Go on Record
Your game room can be the soapbox you need to announce your affiliations to the world. From hoops to hops (as in your favorite on-tap beverage), if you love it, put up a sign. Buy sports fabrics for the curtains and furnishings. Collect and display hats (pins, pens, posters and memorabilia). Game rooms can look kitschy, retro, masculine, fanciful, kid-friendly or grown-up indulgent depending on your personal style -- or mood. If you've got Texas Hold 'Em on the brain, your game room will look different from the Clue clone your sister is designing to go along with her passion for Agatha Christie. Game room design can be outlandish without being tasteless, and that's pretty freeing.