Great Lighting Ideas for a Game Room

If you have a game room in your home, it’s important to have fantastic lighting. Since the room is made for games and fun, it makes sense to provide lights that are also fun and will add extra ambiance for your room. In fact, besides games, lighting is one of the most vital considerations when designing your own game room. If your game room consists of several areas devoted to different activities, consider various fixtures that give the light of varied intensity.

Here are some lighting ideas you

1. Pool table light

The best area to put accent lighting in the game room is on top of the pool table. Pool table lights are highly popular. Even if you don’t have a pool table, this pool table lighting can be fun to have in a game room because of its unique features. You can also hang it even in a bar. Just make sure that the lights you choose match the décor of the rest of the room. It’s also wise to consider if there’s enough overhead space for pool lights, and that the ceiling joists are strong enough to handle the weight of the lights as pool lights can be heavy.

It’s a good idea to make sure that you have enough overhead space and the lights won’t be a hindrance when people are actually playing on the pool table. The space between the pool table and the lowest part of the pool table light must be around 40”, but it must not be higher than 70”.

The length of your pool table also depends on the size and width of your pool table. You can decide which size lights to use by being guided with this size guide:

Pool Table Size Ideal Length of Pool Table Lights
3 ½’ x 7’ 35” – 55”
4’ x 8’ 40” – 60”
4 ½’ x 9’ 60” – 75”
5’ x 10’ 65” – 90”
6’ x 12’ 90” – 110”


What looks great and what’s not varies from person to person, but you can rely on your existing interior design style for making the right decision. Here are some of the most popular styles for lighting over billiards tables:

Where to Buy
CO-Z Pool Table Light, Billiard Hanging Lighting Fixture for Game Room 7-9 FeetTable, 3 Lights Kitchen Island Chandelier for Men's Cave, Antique Bronze Finish Billiards Light
Quoizel TFIK348VA Inglenook Tiffany Pool Table Island Chandelier, 3-Light, 300 Watts, Valiant Bronze (18" H x 48" W)
Springdale FTH10021 Billiards Pool Table Tiffany Island Hanging Fixture, Antique Bronze


Stained glass pool table lights

Also known as the tiffany style, a stained glass pool table light can add a beautiful and interesting effect to your ceiling. These fixtures often feature colorful adorations and are usually fixated to an iron bar that attaches from the ceiling and hangs exactly at the right height. Depending on the style, stained glass pool table lights can add an antique or classic feel to a game room.

Looking for classic, geometric lighting for your man cave? This one in shades of warm honey, amber, and cream may suit your fancy. It features an antique bronze finish with steel construction. It instantly adds a classic, luxurious effect to your game room.

If you prefer a more detailed stain glass, this light may be the one you’re looking for. The geometric art glass shapes in sapphire, blue, amber, warm honey, and cream. Once this is in your game room, it automatically looks more upscale.

Accent your style with this striking tiffany pool table. It definitely is designed for every man cave or game room, as it outright features a “billiard” art. It can easily add class to your game room.

Where to Buy
KJLARS Farmhouse Chandelier Wood Hanging Industrial Pendant Lighting Vintage Ceiling Light Fixture 10 Light for Pool Table Kitchen Island Bar Retro Hanging Lamp (43.31 inches)
Black Farmhouse Chandelier – Pendant Lighting for Kitchen Island, Dining Room Lighting Fixtures Hanging, Pool Table Light, Matte Black Iron Industrial Ceiling Light Fixture
Unitary Brand Rustic Black Metal and Wood Body Cage Shades Dining Room Multi Pendant Lighting with 5 E26 Bulb Sockets 200W Painted Finish


Rustic pool table lights

Rustic pool table lights usually are made from materials that are old or natural, or at least mimicking the old and the natural. The term itself refers to old metals that have slightly rusted over, so it gives off a well-used look. Rustic style lights are loved by many as it offers a unique, adorable feel to a classic game room.

Make a man cave feel like owned by a strong man with this vintage, industrial-style pendant lighting in a wooden beam. It offers a charming retro ambiance, plus the exposed bulbs add to the rustic beauty of it.

Here’s another great rustic addition to your game room, but this time, it features ropes. It toughens up the room while adding an antique effect.

Looking for something rustic yet steel great for pairing with trendy design items? This rustic black chandelier is a good choice. It’s made of sturdy iron with five hanging farmhouse chandeliers. You can easily show off your trendy Edison light bulbs here.

Where to Buy
Alice House 31.5" Island Lighting, 5 Light Kitchen Pendant Lighting, Dining Room Chandelier, Pool Table Light, Brown Finish AL8061-P5
Pool Table Light, Wellmet 70 inch Billiard Lights Fixture with 4 Matte Metal Shade, DIY Vintage Billiard Balls Pendant Light for 7ft 8ft 9ft 10ft 11ft Snooker Table
JinYuZe Black 5-Light Kitchen Island Light,Clear Glass Shade Metal Frame Linear Pendant Lighting,Pool Table Light for Living Room Dining Room Bedroom


Contemporary pool table lights

When it comes to contemporary style, it defines anything that’s current and trending. It’s a style that fits with the preferences of the times. Usually, the contemporary lighting fixtures that you can see now are boxy, square-shaped, and minimalistic. They add a city-feel and urban vibe to your home.

Add this light above your sleek pool table, and you’re good to go. This pendant light features a stylish combination of black metal and wood finish and adds a warm and nice atmosphere with an industrial vibe.

Wanna impress any guest you will invite to your game room? Install this cool pool table light. It features a striking design as the lights are attached to a bar bearing some colorful billiard balls. It’s one of the perfect billiard lights to add on top of your pool table that you can find on the market.

If your style is more basic and modern, try to consider this beauty. This plays on rectangles and cylinders, which are geometric forms that are hot on homes right now. The blending of black metal and clear glass makes a simple yet elegant look that can fit most interior design styles.

Where to Buy
Paladone Playstation Icons Light with 3 Light Modes - Music Reactive Game Room Lighting
BlissLights Sky Lite - Laser Projector w/LED Nebula Cloud for Game Rooms, Home Theatre, or Night Light Ambiance (Indoor)
Paladone Nintendo Super Mario Bros Lamp - Retro Decor Light


2. Accent lights

Accent lights for game rooms are pretty much decorative, but it helps create an immersive gaming experience. Instead of simply having a single overhead fixture, bits of accent lights can help liven up the room. Here are some brilliant accent lights for the game room:

Do you love PlayStation? This accent light can be perfect for your taste! Light up your game room with the symbols and icons from the PlayStation system. The icon light illuminates the dark with its soft, colorful glow. It’s perfect for video-game centered game rooms.

Project a field of drifting stars against a blue nebula cloud with this amazing LED light. It provides a soothing effect to create a relaxing environment. Since it’s super portable, you can bring it anywhere – when you’re watching movies in the living room, or when you’re having a romantic date with your spouse in the dining area.

This retro décor lamp is perfect for super fans of Super Mario Bros. It brings you to the nostalgic arcade game era, which is sure to bring back amazing memories.

Where to Buy
Great Lighting Ideas for a Game Room
CANARM LTD. IT356A04BPT10 James 4 Bulb Track Light, Brushed Pewter
Globe Electric 59086 Kearney 6-Light Foldable Track Lighting, Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish, Champagne Glass Shades, Bulbs Included


3. Track lights

You may want to consider track lighting if you have lots of trophies, memorabilia, and collectibles you want to display in your game room. This works to create a certain atmosphere that is conducive to playing games as well.

This sleek track light is perfect for modern and upscale-looking game rooms for owners with a bit of pizzaz.

This is a great budget track light that combines form and function. Its wavy track adds a little style for your game room.

This is one of the best track lights you can find. The lights are fully dimmable, and the track heads are independently adjustable. Plus, the oil-rubbed bronze is sleek.

Where to Buy
The Geeky Days Classical Game Question Mark Shape Block Hanging Lamp Game Room Lighting Kid Room Decor Pendant Light Modern Funny Ceiling Lighting
Industrial American Country Chandelier Ceiling Pendant Light Basketball Lighting Hanging Light Warm White for Restaurant Bar Sports Shop by LightInTheBox
Coca-Cola Tiffany Gameroom Lamp, 16"


4. Hanging lamps

A hanging or a pendant lamp is suspended from the ceiling. This kind of lamp is often featured in game rooms.

This is a Mario lamp that can surely bring an old-school flair to your amazing game room. It features a pixelated question mark design on all sides of a cube and provides a bright light that makes it perfect for hanging over a table.

Wanna see a lighted basketball in your own game room? Try this amazing basketball light. It really features a basketball with hoop, but it includes a bulb that is easy to install. It’s the ultimate pendant light for a ball lover.

We probably all know that a great partner to a good game is pizza and soda. If you love the Coca-Cola aesthetic (and drinks), you may want this vibrant pendant light. It’s handmade with stained glass.