A lavish and comfortable contemporary home theater is the dream of every home owner. No matter who you are and where you live, a breathtaking media room is on the dream list of one and all. Some like it large and spacious, so that they can accommodate plenty of guests and throw a party or two, while others like it small and cozy, to ensure that it offers them privacy and a chance to share a few intimately special moments.
Unlike a dedicated home theater, a media room is designed to be a multipurpose space designed for more than just movie marathons, think board games, sports night or down time with a good book.
Here’s how to get inspired to create an inviting, versatile hideaway in your own house.
To accomplish a perfect movie theater-like quality, comfortable seating is designed in your media room. The seating riser allows everyone to have a great view.
PERFECTLY SIZED SCREEN
There’s no question that a statement-making TV is a major part of the media room experience. Bigger might seem better, but the key is to choose a television size that’s optimal for your viewing distance.
WET BAR AND MINI FRIDGE
They come in especially handy for casual entertaining, whether you’re having friends over to watch the big game or just hanging out, there’s no need to run to the kitchen to grab a cold one.
BIG COMFY COUCH
A plush spot with plenty of room to lounge is your next essential. If you’re looking to splurge, this giant hands couch is exactly what you need.
MAXIMIZE GAMING EXPERIENCES
If you have serious gamers in your house, you might want to have multiple screens in the room so they can have gaming parties with friends.
Shut the world away and create an immersive viewing experience with blackout shades. Honestly, they feel like the height of luxury!
Speaking of entertaining, vintage board games add a fun touch to family game nights and your decor.
Sure, purely decorative throws can add a warm, polished touch to a space. But in the media room, you’ll also want blankets you can actually snuggle under.
Because video game systems, cable boxes, and random remotes don’t exactly lend themselves to a relaxing vibe, hide unsightly wires and devices using a media console with cabinet doors.
This media room proves that not all entertainment needs to come from a screen. You will almost make you forget that a TV’s even there as you get lost in your latest read.
Media rooms are an excellent way to give an underutilized space a meaning and purpose. However, properly designing a media room poses a challenge for many homeowners. After all, a media room isn’t quite a home theater. Yet it still requires many of the same features as a custom theater in order to provide a quality movie-watching experience while simultaneously remaining open and ready for other uses.