Creating Your Own Gamer Den

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Some people want more out of their games than just a casual way to relax. Whether you’re a PC or console gamer, having a dedicated gaming den can make it a much more immersive experience. From the perfect lighting that cuts down on glare to surround sound speakers and thoughtful seating arrangements, here are some tips to change an ordinary room into a gaming paradise.

1. Surround Sound
Convincing sound can really bring a game to life. Don’t let small speakers ruin what could otherwise be the ultimate gaming experience. With companies such as Crutchfield, Yamaha and Sony out there, you don’t have to settle for two-dimensional sound. Crutchfield has surround sound packages that include towers, raised speakers and some of the best subwoofers on the market. Yamaha has a large variety of surround sound setups, including more discrete single-wall hanging speakers for smaller spaces. 

Sony has affordable home theater surround sound systems as well as more pricey models that include six- and seven-piece setups. Sony's multiple options can accommodate any budget. Shop around for your best option. It’s important to remember to do some product research when it comes to surround sound. Many of the systems can be costly, and you want to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want when spending your hard-earned cash.

2. Lighting
Lighting is an important part of gaming. Too much light and glare can become your worst enemy while too little light can cause eyes strain and lead to severe discomfort. Whether you need to block out the light or just filter some away, shop online for your best window covering options. From rippled fold drapery that will cancel out the sunlight, to solar shades and wooden blinds, shops like The Shade Store have everything you’ll need to make sure glare doesn't ruin your gaming experience.

While glare can be a pain, it’s also important not to play your games in total darkness. Constantly changing light from the screen can put unnecessary stress on your eyes and cause them to dilate. This can create eye strain, which can be painful. Consider installing dimmer switches for the ultimate gaming experience.

3. Seating
While playing video games alone can be fun, it’s always better with friends. Look into comfortable seating for your guests. Section sofas are popular and comfortable and downright convenient. Being able to change the seating arrangement at any time while maintaining the comfort you want is important.

If a section sofa isn’t what you’re looking for, consider filling the room with brightly-colored bean bag chairs. They are easy to move and relaxing, and can give your gaming room a welcoming vibe. With surround sound, the perfect lighting, and seats for all your friends, your gaming den will be the new hangout spot. No more straining your eyes and sitting on the floor. No matter which set up you opt for, your gaming paradise is closer than you think.

Article by: Cherie Nelson

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