If you love gaming, then it makes sense that you would really like to have a space in your home where you can retreat to play your favorite games. Whether you are moving to a new property that has enough rooms for you to turn one into a dedicated gaming room or are deciding to sacrifice a room in your current home, like a spare bedroom that barely ever gets used, to make space for your gaming den, there are a lot of different things to consider to ensure that you design a room that is perfect for you and that you enjoy going to and spending time in each day.
First of all, consider how much space you have available. How much room you have might be the deciding factor between whether you invest in building a custom gaming PC with multiple monitors or look at NVIDIA gaming laptops instead. Measure the space accurately since this will come in handy when you are choosing furniture for the room, like a gaming desk and chair. Even if you plan to spend most of your time in the room sitting down playing games, remember that you will need some space to move around and store your stuff.
One of the best things about planning a gaming room in your home is that you can design and decorate it any way that you like. There are no rules about the colors that you should have in a gaming room, so go with whatever you prefer. Some people like to keep things simple, such as monochrome colors with a splash of something brighter like blue, orange, or hot pink to make their gaming setup the star of the show, while others prefer more extravagant patterns, wallpapers, or even murals painted onto the wall – it’s entirely up to you.
Another huge factor to consider while you are in the process of putting your new gaming room together is the lighting. Ideally, you should place your desk and setup close to the window so that you can take advantage of the natural lighting during the day. But when you are gaming during the evenings, or if you want to close your blinds and turn the lights off for extra effect, it’s a good idea to have some mood lighting too. Many gamers choose to do this with RGB strip lights around the edges of the ceiling. You can get lights that can be controlled on your phone or set up for your viewers to control if you’re streaming on Twitch, which is really cool.
Finally, think about how you are going to regulate the temperature in your gaming room. All that gaming equipment can get hot, very quickly, especially if the room is small. Think about where you are positioning things in relation to the window and how effective opening it might be. Avoid putting your equipment near any sources of heat. It might be worth considering installing AC, or at least investing in a good fan to keep the room cool when needed.
While there’s no right or wrong way to design the perfect gaming room for you, these are some of the main factors to think about before you get started.