If you play video games a lot, then chances are you spend most of your time in just one room of your house. The thing is, if you are going to be in the same area of your house so much, why not make it the best part?
How to Create Your Perfect Gaming Setup
Let’s face it if you’re an avid gamer you’re going to want an entire room to yourself (unless you game with your partner). This means if the item is unrelated to gaming, it’s not going in the room!
If you’re strictly a PC gamer, no need to worry about having a ton of space for gaming. You’ll only need a small room with an efficient organization to keep yourself satisfied during long gaming sessions. For rooms that will have video game consoles, movie streaming, and bars, you’ll want a large dedicated space like an entire basement to fit all your gaming furniture and accessories.
Speakers and Headphones
Even if you opt for a smaller gaming space, surround sound speakers will do wonders for helping you immerse in whatever you’re playing. If you’re sharing your game room with someone else, good quality headphones are important. My favorite brand that I personally recommend is AKG for their over the ear headphones.
If you live with others or don’t want your neighbors to hear your video game sessions late at night, invest in some soundproofing. It’s surprisingly inexpensive and very effective at lessening the amount of noise that leaks into neighboring rooms.
Buying quality seating will prevent you from having back pain, something I learned the hard way! Search for ergonomic gaming chairs to give your back the support in needs over long periods of time.
Console gamers should make sure they have adequate storage for their games and game consoles. I recommend buying a TV stand with open storage so consoles can receive maximum airflow. A few years back, I bought a minimalist white media unit from IKEA and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done!
Buying a large desk to fit all of your gadgets is really important. If you’re a PC gamer, keep in mind that you may want more monitors in the future or a dedicated microphone for MMOs.
While cable management is usually for aesthetic purposes, I like to keep mine tucked away because I have a dog. Dogs like to chew so if you have a one or are thinking of getting one in the future, consider using cables to keep your pet safe.
Lighting is very important for setting the mood. If you want your gamer’s room to feel like an escape, try using smart light bulbs. I personally use Lifx bulbs as they are way ahead of the competition in terms of quality. They are brighter and have more vivid colors compared to Philips Hue.
Modem and Router
If you’re a PC gamer, I’ll always recommend hardwiring your PC to your modem for the fastest and most stable Internet connection. For other devices, make sure you invest in a good quality router. You’ll experience better content streaming and better connections when in voice chats.
Cool Game Room Decor Ideas
If you are ready to level up your gaming room setup, then check out these epic video game room ideas.
Nintendo Gaming Room
If you have a shameless amount of video games, then it’s about time you get some shelving going on in your video game room. By placing all of your games against the wall rather than bulky furniture, you give yourself and your friends some wiggle room.
Whether you’re playing different games at the same time with a group of friends or trying to race each other on a speed run, it can’t hurt to have multiple TVs.
Maybe it’s the Asian in me but I am a huge DDR fan. If you are looking to keep yourself in shape while having fun playing a game, consider a neat basement arcade setup such as the one in this video game room.
Games & A Pub
Drinking and video games mix pretty well every once in a while if you’re looking for a few laughs. Make your friends jealous by making your gaming room extra awesome with a bar. This idea is particularly great if you have an entire basement to dedicate to games. Incorporate some of these nightclub and bar ideas as well.
Minimalist and Modern Game Room
Tight on space? Try a minimalist approach to create an awesome gaming space that is easy on the eyes.
Epic Battle Station
My favorite gaming setups have always been the ones with desk and PCs. Seriously, if you’ve ever considered customizing your PC, then you should DO IT.
While I am not an Xbox gamer, I can appreciate good design.
Chain Chomp Cat Bed
If you want to keep your cat off your desk for at least a little while, try giving ’em a cozy mouth to sleep inside. This cat bed makes great video game room decor!
Love Star Wars? Try lighting up your room with LED lighting to create the perfect ambiance.
Music & Gaming Studio
If you like making music and playing games, create a space such as this one to accommodate all your hobbies.
PC in a Desk Idea for Small Game Rooms
I’ve always wanted to make one of these but I am way too scared I’ll mess it up. Isn’t it beautiful?
Big screen TV not cutting it? Try a projector.
Make your room extra cool with an outer space theme that’ll blow your friends away.
Multiple Gamer Household
Whether you have a lot of gamers in your home, or just can’t stop buying computers, you’ll probably agree that this is one of the most intense setups you’ve ever seen.
This setup is probably the closet to the one I have at home. If you check out IKEA, then you can find tons of furniture like this on the cheap.
Keep all your accessories easy to access, then honor them with a lit up display case.
Video Game Wall
If you are short on space or have household members that want you to keep your stuff to a minimum, then try putting everything in one furniture piece.
Floating PC Desk
This is seriously a work of art. How in the world did this person pull this off??
Small Desk Area
Keep your colors to a minimum and choose a small desk, then only place what you use the most on it to maximize the space in your room.
Handheld Collection Turned Into Game Room Art
Floating shelves are such a useful way to save space in your home. So, get creative and put your gaming accessories on them!
Just because you have a bunch of gear doesn’t mean it has to look like crap. Whether you’re getting complaints about having too much ‘ugly’ stuff around or you want to make your buddies jealous, there is some great video game room inspiration to be found on the Internet. My personal favorite is the floating PC desk. What’s yours?
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