According to the Huffington Post, money spent on games is expected to reach $92 billion in 2016. And thanks to the monumental success of board and card games like Settlers of Cataan, Dominion, Magic: The Gathering, console games like Far Cry Primal, Grand Theft Auto, the always-loved Super Mario, and cell phone games like Pokemon Go and even Candy Crush, that popularity is only on the continual rise. Video games are more popular than ever before.
Here are some great video game room ideas for bringing your love of gaming into your home. You may want to bring in a pop of video game art into your decor, a computer gaming nook in a part of your living room, or a decked out game room ready for anything you can shoot, drive, roll, and play in it. These are some fun ways to bring video game home decor into your space, whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in it for an all-around experience, or have just a pop of games in your life.
Casual gamers and gaming enthusiasts can share their love and their hobby in new ways like never before. You may want a room that can have multiple versatile functions, with gaming being only one of them. Or you might have the space and the games to have a whole room in your home just for those wholesome board games, those beautiful consoles, and your perfect custom computer.
Gaming Rooms/Areas — Bring your video game decor and other games into the spotlight!
1. Big Screen Game Room
Who wouldn’t want this huge screen, a couple of gaming chairs, and their best friends? Video game room furniture like gaming chairs are a great way to utilize that big screen experience.
2. Library Game Room
I will take three of these, please! The ambient lighting, the plethora of shelves and storage for all your games and paraphernalia, the gaming table in the middle for you and your friends, it all comes together to make an awesome room to showcase and store all your game stuff.
3. Gaming Nook
If you don’t have space for a whole room, you can still create a gaming haven with a cool futuristic desk, all the monitors you could ask for, and just a nook of space in your home. Just because you don’t have a dedicated room doesn’t mean you can’t be gaming in style and comfort. This desk looks custom built for a fantastic video game experience, and you can add to this with some prints from your favorite games on the wall above the desk and a couple of floating shelves to keep your games in arms reach.
4. Super Versatile Minimalist Gaming Living Room
This may look like your regular living room, but each of those pieces of furniture has storage and shelves to keep all your consoles and games and controllers in one area. Stay organized while still having everything you need with monochromatic neutral shades to hide your storage and maximize the use. This is the perfect example of any furniture being video game room furniture! A great add to this room would be surround sound, to immerse yourself in your gaming experience.
5. 80’s Retro Arcade Room
This guy turned a bedroom in his NYC apartment into the coolest old school game room I have ever seen! Between the multicolored rug, the arcade games, and the wall decor, I don’t know what I like better. What I do know is I want one.
6. Window Game Nook in Your Living Room
For computer game players, here is a beautiful way to create a gaming nook in your living room. This sleek design doesn’t take up much space, and allows you to have a nice view, some natural light, and a room with versatile functions, while still having a designated and sepaate gaming space.
7. Basement Game Room (with Pool!)
Part living room, part game room, part billiards hall, this room is where you can do it all. Add a poker table for a versatile table that would be an awesome board game table on game nights! Another great example of integrating game furniture into your home without it being obtrusive.
8. Controller Throw Pillows for Any Room
A decor idea for any room in your home! Show your love of gaming and also your love of soft plushy pillows. Accent pillows are great for your favorite couch and chairs, and are video game decor in a way you haven’t used before.
9. Fanciest Gaming Bed You’ve Ever Seen!
Bedtime and gaming like you’ve never seen before! This bed has remote controlled blinds that come down to block light and can be darkened or lightened, a surround sound system, inside lighting, a built-in gaming computer, and game and tv/movie consoles that connect to a projector and huge theatre-style screen that slides down at the front of the bed. This bed by HiCan is insane. Talk about video game furniture and decor, you could live in this bed. Does it come with a mini fridge, too?
10. Kids Room Wall Decor
Your kids can rest easy in a room decorated to honor their favorite games. If your kid loves legos, what could be cooler than a bed built from them? If your kid can’t get enough of Angry Birds, let him play and sleep in a room surrounded by them. These decor ideas are kid-friendly, fun, and the wall decals are removable for as the kids get into new things. If you don’t want to paint or decorate the walls, video game furniture comes in all forms these days! You can create cool art to hang on the wall as homage to the game, you can paint the nightstand, or get a rug with the characters, also!
Awesome Game Storage that is also Home Decor!
11. Super Mario Question Block Shelf
This is an Ikea shelf that has been hacked into a new and better existence! Super Mario Question Block boxes offer very cool storage for your games, controllers, or non-game stuff that wants a cool look. I own this Ikea shelf, and standard size paper file boxes fit in the cubby holes. Using your imagination and some creativity, you could make the boxes Question Blocks, Minecraft blocks, anything you can think of! This versatile accent table can be the video game home decor you never knew you needed.
12. Tetris Shelves for Any Room
These DIY Tetris shelves will make your inner 80’s kid dance with joy. Of course, you can store anything on them, but I know all my games would go into these stackable and colorful shelves. Be careful to make sure these shelves are anchored!
13. Rubix Cube Coffee Table with Game Storage
This coffee table is very cool. It’s functional and bright and fun to look at, with hidden storage inside! You could even DIY it a square table, add doors and use paint or stickers to make it a fun and interesting centerpiece.
14. Fancy Expensive Hidden Storage
This fancy and expensive hidden storage is a de-clutterers dream! Put all your stuff, all your games, controllers, consoles, books, dice, cards, and more behind art hinged on a wall. As if we all haven’t wanted a secret safe behind art on a wall!
15. Framing Game Boards for Wall Art – Still Playable!
Your favorite board games would be the perfect wall art for your game room! In one, you can make custom frames for your game boards, and then the pieces are in a small bag taped to the back.
The other solution has the actual game BOX hanging on a nail on the wall, with your pieces in a bag in the hollow behind it. These are ingenious solutions for both decor and saving valuable storage space!
Game wall art like you’ve never seen before!
16. Wall Art with your Game Figurines
All your adorable and colorful figurines in one place, making a cool wall piece, while still being able to access and use the pieces. This person used individual mounted small shelves holding amiibos, but you can do the same with your lego figures, portal guys, D&D figures, and more.
17. Painted Dresser for Game Storage
If you are artsy, or know someone who is, then you can have a one of a kind piece of furniture in your house. Paint (and seal!) a dresser or bookshelf to have the ultimate awesome game storage. This colorful piece of game furniture is fun, unique, and a new way to bring your love of gaming into your home.
18. Turn A Wooden Ladder into a Cool Game Shelf
This old ladder was headed to the trash, but is now a really cool shabby chic game shelf! You could also use it for books, console games, you could put smaller things in colorful bins on each shelf, almost anything!
19. Chalkboard Coffee Table for Playing and Storage
This coffee table is perfect for family game night! With a storage shelf underneath, a flat top for playing, and a chalkboard for keeping score, this is awesome and an all-in-one game table! As a DIY, make (or buy) chalkboard paint using unsanded tile grout and regular acrylic paint, and paint your own chalkboard top on your existing coffee table.
20. Book Boxes! Board Game Storage in Books!
Ok, this is one of the coolest ways to store board games that I have ever seen. Put them in books! These hollow books fit your games, are labeled with the game name, and will look amazing on your bookshelf. This would also be a very fun DIY project! Be fancy and have your games in close reach in your library game room!
Article was written by Jyssica Schwartz