There are 3.24 billion gamers across the globe, and they are busting stereotypes left, right, and center, proving that gaming is now mainstream and is also enjoyed almost equally by male and female players. Recent research indicates that the average gamer is in the millennial age group, with many living independently and either owning or renting their home. If gaming is serious business for you, and you’d like to design a dedicated space that is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing all at once, the following strategies may be of help.
Choosing Your Entertainment System
Prior to designing a room, working out the number and size of your entertainment and gaming equipment is key. Taking precise measurements of larger pieces of equipment (including your PC, desk, and additional monitors) and smaller items—which can be as tiny as portable Bluetooth speakers—is vital. Doing so will enable you to work out if you need to have all gaming equipment against one wall, or if you will need to distribute it in various spaces. Once you have your layout decided, you can proceed to liven up your space with decorative elements.
Selecting a Theme
Whether you are a Game of Thrones fanatic or you are into anime, you have probably built up a sizeable collection of works that can be considered art. Items such as comics, dolls, posters, and decorative symbols can be used to create a themed room. Find a dedicated space to display your items, such as an in-built shelf, the wall that serves as a backdrop to your gaming system, or a statement wall on the opposite side of the room. Take it further by painting your wall and choosing accessories that complement your chosen theme. For a Star Wars room, for instance, grey, black, red, and green accessories will work well.
Lighting It Up
Lighting can add a unique futuristic, metaverse-like quality to your gaming space. Just a few cool lighting ideas include sky lights (which generate images of stars or galaxies on your wall), indoor laser lights (which are ideal for a Star Wars-inspired room), and LED lights (which you can use to create a myriad of patterns or designs in vivid colors). Fan lights, meanwhile, not only make fans more visible but also look like a spaceship, lending a cool sci-fi ambience to any space it is located in. Finally, projection lights can make it seem like the aurora borealis lights have flown to the U.S. to play on your ceiling.
Investing in a good chair will ensure you’ve got your ergonomics down pat, so you can last for several hours without an aching neck, shoulders, or back. However, ergonomic seating does not have to look like boring office furniture. Check out chairs by brands like Herman Miller, Secretlab, or Mavix. Prioritize models with good seat comfort, dynamic lumbar support, and adjustable armrests and height. If you don’t like the look of gaming chairs, check out the stylish chairs by Branch Verve, which seem like something you might find in a chic architect’s studio.
For serious gamers, designing a personal gaming space is an exciting experience to look forward to. To ensure your room is up to scratch, take time to prepare your layout, measure equipment, and decide the ideal distribution. Make your room exciting by theming it and using cool lighting to differentiate it from the rest of your home. Finally, invest in a chair that is stylish, sturdy, and comfortable. You should be able to take part in long games and be pain-free when you call it a day.