Inspiring Classic Billiard Room Design Ideas
Do you know that billiard is one of the oldest and the most popular games in the world? It dates back to 16th century but it evolved over the years. If you made the decision to put a billiard table in your home you need to plan a billiard room design carefully. Your main concern is to make it comfortable so the game was enjoyable for you and your guests. If home billiard room is laid out poorly the process of playing may become uncomfortable or people won’t be able to socialize well. Socialization is one of the main purposes of this game so make it possible in your billiard room.
Billiard Room Classical Design Idea
One of the most popular billiard room designs is classical since the design emphasizes in the power of the billiard itself. The decor for classic billiard room design is also nice and long lasting. If you are interested in this design, you should apply these following tips:
Victorian Classical Billiard Room Idea
First of all, you can visit local pool halls for ideas and inspiration. Online photo galleries like the one at Generation Pool are another way to get new ideas.
Billiard Room Design Combining Modern and Classical
After getting the ideas, you can start to plan your room design. Measure all room dimensions and decide where you will put the pool table, pool cue racks, barstools, light fixtures, bar area and other items. According to PoolTablePlans.com, home tables average 49 by 87 inches, and regulation tables are about 55 by 99 inches. Allow plenty of room for pool cues. The average pool cue is 57 inches, and players will need space to make their shots.
Classic Luxurious Billiard Room Design
The next thing you should do after getting the room design, you should select your pool table. For a classic style, shop around at antiques stores, flea markets and secondhand shops for an authentic find. If you don’t find anything, you can always select a modern pool table with a classic design. Then, purchase pool cues and cue racks. Provide a wide range of sizes for your players.
Classical Billiard Room with Brick Design
To complete the design, don’t forget to use accessories that reinforce the classic theme. Hanging Tiffany-style light fixtures, old-fashioned barstools and leather sofas are a few possibilities. For classic decor from the 1960s, hang nostalgic photography, such as the famous photo of the Rat Pack playing pool (see Resources). For a more aristocratic, Old World design, accessorize with ornate rugs and lush curtains or tablecloths. Use old wooden barrels for seating if you are using a saloon-style classic design, and decorate the walls with posters of old Western films.
Classical Elvis Presley Billiard Room
Classic billiard room design can be laid-back or elegant, depending on your personal taste and financial resources. For example, a 1950’s diner-style billiard room with a jukebox and soda bar provides a fun, upbeat way to entertain guests. For a more elegant option, consider a classic aristocratic British billiard room, with dim lighting, ornate textiles and a decorative antique pool table. A saloon-style billiard room decorated with game trophies and outfitted with a fully stocked Old West bar is another classic design.