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9 underrated ways to accessorize your game room in 2021

Get ready to accessorize your game room with these simple yet overlooked game room decor ideas

You know what sounds nice: Designing a room in your space that’s dedicated solely to the love of gaming without spending loads of money. (Yes, we’re also drooling at the image of a beautiful game room and a bank account that isn’t crying.)

We’re no strangers to game room decoration ideas. We have an article dedicated to game room decor ideas for dads — some of which included wine corks and beer. We’ve also given tips on how to create the perfect game room (projectors and tabletop games definitely made a cameo).

Since accessories can bring an additional layer of depth to your game room/space, this 2021 guide to home game room accessories is designed to give a little something for every type of game enthusiast. We’ll be addressing accessories that also provide comfort, posture, and all of that jazz, too, so get into relaxation mode.

GAME ROOM IDEAS TO TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE IN 2021

Over the years, serious gamers have acquired a vast collection of favorite games, consoles, and other assorted merchandise.

1. PILLOWS/PILLOW COVERS

Pillows are meant to keep your spine in a neutral position. They align your neck with the rest of your body, which supports good posture. However, we’re talking about gaming here, not sleeping. Nonetheless, the same benefits apply if you’re sitting upright for long periods of time! Without pillows, there’s added stress on your back and neck, making it hard for your spine to maintain its natural curve. Sleeping or sitting without a pillow could cause discomfort in the long run. Not sure what kind of gaming pillows or pillow covers are out there to suit your game room? How about this extra large all-things-game-room pillow or this controller shaped pillow to start?

2. CLOCKS

 Clock helps us to manage our lives. We depend on them for our routine activities from wake up in the morning to sleep at night. It helps to be everywhere on time and when it comes to gaming, this small device can prove to be extra handy. Don’t want to lose track of time in the game room? Spruce things up by hanging unique clocks on the walls. What about this billiards wall clock — shaped just like a triangular rack with billiard balls as the time.

classic-video-game-room3. BOOKCASES

Bookshelves, CD racks, and wall-mounted items allow you to properly display and easily access your entire collection. Sprinkle in a few toys and game-related merchandise and your game room library will be a marvelous sight to behold.

4. FLOATING SHELVES

 This isn’t to be confused with bookshelves like we mentioned above. While similar, floating shelves don’t take up space and are meant to display more specific prized gaming pieces like exotic wooden game pieces or vintage poker chips, dice, playing cards.

5.RUGS

RugsIf you want to change the focal point of a room and add a visual divider that makes a space feel more cozy and comfortable, a rug is your answer. The game room is probably already nifty, but a rug will make the room look connected and cohesive — super relevant for a game room where there are many elements involved, but one common theme of gaming. Whether you’re choosing a fluorescent rug that lights up in the dark or an arcade-themed throw rug, you’ll take your game room to the next level.

6.WALLPAPER

 Wallpaper has gone in and out of style for centuries, but it’s always been a good choice to create an attractive design without permanently altering your walls. Use a stylish pattern that matches your favorite game color to make a wall pop with color or texture!

7. LED “FLOATING” LIGHTS 

game-room-led-lighting-solid-apollo-ledWhy do we like the “vibes” of a pool hall so much? We’re going to say it’s because of the lighting and we’re convinced that the dimly lit spaces does something to the game (a.k.a. makes it better). Not only is LED highly energy efficient (less heat, more light, lower cost) but it makes any space look that much more awesome! Whether you choose to line your ceilings or place LED lights beneath pieces of furniture for a floating effect or line inside your game table, the choice is yours.

8. CHAIRS 

We’ve all heard of the term ergonomic, and if you haven’t, well you have now. When sitting for long periods of time (in which case a game room will make this happen), you’ll need a good chair that provides proper lumbar and pelvic support so your back muscles aren’t stressed. With lumbar and pelvic support comes better posture, better breathing, and less fatigue. Do yourself a favor and don’t settle for a basic office chair when chairs and sofas like this and this exist for your game room.

9. STORAGE BOXES/CONTAINERS

Frames are a key ingredient in the brilliant experience created by the artwork for the viewer. Not only do they enhance the final look of the piece of work being displayed, but they also protect it. Your game room walls could use a little dressing up, and posters have it handled. Keep things classic with a retro gaming poster or go modern with a minimal remote control poster set.

10. POSTERS/FRAMES

gaming-5-panel-canvas-art-wall-decorFrames are a key ingredient in the brilliant experience created by the artwork for the viewer. Not only do they enhance the final look of the piece of work being displayed, but they also protect it. Your game room walls could use a little dressing up, and posters have it handled. Keep things classic with a retro gaming poster or go modern with a minimal remote control poster set.

IN CONCLUSION

As we’ve seen, game enthusiasts take the opportunity to showcase their love for overall entertainment by intertwining film, board games, traditional arcade machines, and non-electronic games of the past.

Whatever your budget, or ideas about how to design and decorate a room for gaming, use the chance to express yourself freely, indulging in whimsical wall art design, fun, festive colors, and plenty of memorabilia or collectibles.

The secret to coming up with a quality room for games room ideas is to remember the spirit of play is at the heart of the space, so feel free to try out quirky, colorful, and energetic decorating concepts.