This is an article on how to decorate the billiard room in your house.
A billiards room can be a great place for family get-togethers and parties with friends. And the way a billiards room is decorated can add to the enjoyment of your event.
Like any room in the house, function is the most important consideration when decorating. For example, seating, storage and lighting are essential to adding functionality and need to be included in the overall design.
You have plenty of options when decorating your billiards room. Your best bet is choose a decorating scheme that complements the look of your pool table. Is the pool table traditional, ornate or contemporary? An antique-looking billiards table would look out of place in a sleek modern room. Use a few traditional or weathered touches so the table doesn’t stand out as the only “antique” in the room.
Another option is to decorate the billiards room to blend in with the rest of the house. This is an especially good direction if the room is open to other areas of the house. You can still have fun and make the room look like a pool hall with memorabilia, but keep the color scheme and furniture design similar to the what’s in the surrounding rooms.
A third option is to throw caution to the wind and do whatever you want. Create a tavern-style room with vintage bar memorabilia to create a hangout that the Rat Pack would love, or create a kid-friendly sports-themed room where you and your family can watch the game on TV and play a game of pool at the same time.
You may be unable to match the exact color of the pool table’s felt, so focus on colors that complement the pool table. While it’s tempting to paint the walls a deep Kelly green to recreate a classic billiards room vibe, such a bold color may not be right for your space. If the room is small or has limited natural light, use a light tan or other light neutral and save the bold colors for accents and accessories.
Be sure to leave adequate space around the perimeter of the table. Estimate that you need at least enough room to fully extend a pool cue between the table and a wall or another piece of furniture. Add seating for at least four people, a bar or table and racks for billiards equipment. Electronics and other gaming equipment can complete your billiards room.
Decorating a billiards room is an opportunity to be playful and creative. This is your chance to make the room your own. Consider style, color and space while planning and you’ll have a beautiful room where everyone will want to spend time.
Published in: Do-It-Yourself