How to Design the Perfect Game Room

How to Design the Perfect Game Room
March 22, 2024

If you would like a space for console gaming, get-togethers over a game of pool, or the kids’ growing pile of toys, you will need a game room. Learn how to build a game room and create an amazing space for video games, board games, arcade games, and whatever else you like to play.

Elements to Consider When Building a Game Room

Before you start shopping, you will first need to figure out your game plan — no pun intended. Think about the following components in your home game room:

  • Space: Consider seating and storage, and remember to leave some breathing room between items if you don’t have much space. For larger game rooms, decide how you want to split things up.
  • Aesthetics and decor: What kind of theme will you have? From family-friendly colors to walls adorned with your favorite game art, the sky’s the limit.
  • Lighting: Choose your lighting to fit your games. A backlit TV or monitor works great for video games, while some well-placed pendant lights can help you see every board game piece in crisp clarity.
  • Noise level: Games like air hockey, pool or arcade games can get pretty loud, and outside noise puts a damper on the experience for nearly any game. If you use a mic for chatting or streaming your gameplay, your acoustics will also affect how others hear you. Think about what sounds will be going in and out of the room. Consider soundproofing and sound-absorbing solutions to create the best space.

How Soundproofing Can Help Create the Ultimate Game Room

Soundproofing is one of those things that separates a home game room from a rec room or a spare room. It means adults can play ping pong or board games without waking up the kids. It also allows gamers to get immersed in the experience without obnoxious noise from the neighbors. Sound absorption also allows you to chat online and stream to viewers with reduced echo.

If you are picturing a torn-out wall or the big, gray foam panels in recording studios, don’t worry — soundproofing for home game rooms is affordable and can fit with any aesthetic. Even if you have a keen eye for interior design, you can find artistic, classy, and unobtrusive game room soundproofing materials to fit your vision.

Best Methods for Soundproofing a Game Room

Soundproofing a home game room is all about adding density, mass, and minimizing hard surfaces. You can achieve this goal in many ways.

1. Seal the Doors and Windows

When you want to block drafts, you seal up the edges of doors and windows. Soundproofing works similarly. Door sweeps and perimeter seals keep sound from seeping through doorways, while acoustic sound sealant can cover gaps in window frames.

2. Cover Hard Surfaces

Cover up wall surfaces with acoustic foam panels, which absorb and dampen sound and come in many styles, including custom artwork and wood options. You can also use thick curtains, tapestries and other decor for some variety and more coverage.

While underlayment can reduce sounds through floors, adding carpet and rug padding is also an easy solution.

3. Get Cozy

Add thick items like heavy pillows, blankets and upholstery to your space. These items help absorb sound while offering functional and cozy decor.

Build Your Game Room With Quality Soundproofing Supplies

Soundproofing can take your home game room from good to great, but you will need the right supplies for your space. Soundproof Cow carries a wide range of quality game room soundproofing solutions to help you bring your vision to life. Shop our residential products online, or get in touch to talk to a pro!

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About Kellen Beaver

Soundproof Cow Representative Kellen

Kellen has been a member of the sales team for over a decade. Prior to delving into the soundproofing realm, he was a jack of all trades in the service industry, working both front and back of the house jobs to various degrees. This diversity in experience makes it easy to relate to the needs of a large customer base. He understands noisy environments as well as the importance of aesthetics in a space. Adding something that doesn’t fit the look can be intrusive, so knowing that acoustical needs must fit the interior design is something he’s become very well-versed in. Most of this planning comes from working with both the owner/operators as well as their design team and architects. He has been able to adapt his knowledge in the restaurant industry into projects involving schools, office buildings and large medical facilities when the situation calls for it.

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