Gaming Zimmer einrichten - Der perfekte Guide für zuhause 2021

Gaming room

Complete guide to setting up, furnishing and designing a gaming room

The perfect gaming room

The decor of a gaming room is essential for the right game feel and can even affect your performance. From size, decoration, lighting, gadgets to sound isolation – here you’ll find tips, ideas and step-by-step instructions for setting up your own gaming room.

Step 1: Gaming room ideas & inspiration

Before we dive into the planning, let’s take a look at a few gaming rooms on the web for inspiration:

Maybe you’ve already got some gaming room ideas. Together with our instructions, you will soon be able to turn them into reality.

Step 2: Time and budget for your game room

Gaming Zimmer selber bauen - nintendo switch als tv rahmen
Mit handwerklicher Begabung kann man zum Beispiel den TV Rahmen in Nintendo Switch Form bauen (Credit: "Suprman9")

Setting up a beautiful gaming room is no easy task. The optimal gaming room includes many different components and the furnishing should always be seen as a process. How quickly you want to set up your gaming room, or how far you want to go into detail, depends of course on the size of your wallet on the one hand and on your available time on the other. If you don’t want to spend too much money, be sure to check out ebay, flea markets and other second-hand shops – every now and then you can find cool things to decorate. Depending on how creative and crafty you are, you can also build many things yourself out of wood or other materials.

If furnishing an entire room for gaming is too much effort for you or you lack space, you can always limit yourself to furnishing a gaming corner.

Step 3: Determine room size - gaming palace or gaming corner?

First of all, you should think about how much space you can and want to allocate to your gaming room. How do you want to set it up? Should it be a whole room or more of a gaming corner? We have listed the advantages and disadvantages of each option:

Advantages Disadvantages
Small gaming room / gamer corner (under 15m²)
  • Cosy retreat for solo gamers
  • An atmospheric room can be created with just a few furnishings
  • Unsuitable for console gamers who play together with several people
  • A room that is too full can feel cramped
Large gaming room (15m² or more)
  •  Plenty of space for hardware, furniture, decoration and friends
  • Space also for “offline” games (e.g. table tennis, billiards, etc.)
  • Offers space for a beamer or screen
  •  Can quickly look empty if you don’t have enough furnishings
  • Reflects a lot of sound if sparsely furnished

Choosing a suitable room

Now that you may have an idea of how big your room should be, you need to choose a suitable room for it. Of course, choosing a suitable room depends on the circumstances at home. If you still live with your parents, it might be difficult to convince your dad to convert his study room into a gamer’s dungeon. Unless you have other empty rooms, you have no choice but to decorate your own room accordingly. So for you, a gaming corner probably makes more sense.

But a gaming corner also makes sense for anyone who doesn’t necessarily want to convert an entire room. For example, a guest room or training room can also be a gaming room at the same time.

 

But a gamer corner also makes sense for anyone who doesn’t necessarily want to convert an entire room. For example, a guest room or training room can also be a gaming room at the same time.

Step 4: Gaming room equipment and gadgets

There are no limits when it comes to furnishing your gaming room. Of course, there are a few core components (e.g. desk and chair) that belong in every room. If you spend a lot of time at the computer, you should also pay attention to the ergonomic qualities of your equipment. The more ergonomic your gaming furniture is, the better and longer you will be able to use it.

For console gamers

As a relaxed console gamer, you naturally need a comfortable couch with a large flat screen or projector. If you want to install a projector, make sure your gaming room is large enough to provide enough distance between the projector and the screen.

Gaming Zimmer für PS4 und Konsolenspieler
Als Konsolenspieler braucht man auf jeden Fall eine Couch
Gaming Lampe im Gaming Raum
Ein TV-Tisch in Gaming-Ambiente mit "Tetris" Lampe

For the PC Master Race

For PC gamers, a couch in your gaming room is nice but not essential. Essential components for a PC gaming room are then of course

  • Gaming PC
  • Gaming desk
  • Gaming chair

The desk is the centrepiece of your gaming room, as everything happens on it. In general, it should offer enough space for a large mouse pad and keyboard, dual or even triple monitor setup. If you value ergonomics, a height-adjustable desk also makes sense so that you always sit at the right height. In addition, you have the option of varying the height occasionally, adjusting it for other people or even gaming while standing up. Studies have shown that occasionally standing at the PC can improve blood circulation and concentration and reduce shoulder and neck pain.

Gaming Tisch und Stuhl sind Kernbestandteile eines Zocker Zimmers

The gaming chair is another core component that should not be skimped on. As a rule, it should have elements such as backrest, armrests and height adjustability. Take a look at our comprehensive guide on the topics of gaming desks and gaming chairs. If you want to know which height is best for your gaming desk, check out our article “Optimal desk height for gaming”.

For hybrids

If you are a PC gamer, but also like to play on your console or vice versa, then a mix of both is of course always possible – there are no limits to your imagination.

Of course, the right gaming room gadgets also belong to your gaming components. In the next section, you will find everything you need to know about gaming accessories in your game room.

Gaming Room Gadgets

computer and a keyboard. But in order to be as successful and stylish as possible in the virtual battle, the room can be enriched with various gadgets. As we said, accessories are mainly about two things: Enhancing the aesthetics of your room and improving your gaming performance. Here are a few gaming gadgets that could be important for your gaming feeling:

Monitor arm

A monitor arm has several advantages over the classic screen stand, including:

  1. You save space on the desk because the stand is omitted. This is particularly useful with 3 monitors.
  2. You can easily rotate the monitor by 90°, i.e. set it upright.
  3. You can always pull the monitor closer to you or position it further away – depending on the game, you have a more intense focus or a better overview.

Gaming keyboard

Gaming Tastatur im Gaming Raum

The market offers a huge selection of gaming keyboards these days and everyone has different requirements – so we won’t go into too much detail here. Depending on the style you choose for your gaming room, a backlit keyboard (keyword “RGB”) may also make sense. If you suffer from wrist pain or want to prevent it, a wrist rest may also make sense – of course, a good sitting position is also beneficial here. 

Gaming Mouse & Mouse Bungee

Gaming Maus im Gaming Raum

Gaming mice are a dime a dozen and for good buying advice we refer to relevant specialist sites. For a smart gaming room, however, a wireless mouse is attractive because it often looks better. Of course, you have to do some good research here, because there aren’t many good wireless mice for fast shooters.

For all professional gamers with a wired mouse, a Mouse Bungee is recommended. With this gaming gadget, cable twists and annoying tensions on the mouse cable are a thing of the past. There are different Mouse Bungees with different price points. There are also simple designs and LED-lit products – it’s best to choose one that best suits your gaming room look.

Gaming Headset & Headset holder

Gaming Headset mit Headset Halter

A headset is a must-have for every gamer. Not only does it protect you from the neighbours ringing the bell because you’ve turned it up too loud, but it can also significantly improve your gaming performance by sharpening your sense of hearing, improving your reaction time and enhancing online communication.

The headset holder serves as a storage space for your headset. With this gadget, your headset is easy to hang, always at hand and provides an orderly look in your gaming room. This also saves you more space on your gaming table and your headphone cable won’t get tangled. As far as the quality of the headset holder is concerned, all companies have the same goal: to create a cool, functional design. Some models even include USB ports, cable management devices, RGB lighting or jack connections. As always, it depends on your budget and what you like in terms of design.

Step 5: Gaming Room Lighting - Subtle or RGB Life?

The right lighting in your gaming room not only ensures a cool design, but also serves your health, safety and performance. It prevents premature fatigue, prevents poor posture and accidents, and also enhances performance. However, incorrect or excessive lighting can distract you, cause headaches or radiate your neighbours.

LED vs. sunlight

Daylight and artificial light therefore play an important role in setting up your gaming room. It is also important to pay attention to the angle of your screens to the window in order to avoid possible reflections. Remember, reflections can cost you the victory! You must always keep in mind how you can improve your own game from the outside and which factors play a role in this. Your screen should ideally be oriented across the window so that the sunlight hits the gaming surface from the side of your writing hand. Of course, it is always possible to work with curtains, but sometimes it is also quite pleasant not to have the game room completely artificially lit. Of course, LED light strips look pretty cool, but you should also make sure to let natural sunlight into the room.

If you want to achieve top performance while gaming, you should also use more sunlight than LED lights in the room. The natural light of the sun is very important for the biological energy production of humans. The light flicker of LED lamps puts the human body under stress and can cause headaches, fatigue, migraines, exhaustion and concentration problems. Most of the time, people do not actively perceive the flickering light, but if you notice that you already perceive the flickering of the LED lamp, switch it off immediately!

If you want to set accents with light sources in general, it is best to place them behind the screens. Shining direct light on the screen should also be avoided. This tires the eyes and weakens your ability to concentrate. If “health” is an issue for you anyway, take a look at our article “Sitting correctly at the PC – for a healthy and better gaming lifestyle”.

Although it looks very chic, too much light can disturb you while playing. The black light-like colours can also have a negative effect on your mood in the long run.

Natural light can also have a positive effect on your well-being from time to time!

Gaming Zimmer RGB Life
Obwohl es sehr schick aussieht, kann dich zu viel Licht beim Spielen stören. Die Schwarzlicht-ähnlichen Farben können auf Dauer auch deine Stimmung negativ beeinflussen.
gamer zimmer mit natürlichem Sonnenlicht
Wo bist du mein Sonnenlicht? Natürliches Licht kann sich ab und an auch positiv auf dein Wohlbefinden auswirken!

Direct vs. indirect lighting

The optimal lighting concept is a mixture of direct and indirect lighting as well as a desk luminaire and daylight.  This way, you can always decide for yourself whether daylight is sufficient and which light source is best to switch on. Pendant, floor or wall luminaires are also an ideal solution for perfect room lighting because they not only emit their light downwards but also distribute it indirectly in the gaming room. In this way, the light is well distributed in the room and your spatial perception is also supported because all surfaces receive a structure and the room does not appear monotonous.

If you are aiming for the RGB Life, make sure, as already mentioned, that you do not have any direct light in your eyes and also allow yourself a little time out from the LED light – preferably with natural sunlight.

Step 6: Cable management

Internet connection - WiFi vs. LAN?

Before we turn to cable management in general, we need to clarify an important question first: WiFi vs. LAN? By now, everyone has a WLAN-capable router at home, which is of course super practical and helps to save a lot of cable clutter. In addition, an unlimited number of devices can be used simultaneously. However, when it comes to FPS games like Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Battlefield or Fortnite, a fast and interference-free internet connection is necessary. It often helps to connect the PC or console to the router with a conventional LAN cable, because the LAN connection has a higher transmission rate and is less susceptible to interference. Ideally, the router should be as close as possible to the PC or console to avoid unnecessary cable traffic. One thing is certain: it all depends on the ping! A WLAN connection is somewhat more susceptible to interference in this area and there can therefore be dropouts in the connection. This does not happen with a LAN connection. Even though you can connect more devices with WLAN, the connected devices have to share the power. With a LAN cable, on the other hand, each connected device receives the full speed.

Taming the cable chaos

Gaming Tisch mit Kabelmanagement und LED
Mit einer Kabelschiene unter dem Tisch lässt sich der Großteil des Kabelchaos bändigen

It starts with the LAN cable and doesn’t seem to end. Unfortunately, almost everything needs a cable (loudspeakers, consoles, screens, PCs, lamps, etc.) and so there is often a cable chaos in the room. Not only does it look lame, in the worst case you might even trip over it.

As a solution, you can try to hide as much of it as possible under carpets and behind cupboards. In addition, you can also fold several cables together and turn them into one big cable with a cable tie. For the gaming desk, it makes sense to store as many cables as possible directly under the tabletop – either with a bunch of cable ties and tape or with a cable rail that is screwed under the desk.

Gaming desk upgrade for your gaming corner

Cable management and more

Electrically adjustable height

High-quality workmanship

Gaming Tisch für Gaming Zimmer

Step 7: Sound isolation - For streamers, sound enthusiasts and clairaudient neighbours

Who hasn’t experienced it? You’ve just had a super killing spree and already you can hear your mother scolding you to be quiet? Admittedly, a gaming room is typically quite noisy, the cries of despair or joy are often louder than you realise. However, good sound insulation not only protects your fellow occupants from noise, but also helps boost the sound quality in the gaming room itself and ensures clear sound during microphone recordings.

From carpet to sound absorber

Carpets, thick curtains or even several pieces of furniture provide reasonably good sound isolation. But if you want to take it to the next level, you can buy a suitable sound insulation. Acoustic foam insulation ensures that the sound from your gaming room is greatly reduced. It’s best to use thick composite foams because the thicker the foam, the better the isolation. You must be aware that you are not allowed to attach anything to a foam wall (no pictures, posters, etc.) and you are not allowed to paint the foam wall. However, if you really want to spice up the wall, you can use wallpaper. Be careful, though, because the foam is soft and holes can easily appear if you touch the wall. On the other hand, you can also use sound absorbers or wall tiles in different shapes to make your wall a little more beautiful and still isolate the sound.

A noise source emits sound waves (airborne sound), which can be your speakers, your TV or even your coffee machine. These sound waves travel through the air, which is why they are called airborne sound, and hit solid objects (e.g. a wall or ceiling). At this boundary between wall and air, the sound waves transform into body waves, i.e. into so-called vibrations. In this way, sound waves cause objects they hit to vibrate. If the object, or the wall, is very thin, it is set vibrating strongly and the structure-borne sound is easily spread and penetrates the wall, transforming into sound waves again at the other end.

 

Step 8: Gaming room decor - minimalist or themed?

You’ve got your room so far that all the components are in place, your gaming room accessories are ready to be used and the right lighting is in place? Perfect, then all that’s missing now is the gaming room decor! All in all, you can say that there are three ways to decorate your gaming room: Minimalist, RGB, Themed or a combination of all.

Minimalistic

minimalistischer gaming raum

A minimalist gaming room is, as the name suggests, very minimalist in design. This design is suitable for all those who like things to be tidy and who see themselves and their gaming in the foreground. You only need the most important things: your desk, your chair and your PC. Playful PC accessories are not desired here. Since it’s all about gaming here, ergonomics also play a relevant role, so look for appropriately ergonomic gaming furniture. The colour scheme is characterised by few colours, usually only two (e.g. black and white or black and orange). Many people opt for cold light here, but as we have seen, warmer light is better for one’s well-being in the long run.

RGB

Gaming Zimmer mit LED RGB

Neon, colorful and bright, anyone who still remembers NFS Underground knows what we are talking about. Meanwhile, many are designing their rooms according to the #rgblife. The use of many colored LED lights often creates a futuristic look that reminds you of the cyberpunk genre. The advantage of such a decoration is the flexible mounting and the different color modes. You can be as creative as you want! Your gaming components can of course also include RGB lighting. Here are a few gaming room ideas regarding RGB lighting in a gaming room:

THEMED

Gaming Zimmer in Star Wars Stil

If you think that a themed gaming room is only for otakus, you’re wrong! You can express your passion for a game quite well through themed decoration. In the list below, we have listed a few gadgets and furnishings that are often available in different themes (games, movies, pop-culture etc). Just Google your favourite game, film or similar in connection with these furnishings:

A themed room will push your game feel and make your gaming room look unique. You can easily look for these listed elements in various online stores or at gaming fairs in combination with your favourite game, movie or character to complete your gamer’s paradise.

Ready for your gaming room?

You should now know everything you need to know about designing your own personal gaming room. If you are still unsure about what is important in a gaming desk and gaming chair or what other gaming furniture is available, then take a look at our other articles.

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