For centuries, the billiard room was the chosen retreat of the well-to-do gentleman, a household destination in which to retire with select company, enjoy a drink and a game, and savor time apart from the bustles and fuss of the wider household.
While the edges of these old-fashioned sensibilities may have been softened over time, the popularity of the billiard room persists to this day.
A billiard, or pool room is essentially a place of recreation, often featuring more than one means of activity. The billiard table itself is the centerpiece however, and the surrounding décor is more or less designed to compliment its focal point and attributes. Space is the greatest concern when planning one’s own billiard room, to allow for adequate movement and cue strokes, as well as seating capacity, but beyond that the sky is the limit.
From stoic Victorian set-ups, complete with rich leather and opulent lighting, to the retro vintage quarters of the 60’s playboy, your billiard room is essentially your private lounge. Plush carpeting or sleek wooden floorboards, mini bar or cocktail table–this is your bespoke lair, and only the cream of the crop is permitted entrance.
All too often a man is deprived of a room of his own to gather with his mates, enjoy an after dinner drink, and play a round with nothing but his chosen tunes to rival the conversation. These top 80 best billiard room ideas are the perfect opportunity to savor a bit of the old world splendor our gentleman counterparts once enjoyed; the question is, which motif will bear your lasting signature?