In school, when I managed to stay up past midnight, I remember many late nights with friends laughing and telling stories around a pool table. At one point I got really good at the game and recall thinking how fun it is to have a pool table in my house. However, how on earth does this type of mammoth table fit in the home? And does it make a home feel like a pub?

It turns out there are several ways to incorporate a pool table into a distinct interior design, from fancy French to futuristic. Whether the chambers take their cue from the dining table or the other way around, the results could be stunning.

The earthy, natural woven ceiling of the space is paired with neutrals, modern lighting and a classic, straight-lined pool table.

This custom made pool table by Adler sets the modern, tropical vibe of the game room. Note that the furniture pieces in the background all have exactly the same straight lines since the pool table, adding to the modern styling.

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Here’s a futuristic take on the game room. The sleek details of the metallic pool table are repeated in the light options. Notice how the blue detailing on the cushion of the table is repeated in the backsplash of the kitchenette and the ring lights over the counter.


This rustic billiard dining table in Idaho from Drawknife Billiards sits perfectly in front of a rock fireplace with wood details. Drawknife specializes in lace design that fits perfectly in cabin or lodge insides. All tables are built from fallen Lodgepole pine trees, often resulting in a one-of-a-kind product.

Dorlom Construction

Along with custom tables goes custom felt. This blue-gray custom felt is repeated in the upholstery during this grand game room. The palette feels masculine, with rich-tone forests, taxidermy and sports memorabilia peppered through the space. I’d say this qualifies as a man cave.

Knudson Interiors

Another version by Adler features curvy, modern styling. This Infinity version is painted in espresso and carmel tones, which are repeated in the trimming and the interior doors during this handsome space. This style pool table also can work in an art deco–inspired space.

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Here is another illustration of custom felt which ties in with the area’s palette. I love the ceiling depth of the sitting area that’s just adjacent to the pool table. Notice how the warm palette of gold, crimson and rust is repeated in the drum pendants that hang at multiple spans over the desk.

Only Joh

This fancy, French blue living room has all the details that provoke an old-time billiard parlor. This beauty of a pool table includes marquetry, custom leather and felt pockets. The sitting area displays exactly the same styling, with pretty blue eyed settees.

Winder Gibson Architects

This Market Street penthouse at San Francisco features luxury materials that read modern and sophisticated. A dreamy city perspective is not the only thing worth staring at; the nighttime skyline lights up using the exact same deep blue as the custom upholstery and felt inside this space. Custom bookshelves replicate the gorgeous table’s rich wood tone. I’d say that this room is ready for a cocktail party.

Synergy Design & Construction

A light and airy twist on diversion in a cellar. This modern-flavored space includes a floating gas fireplace, maple flooring and cone-shaped pendant lights perfectly placed across the whole stretch of the table. Lighting should span the whole length of the table for proper viewing during matches. A geometric-patterned rug anchors the pool table, and we see the table’s rich blue felt repeated in the pub stools.

A Mediterranean-inspired space boasts a gorgeous dark wood pool table using a warm melon-colored felt that overlooks walls. A fireplace with an iron surround provides a ideal spot for observing the pool table. The Southwest-style rug adds a rustic touch to the gorgeous space.

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A great black and white color scheme surrounds the pool table in this modern pool table. Oversized black and white artwork becomes a focal point behind the dining table. Notice how the barn aesthetic is created with oversized barn doors and interior walls. Modern touches, such as the light and Panton chair, hit a wonderful contrast against the barn details.

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