If you like to game as a hobby, chances are a lot of your spare time is taken up by it. And if that’s the case, it makes sense to make the room a pleasant environment. If your gaming room needs sprucing up but you don’t have a huge budget to work with, here are some ideas to consider!
Redecorating a room is cheap and easy and will instantly make it look better. Empty the room and then repaint; a light colour will make it look bigger although a dark one is good for a gaming room if you want to have all of the focus on your screen. Regardless, a coat of paint is a good way to liven things up and create a blank canvas for everything else.
Accessories are a great way to personalise your video gaming space and make it look the way you want. You could use posters- put them into frames for a smarter look. You could frame video game posters or even create wall art out of old disc for a unique look. If you have smart home installed, you can turn things like lights and heating on and off just using your voice.
Computers are expensive, there’s no getting around that. However, there are some ways you can bring the cost down. For example, instead of buying a brand new gaming PC you could replace components, you could do this over time which would allow you to spread the cost. Do some research into the best budget keyboard, monitor and mouse, and you can upgrade these without spending a fortune.
Furniture in need of an upgrade? You don’t have to spend a fortune to get great pieces. There are lots of inexpensive gaming chairs on the market, you could always scour local Facebook groups, eBay and Craigslist for second-hand deals. You might even get lucky and find things for free, and be able to restore or upgrade them for a fun weekend upcycling project.
The better the sound, the better the gaming experience- so this is something you want to get right. The small details in the sound can reveal things like where your opponents are hiding, or if any danger is around you. Any high-end surround sound system will cost you a fortune, but look for second hand and you could well grab a bargain. People often upgrade long before the old one has worn out, so places like yard sales can uncover some real gems.
Finally, the screen is everything when it comes to gaming. Any new tv, especially one with smart tv, 4k picture and 3d capabilities is going to set you back a small fortune. However there’s’ a way you can get a huge screen without paying a lot of money, and that’s by using a projector. You can make the screen as big as an entire wall, it won’t be as crisp as a tv screen, but the size should mean you have plenty of detail still. It’s a cost effective way of making an impact, especially if you don’t have thousands to spend on a huge tv.
How would you spruce up your gaming room on a budget?