There are so many furnishings and household items inspired by video games that you'd think hardcore gamers must be home decorating freaks. I think it's more likely that almost all of us would like at least one thing in our homes to represent pure fun. Or maybe two things. Here are ten possibilities.
1. Tetris Mirror
The acrylic Tetris Mirror was designed by Soner Ozenc. This mirror can be used with all thirteen pieces fitted together or as far apart as you want to mount them. It comes with enough sticky pads to attach each piece to your wall. And it's only Â£ 18.00!
2. PacM Chair
This chair called PacM was designed by Jose Jorge Hinojosa Primo. Now there's a cozy place to curl up in while you're chasing ghosts on your handheld system.
3. 8-bit House Numbers
A cool way to tell the neighbors you're a gamer! These laser-cut 8-bit house numbers are homemade, so if you want your own, get the laser out.
4. Tetris Bathroom Tiles
A tile supplier in England makes bathroom tiles in Tetris shapes! Pick up to seven colors for the six shapes and design your own video game bathroom or kitchen. For faster installation, they also offer sheets of mosaic tiles with preset patterns.
5. Donkey Kong Shelving
Whoever put this Donkey Kong shelf unit together didn't miss a detail, from the decorative shelf edging to the ladders to the monkey at the top! It will hold all your games and accessories.
6. Nintendo Controller Pillow
There are several Etsy vendors who were selling Nintendo Controllers Pillows at one time or another, but they keep selling out! Maybe the best way to get one is to make your own, like Craftster member ViciousEdge did.
7. Space Invaders Cutting Board
Livejournal user Captn Sideburns made a Space Invaders cutting board by assembling wood blocks just the way an 8-bit invader is pixelated. Awesome!
8. Space Invaders Lamp Shade
You can get this Space Invaders lamp shade in either table lamp version for your bedside or ceiling lamp version so you can feel as if the invaders are dropping down toward your line of fire.
9. Ghosty Lamp
The Ghosty Lamp from Ginepro Design comes in four pastel colors. Get one that hangs on the wall or that comes on a lamp stand for your bedside table.
From the same company, it's Puckman, a bookcase ready to gobble up whatever else you have on the wall, such as the Ghosty lamp, or as seen in the picture, your flat screen TV.
If none of these ten game-themed home accessories strike your fancy, or even if they do, see more in The Retro Fun and Games House, 8 Awesome Videogame Quilts, and 11 Housewarming Gifts for the Dedicated Gamer.