When it comes to creating the best gaming setup, there are few things more important than getting our grubby hands on some awesome accessories.
Sure, it’s important that you choose a great gaming room color scheme, but once you have the basics nailed, it’s time to have some fun. If you are on the hunt for the best gaming room accessories for your setup, there are a few things to bear in mind.
The majority of gaming rooms will have some common links, regardless of your room theme or what sort of gamer you are. Most rooms will need seating, a lighting setup, as well as some other kick-ass accessories.
Our team has spent weeks reviewing hundreds of gaming rooms to bring you the best accessories for your setup.
Here are the top 10 things we think every setup needs.
QUICK NOTE: We are assuming you already have your own favorite console or prized PC as well as a monitor or two, so we won’t cover any consoles or PC’s on this list.
PC Gaming Accessories
An Ergonomic Chair
One of the best gaming room accessories for your PC setup is an ergonomic gaming (or desk) chair. Hell, I am going to put it out there that this is the most important accessory for your PC room.
In a recent study conducted by Forbes, it was discovered that the average American gamer spends over seven and a half hours on their PC (or console) every week. And if you are a serious gamer, this is probably considerably less than the actual time you spend glued to your screen.
If you are spending extended amounts of time sitting, then an ergonomic chair is a must. While the obvious benefits of such chair designs will help promote a healthy seating position, studies have shown that sitting in an ergonomic chair can also help boost your productivity and reduce stress.
There are plenty of great ergonomic chairs out there, but we are big fans of the AKRacing range. They provide a good range of quality chairs, with something suitable for every budget.
Sometimes, all it takes is a beautiful desk to give your gaming setup the pop you are looking for.
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to gaming desks. If you are like me, you could go for a nice ‘build your own’ option from Ikea. If you aren’t a fan of Sweedish flatpack, then good ‘ol Amazon has plenty of great alternatives to check out.
Whatever desk you choose, make sure to combine it with a complimentary mechanical keyboard and a professional gaming mouse, and you will be well on your way to having an awesome gaming setup on your hands.
One of the easiest ways to add a bit of character to your gaming room is with a couple of strategically placed RGB light kits.
RGB has fast become one of the most popular gaming room themes in the last couple of years, and it’s not hard to see why. The simplistic aesthetics and convenience of having the ability to change the mood of your room with the flick of a switch aren’t lost on modern gamers.
If RGB lighting is up your street, then you really need to have a look at some of the awesome things Nanoleaf is doing. Their LED panels are some of the most popular on the market that boast a bunch of great features including built-in sound sensors as well as app and home hub controlled displays.
A quality pair of headphones is an essential accessory for your PC gaming room. Fewer things will help give you that next-level immersive experience, except perhaps a gaming chair with speakers.
When it comes to choosing the perfect pair of gamer headphones, we have a few ideas. While a multi-purpose headset like the Dre Beats Studio³ or Bose 700 can be good for your music and gaming needs, something like the Razer Blackshark V2 might be a little more up your street.
The Blackshark V2 might just be the best gaming headset that Razer has given us, and that’s saying something. The surround sound experience of these headphones is second to none, thanks to it’s THX profiles.
Team this headset up with the Razer Base Station for that eye-popping aesthetic.
A Unique Desk Lamp
While a desk lamp might not be an essential extra, there are a few gaming room accessories that ooze class and sophistication than a quality desk lamp.
If you need another reason to treat yourself to a desk lamp, there’s also evidence that a desk lamp will ease the strain on your eyes compared to an overhead light due to the reduction of glare.
A retro lamp like this one from Haitral is the perfect accessory for a minimalist gaming room.
Console Gaming Accessoires
A Super Sound System
A quality pair of speakers is an absolute must-have gaming room accessory. When it comes to choosing your speakers, there are endless amounts of options out there.
If you want to go for a high-quality pair of gaming speakers that won’t break the bank and still give you those crisp treble and base acoustics, then have a look at what the team at Creative Labs is working on.
We have been really impressed with their quality sound systems and affordable price tags, with our favorite model being the Creative Labs GigaWorks T20.
Whichever sound system you ultimately chose, make sure your setup includes a subwoofer for that immersive gaming experience.
A Comfty Couch
What’s the point in having a kickass gaming room without the comfort to enjoy it? When it comes to gaming couches and comfortable seating options, Octane seating is as good as it gets.
I admit, their chairs are probably more suited to a home cinema setup than a gaming one, but could you imagine a couple of these for when your buddies are over for a game of Fifa?
There’s plenty of perks to getting a specialized recliner like this one, apart from the coma-inducing comfort. The motor-controlled recline and separate headrest will help you find that perfect lounging position the built-in cup holders, charging points and LED lights bring the world luxury to a whole new level.
Aside from the obvious accessories, your gaming room needs a healthy amount of ornaments and interesting objects to bring the wow factor to your room.
One of the most popular gaming room accessories for console gamers is these icon lights. What better way to show your love for your favorite gaming brand than with these awesome
This is by far one of our favorite gaming desk accessories out there.
Even if your gaming room is on the small side, you’re still going to need a few strategically placed wall accessories.
Sure, posters and framed artwork are the obvious choices but if you are looking for something really cool, how about a replica Batarang? You might not have the moves of the Dark Knight, but this will still look awesome on your wall.
What’s your favorite gaming room accessory?
This is just a drop in the ocean when it comes to kick-ass gaming room accessories. There is an endless choice of goodies out there to kit your gaming room out with.
What other gaming accessories would you like to see on this list?