Published on April 7th, 2016 | by James Simpson0
How To Build A Cool PC Gaming Room In Your Home
People play games on their PCs in various rooms in their homes. Some have their computers on a desk in the corner of their bedrooms. Others have taken up residence in the living room.
If you’ve got a spare room, you might feel like turning it into a cool PC gaming room! But, how do you know where to start? There are a few things you need to think about for your new project.
Having just built a dedicated PC gaming room myself, I’d like to share with you some tips on what you can do. Hopefully, you’ll find some inspiration in this blog post to get started!
Choose an amazing color scheme
The first thing you need to do is think about the colors you’d like to use for your new PC gaming room. Each person has their own personal styles so I won’t recommend one to you. If you’re stuck for ideas, consider looking at some online color charts.
That way, you can choose two or more shades that work well together. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to spend some time painting your room. Make sure you cover over your carpets and furniture before you begin!
Structure your wiring
Next, you’ll need to think about where your electrical cords and network leads will go. You can hide them inside conduits or inside of your walls. The former option is cheaper and quicker. But, the latter means you can create a seamless look for your games room.
Select the right furniture
It’s important to be comfortable in your PC gaming room. And it’s just as crucial to get the right look. Sure, you could recycle some old furniture that you’ve got lying around. But, it makes more sense to opt for a modern theme in your room.
For a start, consider getting an L shaped desk. It’ll give you more space for your PC accessories. Next, an ergonomic leather chair will make game play more enjoyable. Be sure to get a sofa so your friends have somewhere to sit too!
Install some LED lighting
In my PC gaming room, I decided to fit some LED spotlights in the ceiling. I also fitted some to the baseboards at the bottom of the walls. And because I’m such a tech geek, I hooked it all up to a wireless controller. Now I can control both the colour and the brightness of each LED using a smartphone app!
Of course, you don’t need to do all that. Still, I recommend upgrading to LED bulbs. They offer a brighter, crisper light. Plus, they use less electricity.
Fit a 50-inch widescreen TV to the wall
Forget about using a PC display or two. Assuming your video cards have HDMI outputs, connect them to a 50-inch LED TV! For the best picture quality, consider a model that offers 4K color or Ultra-HD as standard.
Playing PC games on a large TV is so much better than on a small PC monitor. Plus, your friends can also see your progress as they chill on your sofa!