Whether you’ve just assembled your first killer PC gaming build, dedicating the entire living room for gaming purposes, or you want to combine your passion for music and gaming into a single battlestation, we’ve collected a huge range of ideas for decorating your home space to match your obsession.
We’ll check out some impressive gaming setups for inspiration, and throw in some DIY projects (or Ikea hacks) to implement into your own space.
Just a heads up: we shamelessly share some awesome ideas from reddit r/battlestations, so we highly recommend you check out that subreddit for even more ideas and discussion. And of course, we always provide a source link.
1. RGB and Screens
Is there such as thing as too much RGB lighting? Apparently not. And the same thinking goes for having too many screens in your face. Check out some of the not-so-obvious details though – the mini fridge on the left, the custom wire-frame desk setup, the tetris blocks and lego sets. It all amounts to an awesome battlestation.
2. Black-and-White Gaming Station
A simple black and white gaming setup. Again, check out some of the cool details: there are game pad hooks on the wall, and clever use of wire mold on the walls to hide the cables (without having to put holes on the walls to run the cables).
3. Gaming Console Display Shelf
Any retro gaming collector needs a way to display their lot, and the best way to do this is with RGB lighting (of course). This setup comes with full detailed instructions on how to build this exact shelf.
4. Simple But Impressive PC Gaming Station
Similar to #2 on our list but still very impressive. I like the glass display case on the left, and some really great cable management keeps everything looking clean and professional.
5. Modern Living Room
Out of the bedroom and into the living room, now we have something modern and comfortable for hosting a group of friends. It’s simple, well lit, and great for impressing guests.
6. Rustic Gaming Room
Doubling as a cool rustic office space and gaming setup, this room takes some great farm house/industrial decor ideas and creates a really warm and modern space.
7. His and Her Gaming Room
Maybe you and your significant other take gaming very seriously? Why not do it together? A “His & Her” gaming setup is exactly what you need to yell at noobs as a couple.
10. Steampunk Room
This is certainly different. Going for a straight up industrial/steampunk inspired setting, you can see a lot of conduit and copper tubing on the walls and ceiling. Also they mounted old light bulbs, clocks, gears, and orbs scattered throughout. An industrial command center might not be for everyone, but there’s definitely a lot of work and inspiration that went into this.
11. Comic Book Gaming Room
Sometimes you just need some color and cool art to really bring a room together. Just add Marvel, DC, and Star Wars posters, a nice desk and PC case with some RGB, and don’t forget to add a Labrador under the desk.
12. NES Controller Coffee Table
Now for something a little different. How about building your own NES controller table to impress all your friends?
13. Ultimate Gaming Room
I’m pretty sure I had fantasies involving this room as a child. They somehow managed to fit an entire GameStop into a small bedroom, but it still looks clean and organized.
14. Clean and Modern Gaming Room
We’ve looked at some somewhat chaotic rooms in previous entries, so now here’s something super clean and modern. Who says you can’t be a gaming geek and still not impress your date?
15. Future Neon Build
You may have noticed these wall lights are getting pretty popular (especially with YouTubers), they’re called Nanoleafs, and while quite pricey they do look pretty cool. Add a backlit keyboard, and a LED strip for the back of your desk and you got a Bladerunner style setup.
16. Angry Birds Kids Room
Maybe you’re just really into angry birds? This is actually a 3d rendering, but there’s still some cool ideas for a kids room.
17. Comfy Gaming Space
Here’s something more traditional, a comfy couch in a living room with a few cool extra features. There’s an old coffee table with some RGB lighting, and a backlit shelf for their retro gaming systems.
18. Hidden Game Room
Using a bedroom closet space, and some rustic sliding barn doors, you have this awesome bedroom setup that can easily be stashed away.
19. His and Her (Pt. 2)
Another couples getaway, just copy and paste your setup and get a bigger couch.
20. Ultimate Basement Battlestation
This gallery really shows off how you can fit everything you need into a single room, and still have it look clean and modern.
21. Color Coordinated
Simple yet meticulously planned. Color coordination can really make your setup (and personality) stand out from the crowd. Especially if it includes a custom steel and marble desk.
22. Build Shop
Something a little different – this is less of a gaming room and more of a workstation, but I loved it so much I thought it was worth sharing.
23. Purple Basement Setup
It’s always amazing what a few LED strips can do to a room, it transforms this simple desk and monitors to an awesome gaming battlestation. Don’t forget your samurai sword though.
24. Retro Library
The ultimate retro library owned by the infamous stopXwhispering, and it’s really something to behold. There’s a full detailed gallery that I think everyone should visit just for the sheer size of this collection.
25. Compact Bedroom Gaming
Not everyone can dedicate huge spaces for their gaming setup, and for a lot of people it means making due with the space available. This is a great example of using the bedroom space to include all the essentials.
26. Compact Music and Gaming
Organized symmetry can really make a space that’s accessible and pleasing to the eye. Not to mention the impressive screen space all on a single desk.
27. Apartment Space
A simple condo space with the essential gaming pc and kitty tree, but it shows how a clean and organized space looks warm and inviting to guests. Also, bonus points for the giant bean bag chair.
28. Zelda Nursery
We’ll end off on something a little different, here’s a bedroom tour of a couple that created a Zelda: Wind Waker nursery for their new baby. It’s actually amazing, and definitely how you set your children up to succeed in life.