Grab the popcorn and your closet friends, because these gaming bedroom ideas will inspire you to curate an entertainment space that the whole family can enjoy. While settling into the most comfortable room of the house to watch your favorite shows and play your favorite games is hugely tempting, you need to remember that the bedroom needs to act as a calming space to aid sleep when not used as an entertainment center. This means many people prefer to have a way to conceal a television or games console when not in use, or at least keep its presence fairly discreet.
Alternatively, the television can become an integral part of more modern wall decor ideas – having taken the time to find the best TV for your room, then why not show it off? From clever ways to conceal your technology to methods for turning a TV into a contemporary design feature, we asked the experts for their top tips and found some gaming bedroom ideas and bedroom TV ideas inspiration that will make you want to entertain yourself and your family. Framing a TV with a minimalist aesthetic will fit with its clean-cut lines, and also mean the room doesn’t feel too busy once the television is switched on.
'Light plays a major role in how effective a gaming bedroom is, so ideally you are looking for complete darkness for optimum viewing quality,' says Sam Tamlyn, managing director at California Shutters (opens in new tab). Gaming bedroom ideas need not be dull or sterile, they can also look beautiful and exude warmth too. 'When tasked with creating a gaming bedroom that felt grown-up and included plenty of storage, we designed and built a bespoke storage unit that followed the curve of the wall,' says Tom Rutt, founder of TR Studio (opens in new tab).
'Painted a rich teal blue, the unit which was made up of several drawers cleverly concealed gaming consoles and clutter whilst the wide surface provided additional seating.'
Choosing traditional hinged doors will mean you’ll need to keep them swung open the whole time you’re watching the screen, so consider less awkward alternatives. ‘Sliding door systems are a great way to conceal technology in the bedroom or any room of the home,’ says Simon Tcherniak, senior designer at Neville Johnson (opens in new tab).
'To create the ideal setup for the keen gaming enthusiast, try positioning the desk underneath the window with a frosted window film to allow the light to still stream through without needing to strain your eyes,' says Joanna Baumard, co-founder of Purlfrost (opens in new tab). Bedroom furniture is of utmost importance when it comes to creating a gaming or entertainment area in this sleep space.