It can go by many names, but the rec room, game room, or man cave in your home requires very specific lighting. You want to create a space that’s bright enough to play games in, yet dark enough that when you’re shooting pool or playing poker, it has the right ambiance. At Accent Lighting in Wichita, we’ve helped plenty of homeowners who want to rethink their rec room, either to make it more functional or to create a new space where they can relax and forget about their worries for a few hours.
Creating The Perfect Layout
When choosing the lighting for your rec room, it’s important to think about the layout of the room. Will it be solely for games, or will there be a home theater area where you’ll watch your favorite movies or sports teams in action? Here a few things to consider when planning your layout:
- If you have a pool table, consider making it the focal point of the room. A classic pool table light or pendant fixture can provide enough light by which to play, while not giving off too much light to the rest of the room.
- Depending on the size of the room, you may want to add high-top tables and stools along the perimeter. You’ll want to make sure there’s plenty of room for people to play pool while others sit behind them. Well-placed table lamps will provide the perfect accent lighting for these seating areas.
- If you plan to add a home theater area, make sure the lighting is distinct from the rest of the room. You won’t want a ceiling fixture directly above the screen, and wall sconces that are attached to dimmer switches will allow you to create that classic theater feel.
- If you have decor to hang on the walls, such as framed classic movie posters or sports jerseys, you’ll want to add track and rail lighting that highlights these pieces. The same is true for trophy or display cases – if there isn’t enough light, no one will be able to view and appreciate your collection!
If you’re adding a rec room to your home, or you’re finally renovating that spare bedroom or basement space that has sat unused for years, let Accent Lighting help you find the best fixture options. We know that you have unique tastes and unique preferences, and we’ll help you design the perfect lighting layout, no matter if you have a pool table, a poker table, or a row of classic arcade games!
Accent Lighting, Inc.
2020 N. Woodlawn, Suite 220
Wichita, KS 67208
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