Creating the Perfect Pool RoomBy Angelica Malin
If you have an extra room in your home that you’d like to dedicate to one of your favorite games, then a pool room is one of the classiest options available. In all fairness, you don’t really need to dedicate the entire room to a single pool table and can turn it into a general entertainment area for your household.
However, if you’re looking to create a classy pool room, there are a few interior design choices you should make. The pool room essentials are actually nothing overly complicated and you can create a gorgeous little recreational area in your that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
Lighting will make or break your interior. With a pool room, the lighting layout is actually quite straightforward considering that your focal point is the pool table itself. General lighting should include recessed fixtures acting as accent lighting around the room. For more focused lighting it’s a good idea to install lighting right above the pool table itself.
Since the entire reason why you’ve created this room is to play pool, the lighting above it needs to be focused so that those playing it can see what they’re hitting and where the balls are rolling. Especially in a delicate game like pool, where hitting the ball at a tiny different angle could result in wildly differing results, seeing what you’re hitting is very important. Install pendant lights above the pool table that can illuminate the entire table, even if the rest of the room can stay dim.
When we’re talking about class, few seating options are as chic as leather furniture. Opt for colors that go with the wooden accents around the room to make the interior more wholesome. If possible, use furniture with high-quality fake leather. Even if you don’t use the pool room every day, leather furniture does go through a lot of wear and tear. This usually comes in the form of flaking, as the leather disintegrates piece by piece after years of use.
Keep the Floor Plan Open
Playing pool requires a lot of room around the table. So, it would be a good idea to minimize the furniture around it such as cabinets and sideboards. This is not only done to give the players enough room for their long cues but also to keep the furniture from getting damaged. Keep a single cabinet with all the pool requisites in the room and avoid cluttering up the space with pointless furniture.
If you have enough room in one of the corners, consider putting a little coffee table and leather seating. Pool can be somewhat slow to play and since only two individuals can play it at a time, some people will need to wait their turn. Create a seating area for these individuals, but as long as it is out of the way of the pool table itself, so those sitting don’t get hit by the cues. Other than that, try to keep the floor plan open for the players to freely move around in.