Most gamers would love to have a killer gaming room that they can show off to their friends and be proud of during video chats. But the reality is that not everyone has thousands of dollars to put into a professional-looking room. The good news is that there are plenty of things that you can do to have a decent setup even if you’re low on cash if you’re willing to make some concessions and use your imagination. Let’s take a look at how anyone can build a great looking gaming room on a budget.
Go Light on the Furniture
The furniture is one of the things that will cost you the most when building a gaming room, so you’ll have to be frugal here and try to aim for a minimalistic approach. If you’re mainly going to play on console, then you could look at bean bags instead of a gaming rocking chair. Companies like FomBag have foam filled bean bags large enough to fit up to three people, so you wouldn’t have to get a three-seater and you will be able to save a lot of money.
If you’re building a room for PC gaming, then you will have to think twice about buying gaming furniture like a PC gaming desk and chair. If you absolutely need a gaming chair, get one, but there’s no reason to get a desk branded for gaming. And know that you will get roughly the same experience with an office chair, so only get a gaming chair if you have some spare cash to spend.
Get Creative with the Paint
Paint is cheap and could go a long way in helping you get that gaming streamer room look on a budget. The goal here is to pick the right finishes and colors and be willing to try things. Using color schemes, stripes, and decals can all give your space a real gamer room feel, and you can all do this on your own, so look for inspiration online, and see what could work for you.
Also, see if you can decorate the walls with DIY art. Gaming-related pieces will certainly work, but you can also put up movie-related art, anime drawings, or anything you feel would fit in the room.
Get Some Interesting Affordable Lighting
While the lighting setups that some streamers have may seem elaborate, know that you can easily have the same look and feel with cheaper alternatives. LED lights will be one of your go-tos here so look for expandable LED light sets so you can add some pieces later.
You should also consider smart bulbs, and perhaps look at a few laser projectors as well. Some projectors will fill your room with aurora lights or images of constellations, for instance. This alone could push your room’s decor over the top and they’re very cheap, so we suggest you start looking at a few options right now.
These tips will help you create a gaming room you’ll be proud of without breaking the bank. Don’t be afraid to try different things, look for inspiration from multiple sources, and make smart buying decisions if you want a room you’ll enjoy for a low price.