Setting up a gaming room often requires quite a bit of space to fit in all the required equipment like gaming desks, chairs, monitors, PCs, consoles and more. While some people have the extra space to create their dream gaming room, others are not afforded with such a luxury. Perhaps you do have the space for a fully-fledged gaming room but want something that is a bit cozier and more compact.
This is where a gaming nook could be the perfect solution. A gaming nook is a dedicated gaming space squirreled away into a notch or corner of another room where you can squeeze in gaming equipment to enjoy play sessions with your favorite titles. It can be a difficult task to set up your ideal gaming nook so here we will explore a few ideas for how to create the perfect gaming nook despite the confined space.
The use of 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 in your gaming nook.
Small Gaming Desk
Since you will be restricted in space within a gaming nook, it is best if you opt for a smaller gaming desk. It could end up being 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 gaming nook dimensions.
Tiered Gaming Desk
A tiered gaming desk is a great way to free up additional space by elevating your monitor and speakers to platforms raised above the main desk top surface. Since you gaming nook will likely be limited in space, this extra surface area will go a long way for storing equipment and accessories. If you do not have a tiered gaming desk, you could always get creative and create your own second tier with materials you have laying around.
Gaming spaces tend to be very futuristic and sterile, with metallic materials and RGB lighting. While this look may be what appeals to you, introducing some greenery through real or fake plants is a great way to make your gaming nook feel more homely and look great. This can also combine well with shelves if you have chosen to install them in your gaming nook.
Because gaming nooks are often tucked away, they can be very dark spaces that can benefit massively from some lighting. Whether you opt for some wall mounted lighting or a desk lamp, you will certainly feel the benefits of introducing some illumination to your gaming nook.
Compact Gaming Keyboard
If you are striving 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 nook 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 nook.
Small Gaming Mouse
In the same vein, you will need a gaming mouse if you have managed to squeeze a PC gaming setup into your gaming nook. 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.
Wall Mounted Gaming Monitor
Since you will be very limited with space within your gaming nook, 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 nooks. This monitor size will allow crisp 1440p visuals and even 4K in some instances.
Another piece of equipment that most gamers will own will be a gaming headset. Keeping with the wall mounted theme, 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 nook.
Wall mounting equipment has become 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.
Creating a gaming nook can be a great way to squeeze the perfect gaming space into your home, without taking up too much space.
This limitation of space can be difficult to work around, with the restrictive nature of a gaming nook but have outlined some ideas above that can allow you to make your gaming nook comfortable, space efficient and attractive.
Whether you are a PC gamer, a console player or both, you should be able to get creative and put together your perfect gaming nook space. Different rooms might require slightly different solutions as well for instance a bedroom versus a living room, might make you opt for quite differentiated choices.
A gaming enthusiast who started their gaming venture all the way back on a Gameboy Advanced (Purple) on Pokemon Yellow.