How To Make Your Gaming Setup Look Better: 8 Pro Tips

Having a visually appealing gaming setup not only looks cool, but it also creates a unique atmosphere for the gamer. Gaming is all about fun and entertainment, so your gaming setup should support these emotions. Having a flat out boring setup is nut fun at all. So, we want to give you 8 tips to make your gaming setup look better:

  1. Keep your setup clean
  2. Hide all cables 
  3. Install RGB and decorative lighting
  4. Hang up posters
  5. Stick to a color theme
  6. Add plants to the setup
  7. Use appealing Wallpapers
  8. Showcase your PC

There are also some other tasks that can be done to make a gaming setup look better, like adding a gaming chair or building your own gaming desk. However, such tasks can also be done later.

Keep your setup clean:

Having a desk crowded by unnecessary bottles, cables, PC equipment, and other items makes a gaming setup look completely unappealing. To make your gaming setup look a lot better in just a few minutes, make sure to clean up your entire gaming area from unnecessary items and unused equipment. This will change the look of your desk completely and definitely make a better first impression when some of your friends come over for a short visit.

If you have used a wooden plate for your gaming setup, make sure to clean it a few times per month, and use wood care products to keep the surface in good condition. Wood, which is in bad condition, can be spotted easily, and it is possible that the surface gets cracked, or it lifts off.

Not only having a clean desk to work with is crucial, cleaning your PC, monitors, mouse, and keyboard is also highly recommended to get a clean setup. Especially cleaning your keyboard from time to time helps with hygiene.

Hide cables:

Gaming Setup without cable management

Having many cables lying around on a setup not only looks bad but also hinders your mouse movement. Everyone knows that cable management is annoying to do, but if it’s done correctly, spotting cables is almost impossible. A setup without any unnecessary cables lying around looks fantastic and clean.

Please note that all the cables under your desk should be managed as well. There is a high chance that you hit a cable with one of your feet, maybe unplugging it from the PC or damaging other items on the desk. 

With some Zip Ties, cable sleeves, and cable channels, anyone can hide their cables without much hesitation. Also, such products are very cheap and only cost a few dollars online. 

When your monitors are mounted on the wall, or you use a monitor stand, hiding cables is also relatively easy. You can either put them in cable channels to create a line to the PC or use cable sleeves to create one bigger pipe, which goes down under the desk to the other cables.

If you want to showcase your PC on your desk, I highly recommend putting some work into the PC cable management as well, especially if the PC has RGB lighting, which lights up the inner space of the case.

Install RGB and decorative lighting:

Gaming Setup with RGB lighting and cable management

Proper lighting makes a massive difference in comparison to almost no light. Installing some RGB strips behind your deks creates an entirely new atmosphere, which is the reason why many people take some time to install them. If you want to take everything to a whole new level, add RGB to your entire setup and connect it to Alexa, so you can control all lighting with your voice. 

When money is not an important aspect, installing some Nanoleaf Light Panels can make an enormous difference. These plates can display millions of different colors, so they can be combined with almost every gaming setup.

However, RGB is not always necessary for a good looking gaming setup. Only by installing a cool looking lamp, you can create a calm atmosphere. For some lamps, it is also possible to use RGB light bulbs, which is nice if you don’t like too much lighting in your room.

On the other hand, if you don’t like RGB lighting, moving the entire gaming setup close to a window is also an option to make it look better. 

Hang up posters:

Posters are an excellent option to add some personality to a gaming setup. If you running a specific theme, like a black/white Star Wars theme, hanging up some Star Wars posters would look amazing. 

Depending on your chosen theme, you could add multiple smaller posters, instead of one or two larger ones. Also, if you want high-quality posters, you can buy metal posters online, which are a lot more durable than regular posters. 

Displate provides many motives, printed on metal plates. Their posters can be hung up without damaging walls, which is really nice if you want to reposition the posters later on. PS: This is not a paid promotion, I just like their posters a lot.

Stick to a color theme:

Choosing and sticking to a color theme, make sure everything looks clean. If there are too many random colors, the entire setup looks like a giant mess. It is your choice what colors you pick for the theme; however, I recommend only choosing 1-3 colors. If you already have a gaming setup with a set theme, make sure that new equipment and items fit the theme. 

Besides the gaming equipment and the other items on/beside your desk, you can also change the color of your walls. Or at least, thats what I did to make my setup a bit more visually appealing. 

Add plants to the setup:

To add some life to the setup, adding a few small plants is very popular. Real plants look incredibly nice on a clean build, but they don’t have to be real. A popular choice are fake plants as they don’t need any water and care. Just wipe down the dust once in a while.

Small terrariums with a little fake plant in them are also quite popular, however, if you have a few minutes per week, going for real plants is recommended. 

Use appealing Wallpapers:


Having a cool looking wallpaper can make a big difference, especially if you have multiple monitors installed. There are thousands of free wallpapers online, so having a boring wallpaper is definitely not allowed. 

Side note: If you want animated wallpapers, I highly recommend looking at Steam for Wallpaper Engine. This program gives you access to thousands of 2D and 3D animated wallpapers, and it is also possible to create your own wallpapers.

Wallpaper Engine costs about $4 at Steam and is a must-have program for every gaming setup.

Showcase your PC:

The PC is definitely the core of every gaming setup and should be showcased, especially if you spend a lot of time on the building. Luckily, by only using special cables for more colors or installing RGB lightning and RAM can make a PC a lot more interesting. Colored cables and RGB RAM is not too expensive, making them accessible for everyone.

Sure, having a special case and GPU adds even more to the build. Some people went a step further and installed their PC on the wall, so all components are completely exposed. On the other hand, to be able to showcase your PC, you need enough space on or besides the desk.

If there is not enough space for the case to fit properly, putting it besides the desk is probably the better choice. If everything is crowded in a small area, chances are high that the end result is not pleasing at all.

Robert Hörgstetter

Hey, my name is Robert, the founder of this site, and I've made it my mission to show you and other people the best games for mobile or console, tips & tricks or how you can save money buying games.

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