Gaming isn’t just a hobby. It’s a way of life.
It’s why you see huge families, couples and individuals traveling across the country, sometimes to other countries entirely, to go to yearly conventions and meet like-minded people. It’s why you spend hundreds of dollars every year investing in your favorite games and snagging the latest console. Gaming, in a short, is pretty fantastic. How do you make sure you’re getting the most out of your games, though? If you’re thinking of renovating your apartment or house this year but are short on concepts…
…a spruced up gaming pad isn’t a bad place to start. Try these ideas on for size.
Did You Know?
Gaming has been seeing a rise in popularity these past few years. Attribute it to an influx of new titles, attribute it to changing social attitudes toward wiling away the hours on a popular MMO…whatever it is, it’s nothing but wonderful for today’s gamer. Today four out of five American households own at least one video game console, not including the PC, and a staggering 155 million Americans play video games on a regular basis. When it comes to demographic gamers come in many different shapes and sizes, with nearly half of gamers playing social games on their phone and occupying many ages, genders and interests.
Gaming Bean Bag Chair
What’s a good place to start with sprucing up your gaming room? A gaming bean bag chair is a pretty good idea! For those that love to game with friends and make sure everyone is cozy for the next four to six hours diving deep into the latest AAA title, a big bean bag chair is both stylish and comfortable. For those that want a little bit of a retro look, a corduroy bean bag can net you that old-fashioned appeal while still fitting in with the rest of your set-up. Want to go all out? Get a fuzzy bean bag chair pair and situate them by the television.
Comfortable PC Chair
While a gaming bean bag chair is perfect for those long nights with you and your gaming console of choice, a comfortable PC chair is necessary if you don’t want to regret said long night come morning. Poor posture is a major issue in the United States, particularly among adults in their 30’s and 40’s, and lackluster chairs certainly don’t help. A good PC chair should have an arched back, proper cushioning and arm rests that level with your table. Who said lower back pain and gaming had to go hand-in-hand?
Speaking of back pain…why not multi-task while you hook up with your friends online for a few group matches? Heating pads are a great way to take a bite out of your back, neck and shoulder pain, using heat therapy to relax your blood vessels and stimulate your muscles into healing faster. These can also come equipped with aromatherapy, which is useful if you struggle with anxiety or have a hard time falling asleep at night. The average gamer spends nearly seven hours per week playing games…make sure you take care of yourself in the meantime!
Creating The Perfect Gaming Space
Just like an entertainment center for movies or long afternoons playing pool, your gaming space needs to keep one major detail in mind…fun! When you invest in a gaming bean bag chair or set of heating pads for your neck and back, you do the dual work of remaining comfortable and keeping your mind focused squarely on your best weekend yet. Specialized interior design industries are expected to rise at an impressive 20% over the next decade. As of now? The interior design industry in general generates over $10 billion in revenue yearly.
Embrace being a gamer. Create a space that’s just as cozy as it is enjoyable.