Not all gaming stations are created equal. If you’re considering turning your bedroom into a gaming paradise there are several things you need to keep in mind. The following will examine different elements you will need to give your attention to transform your bedroom into a gaming haven.
The Gaming Station for Computer Gamers
Of course, the priority is going to be the games themselves and the space you need to play them. If you’re into computer gaming you’re going to need to think about screens, computers, and the big one: desk space. Choosing a desk for your computer, especially if you’d like to have more than one active screen will require a certain amount of space. If you’re going to be gaming non-stop, you might also want to carefully consider the height of the desk. Ideally, you don’t want to be getting back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome from doing what you love.
The Gaming Station for Console Gamers
Similarly, if you’re more of a console gamer, you’re going to need a screen and a station close enough to the screen that you can set your different game consoles on and have their cords reach your screen. Like with your desk, it is important to consider the height of your screen from the perspective of where you’ll be sitting while gaming. You don’t want to be tilting your head up or down because you want to avoid straining your neck.
The All-Important Gaming Chair
Whatever type of games you play, you’re likely going to be seated for a large chunk of your gaming time. If you choose a high-quality chair with great back support, future you will thank you. You can damage your back if you don’t take this part of your decor seriously. If there’s nothing else you take away from this article, make sure you sit in a chair that supports your back.
When your gaming station is set, you can begin addressing the more lighthearted decorative aspects of your space. Do you want your games and gaming memorabilia on display? Do you want to include aspects of your favorite games in the decor? Perhaps you have Minecraft bedroom ideas you’d like to apply to your space. Or maybe you want something sleek and minimal, so you can focus completely on the gameplay. Maybe you want a mini-fridge so you don’t need to run downstairs during a 40 player raid to grab a juice. Whatever decor, you choose to suit your carefully laid out gaming station, make sure that you don’t forget about functionality.
Once you have these things, you’re ready to begin the transformation. You’re going to want to make sure that your screens are not opposite a window or a lamp. The glare from the lights can ruin the visual experience of a game. It can also cause you to miss things happening on screen which can affect how well you’re playing. If your space doesn’t allow for you to keep your screens facing away from windows, you will want to look into thick, light-blocking curtains.
With the above tips, you are well on your way to creating a gaming paradise. As a side note, if gaming is a large part of your life, you might want to look into some blue-light blocking glasses. These will minimize the damage done to your eyes and circadian rhythm from hours of screen time. Always make sure you are taking care of your eyes, back, wrists, and neck. If you don’t, you might find yourself struggling to play the games you love later on in life.