How to Transform an Attic Into a Games Room

How to Transform an Attic Into a Games Room
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    Whether you want to host family games nights, invite friends round for entertaining gaming competitions or simply would like a dedicated space in your home to play all of your favorite games in peace, a games room is a great idea.

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If you’re looking round your house wondering whether you’re going to be able to sacrifice one of your rooms, don’t despair as there is one room that you may have been overlooking up until now – the attic. An attic transformation could be the perfect answer when it comes to improving your home with the dream gaming room that you’ve been hoping for. Follow these top tips to help turn your attic into a barely-visited storage area to a top-level gaming haven.

Creating a Focal Point

Since there is usually a lot of action going on in a gaming room, it’s a good idea to create a visual focal point so that your eyes aren’t jumping everywhere. Since attics are usually long and narrow, focusing on the farthest end to create a feature wall often renders the best results. Feature walls don’t have to be anything too drastic – in fact, you can make the gaming equipment your main feature by using TV wall mounting brackets to fix a large television to the wall.

Let There Be Light

Most attics don’t come with a window, and although you will be adding lighting up there, nothing beats natural sunlight when it comes to lighting a room. Not only that, but fresh air can be a much better way of ventilating the room than a fan or air conditioning. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time with your gaming devices and screens plugged in, it makes sense to save money on your energy bill by turning to natural resources for lighting and airing out your gaming room. Whitesales roof windows are the ideal choice for any type of attic conversion.

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Keep it Simple

You might be tempted to jazz up your gaming room by going for loads of different colors and patterns when decorating, but the unfortunate truth is that this can only serve to make your room look smaller and cramped. When choosing décor for your new gaming room, the best way to go about it is to limit yourself to a simple colour scheme of around 2-3 colors at the very most. With all the entertainment involved, game rooms can be a pretty busy area – so keeping the color scheme light and airy helps to balance this out.

Smart Storage

Working out storage for your gaming room can be a little tricky if you don’t want it to look cluttered. Rather than simply stacking up games in corners, looking for innovative storage options can make your gaming room more spacious and tidy. Adding built-in storage areas along the walls or underneath furniture is a good way to store your games and other accessories to keep them out of the way.

Do you have a gaming room at home? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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