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If you’re big into video games, you know there’s nothing better than sitting down to play the latest release with your friends for the first time.

With the upcoming new releases later this fall, we want to help you build out the ultimate video game room. If you’ve got a small space that makes your game room also your living room, you might have to tone down the LED lights, multiple screens, and massive couches.

Here is our shopping list for a small space game room.

If you don’t already have a TV or you’re looking to upgrade, Forbes released a list of the best TVs for gaming. Your choice will most likely be based on personal preference, size of TV, and budget.

We chose a Sony 49” X900F Smart TV. Retail $1,099.99 USD at
The wider viewing angle, higher HDR brightness, and large app selection made our choice on this Sony TV an easy one. We went for a 49” that we’re going to mount onto the wall with a full motion TV mount.

Sony 49 inch X900F Smart TV

Great sound keeps you in the game and sometimes a subpar soundbar can let you down. Amp up your sound with a SYD powered speaker. Available in four colours to suit your style, SYD comes with built-in Bluetooth, letting you easily switch to Spotify if you need to have a mid-sesh music break. For the vinyl collectors, a built-in phono preamp also lets you listen to your favourite records.
Kanto SYD powered bookshelf speaker with built-in phono preamp. Retail $329.99 USD.

Want to add a little more punch to your music set up? Add a sub6 powered subwoofer. Don’t let the small form factor fool you, this 200W sub lets you really feel those rumbling explosive scenes.
Kanto sub6 powered subwoofer. Retail $249.99 USD

sub6 Matte White Powered Subwoofer

Choosing a couch is another tough decision. Personal preference and style play a big part in which couch or chair you’ll want to choose. Always factor in proper back support and remember to have something to rest your feet on.

We chose this light grey couch from Article paired with a lift top coffee table from Wayfair.

Article’s Haro Vapor Gray Sofa.  Retail $2000 USD on
This sofa is classy and comfy. With its rounded corners and thick bottom cushion, you’ll be able to sit on it for hours.

Daleville Lift Top Coffee Table. Retail $430.00 USD on
With a lift top that reveals a ton of storage for all your gaming controllers and extras, you can easily enjoy a meal in front of your TV. Adding storage into your coffee table helps keep your room organized and clean.

Haro Vapor Gray Sofa from Article
Daleville Liftup Coffee Table from Wayfair

Speaking of storage, buying a TV stand that can also hold as much as possible is a must for small spaces. No room remodel shopping list is complete without a trip to IKEA.

The Hemnes line from IKEA offers a modern take on a classic style and offers storage to boot.

Hemnes TV Bench, white stain, light brown. Retail $199.00 USD on
The all white finish ties in nicely with the white on the coffee table and the drawers hide away extra cables and whatever else you don’t want to leave lying around.

Hemnes TV Bench from IKEA

Snacks are key to a good gaming session. Keep the chips coming with these amazing bowls from ThinkGeek.

Star Wars Snack Bowls. Retail $16.99 USD on

Poké Ball Serving Bowl Set. Retail $19.99 USD

Star Wars Snack Bowls from ThinkGeek
Poke Ball Serving Bowls from Think Geek

If you just have to have the bright glow of an LED light strip, try these coasters instead.

Lot of 6 Flashing Panda LED Light-Up Flashing Multi-Color Infinity Tunnel LED 3.75 in. Drink Coasters/Display Bases. Retail $14.94 USD on

Light up Coasters from Amazon

Now that our gaming room is set up, we need to decide which game to play. Take our polls on Facebook to help us decide which one we should tackle first.

Happy gaming!