Shaun is a gaming enthusiast and computer science graduate who has been working with computers for the last 15 years. He took a shine to competitive FPS back in the mid-2000s and hasn't looked back since.
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Some of us here at WePC (not naming any names) have been gaming out of, what many would call, a sub-par setup for quite some time. We too aspire to the greatness of the gaming room ideas below but when your desk isn’t even big enough for the mouse pad, what chance have you got? Setups are nothing new here, we have already run through some of the greatest gaming setups out there, some minimal, others over the top, and the occasional piece of trash. There are so many gaming room ideas available online now that you can gather quite a lot of inspiration from just a few clicks, with ideas for high-end and cheap gaming setups plastered all over message boards, social media, and YouTube.
This article isn’t going to be making any recommendations but it is going to be offering motivation for gamers looking to spice up their current setup or those new to PC gaming entirely. We will browse through the ultimate gaming setup, color scheme setups, console gaming setups, all the way down to the downright rotten.
Stuck for gaming room ideas?
For many, the video game room is regarded as their safe space, a palace, an escape from the outside, so a little bit of planning and coordination to ensure it’s perfect can go a long way.
Weigh up what you’ve got already and start to break down what you actually need. If you have a small budget you can start small and build up your gaming setup until your idea comes to fruition.
Consider these three things before bringing those ideas to life
We have mentioned it already and will likely mention it again but your budget is one of the more important aspects to consider before we get carried away with our ideas. How far you can push your setup does depend on how much you can spend on it, however, there is no correct answer and we have seen some marvelous results on a shoestring budget.
The most common issue many come up against is a limited amount of space. Small designated rooms that have been turned into an ‘office’ or even bedroom setups are often restricted. A great way to combat space issues is with the perfect gaming desk. There are desks in all sorts of shapes and sizes so make sure you get your measuring tape out and find the best for your needs.
Compromises are something you may have to deal with. Depending on your budget and space, there are certain sacrifices you may need to take to bring your setup idea to fruition. You never know, some compromises may bring some monetary benefits and can often speed up the decision process, with limited options to choose from.
Good gaming setup ideas can help save you money
What is considered ‘good’ is largely subjective and it is completely possible to make a fantastic gaming setup on the cheap. Money doesn’t bring you the best, it only helps, so if you get creative with your ideas and spending, you can have an equally good gaming setup as some of the best out there, for less.
For those that can’t find any suitable second-hand furniture down the charity shop, there is always IKEA? Working an IKEA gaming desk into your setup could save you a few pennies without ruining the overall aesthetics.
What gaming setup accessories do you need?
Assuming you already know about the main gear you need (mouse, headset, keyboard, mousepad, monitor, and chair), there are several other nice-to-have items that will enhance your gaming experience while also completing your setup.
A mouse bungee is somewhat considered essential unless you are using a wireless mouse and you can get these little delights with RGB too, meaning there is likely a bungee out there that will match up with your setup ideas.
A headset stand is a bit of a luxury, there is nothing wrong with chucking it on the desk when finished with it, however, the stand unquestionably cleans things up and is an absolute must for those looking for a minimalist gaming setup.
If you are considering streaming you may want to include a stream deck and standalone microphone.
Many will incorporate their console or a huge TV into their setup for games that you can sit back, relax, and play with a controller. If you aren’t a console gamer or don’t have a PC-compatible pad, you should pick one up for your setup.
Can you turn a bedroom into a bedroom gaming setup?
In short, yes. This largely depends on space, however, with innovative space-saving ideas, you can execute a loft bed gaming setup and no one needs to miss out. For those with medium-sized bedrooms, a corner desk or L-shaped desk gaming setup could be ideal. For everyone else where space is no issue, you can really go to town and create the setup of your dreams, if the bank balance will allow it.
Take your setup to the corner and fully immerse yourself.
L shaped desks bring an opportunity to put yourself in the middle, utilize the space for a TV and console setup, or even his and hers setup if you were so inclined.
If you are already tight on space in the bedroom, you can always turn your loft bed into games HQ.
Console gaming room ideas
It may all sound a little PC-heavy at the moment but these setup ideas can easily be adapted for your console too. Whether you’re a PS4/PS5 player, Xbox One/ Xbox Series S/X player, or live the retro life, you can turn any area into a gamer’s paradise.
Simplistic, clean, white, however, a somewhat familiar theme.
OTT on the PlayStation?
A dream game room?
If there are a serious amount of panels, audio equipment, and hardware, then it’s certainly expensive.
Color schemes bring gaming rooms to life
Gamers tend to enjoy going over the top or sticking to a basic color scheme. Color coding everything from your internal components on the PC to your peripherals, cables, and lighting can go a long way to making your gaming setup look incredible.
Crisp, clean, and a superb contrast.
Pink or even rose gold is a bit of an acquired taste, could you pull off something quite so bold?
White game rooms often look amazing, especially with some lighting thrown into the mix. Is there a cleaner-looking color scheme? We don’t think so.
For the select few that actually like this as a gaming room idea, take note.
Getting a nice, bluish hue. Getting ready to take them down to the farmer’s market.
The gaming mouse may look a bit suspect, however, the commitment to the red color scheme demands respect.
The combination of these colors, popularized by a certain baddy, has never looked so good.
A bad gaming room idea?
Creative and fairly ergonomic but just buy a desk already. Cue blooper reel.
An image almost as old as the internet itself. Real or not, it’s certainly disgusting and a warning to all.
A triple monitor setup always looks good
The more monitors the better right? Even if you are a gaming monitor monogamist, you have to agree that a triple or even double monitor setup is the correct path to take.
It wouldn’t really be an article about gaming room ideas without some form of anime.
There are loads of cliches about this type of setup so let’s skip those and focus on that sweet, sweet, mini-fridge.
There are endless gaming room ideas out there, with the majority being somewhat affordable. Creating your own gaming room setup is really simple, start off with a crisp and clean environment and build it out from there. Of course, the more room you have for your ideas the better but as we have seen in this article, even when you are tight on space, you can still form something quite spectacular.