Gaming in the 21st century has assumed new dimensions, thanks to the invention of improved technology for a better fun experience. With High Dynamic Range (HDR) visuals, better sound systems, digital and virtual gaming platforms, playing games now affords a better time to relax, network with people online or pass the time with friends and family. If you love playing games with your friends and family, then a dedicated room is a must-have. The good thing is that you don’t necessarily need to have a large room or space to get the maximum gaming experience. Even your basement or a small spare room can work well. So, here are some fun ideas to decorate a gaming room. We have added all types of setups for video gaming, table, and card games.[toc]
1. Gaming Room with Comfy Bean Bags
If you want to section off a part of the basement for gaming, then you can make a cozy nook. Put bean bags and poufs over a rug. It will become the seating part of the gaming room. Next comes the TV screen. Install the TV screen right in front of the bean bags over the wall. Put a shelving unit under the TV screen. Store the boxes of board and table games inside the shelf. You can take them out whenever your friends want a break from video gaming. You can store snacks too in the baskets. Your friends and family will say entertained this way. By putting a shelving unit, no chaos will enter your gaming room. After you are done, you can put all the things in their proper place. Your gaming room will be ready for the next gaming session.
Here is a tour of a super cool gaming room setup
2. Game Room for Kiddos
Do you want your kids to spend some time away from screens? If yes, then design a screen-less gaming room. Here is a cool idea that your kids will love. Put a furry rug on the floor. And place a football table on top of it. Also, fix a swing by the window. Put a bookshelf where you can put books and other board games. In a room like this, you can add an extra rug to sit and play card games. Playing table football also involves some amount of activity. So, your kids can have endless hours of fun in this room that has no screen games at all. You can make a setup like this at a corner of your home office too. Whenever you feel like taking a break, call your family members or kids inside. Take a small break playing football and then get back to work with a refreshed and focused mind. Keep ample lighting above the table. For that, you can hang a ceiling lamp. This will not only illuminate your room but will make it fancy too.
3. Secret Gaming Table
Do you have no space to spare for a gaming room? No worry as there is a smart idea you can try. The coffee table extends into a bigger table. Under the tabletop, there is a storage compartment. You can put the board games inside it. Four stools are tucked inside the coffee table. Your living room can transform into a game room in no time. We also like another fun idea in this table. If you observe, there is a chessboard painted on the tabletop. In routine, it will look like an ornate pattern. And when needed, take out the chess pieces and start playing!
4. Kid-Friendly Basement Playroom
This basement has a lot of things going on under one roof. At one corner, there is a pallet wood lemonade stall. Next to it, there is a basket with plush toys. An art wall makes sure young artists are appreciated. A colorful activity table in the middle has ample space for board games. The table has floor pillows and log stump stools surrounding it. The other part of the room has another activity table. It seems like a repurposed dining table. There are chairs placed next to this table. Here kids can also do homework and make artworks for the wall of fame. There is a set of drums too in this basement playroom. The drum set is like a cherry on top. Other playful accents are also there in this playroom. The whole room has a bunting. A tree coat rack stands at one corner. Despite so many things, this basement still looks stylish and not busy at all. All the elements are well put together.
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5. Upscale Gaming Room
This one is an uber-modern game room. It has a sleek design. There is an area for a home gym with all the equipment. A pool table sits on top of a rug in the middle of the gaming room. Another football table in red sits at a corner. The home gym is visually sectioned with a glass enclosure. There are mirrors inside the gym that make this room even more glamorous and visually more spacious. The third part of this gaming room features a waterfall countertop bar. There are shelves with liquor bottles stored next to the countertop. The table can be used for other activities such as board games too. The white carpet creates a classy look against the backdrop of the wooden floor. The walls are bare and white. A large painting adds a character to this room. This family gaming room has modern lighting fixtures. When the evening rolls in, there will still be ample light in this game area. During the day, it gets flooded with natural daylight.
6. Video Gaming Room
We have talked about gaming rooms that have a mixture of activities. But we are pretty sure there must be many of our readers who would love to have a video gaming room. So, here is an idea for those who need a gaming room solely for video games. A comfy couch adds comfort to this game room. The TV screen is backlit with indigo LED light strip. A coffee table, a pouf, and a chair accompany the couch. A computer desk with a gaming pc is on the ready to accommodate more gamers. A floor lamp softens the drama created by the indigo light. The overall look of this room is dramatic, playful, and cozy.
7. Tiny Gaming Setup
If you live in a home where space is a luxury, then you don’t have to give up on your gaming. You can still allocate space for gaming right inside your bedroom. Remove the nightstand if there is any. You just have to get an IKEA desk, a gaming chair, and a gaming pc. Get a light-up keyboard. Put a strip of LED behind the computer screen for even more drama. Put a shelf above the bed to store the gaming DVDs. If you keep comfort in mind, even a tiny space can be as enjoyable as a big one.
8. Small Gaming Room with a Daybed
If the room for games is small in size, you can also put a daybed. It’s an unconventional choice for a game room. But it adds a lot of comfort to a tiny room. Such as this gaming room. It has a daybed beside the wall. On the opposite wall, there is a TV screen. An IKEA console cabinet is supported with cubby shelves. The cabinet unit is lit from the underside. At the end of the room, there is a textured wall. There is a table created with file cabinets and a tabletop. At the corner, there is another IKEA bookcase. The textured panel is also backlit, with blue LED strips. The combination of blue and orange LEDs look fabulous. If you notice, the storage shelves are in the same color combination too. The painting is also in the theme colors. The wood floor adds a chic and warm look to this gaming room.
9. Retro Red, White, and Black Gaming Room
When we think of retro decor, three colors that come to mind are red, white, and black. So, here is a gaming room design in these colors. This room has a window seat with two benches. The benches are separated with shelving units. There are storage drawers under the seats, and the shelves too. Which means no clutter will ever accumulate in this gaming space. A window valance in retro print dresses the window. The same fabric is wrapped over the throw pillows too. There is an accent wall in red next to which there is a black couch. A black floor lamp also joins the party. There is a red and black football table in front of the couch. A white activity table provides space for board games. The floor is covered in a beige carpet.
10. Attic Billiard Room
If you have decided to transform your attic into a game room, then here is an idea. Give your attic a snooker club feel. Cover the walls of the attic with wood panels. You can also use faux wood wallpaper if you want to stay in a lower budget. Cover the room and the slanting wall of the window, with corrugated metal sheets. Hang two large colored pendant lamps above the pool table. Add a TV screen. Below the TV screen put hooks, and shelves for the balls and cues. Match the color of the table pool and the pendant lamps. Here red color is used. A gaming room like this is perfect for those who love rustic industrial style.
11. Game Room for Little Boys
If you have to design a game room for a little boy, then here is an idea. First of all, paint graffiti on the walls. You can hire a wall painting artist too. Invest in a loft bed that has a free space underneath. Put a console cabinet, and a screen under the bed. At some distance, put a couch. Cover the floor of the gaming area with a rug. To add an even more dramatic look, you can put strips of green LED lights along the frame of the bed. As you can see, there isn’t much investment in this gaming room. But the graffiti on the walls and the lighting makes it look expensive. This gaming room gives the feels of a man cave.
12. Gaming Room with Individual Gaming Sections
For some, a gaming room is a place to bond with their family. But if you already have activities planned with family, and gaming is ‘me’ time, then here is an idea. You can dedicate separate sections for each gamer. This way, every family member can have their own choice of games to play. You won’t have to convince other family members to play a certain game. This game room also has the concept of individuality. There are circular sofa seats, placed in front of individual gaming TV screens. Each screen has a media console unit. If you notice, despite the concept of separation, the identical decor units create a harmonized look. This room still promotes unity at a visual level. And this way, anyone can share any space. There isn’t any concept of zoning out, thus affecting your kids’ behavior. Other decorative accents include a runner rug, wall sconces, and a bar table in a niche. All in all, this room is packed with entertainment.
13. Game Rooms with Jungle Gyms
So you have set up your game room, but it still needs a wow factor? If yes, then you can get a jungle gym on a wall. A jungle gym is ideal for those rooms that don’t have screens and game tables. Sometimes, kids can get bored with cards and board games. So climbing up the rocks of a jungle gym will be a fun activity. If for some reason, kids are bound inside, they can still have fun like an outdoor play area. And did we mention it? A jungle gym is an incredible wall decor too. If you want to add colors to your game room, you can get a jungle gym with colored climbing rocks.
14. A Game Corner in a Living Room
No space or room for gaming? Before you give up all hopes, have you tried tucking a smart one right into your living room? Living rooms are typically large spaces, but it doesn’t even matter whether yours is large enough or not. This is because you don’t have to touch or rearrange the existing furniture in the living room. All you have to do is, arrange the gaming equipment and furniture to face a different direction from the direction of the television set in your sitting room. You could situate the gaming set to the left or right of the TV set. Also, arrange the gaming chairs in a pattern that they will not obstruct movement or obstruct sight when you’re seeing a movie. Two or three small back-rest chairs will do, so as to maximize the available space.
15. Work and Game Room
Your home office can’t be all work all day long. Setting up a gaming room in the home office might not sound like a great idea to most people, but for people who can effectively manage their focus, this is an awesome idea, and it is essential for several reasons. It is one of the best ways to unwind when you get bored at work. You do not have to leave the office space to relieve the mental stress accrued from too much work. You could as well use the presence of your gaming tools as a motivation for your work. State clear work goals and attach minutes of gaming to them as a reward. In essence, if you can achieve some set goals, you get to play your favorite games for a specified number of minutes.
Combining workspace and gaming area does not require much space. Since it is mainly personal, one or two office chairs and a single gaming chair facing opposite directions are enough to fit into your work and game space.
16. Game Room Wall Decor
Another exciting way to decorate your game room is to align it with your wall decoration. You could pick the wall decor inspiration from your favorite game. This style is especially useful when you have a specific room dedicated for games and relaxation only. The images or decoration of your favorite game characters right on your wall puts you in the mood for gaming and serves as a silent source of inspiration. You could use posters or wallpapers, or, if you are buoyant enough, use spray paint to make the wall decorations. The decor and color of the wall combine to give your game room a facelift that makes it appealing.
17. Minimalist Game Room Design
Just in case you do not appreciate the common loud designs and colorful decorations, you could as well opt for a minimalist design to suit your personality. The sleek design of the minimalist design makes it appealing to the eyes and comfortable to sit in. In addition to playing games, the room could as well be used just for relaxation purposes or to let off some steam. This design also gives a laid-back feeling that helps you feel comfortable when gaming. Select low comfortable couches and a cool color to match. Whereas white is the most preferred color for minimalist designs, you could equally use some other cool colors such as off-white, brown, cream color, neon, and a couple of others.
18. The Game Room Pub
One of the most interesting ways to theme your gaming room is to make it look like a pub! Strange, right? The truth is, there’s literally no idea you cannot use for your game room decoration. This decoration is especially for people who would like to recreate the atmosphere of being at a pub right in their game room. With the right choice of color and materials, you would have your ideal game room designed to look like a pub. It is inexpensive to build, but you would have to invest in a few extra pieces of furniture to complete the setup. Having an actual bar in the gaming room is not a bad idea. It does no harm to keep a glass of wine close-by while gaming with your friends.
19. Dark Colors Game Room
Lighting is a key component of the game room. The effects of light and ambience contribute maximally to the gaming experience. There are diverse choices of color effects to use for your game room, and it depends largely on the game you play often. The lighting reflected through the screen of your game devices need to be complemented by the light of the room. However, for most games, a complementary dark color is the best option because of the changing visual effects, which often come in various colors. The cool dark colors of the room lighting makes it safe for the eyes to adjust favorably to the changing effects on the screen. Dark colors also make you feel relaxed and immersed in the world of the game.
20. Storage Shelves Game Room
Finally on this list, it is important to mention that astute gamers need storage space for their gaming items. Pads, titles, discs, installation setups, and so on, all require a place to store them when not in use. Rather than leaving them strewn aimlessly on the floor, you could make a storage shelves game room that does not only house your gaming devices but also all the accessories you acquire over time. This is useful for several reasons. The shelves make it easy to retrieve your accessories whenever you need them. With proper labeling and arrangement, you don’t have to flip through the entire collection each time you need an item. In addition, storing in shelves keeps them accessories safe from damage.
What should I put in my gaming room?
There are quite tons of items that can go into your gaming room. They all work together to give you great gaming experience. However, you could do without some of them if you’re on a budget. This is a list of the most essential items to go into your gaming room:
A comfy gaming chair or couch
A monitor or projector
A monitor stand
A Wi-Fi Router
Glasses to protect your eyes against blue light
Desk fans to reduce the heat
Cable management packs
Consoles and pads
Electricity setup, etc.
How much would a gaming room cost?
Typically, a proper exquisite game room setup could cost at least $3,000. One could spend much more than this, depending on the quality of accessories and the type of game room decoration used. However, if you’re on a really tight budget, you could spend much less than $1,000. It all boils down to how well you can repurpose items to deck up your game room and the kind of gaming devices you procure. Either way, you can still get maximum fun from gaming.
How do I build a gaming room?
Planning to set up your gaming room all by yourself? Building a gaming room is not as difficult as it sounds. With the right devices, furniture and ideas, you could create a perfect gaming room to suit your taste and preference. To set up your own gaming room, take note of the following steps:
There are tons of themes and ideas to use as you decorate your gaming room. You can select from any of the gaming room decoration ideas discussed above. The first step in setting up a perfect gaming room for yourself is to decorate the room. This might involve painting the wall, getting a few decoration items, etc.
Set Up the Lighting System
Lighting is an essential part of a gaming room. Ensure to install the right color and style of light that will suit and complement your gaming room decor, as well as one that will set the mood right for you without causing harm to your eyes.
Get the Required Furniture
Set up the room with the necessary furniture such as a TV/monitor stand or projector, chairs, desks, etc.
Install your Devices
This is the stage where your gaming devices and appliances come into the room. Monitor, console, fans, titles, discs, glasses, headphones and cables, among many others. The number of devices you procure certainly depends on your budget. Once all your devices are correctly installed, test-run them to be sure the entire setup is perfect, and you’re good to game!
It is the dream of every game enthusiast to have a gaming room to themselves. This is most probably your story if you’re reading this. The good thing is that your gaming room doesn’t have to be all bland and rough. There are lots of stylish ideas you could adopt in setting up your gaming space. Ranging from the attic billiard gaming room to the game room with jungle gyms or the storage shelves gaming room, there is always a gaming room decoration design for you. Try one out today!
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