If you love the thrill you get from gambling or just being in a casino, why not bring Las Vegas back with you from your vacation, and have that electric Vegas feeling all year round. All you need is to decorate your living room, home office or game room into a casino themed room. Here's how you can do this.
A casino themed room will not need expensive decor, and will also add a lot of space for customizing the room to your personal style. Remember there are various sub-themes to a casino themed room. You may opt for a more classic 1940's Vegas style, the more modern Vegas decor or borrow from specific well-known casinos such as the Luxor for and Egyptian theme, the Bellagio for an Italian theme and Caesar's Palace for a feel of ancient Greece.
When you think casino, the name poker pops up. A casino would not be a casino without the card games. Accentuate your accessories with poker chips which are versatile and can be added onto say your wooden candle holders with just some spray paint or a hot glue gun. You may also stick on some red poker chips onto the corners of a wooden photo frame.
Visit online auction websites and antique stores for great finds such as vintage game boards and wheels. A poker table in your casino themed room will complete the feel you are going for. You may use this as an entertainment center or desk. For your wall art, mount a blackjack board or baccarat onto the wall using anchor hooks.
For your shelves, have a display of differently designed cards of all shapes and colors in a shadow box. Adhere these cards inside the shadow box with some hot glue and hang them up. This should make for a certain conversation piece for people gathered inside your casino themed room. Frame up some classic movie posters of casino films such as Casino Royale and you are good to go.
For your walls, black might be the safest bet. This is because casinos normally tend to be dark. Plus using black gives that feeling of night time even during the day. If you feel that black is too extreme, go for an easier dark blue or purple for your walls and ceiling.
Place an area rug underneath your poker table for a finished look. A red area rug would blend in well with the dark walls and stand out to give the darkened room some color. You can also make some of the accessories such as the neon lit up sign yourself. Also buy some rope lights at a hardware store and have them fashioned into different designs and shapes.
You may also have your temporary casino themed room for say a gambler's birthday party using some of the ideas above. With a casino themed room right in your own home, you get to enjoy the adrenaline rush that you can only get when in Atlantic City, Reno or Vegas, whenever you like.