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Design an Arcade Game Room with Artistic Flair
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How to Design an Arcade Game Room with Artistic Flair

An arcade game room is a space where you can play games, whether it’s with friends or alone. You might have one in your basement or garage, but if not, there are plenty of ways to create one without spending too much money. According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, teens in indoor spaces such as arcades or video game rooms are less likely to be involved in risky behaviours. So if you want your teen to hang out with friends and have fun without getting into trouble, consider building a game room. In this article, we’ll show you how to design an arcade game room with artistic flair.

Choosing a Theme

Choosing a theme is an important part of designing your arcade game room. The theme will help you select the decor and furniture that will go into the room and give it its unique character.
There are many different types of themes you can choose from:

  • Sports-themed: This is a popular choice for gamers because they love watching their favourite sport on TV or playing on retro gaming machines. This might be an excellent choice if you have kids who love sports! You could decorate with posters of their favourite teams or players, maybe even some memorabilia like jerseys and helmets from past seasons (if they’re old enough).
  • Sci-fi/Fantasy: Another popular choice among gamers because it allows them to express their creativity through fantasy worlds full of aliens and robots (or zombies). If nothing else, pick something fun, like dragons. The possibilities are endless when it comes down to what kindling fires within us all.

retro gaming machines

Layout Considerations

When designing your arcade room, you will want to consider the size and shape of the room. You also need to decide where to place all of your furniture. The most important thing is to ensure that there are no obstructions in front of any screens so players can see them clearly when playing games like Pac-Man or Donkey Kong.
Light sources should be evenly distributed throughout the room so players don’t get distracted by bright spots on one side or another. Sound systems should be placed behind speakers so they don’t interfere with gameplay (and vice versa).

Selecting Arcade Machines

First, decide what arcade machines you want in your game room. Many options include pinball machines and video games from the 80s and 90s. Some prefer classic games like Pac-Man or Donkey Kong. Others enjoy newer titles such as Mario Kart or Street Fighter II.

Once you’ve chosen which types of games will be featured in your arcade room, it’s time to start thinking about how many machines should be included in each section of the space (if applicable). For example: If four different types of pinball games are available at one time- one for each wall- you may want two on each wall so players can easily walk between them without getting too crowded together while playing their favourite titles!

Designing the Walls

The walls are the first thing people see when they enter your arcade room, so it’s important to make them look good. You can paint them bright or use wall art to add some pizzazz. Wall decals also add personality and style without permanently altering the room’s appearance. If you want something more permanent, consider hanging up paintings or posters instead of using decals that could peel off over time.

Flooring and Rugs

Flooring and rugs are an important part of any room but are essential for arcade game rooms. If you want to create a space that looks like it was made for gaming, you’ll need to consider what flooring best suits your needs.
This is a classic choice for many homeowners because it’s comfortable and easy to clean. However, carpet can be expensive and difficult to install if you need to know what you’re doing! It also offers little traction on its own. If you have young children or pets who might be running around in the room often (and who aren’t supposed to), then this may not be the best option for them either way since it could end up being unsafe when combined with other factors such as slippery floors due to spilled drinks/food items etc.


As you can tell, there are many benefits to designing a game room. It’s a great way to bring people together and can be a promotional tool for your business or organisation. If you want to learn more about how we can help you design the perfect arcade game room for your needs, contact Arcades Australia today!

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