Indispensable Items for Any Recreation Room

March 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

Comfortable seating is essential for rec rooms

It’s no secret that the rec room is the heart of every home. From hosting awesome dinner parties in the summer to wasting entire winter weekends getting cozy with your DVD collection, it’s where you’ll make your best memories with people who matter the most. Whether you’re replacing outdated furniture or building a new design from scratch, put the essentials below on your must-have list to create the ultimate rec room in any space.

Comfortable Seating

Chances are that you’ll be spending a lot of time in your new rec room, so you need to make it comfortable for the whole family. Since bigger pieces set the theme, create your overall design around the style of your seating furniture. Recliners, sectionals and couches with built-in chaise lounges are all great choices for rec rooms. Keep in mind that you’ll probably want to bring food and drinks into the room on a regular basis, so be sure to choose durable fabrics that can be easily cleaned.


While the rec room is meant to be functional, it doesn’t have to lack style. To make the space feel uniquely yours, add décor pieces that reflect your taste and personality. Play with colors, wall art and light fixtures. With easy access to online furniture stores, you can find a wide selection of affordable home accents in all styles. If you’re having trouble getting started, get some inspiration with 35 gorgeous family room designs from House Beautiful magazine.


Games are a hit with friends and family members and a real home highlight for the young at heart. The great thing about buying gaming equipment is that you can go as expensive or cheap as you want without giving up a single degree of the future fun factor. If you have a lot of space and want your home to be the center of attention, go for the big buys like pool tables, golf simulators and arcade games. For a more budget-friendly makeover, stick with classic favorites like dart boards, folding poker tables, chess boards and game consoles. For more ideas, check out HGTV’s original game room catalogs.

Home Entertainment System

If you’re a huge fan of going to the movies, recreate the big-screen experience at home with an oversized flat-screen television and theater-style seating. Complete your rec room’s transformation from a boring space into a high-tech home theater with a surround sound system.

With multiple locations throughout MA and RI, Cardi’s furniture stores are your one-stop shop for all things home. Have any questions about interior design? Contact us directly or head to our homepage to get more advice and see the latest furniture styles.


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