Do keep board games, cards, gaming accessories (chalk, bridges, and racks for the pool table, for example), and electronic components for music and movies out of sight but organized and easily accessible. Freestanding storage pieces, such as an armoire
, cupboard, or console
, work beautifully for this purpose. You could also create a built-in, such as this handsomely rustic recessed cabinet with two doors and four drawers for hidden storage and an upper open shelf/cubby for display.