12 gaming room ideas for the ultimate entertainment space

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Gaming room ideas can be about whole family experiences, not just games consoles (Image credit: Studio Dean)

Think of gaming room ideas to include in your self build or renovation plans and it's possible your first thoughts will be of large screens, gaming chairs, consoles and enough LED lighting to be seen from space. And while there's a place for rooms designed this way, gaming rooms can equally be sleek and sophisticated spaces that are geared towards entertaining as a whole.

From bespoke interior designed games rooms, gaming-themed bedrooms to purpose built garden rooms, we've rounded up a selection of gaming room ideas to suit a variety of ages and hobbies.

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Cathy Dean

Cathy has made it her life’s mission to dispel the myth that functional cannot be beautiful. She has been creating stunning interior designs that work with everyday life for 14 years, with breathtaking results.

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Shelley Cochrane

Shelley Cochrane is an accessories buyer at Furniture Village and has spent over a decade spent working in homewares and furniture. Her keen eye for trends helps her identify products that make your home functional and stylish.

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Roy Weatherall

As Managing Director of Green Retreats, Roy holds a wealth of knowledge about the garden room and construction market, and even uses a Green Retreats building himself as a home gym.

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.