Now that you’ve spent all kinds of money on your dream videogame system, the games, and the accessories, it’s time to figure out where you’re going to place it in your house. If you’re a hard-core gamer, there’s no way that tucking it into a corner of a room, or using it with the main TV in the home is going to fly. Instead, you’ll want to look into creating the ultimate video gaming room that is the envy of all your friends.
Consider the Seating
Seating is a huge aspect of a video game room. It’s important to be mindful of how you play video games. Do you like to be able to relax in a big plush couch while gaming, or are you more into desktop games, which means gaming desks would be a better set-up.
When choosing a couch, make sure you are able to test it in advance. Ideally you want something that is firm enough to offer support, while also being comfortable. Most people tend to spend a couple of hours at a time gaming, so the couch needs to be comfortable this entire time. Things such as in-couch massagers, cup holders, and reclining foot rests can certainly add to your comfort level.
If you plan on entertaining friends for a games night, you’ll want to be sure you have enough seating. A good tip is to pick up items that do double-duty, acting as extra seating when needed. This could be an ottoman that works as a table and a stool.
In terms of gaming desks, the main goal should be to find something that offers enough space to spread out. You’ll need room for your monitor, possibly multiple monitors, the keyboard, speakers, printer, and task lighting. As well, it should be big enough that you can have a drink and a snack at your desk without fear of it tipping onto your equipment.
As far as the comfort of the desk goes, that is really determined by the chair you pick.
Ensure the Lighting is Right
Another consideration is the lighting in the room/area. You don’t want there to be a glare on the TV half the day, thanks to the sun, so this means you want to position your system and TV in just the right spot in the room. It’s also a good idea to invest in black-out shades, blinds, or curtains to ensure that glare is never a problem.
Rather than a big overhead light, task lighting tends to be the better option. Look for a fixture that can be manipulated and moved so you can shine the light where you want it directed.
Go the Extra Mile and Soundproof
If possible, it’s a great idea to go that extra mile and soundproof the room. This allows you to crank up the volume on all your favorite games, and at the same time it keeps the noise from the rest of the house out.
Be Prepared to be the Host
Now that you’ve created the ultimate video gaming room you need to be prepared to be the most popular host among your circle of family and friends.