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How to Set Up a Gaming Room at Home: 5 Essentials You Need

10th August 2020

Movie buffs get cozy in their home theatres. Book lovers snuggle up in their reading nooks. Artists retreat to a crafting room with inspiration strikes.

How can video game aficionados create a space in their home to call their own? With a gaming room, of course. 

Setting up a gaming room is easy if you know what gaming accessories you need to fill it with. Keep reading to find our five favorite accessories every serious gamer needs in their space. 

1. Wireless Headset

It’s 2020. No one wants to be bound to their console by annoying wires anymore. That’s why every serious gamer needs a high-quality wireless headset in their arsenal. 

The right headset will allow you to hear every sound, especially the ones you wouldn’t be able to hear otherwise. There’s no better way to fully immerse yourself in your game. 

SteelSeries makes an excellent headset for PS4 gamers. If you’re more of an Xbox gamer, LucidSound manufactures some that will connect directly to your console. If your head is spinning with the options available, Logitech is a fantastic go-to for computing accessories. 

2. Speakers

If you can’t stand wearing headsets, get a high-quality set of gaming speakers instead. The right speakers will provide a booming sound that puts you right into the middle of the story you’re playing. 

Check out Logitech’s Z906 speaker set for the best surround sound on the market. As a bonus, these speakers work great for your home theatre, too. 

3. Comfortable Seating

If you’re going to be doing any marathon PC gaming, you need a comfortable computer chair. The last thing you want to worry about as you’re in the middle of a level is how sore your back is. 

Search for gaming chairs with padding in all the right places. Look for options with cozy armrests, headrests, and lumbar support.

4. Lighting

Do you need a sweet lighting set-up to enjoy the storyline in The Last of Us Part II? No, of course not.

But will the right lighting enhance your gaming experience? You bet it will!

An ambient glow is what every gaming room needs to set the mood. Choose smart bulbs or strips to control the color and intensity of your lighting. 

5. Food and Drink

No one wants to get off their chair if they’re at the crescendo of an amazing game. That’s why you should consider a mini-fridge or beverage cooler to keep in your space.

Stock it full of snacks and beverages to keep you satiated during your marathon gaming sessions.  Dehydration is a very serious threat that should not be taken lightly. Make sure you’re drinking and eating enough to stay healthy. 

Take Refuge in Your New Gaming Room

We hope our five video game room ideas have inspired you to create your dream space. Now that you know what you need to get your gaming room set up, it’s time to put it all into action. 

Check out our Gaming section for more articles you might like. 

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.