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How to turn your spare room into a gaming den

7 steps you can take to make your dream gaming den come true.

Is having a gaming den like this your dream? (Photo: Gettyimages)
Is comverting a spare room into a gaming den like this your dream? (Photo: Gettyimages)

Whether you’ve just moved into your new BTO flat or you’re thinking of revamping your current home, wouldn’t it be nice to have your own cosy gaming den? As a gamer myself, having such a space is a dream.

But even if you’re not a gamer, you can convert your spare room into a place for reading, binge-watching your dramas, doing yoga—you get the idea. Below, I’ll list the steps you can take to create your own gaming den, but feel free to replace all items relating to games with whatever makes you tick.

Remember that the most important aspect is to create a space that you enjoy spending time in. Tailor the gaming den to your preferences and make it a place where you can relax and fully immerse yourself in your gaming experience.

1. Plan and design

Consider the layout of your room and plan how you want to arrange your gaming setup. Take into account the placement of windows, doors, and electrical outlets. Choose a theme or colour scheme that reflects your gaming style. This could be based on your favourite games, genres, or colours that create a comfortable and immersive atmosphere.

Personally, I prefer to keep things simple. I’d also go for a modular design, as opposed to built-in shelves, for instance, in case I want to change my room layout again.

2. Furniture

Invest in comfortable and ergonomic furniture, like a reputable gaming chair and table. These are essential for long gaming sessions without compromising on your physical health. Ensure there's enough storage for your gaming accessories and equipment by using shelving units, gaming racks, or storage bins to keep things organised.

TTRacing Duo V3 Duo V4 Pro Gaming Chair Ergonomic Home Office Chair Computer Chair

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TTRacing Duo V3 Duo V4 Pro Gaming Chair Ergonomic Home Office Chair Computer Chair. (Photo: Shopee SG)
TTRacing Duo V3 Duo V4 Pro Gaming Chair Ergonomic Home Office Chair Computer Chair. (Photo: Shopee SG)

Midesk Ergonomic Gaming Office Adjustable Standing Desk | Motorised Table | 45db Low Noise | Memory Preset

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Midesk Ergonomic Gaming Office Adjustable Standing Desk | Motorised Table | 45db Low Noise | Memory Preset. (Photo: Shopee SG)
Midesk Ergonomic Gaming Office Adjustable Standing Desk | Motorised Table | 45db Low Noise | Memory Preset. (Photo: Shopee SG)

If you’re a console gamer, invest in an LED TV which gives you an energy-saving but quality viewing experience. You can also add on a soundbar that produces optimised sounds for more immersive gameplay. Throw in a comfy sofa or recliner and you’re good to go.

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PRISM+ Q55 Quantum Edition [2023 Edition] | 4K Google TV | 55 inch | Quantum Colours | Inbuilt Chromecast | HDR10. (Photo: Shopee SG)
PRISM+ Q55 Quantum Edition [2023 Edition] | 4K Google TV | 55 inch | Quantum Colours | Inbuilt Chromecast | HDR10. (Photo: Shopee SG)

PRISM+ Flow 2.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Audio | 240W | Wireless Subwoofer | Wireless Music Streaming | Bluetooth 5.1

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PRISM+ Flow 2.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Audio | 240W | Wireless Subwoofer | Wireless Music Streaming | Bluetooth 5.1. (Photo: Shopee SG)
PRISM+ Flow 2.1ch Soundbar with Dolby Audio | 240W | Wireless Subwoofer | Wireless Music Streaming | Bluetooth 5.1. (Photo: Shopee SG)

MUJI Cushion Sofa with Cover + Body

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MUJI Cushion Sofa with Cover + Body. (Photo: Shopee SG)
MUJI Cushion Sofa with Cover + Body. (Photo: Shopee SG)

3. Gaming setup

Choose a dedicated gaming console or PC setup depending on your preference. Invest in a high-quality gaming monitor with low input lag and high refresh rates for a smoother gaming experience. For a better experience, add accessories like gaming mouse, keyboard, controller, and headset.

Armaggeddon Pixxel+ Pro PF22HD Super Gaming Monitor l 100hz Refresh Rate l 5ms Response Time

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Armaggeddon Pixxel+ Pro PF22HD Super Gaming Monitor l 100hz Refresh Rate l 5ms Response Time. (Photo: Shopee SG)
Armaggeddon Pixxel+ Pro PF22HD Super Gaming Monitor l 100hz Refresh Rate l 5ms Response Time. (Photo: Shopee SG)

Logitech G203 Lightsync RGB Wired Gaming Mouse With 8K Sensor-Black (wired mouse)

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Logitech G203 Lightsync RGB Wired Gaming Mouse With 8K Sensor-Black (wired mouse). (Photo: Shopee SG)
Logitech G203 Lightsync RGB Wired Gaming Mouse With 8K Sensor-Black (wired mouse). (Photo: Shopee SG)

Razer BlackWidow — Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Green Switch)

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Razer BlackWidow — Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Green Switch). (Photo: Shopee SG)
Razer BlackWidow — Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Green Switch). (Photo: Shopee SG)

Machenike G3 Gaming Controller

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Machenike G3 Gaming Controller. (Photo: Shopee SG)
Machenike G3 Gaming Controller. (Photo: Shopee SG)

ONIKUMA K19 K20 K5 K6 K8 K10 RGB LED Lights Gaming Headset with Microphone

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ONIKUMA K19 K20 K5 K6 K8 K10 RGB LED Lights Gaming Headset with Microphone. (Photo: Shopee SG)
ONIKUMA K19 K20 K5 K6 K8 K10 RGB LED Lights Gaming Headset with Microphone. (Photo: Shopee SG)

4. Lighting

This is not a must but it adds to the atmosphere if you install LED lighting strips behind your desk or around the room. Many gaming peripherals also come with built-in RGB lighting. Use smart lighting systems that allow you to change the colour and intensity to match the mood or theme of your gaming sessions.

[RGBIC + Multicolour + Cuttable] Prolink DS-3602 Wi-Fi Smart LED Strip Light - 5m / 2m (Voice / App Control)

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[RGBIC + Multicolour + Cuttable] Prolink DS-3602 Wi-Fi Smart LED Strip Light - 5m / 2m (Voice / App Control). (Photo: Shopee SG)
[RGBIC + Multicolour + Cuttable] Prolink DS-3602 Wi-Fi Smart LED Strip Light - 5m / 2m (Voice / App Control). (Photo: Shopee SG)

5. Cable management

The often forgotten part is to keep cables organised and avoid clutter. Cable management solutions like cable clips, ties, or cable sleeves can help achieve a clean look. Consider using a cable management box to hide power strips and excess cables.

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[Bundle of 2] MUJI Perforated Fastening Tape. (Photo: Shopee SG)
[Bundle of 2] MUJI Perforated Fastening Tape. (Photo: Shopee SG)

ORICO Cable Management Storage Box

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ORICO Cable Management Storage Box. (Photo: Shopee SG)
ORICO Cable Management Storage Box. (Photo: Shopee SG)

6. Gaming memorabilia

This is my favourite feature of a gaming den, which adds a personal touch and makes it different from others’. That is to display your gaming collection, whether it’s physical game copies, figurines, or other memorabilia. What’s a dedicated gaming den without some gaming posters, artwork, collectibles or merchandise, anyway? You can place these display shelves and cabinets on the sides of the room or use it as a room divider.

YOULITE Large Capacity Transparent Display Shelf

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YOULITE Large Capacity Transparent Display Shelf. (Photo: Shopee SG)
YOULITE Large Capacity Transparent Display Shelf. (Photo: Shopee SG)

Glass Display Cabinet

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Glass Display Cabinet. (Photo: Shopee SG)
Glass Display Cabinet. (Photo: Shopee SG)

7. Comfort

Last but not least, ensure your gaming den is a comfortable space with adequate ventilation and temperature control. Consider adding cushions, blankets, or bean bags for additional comfort during long gaming sessions. You can also use rugs or carpets to add comfort and soundproofing to the room.

[Bundle Set] MUJI Soft Cushion + Jute Bag A3

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[Bundle Set] MUJI Soft Cushion + Jute Bag A3. (Photo: Shopee SG)
[Bundle Set] MUJI Soft Cushion + Jute Bag A3. (Photo: Shopee SG)

[HOUZE] Laxla Bean Bag - 4 Colours

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[HOUZE] Laxla Bean Bag - 4 Colours. (Photo: Shopee SG)
[HOUZE] Laxla Bean Bag - 4 Colours. (Photo: Shopee SG)

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TURTLE Large Premium Fluffy Soft Fur Shaggy Carpet. (Photo: Shopee SG)
TURTLE Large Premium Fluffy Soft Fur Shaggy Carpet. (Photo: Shopee SG)
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