I know a lot of you guys have the wife”s old
flower-pattern couch in your rec room. You should stop reading this and drive down the street to Sofas-R-Us to finance a manly furniture set for 0% APR with no payments until 2016. I”m kidding, of course — take the financing option with no payments until 2020!
Whether you pay cash for your rec room furniture, have a room filled with hand-me-downs, or finance your first born through Sofas-R-Us, your furniture needs remain the same.
A typical rec room setup includes:
- Drinking/eating area with a small home bar, pub table, and a couple of stools
- Television/movie area with a couch, a couple of recliners, coffee table
- Gaming area with a billiard table, foosball table, poker table (or just a card table)
That”s the most generic furniture setup for a rec room If you have a specific purpose for your rec room (like a home theater), your furniture needs will be different. Answer the following questions and you”ll have a better understanding of what you”ll need for your rec room:
What do you do the most in your rec room?
Do you only watch movies? If you don”t have any billiards, table games, or don”t do a lot of socializing in your rec room, set the entire thing up with reclining theater seats. Do you drink, socialize, and watch sports most of the time with a few friends? Setup a s
mall home bar with a few pub stools and a leather couch (and coffee table for beer/chips/nachos/pizza/popcorn/pretzels/etc) for when a larger crowd is over.
How many people will be visiting your man”s room?
You could obviously have a mix of chairs, stools, and couches if you have a lot of money (and room). But if you”re limited on one (or both) of those, you definitely want to stick to stools. But, having said that…
Who exactly will be occupying your man room?
Stools are a bad choice for rec rooms that see a lot of kids, elderly, and overweight people. But, if you”re all blonde-hair blue-eyed fit 30 year old men, stools are a great choice! I kid, but the point is still valid — if your father or someone older visits, a bar stool will get uncomfortable really fast.
Once you decide on the type of furniture you want in your rec room, think about how you want it to look. I
shouldn”t have to tell you that you can find all the furniture mentioned above in both leather and fabric. Every color under the rainbow is available, as well. Apart from the fabric and colors choices
though, you have the option of buying furniture branded with your favorite NCAA/NFL team”s logo. Nascar too.
All I ask is that you don”t buy any furniture with Ohio State”s logo on it — unless of course you don”t mind sitting on it while you watch an SEC team own them. Oddly enough, it occurs on the same day in January every few years. How strange is that?