The 15 Best Gaming Setup’s for 2021

Lets face it, there’s no gamer on this planet that doesn’t dream of having their own custom gaming setup.

In reality, designing your dream battlestation is easier than it sounds. The endless choice of peripherals, themes and designs can start to feel like a real buzzkill . More importantly many of us are also restricted by space and budget, which will ultimately be the biggest factors that dictate how awesome your video game room will be.

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To help you create the a gaming setup that would make a pro gamer jealous, we spent countless hours scouring the 15 best gaming room ideas and gaming setups the good ol’ internet has to provide. Of course, there is a direct corrolation between how awesome these rooms are and the owners budget. You can read more about gaming room costs here. 

Each of the game room ideas on this list brings something new to the table to help get your creative juices flowing.

THE BOTTOM LINE: After researching hundreds of the best gaming setups, it’s evident that when it comes to designing the best gaming setups, there’s are 4 key component (besides a great PC or console obviously) you want to keep in mind:

1. A gaming room theme or color palette

2. Good Lighting

3. Quality Peripherals

4.  Interesting Accessories

Master these four things and you – my friend – are going to have one awesome game room on your hands.

BEST FOR LIGHTING

Ocean Blue

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Monitor: AOC 24″ 144hz

Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Elite

Mouse: Razer Deathadder V2 

Chair: Giantex High Back

Speakers: Razer Nommo Chroma

Extras: Nanoleaf 9 panels,  LG 49″ 4K Smart TV, ASUS 27″ 4k 60hz, Ps4 Icon Light

A killer RGB gaming room is one way of transforming your dull desk into a bitchin’ battlestation.

Fluxgamess knows it, which is why he uses several RGB lighting kits to create the perfect ambience for an immersive gaming experience. Beware though, stinking a good balance between the right mount of light is essential to avoid your gaming setup giving off a football stadium-floodlight vibe.

This setup uses cove lighting, back lighting  and panels, combined with a peaceful white and blue color scheme, to create a well balanced room.

The use of a brick feature wall is a really nice touch here too and adds and extra dimension to the room.

BEST FOR BUDGETS

Plain and Simple

Minimalist gaming room

Monitor: LG 32UD59

Keyboard: Abko AR87

Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3

Chair: Herman Miller Aeron

Speakers: Presonus Eris E5

Extras: Ikea Hammarp Countertop, Sony WH1000 Headphones

Lets face it, we are all a bit OCD when it comes to our Battlestations. Whether that’s extreme cable-management or keeping our desks clutter free keeping the aesthetic game strong is an essential.

The Herman Millar chair aside, this is one of those budget game room ideas that use a minimalist design to make a big impact. The matt black with bright green accents is a stunning color palette that’s right up our street.

If you want a badass budget gaming room, then you need to get a little creative like this gamer has. A dark wooden homemade desk (primarily made of IKEA parts) keeps inline with the wooden floor and shelves, while the handmade speaker stands add a little extra character to this setup.

Buying Pegboards (or making your own like this gamer has) is a  brilliant way to store your gear, show off a few of your favorite accessories and keep your space clean.  

There’s so much going on in this elegantly simple gaming room. Take notes!

BEST FOR NATURE

Jesus in the Jungle

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Monitor: Asus TUF VG35VQ

Keyboard: KBDfans Tofu HHKB, Maxkey Chocolate SA Keycaps

Mouse: EQEOVGA D10

Chair: Topsky Ergo Mesh

Speakers: Edifier S350DB

Extras: Spectre custom mousepad

Want to bring the feng shui balance to your battlestation? Then make sure to add some greenery to your scenery ( and we don’t mean the smokable kind).

Plants are an inexpensive way to bring some life to your room. Of course, you could cheat and add some plastic plants but having the real deal will give you some added benefits. Several amazing studies have proven that having plants in your room can boost efficiency, improve your mood and even help with depression.  

All those plant varietys combined with the wooden furinutre create an amazing natural gaming room. 

BEST FOR SOUNDPROOFING

The Batcave

Best soundproof setup

Monitor: Samsung CRG9 Ultrawide 

Keyboard: Logitech G915

Mouse: Logitech G903

Speakers: Logitech Z906 Surround sound 

Extras: Sony 65″ 4K TV

If Bruce Wayne had a gaming room, it would probably look a little like this.

‘Sector C’  – as the owner calls it – is one of the best VR gaming set ups we have ever seen, with incredible cable management and wall mounted storage. 

Aside from its practicality as a VR set up, the design of this room is undeniably awesome too. The wall-mounts are brilliant for storage, but also a nice way to display your prized controller, custom gear and that random crowbar (why the hell not?!)   

The peripherals of this game room are also something a vigilante billionaire would probably buy. A 65″ 4K TV, an ultrawide Samsung CRG9 and that Logitech Surround Sound system are guaranteed to deliver a gaming experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Another nice addition here is the soundproofing foam. If you are a passionate gamer and with every defeat a part of your soul dies, then soundproofing your gaming room is a great idea.

Remember, soundproofing your room is going to take a lot more than just putting foam on your walls – though but it’s a good start. Here’s a guide on how to soundproof your space.

To offset the dark colors and lack of natural light, this gamer has added a handful of potted plants to add some extra life to his space. Of course, they are plastic- but they still look great.

BEST STAR WARS THEME

The Force Is Strong

Best Star Wars Theme Gaming room

Monitor: Asus ROG Swift PG279q

Keyboard: Corsair Strafe

Mouse: Corsair SCIMITAR 

Chair: Secretlab Omega

Speakers: Bose Companion 2 Series

Extras: Sennheiser PC 373d headphones

A theme is a great way to tie your game room setup together – and when it comes to gaming room themes – it doesn’t get much better than Star Wars. 

There’s no shortage of Star Wars themed rooms out there (try spot the other ones on this list)  but what we really like this elegant setup for it’s fittlingly-dark color scheme, subtle lighting and  Star Wars accessories.

This gamer has gone with the ‘less is more’ approach to designing this setup, with minimal desk clutter and cable concealers to keep that clean look. The black/white monitor backrounds compliment the room well.

Overall, this is a really nice setup… although it definitely needs a headphone stand!

BEST FOR SMALL ROOMS

Space-Saver

Best gaming office

Short on space? Release your inner 10 year-old with a bunkbed inspired setup. This clever design makes the most of your room space by doubling up on floor space.

Okay, so for this setup, we can’t track down any of the peripherals – but then again – that’s not why this gaming room made it on our list (that laptop looks like it should be in a museum).

A Mezzanine, as this design is called, is not only ultimate space saver but it allows you to separate your sleeping and gaming space allowing your battlestation to have the importance it deserves. 

Building a Mezzanine is a tall order, so unless you know your way around an electric saw and drill, I would suggest settling for a (slightly less awesome) gaming bunk bed. 

 

BEST FOR GIRLS

A Princess’ Paradise

Best gaming office

Monitor: Alienware AW3420DW

Keyboard: Alienware AW510k Low Profile

Mouse: Alienware 510M RGB

Chair: Vertagear S-Line SL5000

Speakers: Logitech Z333 2.1 Speakers

Extras: Alienware 25 AW2521HF 24.5, Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition, Alienware New M15 Gaming Laptop

There’s plenty of pink gaming setups, but a girls battlestation is much less clique than that. Fans of RGB are going to get plenty of inspiration from what Brittnaynay3 has done with her room. 

Sure, the a full-house of Alienware peripherals is probably worth more than your car, but there’s still plenty of inspiration to take from this room. The geometric theme, multiple lighting techniques and textured wall all bring a fun energy to the room.  

BEST GAMING OFFICE

All work, a little play

Best gaming office

Monitor: LG 29UM68 Ultrawide

Keyboard: Logitech MX Keys

Mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S 

Speakers: Edifier R1600TIII

Extras: Nintendo Switch, Stormtrooper Helmet, SanDisk extreme portable SSD

The work from home era is well and truly upon us, and for most gamers, that means having a multi-functional battle station.

And this set up from Brazilian filmmaker, João Portugal, is one of the best gaming offices we have seen. The setup combines the owners passion for photography and Star Wars to create a clutter free setup.

Retro poster (like this A New Hope one) is a great way to add a bit off class to your room. If you have money to burn you could buy a rare print, like this Star Wars Poster, that sold at auction for over $26,000.

The height-adjustable desk can convert this setup from a sitting one to a standing one via the handily control panel is a great addition to a gaming office – and don’t even get me started on that golden wooden table – nice!  

While this setup walks the fine line of being a gaming set up or a WFH office, we don’t think there would be too may upset gamers if this was their battlestation. 

BEST FOR RACING

Burning Rubber

Best Sim Racing Setup

Monitor: Samsung C49RG90 49″

Keyboard: Logitech MX Keys

Mouse: Logitech G903 

Cockpit: Simlab GT1 Evo

Speakers: Samsung N300 Soundbar

Extras: Fanatec McLaren GT3 Wheel, Simlab Speed 3 seat, Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals

If SIM Racing is your poison, then you need to take some inspiration from this Redditor.

A love-affair with F1 2019 lead to this gamer creating a no-expenses spared racing rig that even Max Verstappen would be jealous of. 

The setup starts with a Simlab GT1 Evo cockpit – one of the best sim racing cockpits money can buy – and finished with the best Fanatec simulation hardware including that awesome McLaren GT3 wheel. 

If you want a truly immersive racing experience, you need to build a rig that makes the experience as realistic as possible. That means simulating the vibrations and forces a driver would experience. Fanatec hardware take their racing simulations seriously and allow the user to feel brake resistance, gear shift vibrations and wheel resistance.

Combine all this with a home made ButtKicker this owners installed and this is more than enough to give you an intense racing exprinace. 

BEST FOR COLOR

Ocean Blue

Colorful gaming room

Monitor: Alienware AW3420DW

Desk: Barkaboda, IKEA

Mouse: Glorious Model O

Chair: Hermin Miller Embody

Extras: Rock on Headphone stand, sound diffuser artwork

Looking to add some color to your life? A perfectly balanced palette is a great – and cheap –  way to bring a modest gaming setup to a new level .

Choosing a palette isn’t easy but there’s plenty of inspiration out there. This gamer was inspired by a bright palette for this gaming room color that oozes character and charisma. 

A really unique part of this room in the hanging on the back wall. That sound diffuser turned artwork is design to scatter soundwaves and reduce the echoing. Both practical an unique, awesome.

BEST FOR LOFTS

Cool & Casual

Loft game setup

Monitor: Samsung CRG9 Monitor

Keyboard: IKBC MF87

Mouse: Logitech G Pro Wireless

Chair: Alera Elusion Series Mesh

Speakers: Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2

Extras: Acer X34 Monitor, Nekmit Leather Mousepad 

Lofts are perfect for transforming into your personal gaming caves. Making the most of the space available to you is critical in a killer set up, which can be challenging in awkward shaped lofts or basements.

The owner of this setups makes the most of the space using the sloped wall for mounting the second monitor. At a glance, you might think this might be leave your neck in an awkward resting position but the desk, monitors and chair have all been measured to ensure maxmium ergonomic efficiency. 

This room also cleverly leverages brick wallpaper to add texture and contract to this setup. 

BEST FOR MILLIONAIRES

Big Bucks

Colorful gaming room

Monitor: Dell S2716DGR

Keyboard: Roccat Vulcan 100

Mouse: Roccat Kone AIMO

Speakers: Audio Engine A5+

Extras: Rseat cockpit, Logitech G29 wheel

Got over $20k to spend on a setup? Make your battlestation prepared for every conquest. This tech den has everything a everything a gamer would ever need, although it might take a few more years of saving before you can afford this video game room.

BEST BLACK AND WHITE

Yin and Yang

black and white gaming room

Monitor: Acer Predator X34P

Keyboard: Cooler MasterKeys Pro L

Mouse: Logitech G502

Desk: IKEA LINNMON table top

Speakers: Bowers & Wilkins MM-1

Extras: Silent Monsters Mouse Mat 

A black and white gaming setup is one of the most popular designs we see, and with good reason. 

Sometimes a bare-bone battlestation is a great gaming room idea, especially if have some wicked artwork you want to show off.

Posters’, paintings and wall art are all great way to add character to your room, and there’s something out there for every set up.

This gamer comes with their love for Hollow Knight and Lord of the Rings with some framed custom prints command attention and 

BEST WOODEN SETUP 

Wooden Wonderland

black and white gaming room

Monitor: Dell U3419W

Keyboard: Logitech MX Keys

Mouse: Logitech MX2s

Chair: Brenton Studio Task

Speakers: Logitech Z533

Extras: Ikea Karlby countertop, 16” MacBook Pro 

 A wooden finish to your gaming room ads a sense of class and sophistication to your space you won’t get with an RGB.

BEST FOR COLLECTORS 

Batman & Baseball

black and white gaming room

Monitor: Gigabyte AORUS FI27Q-P

Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB

Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 600

Chair: Secretlab Titan

Speakers: EDIFIER R1850DB

Extras: 55″ LG B9 OLED 

If you are a collector there’s no better place to show off your prized possession than in your gaming room. And if you had a Hot Toys collection worth over $30k like this gamer does, you would probably be showing it off too.

What did you think of our 15 best video game room ideas?

We hope we have given you buckets full of gaming room inspiration. Every awesome room on our list has been chosen to help get your creative choices flowing no matter what your budget, space or style tastes.

While most of our shortlisted finalistsle are more PC gaming room ideas, there’s still plenty  of great console gaming setup ideas too.

 Make sure to let us know what you think about your selections in the comments below. If you have seen a setup that is worthy to make it onto our list, make sure to send it our way!