be intentional.

If your garage is on the smaller side, you'll have to be more intentional with your decor. But that doesn't mean your game room dreams are over! This petite but perfectly formed fun zone by House of Jade Interiors features a chic ping pong table and a giant wall-mounted Scrabble board that sets off the shiplap.


Emma Jane Palin is a multi-award-winning blogger and freelance writer with a penchant for design and interiors.

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