When a person plays a game in an arcade or game room, he or she pays little attention to what the walls or other surfaces look like. One sees how the space is designed, and what colors have been used,. Whether entering the room, or standing back from the game equipment and devices.
The games attract the primary attention. Thus, the overall decorative scheme is never crucial to the enjoyment of the amenities there.
Add a few special touches. And, your game room will appear more exciting to the average player, and the novice, too.
The following touches are sure to raise some eyebrows:
* Paint the ceiling a Chalk White. It reflects light, and makes it easier to see the games.
Special effect: Add glitter to quart of the white paint. Then, use 2-inch brush to create “streaks” across the ceiling. Example: On one project, I ran “streaks” from the center ceiling fixture, outward to corners and half-point.
* Paint the walls a dark color. Examples: Royal Blue, Violet, Hunter Green. It creates a subdued, laid back effect.
Special touch: Add glitter to the walls. Create a cosmic-like effect. Note: Do walls OR ceiling.
* Paint the walls Bright, Snow or Soft White. Use semi-gloss or gloss paint.
Special touches: Paint stripes and/or graphics. Create an energizing sports design.
* Apply a decorative finish to add special benefits. Example: Create a multi-layered effect, or textured surface. Game playing becomes very imaginative, because of the visual effects in the room.
* Get creative with the floor covering. Choose a design and color combo that adds excitement to the overall theme, and purpose, of the room.
FIVE FUN WAYS TO USE CARPETING:
1. Install carpet tiles in alternating colors, monochromatic or complementary.
Example: A Central Florida hotel turned to this solution, when the game room carpeting needed replacing, after a surprise water pipe burst and flood. They purchased boxes of left-over carpet tiles from three different floor covering stores.
2. Create “game trails” by laying solid tiles in one direction of the room, and striped tiles in another.
Note: This trail was laid out in one of the game rooms in a children’s hospital.
3. Install both solid and geometric tiles, in alternate or random pattern.
4. Create a “space walk” effect.
Example: Install carpet tiles with Medium-to-Dark Blue and silver iridescent fibers, woven into a cosmic/space pattern. Note: This “walk” was surrounded by a mass of solid dark blue tiles.
5. Run a “walk” or “trail” up one long wall, turn left or right, wind it a few feet, then “move” the “walk” or “trail” back down to the floor. And, tie it into optical “ground.”
Note: This fun volunteer project, that I designed, was pulled off by using remnant carpeting, that we cut into square, oblong, and angular tiles. A major design/measure/cut/layout accomplishment!
Floor covering is more expensive than the average paint job. Combined with the wall finish, carpeting or tile adds immense value and atmosphere to the entire area. Its acoustics tend to be superb!
YES! A game room needs to include modern games, which are familiar to the guests and visitors.
A well thought out design and color scheme adds to the enjoyment of the area. It’s a smart investment.
Guests and visitors will thank you for it.
Guests, visitors, staff, and management will be motivated to “recommend” or “like” your hotel, spa, resort, or inn to others!
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