I Wanna Play Wii in Style

For some reason, it took me a while to do a moodboard for our game room. I’m STILL not satisfied but here’s what we like… this is definitely not the final version. If you could give us some suggestions, that’d be great!

Game Room

1. We want a fun and playful space for this room. That’s the perfect description of this pendant light. (Found this via one of YoungHouseLove’s moodboards)

2. There’s a large wall on the left side of the game room. We have two ideas for that wall – this bookcase is one of them. We love the idea of putting art inside the glass doors! Similar to this combination, but only with glass doors.

3. A splash of orange!

4. This simple end table will go well with our table that we already have.

5. Our color scheme for the room. We won’t be rigid with these colors – we might throw in some teal and maybe gold here and there. Our inspiration for the color scheme and the feel of the room was from the art you’ll see in the second moodboard below (8).

6. It seems that we’re drawn to art that’s either modern or nature. This is definitely a beautiful picture of one of my favorite plants. I’m thinking about putting that plant in our front yard.. but that’s another topic for another time. (also from this moodboard)

7. I originally planned on a green chair but I thought that would be overkill – this cool and laidback gray chair is more neutral yet striking! LOVE this one.


8. Our inspiration! Union Station definitely holds a special place in our heart since we went to Gallaudet University in Washington DC. Yes, this art is actually of the Union Station in NYC but close enough since there’s also a Union Station in DC..

9. Another pendant light. I think this one is simpler but is it too simple? It’s more industrial looking than the first one (1)… I’m not sure which one would fit our game room better.

10. This one depends on what we decide on for that large wall. If we go with number 2 (in the first moodboard), then we won’t need this green shelving. But if we go with number 11, then this would go above it for some extra storage and a pop of green.

11. Another option for the large wall. This would be used for games, entertaining (notice the bar storage), or correcting homework while watching football (not me).

12. Rugs are always hard for me. I think this one is cute.. but I’m not sure if it’s exactly right. It seems a bit too dark… It looks really cute in the CB2 catalog, though. There’s always the orange shag rug that I could grab from the guest bedroom…

13. We already have this leather sofa – it’s in our living room right now. As soon as we buy our sectional for the living room, we’ll be bringing this sofa up to the game room. To brighten it up, we’ll be adding pillows like this and this.

14. Isn’t this adorable? A tiny bean bag! It’s designed for iPhones but it would be perfect for making sure we don’t lose our remotes.


And of course, the most important part of the game room – the media center! We already have the tv set (17) so we’ll work with what we have.

15. A simple black floating shelf to add some more storage and to display more pops of green and orange.

16. Two simple bookcases will flank the tv set. Nick has a huge DVD collection, so these would be perfect (better than the blue bookcase we currently use from Nick’s college days). But to make everything look more streamlined, we want to add glass doors like this. The pattern on these glass doors are a bit eh so we will figure something out.

17. The tv set that we already have. Brought over from my old apartment.

Now it’s all coming together… Still a lot more editing and finetuning before we actually commit to a design, but this is the general idea. Now we’ve just gotta plant our money tree.


6 Responses

  1. Looks like it will be such a fun space! I’m loving that green and orange color combo you have going on :).

  2. thanks! hope it turns out as good as it looks in my head 🙂

  3. Elisa, I just want to say congratulation on your marriage, and the progress in the house. It is beautiful. I am looking forward to do the same thing in the near future.

    And what program do you use to make the moodboard?

  4. Hey, Darlene 🙂 Thanks! And the program I use is Adobe Photoshop…

  5. Thank you, Elisa.

  6. i love the idea of doing moodboards- never heard of that idea, but fabulous and definitely can see the usefulness for these! 🙂 i saw that you have budget for each month.. when is the last budget set for? i’m curious when it’s time to go to your housewarming party (i know i’m invited, right!?) 😉

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