How to Create a Fun Poker Room in Your Home

How to Create a Fun Poker Room in Your Home
Cathy Hobbs
 An at-home poker room is a dream come true for any dedicated poker enthusiast.
An at-home poker room is a dream come true for any dedicated poker enthusiast.

While poker rooms are often thought of as drab, boring, and dingy –they don't have to be.

Liven up your room with some fun details and accessories that are both fun –and sophisticated, the perfect place for you and your guests to while the evening away playing your favorite hands.

Here are some tips for transforming that spare room into an elegant poker room –one that will make your home the go-to location for game night; and guarantee you a full house!

Colors Scheme

Choose colors that are evocative of a night in the casino. For a larger space, you could choose elegant shades like charcoal, burgundy, or dark brown, but for a smaller room, you may want to use a lighter color scheme –like beige or terra cotta, to help keep the room from feeling cramped.

 View: <a href="">Carolyn Kinder Corda Rustic Transitional Pendant Light</a>
View: Carolyn Kinder Corda Rustic Transitional Pendant Light


The right lighting is an important feature in a poker room. The guests will want to be able to see their cards, but the lighting shouldn't be too bright or harsh. Consider placing an overhead fixture just above the table. Decorative pendant lights are another good option –and since they come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, you'll be able to choose the perfect style for your room.

 View: <a href="">Kingston Dark Oak Poker Table Arm Chair</a>
View: Kingston Dark Oak Poker Table Arm Chair


Since you'll be spending hours at a time sitting, you will want to ensure that you're comfortable. You may want to invest in some comfortable, high-quality chairs. For poker enthusiasts looking to add a touch of class, look for chairs with a rich, deep color –or mahogany wood, for a warm yet sophisticated look.

 View: <a href="">Art Poker Wall Art</a>
View: Art Poker Wall Art

Wall Art

A good poker room should have a TV for watching sports, but wall art and mirrors are other important features for the wall. When it comes to choosing art, choices abound. You could use vintage jazz posters, some modern art pieces, or black and white prints. Black and white art can help to add some flair, without any additional, competing colors. You could also add in some poker -related art, or make your own.

The Bar

While you could go all out and design your own in-house bar in the poker room, a suitable substitute would be a drink cart or simple drink station –complete with all the fixings!

Designing your own poker room is a balance between style and comfort. Look for classic colors and features, and balance things out with comfortable furnishings and conveniences. Whether the room is for you or a loved one, there's no doubt that many happy hours will be spent there, so make sure the room is a comfortable and relaxing place to be.

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5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy currently hosts her own self-branded design television series, Design Recipes, airing on the top rated “PIX Morning News” on WPIX-TV in New York City. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Hit Reality Series "DESIGN STAR and most recently served for a year as the green expert for “The Life Improvement Squad” a national campaign with IKEA and O Magazine.
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