From Vegas to Home
If you are someone who is an avid poker player, having not just a table but a room dedicated to the game would be an absolute dream. You might not be able to play in Vegas, but bring Vegas to you with your own room. Designing it doesn’t always seem easy, but this is where we come in.
The key is to make sure to combine class with comfort so that your guests feel as if they’ve stepped into the poker room of their favorite casino. Read on to find out how to design the poker room of your dreams.
Your poker room should be comfortable so that you and your guests can spend hours playing the beautiful game. However, if you want to have more of a casino feel, you can make sure that it is sophisticated as well. You can achieve this by choosing warm, rich colors for the walls that give the room an inviting feel but also suggests elegance. If the room is small, you can select lighter shades like gold or tan so that the room doesn’t feel too cramped. If the room is bigger, you can use brick or brown colors to help make it feel bigger. If you are a fan, why not try rich and dark wood tones such as mahogany which can also work well to give it a classy feel.
For any poker game, the essentials are mainly a table and chairs. Poker tables can come in a range of different sizes and styles, so choose the one that is most suited to your room and the type of style you prefer as a player. For more serious poker enthusiasts, why not opt for a table that has a padded rail so that you have support from cushions? This will be useful when you are leaning over the table as you play throughout the night.
Leather-covered chairs can help to add class to the room. If you want to match your walls, look for deep reds and dark colors that can provide a warm yet comfortable style. In addition to the existing table and chairs, you might want to add a seating area with chairs and sofas. Guests who aren’t playing could relax here with a drink until the hand is over. Again, depending on how much space the room has, a bar is an ideal addition. If you don’t have space for a full bar, a good alternative would be a cart or some kind of bar cabinet. This means players won’t need to move from the room to the kitchen, so you can keep everything all in one place!
Lighting is essential for any good poker room. You and the other players should be able to read your cards easily, but you don’t want the lighting to be too harsh or bright. This can be fixed by placing an overhead fixture just about the table. Alternatively, decorative pendant lights can be a good choice as they come in various styles, colors, and shapes. This design can help add more ambiance, creating just enough brightness for fun playing but keeping it dim at the same time. Another option would be to look at track lighting that you could place in several different areas around the room. These are useful as you can direct the heads of the lights to allow light in specific areas.
Accessories will vary depending on the kind of player you are. If you are a big sports fan, you could install a television in the room to watch sports while you are playing a casual hand. Alongside this, to continue the sports theme, you could hang different sports memorabilia or framed posters on the walls. However, if you are going for a more sophisticated look, artwork and different photographs or prints might be a nicer alternative. When it comes to window coverings, blinds or shades can help block light so that the brightness in the room can be controlled during the game. You can add some little tables for guests to place their drinks beside the sofa area. You have full creative control, and want this room to be something timeless – so take the wheel!