Over the last 18 months, we’ve all been urged to spend as much time as possible at home. This means that opportunities for socializing and having fun out and about have been much more limited than normal.
Staying at home, on the other hand, does not have to be boring. You can create a room at home to meet all of your entertainment requirements if you have a spare bedroom. Let’s take a look at how you can do it.
Choose Your Games
Make your gaming and home entertainment hub the admiration of everyone by stocking it with a diverse selection of games and activities. Without a doubt, you will need a good-sized TV with a soundbar or speaker system. Make sure you have your favorite gaming consoles as well as a variety of games to play on them – who doesn’t love playing Call of Duty or Drift Hunters. If you have the space, consider adding a pool table and perhaps even some pinball machines for a real retro vibe.
Make Sure You Have Comfortable Furniture
Make sure your home entertainment and gaming room have good, comfortable furniture. If you are going to watch a movie or have your buddies over for an all-night session of movies, games, beer, and pizza, the last thing you want is threadbare old couches or flimsy old bar stools. Make it another space like your lounge, where you are all comfortable. You don’t have to buy brand new – look for bargains on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and eBay, and consider adding things like beanbags, which are less expensive and more comfortable alternatives.
Have Somewhere for Snacks
When you are immersed in a movie or a game, you do not want to have to pause it to roam the house looking for snacks and drinks. After all, gaming can be hard work and everyone needs sustenance! Have a minibar or snack bar in your entertainment hub, with beers, mixers, and easy-to-grab snacks such as chips, popcorn, and nuts. Don’t forget the all-important pizza delivery number too!
Light It Up
Lighting for gaming and home entertainment rooms can be problematic. You don’t want bright overhead lights shining in your eyes, but it should be light and bright enough to see what you’re doing, especially if you want to avoid straining your eyes. Choose wall lights over ceiling lights, as well as a variety of lamps and playful lighting options such as LED rope lighting.
Game and home entertainment rooms can be extremely loud, so make sure you have sufficient soundproofing to avoid irritating the rest of the house or your neighbors. Install carpets or rugs to absorb as much sound as possible and, if necessary, consider professional soundproofing options.
Creating the perfect home entertainment and gaming hub can be as complicated or as fun as you want it to be. Make sure you have the basics in place first, and then build a place that will be the envy of your pals around it.