Gaming can be a sporadic hobby, or it can be something you enjoy on a daily basis. If you are a true gamer, then you know it’s very important for you to have a full-fledged gaming room that you can call your own. This room should be comfortable and have all the amenities you need to enjoy what you love most.
So if you spend all day thinking about gaming, the following are five essentials you need in your gaming room to keep you happy.
1. Personalized Gaming System
Nothing says this is your gaming room than having a personalized gaming system ready for you to play. Sure, you can slap some stickers on your old console, or you could even take a few Sharpies to it and create your own design. Or you can spend the money and get a customized skin for your gaming system. These come in a variety of colors and styles, and they will truly make your console stand out among all the rest. Plus, you can choose to make it fit your style or personality, or you can even design it to fit the theme/motif of the room. The choice is yours, but this is something you must get to prove your passion.
2. Comfortable Seating
You spend a lot of time sitting down while you’re playing games, so it’s very important that you invest in a comfortable and stylish sofa , recliner, or gaming chairs. If you typically play by yourself, then a smaller chair will do just fine. However, if you constantly play with friends, then you’ll want to ensure you have plenty of seating for them to enjoy. Make sure to test out a few options to ensure it’s a comfortable choice. You should also opt for a material that can be easily cleaned, such as leather, which will come in handy if you spill your drinks or snacks while getting excited during game play.
3. Mini Fridge
Working hard at video games can make you thirsty, but who has time to pause the game to run to the kitchen for something to drink? Well, if you put a mini fridge in your game room, you won’t have to. You can stock this full of water, pop, sports drinks, or even beer (if you’re old enough). These come in many sizes and colors, so be sure to pick the one that’s the right size to accommodate your beverage of choice as well as one that fits the style of the room.
If you love gaming enough to dedicate an entire room to it, then you likely have a lot of “stuff” that goes with your systems, such as games, speakers, controllers, etc. This stuff is valuable to you, so you know that you can’t just leave it sitting around the floor. This is why you need to ensure your gaming room has plenty of shelves and storage. You can use this for your speakers, your controllers, and your games, which will keep it more organized when you’re ready to play. Decide if you want to show everything off with open shelving, or if you’d prefer to tuck stuff away in drawers or in bins. Then, choose the storage units/shelves that are right for you.
5. Electronic Essentials
Gaming requires a lot of electronics and parts to those electronics, so it’s very important you set your room up with everything you need. Make sure that you are getting a good Internet connection to the room so that you don’t have trouble connecting to other players or accessing all the apps that come with your games. You should also make sure you have plenty of chargers on hand so that you don’t miss a beat when it comes to playing. Adding speakers (especially surround sound) will also complete your room and make it more exciting when you’re playing a game. And if you sometimes have to be quiet, investing in a few pairs of gaming headsets is always a smart idea.
While these are essentials for any game room, it’s also important you take the time to make your room its own. Be sure to use paint colors, window treatments, and any other décor that turns the room from a wasted space into your gaming oasis.