One Room, Five Design Ideas: The Leisure Room

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Leisure (a.k.a game) rooms serve many purposes and, ultimately, they’re all about fun. This type of space is an area for eating, a home theater, breaking a sweat, and generally doing all the fun things in life. While a leisure room may have a lot going on, it doesn’t have to be big on space. This Moscow leisure room proves that fantastic things can come in small packages. Here are five design ideas that will help you make the most out of your space. 

1. Skip the big table

Odds are, you’ll want to snack while you (and a few friends) are enjoying your recreational space. Even if your leisure room isn’t big on square footage, there’s no need to confine your guests to finger foods or make them eat off their laps. Instead of a full table, this space uses a small bar area. The counter and stools provide prime eating and imbibing space, without claiming too much of the room.

2. Make it moveable

A space that serves multiple functions may need to be rearranged often. Nobody wants to run into a coffee table while following a workout video. This leisure room makes it easy to move furniture around, with a coffee table that moves easily on its wheels and pouf ottomans that can serve as places to sit, then swiftly be moved aside. 

3. Opt for super shelving

The accessories that come with a leisure room’s various purposes take up space. Store your weights, games, and other items on tall shelves to help free up floor space, and keep everything you need for your hobbies nearby. This room also makes use of the end table, by using a box that can easily house blankets and the like.

4. Flat is your friend

If you’re short on space, opt for a television or (as in this room) projector screen that won’t take up floor space. The speakers and table under the screen occupy minimal space as well, so there’s plenty of room for leisure activities. The mural provides a focal point, also without taking up space. 

5. Identify your area

Just because a leisure room serves multiple purposes, doesn’t mean that it has to look jumbled. This space clearly defines certain areas, with the bar and stools combining with pendant lights to define the eating/drinking area. The rug, sofa, and ottomans also work together to define a living area, perfect for watching movies.

One Room, Five Design Ideas: The Leisure Room was last modified: January 21st, 2017 by Sheree Whiteley
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