games_room_Having a dedicated gaming room in your house can enhance your enjoyment of your games. It can also free up whichever room you are using now. You likely already have many of the things you’ll need. It’s easier than you think to pull together a gaming room in your house.

No matter which kinds of gaming you enjoy, the best place to start is with the basics. If you are a computer gamer, you’ll need a desk and comfortable chair. If you are a console gamer, you’ll need a place for your television and a sofa so friends can join you in comfort. If you’re a diversified gamer, you’ll need all of these. Then, you can add storage for your games and equipment. You have many options ranging from open shelving to custom built units, so you can pick the one that’s right for you. Add task lighting to make it easier to choose from your game collection or swap controls.

Once you have your basics done, you can work on the atmosphere. Additional light sources such as lamps and sconces will add character while reducing eye strain. Art will break up the monotony of plain painted walls and make the space personal. Canvas prints of your favorite game artwork are more durable than posters. There are many easy care houseplants, so it’s easy to add a bit of green to your game room.

With just a bit of planning and effort, your gaming room will be open for business. Then you can strap in and focus completely on your games in your new dedicated gaming room.