Games are a great way of unwinding and bonding with family and friends. In today’s stress-filled life, a game room is an easy escapade, where you can chill over a quiet board game, let off some steam with a game of snooker, or catch your favorite movie or series. A gaming room is especially useful for placing all your children’s games, gadgets, CDs, musical instruments, and other related stuff.
Having an entire room dedicated to gaming, may not be a practical option for many because of space restrictions or cost issues to model a new one from scratch. But you can easily set up a small game room anywhere in your house. Get creative with these simple ideas and have a fun game room.
Under the Stairs
Make use of the space below the stairs and turn it into a gaming hub. Take away focus from the angled ceiling, by setting up a comfy chair facing the game station and a small sofa along with one of the sides of the wall in matching colors. In the same way, you can utilize a dormer room too. Make sure to use lighter colors on the walls, so that the entertainment center becomes the main focal point and you have a tiny game room.
The basement is the best gaming zone option if you wish to keep all the noise down. Your kids can have their friends over and play games with the volume up without bothering you. If your basement is already filled, you can use a small part of the basement and segregate it as the game area. Ensure proper lighting and ventilation as gamers tend to spend a little too much time in their gaming activities.
If there are no spare rooms, simply create a game room section in any of the spacious rooms using a partition. If you choose to set it up in your bedroom, use a curtain, large bench, or table to separate the game zone. You can do the same in the study room, home office or library. Make use of wall mounts and align the cables neatly to keep the space clutter-free. Using neutral colors helps to keep it minimalistic.
No space in the house for a recreational room? You can set up an outdoor activity center on your patio corner or a small area in your garage. An unused storage room or a corner spot on your deck can also be turned into a cool gaming room which your kids will surely love, as it gives them some form of seclusion. Gaming gadgets or musical instruments, when mounted on walls, act as décor.