Are you (or one of your kids) into gaming? If so, then you might want to consider creating an at-home gaming room. Or, if you already have one, then you might want to think about pimping it up a little to create a cooler and chicer space for you and your family to spend time in gaming as a family.
Like the concept of creating this kind of space? Then you might want to have a read of the tips and ideas below!
Incorporate retro gaming
A lot of retro things are coming back into the gaming world, PlayStation has brought back the PlayStation 1 and also some old, loved games such as Crash Bandicoot and Spyro. With the retro scene coming back in it is a great time to deck your gaming space out with some classic decor.
You can add in some retro games such as a pinball machine, arcade machines, and vintage fruit machines. Things like that will make any games room look awesome, you can also have multiple old school setups, like the Playstation 1, Xbox original or the Gamecube all incorporated.
Wall art and furniture
When looking to decorate your gaming room look for things that you enjoy, so if you’re into marvel you can get marvel pictures or posters to decorate the walls or you can look to decorate it with gaming memorabilia. Things like metal wall art for old games and arcade games is a good way to decorate.
It is also about choosing the right furniture that will give you the most storage and not close off the room too much. If you are an avid collector of action figures or gaming consoles then it would be a good idea to get some shelving in to show off your collection but not take up too much space. If you are a PC gamer then get in a nice big desk or a lovely TV stand and sofa if you are more of a console gamer.
Depending on how you game, this will impact how best to set up your gaming area in your room. When gaming on PC you need to make sure you have a good graphics card and CPU so they can cope with the frame rate of the games you play, most games come with minimum system requirements so it is best to the check what system requirements your favourite games have so you can have the best setup.
If you are streaming your gameplay as well then it is recommended that you get a second screen so you can have your streamer dashboard up and your game at the same time. If you game on a console then there isn’t much you can do with that setup apart from making sure you have a good sized TV with top HD display to get the most out of your console’s graphics.
Setting up your own games room is fun and rewarding once it is done. You don’t have to go all out on it, to begin with, it can be a long process especially if your on a budget so take your time and build it up piece by piece until it is where you want. If you follow the tips above you will end up with a great space to enjoy your gaming with friends or just on your own.