No matter how into gaming you are, there’s no doubt that it’s extremely cool to have a dedicated gaming room in your house. It’s the perfect place to retreat after a long day, kickback your comfy gaming chair, and let your passion for gaming take over!
Whether you’re into 80’s style video arcades or futuristic neon lights, you can create a custom room that helps you get the most out of your gaming experience.
Use these gaming room setup ideas to take your room to the next level.
1. Make the Most of Your Space
The first thing you’ll need to consider when setting up our gaming room is the size you have to work with. If you’ve got a small room don’t panic — we’ve seen some awesome small room gaming setups that cleverly use the space available to create an immersive, 360 gaming solution!
Take a look at the layout of your room and try to work out where you want your furniture to go before you purchase it. You can even mark the spot for your monitor with some duct tape and then build it out, so you know exactly how much space you’re working with. Remember your room needs to house your gaming consoles, accessories, and furniture, plus a storage area for general equipment.
Don’t forget your buds either! Gaming is always better with your friends, so make sure you have plenty of space for them. Pick up some portable beanbags to easily increase your seating when they come over, grab some beers and you’re away.
2. Indulge in an Extra Wide Monitor
Why settle for a tiny PC screen when you can get an extra-wide monitor that makes you feel like you’re right there, in the middle of the action. Take your gaming up a notch with an HD LED TV with an extra-large display screen. Just remember to consider the size of your room, you don’t want a screen so big you can’t get a full view of your room.
Make sure your chosen screen integrates with your speaks, consoles, and gaming accessories for the best player experience possible. How much would it suck to turn on your favorite game for the first time, only to realize the sound quality is terrible? If you’re feeling extra swag, you could also treat yourself to a projector that lets you choose the size of your gameplay as you go.
3. Make Gaming an Experience
Want to completely lose yourself in your gameplay? You need a high quality, surround sound speaker.
After all, it’s the sound effects that raise the excitement levels and anticipation whilst you’re playing. Not to mention that sound can also give you important clues as to what is coming around that next corner!
Whilst recreational gamers need a great sound system to get the best gaming experience, for professional game players, it’s an integral part of their career. E-sports are having a moment, with Millennials and Gen-Zers actually pursuing gaming as a creditable career path using platforms like Twitch.
Professional gamers make money by streaming their gameplay. So if you think you’ve got the skills, you need to invest in high-quality speakers, microphones, and cameras to make sure you get noticed!
4. Invest in a Plush Gaming Chair
You cannot underestimate the effect a good gaming chair will have on your performance.
Around 80 percent of people, who spend long hours every day on the computer, suffer from back pain, and often, it’s because they don’t have a chair offering proper spinal and lumbar support. How can you focus on your play if you’re distracted by stubborn lower back pains?
You can’t. And that’s why you need comfortable, supportive furniture for your dream gaming room setup. Look for adjustable chairs with ergonomic qualities to promote healthy spinal alignment.
Then choose the best colors, materials, and shapes according to your preferences and the decor of your room. We particularly love this gaming chair with leather for PC players. For console players, beanbags and recliners make great alternatives.
5. Consider Soundproofing
We know things get pretty noisy when you’re fully invested in a game. You shout, yell, turn up the volume, and may even pump up the music to get yourself in the zone.
Unfortunately, your neighbors won’t be quite as invested in your success. So don’t ruin your gaming experience by having them break down the door due to the noise. Instead, invest in soundproofing and avoid getting put on the naughty neighbors’ list.
This is even more important if you have a bedroom gaming room setup and have room-mates or family members at home who could be irritated by noise. Invest in soundproofing and they are way more likely to let you enjoy your marathon gaming sessions in peace.
6. Set the Atmosphere
Is there even a point to have a dedicated gaming room if you don’t have awesome lighting that sets the mood for your gameplay? We don’t think so! Cool gaming room setups have one thing in common, and it’s a commitment to great lights.
The lighting you choose will depend on your personal style and the aesthetic of your room. We love LED backlights that go behind your tv and change color during your play. You can even have them as smart lights and use your smartphone to control their color, transition speed, and on/off timings.
Other great options include LED pipe lights that trim the edges of your room, vintage neon lights, and arcade-style light up signs. Play around and see what works for you!
Create Your Dream Gaming Room Setup
Creating your dream gaming room setup is easier than you think. Use these 6 tips to help plan your gaming oasis and unlock the power of truly immersive gaming.
If this article has inspired you to start designing your own home gaming room, check out the rest of our blog for more technology inspired tips and tricks.