Game Room Setup
Our family is super into gaming. My husband and I grew up loving all of the classics, and have shared our love for video games with our babes! They LOVE playing between the different systems, and there's nothing like having the real deal, vs emulators/using mini systems. Just doesn't feel the same!
Anyways we wanted to dedicate a space to set up and make it a gamer area, allowing our babes to proudly display heir collection! In my playroom post, I shared these cube shelving units we also use them in their bedrooms! They are great, super sturdy and the perfect size when flipped horizontally for little to access. They come in different colors and are super sturdy, the best bang for your buck!
For lighting we used SOLLED Bias Lighting made to go behind tvs. These strips are roughly 3 feet each (rather short,) however I chose to split the cords into two sides so we can have that one player two player feel in the room.
They have a sticky tape already attached, you just peel off the backing and stick it where you would like. They are easy to adjust by sliding up and down, and I did peel off one side and move without any issues of it messing up the surface or peeling off of the lights.
These are USB ports, so you you will either need a power cord with USB ports, OR an adapter (like what you use to charge your cell phones/iPad!
We have several of these Multi Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protectors, which are nice next to your bedside so you can charge at night time but still have space to plug in reading lamps, etc....
You can find the lighting in various lengths if you don't want to go for the duo colors, There are also ones you can connect to your television that will change color with the beat of the music, they all have a blink mode as well offering a rainbow light show. A Bit much for regular play, however neat to have for entertaining purposes. The above Ledniceker set up is 16ft with traditional plug ac adapter set up, and has a remote!
Ours has a little button control at the end that we have accessible behind the game console, so it's tucked away. The reason we stayed away from the remote was because we did two, and would have to keep track of two tiny remotes. Easier for us to manually switch colors and power off and on! Totally your own personal preference!
Our game room is a work in progress! I will keep updating as we go! The next step is to get the TV hooked up, and I am debating on taking down the ABCS and putting a different style wall art there that's game themed! Also debating on whether or not to hang tv on the wall, hiding the cords is always fun!
If you are a gamer or have a little one that's a gamer, check out my son's' YouTube channel! It's a new project we are working on together! This is an intro we made together! He got to learn how to edit videos, music and upload/navigate youtube! Great learning opportunity and FUN for everyone!
Some of our favorite Switch Games:
Mario Odyssey Get it here!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Get it here!
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Get it here!
Splatoon 2 Get it here!
*Don't forget, when you purchase games from amazon (where we linked above games to,) there is an option to buy it used and it's fairly cheaper than new! Be sure to read the description and return policy as they vary among sellers!
Head over to our Nintendo Switch post for more info on the console! Everything you need to know before purchasing!