If you want to enjoy gaming to the fullest and don’t like to be distracted when you play, then building a gaming nook is a great idea. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to break the bank to build one. You can go as big or as small as you want and do most of the work yourself too. You do have to understand a few basic principles about interior design, however. This is what will allow you to avoid mistakes and maximize your space. Here are some tips for designing the perfect gaming nook.
Start with a Theme
The first thing you should do is think of a theme for your gaming nook and what your goal is for it. Someone who wants to play games alone or with a few of their friends will have different needs than someone who wants to build a streaming room, for instance, so this is something you’ll have to think about.
The best way to come up with a theme is to look at the games you like to play the most. If you love spending hours at Spin Palace, for instance, you could create a casino-themed room. If you like retro games, then you could go with retro colors or look at retro console design for style elements and color schemes. Look at any game you like to play and see how you could integrate colors and props into your room’s design.
Pick a Good Desk
The desk will occupy a lot of visual real estate in the room, so choose wisely. Pick a desk that is not too big and try to go as simple as possible. You should also look for a desk that has integrated lighting and make sure that the color of the lights won’t clash with the room’s color scheme.
Create an Accent Wall
One of the nice things about a gaming nook is that you can afford to be a bit more original with the paint and colors. Here, we would suggest that you create a nice accent wall right behind the desk. You can use wallpaper to make things as easy as possible for you or you could use decals to create a nice design.
Flooring is very important for a gaming nook, and, if the floors don’t look good, it will drag down the room’s whole design. So, if you can, you will have to consider replacing the floors. Hardwood floors are the best option here, but if you don’t have the budget, laminate or luxury vinyl should do the trick. You could install them on your own if you have the skills and they’ll look good enough for any room. Another thing you could do is add a rug. There are plenty of gaming-inspired rugs out there and you’d be surprised at how much it could elevate the room. It will also make the space feel plusher and more convivial. And you’ll be able to play in socks or barefoot comfortably.
Building a nice gaming nook is not that complicated. If you follow our few tips, you should get something you’ll be proud of and enjoy playing in for hours.