Gamers across the country eagerly anticipate the latest release from leading gaming providers, and whether you prefer to hunt down Hippogriffs in Hogwarts Legacy, control the world in The Sims 4, or rid the world of zombies in Call of Duty, you need a place whereby you can fully immerse yourself in your game.
With this in mind, continue reading to discover a simple guide to creating the ultimate gaming room set-up.
Include Ambient Lighting
Firstly, as gaming is such an ethereal and immersive experience, the lighting you choose is essential in creating the right atmosphere, and whether you are fortunate enough to enjoy an entire room dedicated to gaming or a corner of the lounge, ambient lighting is a must.
Every gamer knows that natural light is not their friend, so instead, invest in thick blackout blinds that can be drawn and hidden to suit your mood, and install LED strips in and around the console or PC area itself.
Soundproof the Room!
Another vital component of your gaming space is to ensure the room is adequately soundproofed, which is obviously going to be substantially easier if you have a whole gaming room.
Affordable and simple-to-install rubber lining along the windows and doors is an excellent option, and for a gaming area, sliding doors can instantly create a private and soundproofed space.
In addition, make sure, whatever you choose, that you are sourcing your home’s Wi-Fi connection from a leading, renowned fiber internet provider, as buffering and system failures due to a slow download or upload speed can ruin your gaming experience.
Choose Your Wall Decor Carefully
These days, there is such a wide range of different styles and sizes of walls, tables, and even ceiling decor, which has been specifically designed for and marketed towards gamers that you easily run the risk of over-decorating the space.
Naturally, you will want all your stickers and artwork to reflect the games that you enjoy playing, and the golden rule here is to choose quality over quantity. Furthermore, remember not to have any particularly eye-catching imagery or quotations in your line of sight over the monitor, as any distractions while gaming could be the difference between winning and losing.
Ideas for wall decor for your gaming space include the following:
- Graffiti effect wallpaper as a feature wall
- Neon signage over the door
- LED light strips underneath the keyboard and monitor/screen
- Surround-sound speakers on the walls
- Retro gaming posters, including Pacman, Tetris, and Sega MegaDrive icons like Sonic the Hedgehog
Invest in Floating Open Shelving
Even if you have only been gaming for a year or less, you will likely still have amassed a great deal of accessories and gaming content—from cases for games, to spare controllers, and (if you are so inclined) special editions and souvenir collectables.
Open shelving inside your gaming space is by far the most practical and, simultaneously, most decorative way of showcasing your prized gaming possessions, and is also a good way of keeping them separate from the day-to-day controllers, headphones, and other items you use.
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