Billiard Room Update – $100 Room Challenge

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New year, time for a change. I’m jumping in on the $100 room challenge with a billiard room update. Can it really be updated with spending just $100? Let’s find out!


Happy New Year my friends! I am so excited about what’s coming around here. Starting with jumping into the $100 Room Challenge created by my friend, Erin of Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. The challenge centers around updating or creating a room for $100. It involves being creative in every aspect and let me tell you – you’ve gotta go take a look at past projects by those who have taken on the challenge in the past – just incredible! This year, my project centered around a billiard room update. 


billiard room update


The before shots of this room are really really bad.

Did I say they are really bad? You know how it goes – you move into a new home and are overwhelmed by the boxes so you start just unboxing and unboxing and unboxing. Things have to go somewhere while you are trying to find homes or deciding to let those things go – well this room was the room. It’s embarrassing but I want to keep it real here. 

Honestly, it really isn’t a room per se. It’s a big open space at the top of the stairs but very soon it will evoke the feeling of a swanky billiard room… at least that is the hope!


Let’s get to the before pictures of this billiard room update, shall we?



I told you it was bad. So what will we accomplish in this space? Well…

  • Clear the clutter (duh, right?)
  • Install draperies (can’t wait to show you what I found!)
  • Reupholster the chaise lounge ( I have had the fabric for years, now is the time)
  • Add the plush
  • Rearrange furniture a bit
  • Bring a little good drama to the ceiling (this will be AMAZING and on a dime!)
  • Remedy the bare walls


This challenge will get this room on the right path and we are going to call it “phase 1” of the ultimate plan (where light fixtures and a little more seating options will be added). This room has great bones and will be a showstopper.


My inspiration for this space?

If you have been around here – you know I love details, a splash of glam with a dose of color, and a vibe that just makes you wanna stay.  

Have a look at a few swanky inspiration photos.

billiard room update inspirational photo
Source: Architectural Digest Photo: Roger Davies


billiard room update inspirational picture
Source: Architectural Digest Photo: Oberto Gili


Pretty fun, right? Ok, now it’s time to roll up the sleeves and get to it! This 4-week challenge will move fast and we all know life and all its ups and downs will be involved. See you next Wednesday for a billiard room update and in the meantime, grab a drink, a comfy seat, and start surfing all the rooms that will soon become fabulous all on a $100 budget!


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  1. A billiard room sounds so fancy… and I can honestly say, we have never had a billiard room made over for this challenge, so I’m excited to see what you do with this space. I’m excited to see what you have planned for the ceiling! Excited to have you joining this month!

  2. This looks like it’s going to be a fun project. Getting out the clutter is half the battle. Can’t wait to see the finished result!

  3. OMG- I had a pool table growing up. I love to play! This will be such a fun space. I’m looking forward to seeing it all come together.

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