How to Build Your Ultimate Game Room
Gaming has gone to the bank, and it is a multi-billion-dollar industry. If you are serious about gaming, you should do it right. Besides premium gaming equipment, you should also have a dedicated gaming room. Forget your room or the basement – we are talking about a gaming room that is worth its name.
You have probably seen pictures of outstanding game rooms and are now wondering whether you can match. Worry not – with these tips, you will have your game room without spending a fortune. Here are some DIY tips on how to make your ultimate game room.
- Pick the Right Room
Drop that thought of setting up your gaming room in your bedroom. You need a dedicated room. It should be just the right size – not too big as to look empty, and not too small as to feel cramped. The size of your game room should depend on your equipment and furniture. It should accommodate it all and leave some space to move around and host your gaming pals. It should also be strategically located away from too much traffic to avoid disturbance when you are immersed in your game.
Basements and garages make great gaming rooms – all they need is a little renovation and re-arranging to make them fit the part. If, however, you are all out of space, you may consider partitioning your bedroom until you get a more suitable space.
- Renovate and Decorate
Anyone walking in your gaming room should have no doubt about what it is meant for. It should look and feel the part. This means décor inspired by your favorite games, and some furniture to ensure your comfort.
Start by cleaning the gaming room from top to bottom before setting up everything else – this is absolutely necessary if you are looking to convert your basement or garage. Next, paint the walls or cover them with wallpaper – wallpapers are preferable, and you should choose a wallpaper that has a gaming theme. The rug and carpet should also match the wallpaper and the room’s overall theme.
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of a gaming room. Have you noticed that a gaming keyboard features background lighting? This is because it helps add to the thrill and immerse you deeper into your gaming experience. As such, pick the right ambience to light up your room. It shouldn’t be too dark or too bright. Choose soft ambiance that will make you feel comfortable and get you in rhythm – consider mixing different lights that blend in well with the wallpaper and other decorations.
You should also consider bringing in extra décors such as game charts and posters, replica toys, and other innovative décor. At the end of it all, make sure that nothing looks out of place in your future gaming room.
There are two reasons why every ultimate gaming room needs soundproofing: to avoid disturbing outsiders with loud noises – especially if your gaming room is part of the family house – and to improve the sound quality inside the room.
The last thing you need every time you start your game is someone knocking on the door and yelling at you to turn it down. You can’t play at your best without the right level of audio, and you can’t practically wear headphones all the while. So, to ensure that everyone gets their way, you should sound-proof the walls to keep the ‘noise’ inside – no one will even know you are in your gaming room, so you can turn it up as high as you wish.
Audio is an integral part of gaming. It contributes to the thrill and excitement of gaming – this is why pro gamers recommend that you buy top-of-the-range speakers and headphones. Soundproofing helps keep the sounds inside the room and enhances their quality and clarity. This means more thrill and greater excitement.
Install soundproofing materials on the walls, ceiling, and any openings. Soundproofing is easy if you get the hang of it, and common materials such as thick carpets and wall-mounted acoustic panels make excellent sound-proofing materials.
- Bring in the Gaming Equipment
Once the set-up and décor are ready, it is time to bring in the equipment and try out your new gaming haven. Don’t be too quick, however. First, come up with a proper layout that will bring the best out of your gaming room’s setting. Where will you place the chair or couch, table, desk, and other equipment and furniture? Where will your electronics’ cables pass through? Everything should be placed in just the right spot to maximize space and bring out the best of the room’s setting and décor.
With your layout picked out, begin bringing in the furniture and gaming equipment. Start with the heavy furniture so that you don’t have to move everything around every now and then. Bring in the gaming equipment last. Make sure that the cables are placed appropriately to avoid potentially costly accidents.
Your gaming experience will be more fun when gaming in a specialized room as opposed to your bedroom or living room couch. All you need is the right room with the ideal space to accommodate your needs. With a room in place, setting it up is simple, and you can do it all by yourself. These tips will help you get started and don’t be shy to make the best use of your creativity and innovation.