Every serious gamer would love to have a perfect place where they can play alone or with their friends. Unfortunately, many of them have no understanding of interior design, and that can be a problem. While picking the right gear is important, you have to know how to build a space that will be functional, comfortable, and hopefully pleasant to look at. By applying a few basic design principles, however, you should be able to build the gaming room of your dreams in no time. Here are a few tips for designing the perfect gaming room.
Start with a Theme
We would first suggest that you look at your style of gaming and the type of games you like the best before you start building your room. If you like online gambling and sports betting, for instance, then you could build a sports/casino-themed room. Building a sports or casino-themed room doesn't have to be expensive either. All you need are a few jerseys or some merch from your favourite team or players, a few recliners, some nice accessories or game tables, and a few monitors.
Choose the Right Room
You will then need to decide which room would be the best to create your game room. You have to go with a room that is fairly isolated so that the sound doesn’t end up disturbing everyone in the house. You should also pick a room that will be big enough and won't require too many modifications. The most important thing to look at is the floors. Nice hardwood flooring is what will really give you the authentic gaming room feel. If you only have one place where you can build the room and it has poor flooring, you might have to think about investing in floating wooden floors.
You should also think twice about building your game room in a garage or a loft. Garages are more difficult to insulate and are prone to humidity, which is bad news for electronics. As far as lofts go, they might not be suitable to build a living space, and you might even need permission to create one there, so that’s something you’ll have to consider.
Invest in Good Speakers
You can’t pull any stops when it comes to sound. This is what will make games more fun and immersive. It’s also important if you want to do other things in the room, such as watching films or games, for instance. You can decide to go with surround sound, but you can get away with a carefully placed soundbar too. These are pretty affordable and will give you great sound. These speakers can get very loud too, so, if you have no choice but to build your game room in a central part of the house, you might want to consider soundproofing the space as well.
If you do most of your gaming on your PC, then you will also need to start looking for a great desk. The most important thing here is to go with a desk that will be big enough to allow you to move freely. It doesn't hurt if it looks good too.
You will also need to invest in one or a few good gaming chairs. The type of gaming you like will also make a big difference here. If you mainly like to play PC games and don’t have friends over all that often, then a regular gaming chair with good lumbar support and swivel movement should be enough. But, if you like to bring friends over and mainly play console games, you will need to look at other options.
Your best pick here would be to go with platform chairs. These tend to be more affordable than regular gaming chairs and are perfect for console gaming. They can enhance the look of the room too. They are not like your typical gaming chair and sit right on the floor without a pedestal. They will usually have things like compartments on the sides to hold drinks and controllers. Some will even have massage features or sound systems, so look at your options and see which ones would be the best for your setup.
This is all you need to know if you want to build a gaming room that you’ll be proud of. It doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg either; just make sure that you pick a good spot and spend on what matters the most.