Are you ready to bring some fun into your home décor? How about creating a video room that even the pickiest adult would be thrilled to have? Sure, you can keep playing video games on the couch in the family room, but where’s the fun in that? With so many design options and gaming gear, why not create something spectacular instead? If you’re ready to design a video game room but don’t know where to start, these tips will help you out.
Invest in the Perfect TV and Surround Sound System
Any game room needs to start with the basics, and that means a high-quality TV and surround sound system. This is how you ensure that the picture and sound quality are exceptional and will make it feel like you’re part of the game. While your first response may be to purchase the largest TV the room can accommodate, quality can’t be stressed enough. You’re better off going with a mid-range range screen size but the highest quality you can afford.
The sound system needs to reflect the size and shape of the room to ensure you get the true surround experience. You may also want to hire a professional installer to put everything in place, just to be sure it’s done right.
Ditch the Standard Sofa and Choose Something More Fun
Because this is meant to be a video game room, there’s no need for traditional furniture such as the typical sofa. Instead, the focus needs to be on fun and whimsical options. Adult-sized bean bag chairs can act as the perfect piece of furniture to sit back, relax and game for hours at a time. It’s an unexpected piece that adds interest to the room, yet they are incredibly comfortable. Depending on how much space you have, you can find one, two or even family-sized bean bag chairs, which are great for gaming with friends.
How About a Snack and Beverage Station?
How many times have you had to leave the room while gaming just to get a snack or drink? That can be pretty annoying, and another feature to consider when designing your game room. Including a small bar fridge and a few shelves for snacks means you don’t have to leave the room. Everything is conveniently within reach. This is even more convenient when you’ve got friends over, as no one has to leave the room.
Storage for Gaming Gear Keeps the Room Organized
You may find yourself picking up a variety of gaming accessories and gear such as extra controllers and headsets, charge stations and stands and so forth. Think about where you will store these items when not in use so the room doesn’t look cluttered.
Lighting Helps to Create Atmosphere
The final tip in creating the ultimate video game room is to factor in the lighting in the space. Lighting helps to create an atmosphere and most gamers tend to prefer low to very low light. This may require you to install window treatments such as blinds or blackout curtains.
Creating the ultimate video game room means your house will become the spot all your friends want to flock to and hang out.