Who said play rooms are only for kids? It’s a nice place to unwind and bond with the family, friends or your family. If you’re a bit of an old-school, you can make your game room the best of both worlds. You can have a digital console and still have some board games! If this sounds exciting to you, we’ll share with you a couple of tips on how you can set up your own game room.
Fun Theme Ideas For Your Game Room
To make your game room more personalized and unique, think about a theme. Maybe you love watching Star Wars or the Avengers? You can also opt for some sports related or even a cool galaxy theme. Once you’ve decided on a theme, you can start planning. Are you creating the room from scratch or renovating an old space? This will give you a rough idea of your budget. Why not set an accent wall or even spray paint artwork?
How To Set Up Your Own Game Room
Want to set up a fun and functional game room for your friends and family? Here’s how you can:
This is one of the most important element when you’re setting up a game room. Depending on the size your space, it could affect your furniture pieces, sound system, and even enjoyment. A big game room can affect the overall immersion in a game while a small space can feel too cramped. So before you place any furniture or electronic pieces, consider your space.
In any game room, it’s safe to say the bigger the better, especially with tv screens or projectors. However, just because bigger is better it doesn’t mean that you have to splurge on the largest tv you can see, consider your budget as well and start from there. You can also get a lot of great deals if you wait for Black Friday. As for gaming consoles, you can check online or your local electronic store for the best deal.
Old School Games
A game room like we said doesn’t have to be all about computers or gaming console. Get some good ol board games. It will also be fun to teach your kids games like Monopoly, Scrabble or even Chess.
Have fun with lighting in your game room. Get some color changing ambient light – it will make your room look cooler and help set up a fun and exciting mood. It’s also an inexpensive way to make your game room stand out from other rooms.
Aside from design and style, your comfort is the most important when setting up a game room. With that said, pick seatings that are comfortable to sit on even for a long period of time. You can also get a variety of seating options – couch, bean bags or even sofa beds for those sleepovers.
Dealing with a lot of electronics, it’s a given that you’ll also be dealing with a lot of wires. Give some thought to how you organize and place your wiring as it may look unsightly. It is also better to call for a professional if it becomes too overwhelming, after all, you’re working with wires and electricity.
And this is how you set up your own game room. What game will you be definitely including in your entertainment area? Leave a comment below.