Many gamers will have the luxury of a sizable gaming room which they can easily fill with all of their desired equipment, furniture and accessories.
However, not everyone is afforded with such a space and people need to get creative to set up a great dedicated gaming space.
Perhaps you do have space for a gaming room but you just want a small, cozy space for gaming.
This is where a gaming closet can be the perfect solution.
Some closets will be far too small to convert into a gaming space, but the larger varieties can offer a perfect little area to fit some essential equipment for you to play your favorite games.
Setting out to convert a closet into a gaming space can be difficult, so we will be breaking down a few ideas for the perfect gaming closet.
Wall Mounted Monitors
Since you will be very limited with space inside your gaming closet, wall mounting a gaming monitor can be a great way to free up space for other equipment and accessories.
You can buy many wall mounting brackets for monitors and most monitors will allow you to remove their stands.
Depending on the space you have available, a 27” gaming monitor would be the perfect size for most gaming closets.
This monitor size will allow crisp 1440p visuals and even 4K in some instances.
Luckily many closets already come with shelving built-in but even if yours doesn’t, it is very easy to find and install.
These shelves will allow you to store equipment and accessories like controllers, headsets, video game cases, consoles, figurines and much more.
This vertical storage approach will allow much more horizontal space for you to work with inside your gaming closet.
Small Gaming Desks
If you have a larger closet, you may even be able to squeeze in a smaller gaming desk.
It will probably be a snug fit but will look great and allow you a large surface area to fit all of your gaming equipment.
There are some pretty compact gaming desk options out there or you could even get creative and create your own to the exact size of your closet dimensions.
Wall Mounted Controller Holder
Wall mounting equipment will be a common theme on this list, since it is a great way to free up space.
If you are a controller player, you could get some wall mounted controller holders to store your controllers and keep them out of the way of your already restricted space.
Another piece of equipment that most gamers will own will be a gaming headset.
Keeping with the wall mounted theme or you can include it under the desk, a headset hook can be a great way to keep these clunky headsets out of the way and free up even more space for your gaming closet.
Due to the constrained nature of closets, they can be pretty dark and often don’t have lighting built in.
You may want to consider providing some lighting and wall mounted options that could save you plenty of space while illuminating your gaming closet.
Not only will this add some lighting to a dark space, it will also add some great personality to your gaming closet.
Xbox Series S
If you are limited in space, the next generation consoles are very bulky and can take up too much space for your gaming closets.
This is the case for large gaming PCs, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. Luckily, Microsoft has developed a next generation console packed into a very small form factor.
They’ve done this by removing the disc drive and restricting the device to 1440p resolutions.
Since you are likely using a 1440p monitor in your gaming closet anyway, this tiny console is a great addition to play next generation games in a space efficient manner.
Nintendo Switch OLED
If you are more of a Nintendo gamer, the Nintendo Switch OLED is another great console option that does not take up too much space.
The larger, brighter screen is a perfect enhancement to Nintendo’s smash hit hybrid console.
It should fit nicely into your gaming closet and allow you to play on a screen or in handheld mode.
Compact Gaming Keyboard
If you do have the space for a PC gaming setup, you will need a great keyboard.
Some gaming keyboards can be enormous and may be too large for your gaming closet space.
The Ducky One 2 Mini is a great example of a solid mechanical gaming keyboard packed into a tiny form factor.
Featuring customizable RGB lighting, Cherry MX key switches and an ergonomic design, you really can’t go wrong here.
In terms of dimensions, the Ducky One 2 Mini is a very small 302 x 108 x 40mm, which should fit nicely into your gaming closet.
Compact Gaming Mouse
In the same vein, you will need a gaming mouse if you have managed to squeeze a PC gaming setup into your closet.
There are quite a few smaller gaming mice but we recommend the Razer Viper Mini. Despite being very small, the Viper Mini features 6 programmable buttons, customizable RGB lighting and a drag-free cord.
While it can be very difficult to fit a complete gaming setup into a closet, there are some ways we have outlined above that you can use to achieve a cozy, effective gaming space.
No matter how big your closet is, you should be able to get creative and make use of these ideas to achieve a great gaming closet.
A gaming enthusiast who started their gaming venture all the way back on a Gameboy Advanced (Purple) on Pokemon Yellow.