Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Elegant Gameroom

When one thinks of a game room - it's easy to think immediately of that dark and sporty 'man-cave' - with brightly-lit beer signs, a 70" LCD flat-screen television looming over the space - and sports team banners adorning the walls.

Sound like a dream- sports fans?

Many don't expect to see quality furniture and accessories, a beautiful lamp and decorative rug in this stereotypical sports-bar theme idea - but let it be known - all game rooms are not the same!

Most game rooms, in fact - are way more traditional or conservative - leaning towards a more elegant mix than the description above; mirroring the decor in other parts of the home whatever that may be.

In this example from a Dallas interior designer - you'll see the floors are hardwood; and with regard to wall color - they are using warm traditional tones of brown. Layer in elegant and distinctive pieces of furniture, and unique accessories and finally, a timeless trunk as a center table - and you've got classic decor. You'll also see a more casual touch - but beautiful color, shape and texture added to the space immediately with the addition of a beautiful cowhide rug.

The game room in this example also has a large television, but it is certainly not the focal point. There is also a bar, and a card table. So while the typical 'game room features' are there (card table, bar, huge television) - the look and decor is more in line with the design of the home.

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