If your kids want a gaming room, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money making their dream come true, do not worry, we got you covered. You good to go if you have a spare room, imagination, and motivation. Yes, there are many things you need to decide before you create your gaming room – from what type of gaming peripheral to the furniture and decor. We hope you will find enough ideas in our article and that you will get inspiration to start your project today. So, let’s take a look at our 7 tips for creating a kids’ gaming room on a budget!
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1. Choose The Main Games
Different games require different setups and peripherals. Although most involve similar play positions, there are those that require more space than others. For example, if your kids play racing games, they might need space for a gaming steering wheel and pedals. You’ll have to consider if she/he will need a camera and microphone for streaming. Most kids love Minecraft, and it’s been one of the most popular games in the past few years. If that’s your kid’s case, you might save on costly equipments as Minecraft only requires a PC, keyboard, and mouse. So I’d recommend to get inspiration from gaming set ups appearing in popular YouTube tech channels. And also, you can get your kids good quality peripherals like a quiet keyboard and mice to complete the overall look and not to disturb others while playing.
2. Set Up Good Lightening And Cable Management
Lightening and cables are really important features in a gaming room. Make sure your room has enough light – if the room isn’t exposed to sunlight all day, buy floor and desk lamps to set up good lighting.Colored RGB light strips are always a good solution – plus, they are not expensive. Screen bar to light up your screen and desk at the same times are more and more popular. When it comes to cables, you know that playing most games requires electricity, so having enough outlets and cables is essential for long night gaming sessions.
3. Get Furniture
Creating room on a budget doesn’t have to mean you cannot get yourself good furniture. Find pieces on sales. Remember that affordable furniture doesn’t have to come at the cost of comfort. But also remember that your kids will probably spend a lot of time playing games, so you want them to feel comfortable all the time. Good ergonomics will go a long way in helping your kids stay in the proper positions, avoiding aches and discomfort even if they sit for a long time. Remember – a good gaming chair is a must!
4. Find Decor Ideas And Make It Colorful
Once again, you don’t want your gaming room to be cozy and boring. Instead, look online for decor ideas to help your imagination start working. DIY art and little projects can always help you to make one room nicer and more comfortable. Let your kids decide what they want and do these projects together. And yes – make it colorful. When you think about gaming rooms in movies, you always find them dark! Make yours differently. Bright and striking colors, like red, yellow, green, and pink will make your room extraordinary.
5. Include A Table For Board Games
Good, old-school board games are always a great way to spend time with your friends and family. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get one – build it yourself. Take one old table, repaint it and make it like new again. Find online games that can be downloaded for free and print them. You are all good to go!
6. Organize And Optimize
Like all other rooms in your house, the gaming room needs to have good a organization to keep it fun and functional. Get old shelves, repaint them and organize controllers, board games, and DVDs. This way, your room will look better, and you will always know where to find what you are looking for. Also, you can make one corner of the room dedicated storage space with built-in walls.
7. Add A Scoreboard
A scoreboard is always a great way to complete your gaming room. If kids play a game with friends, they will want to have a place to write down their scores. And the best thing is you don’t have to spend money to get this. You can take an old board and recycle it as your competition scoreboard. Get chalks, and game on!
If you want to create a gaming room for your kids, remember you don’t have to spend a fortune on it. So grab things you already have at home and make your room bright and fun. Hopefully, we have helped you a bit with our tips. Now it is all up to you. Go and make your kids happy – you will also spend time there, just do not tell your kids!