My family and I have been looking around for home theater ideas to transform our basement into a fun space for us to enjoy with friends. I absolutely love this design because it looks so cool and contemporary. I think our friends’ jaws would drop if they walked into a space like that in our home. The way the designer used a simple grey and black color palette gave it a very professional feel and made the look ultra sleek and modern. To me, the key to a fantastic home movie theater is the seating, and this room has it all. Not only is there stadium seating with leather couches, but they recline and have cup holders! We definitely want to incorporate these into our space.
Home theater design is one of those niche markets that us in the professional decor world are having so much fun with these days. Traditional design rules are out the window with these spaces, so you can bring in so many fun elements and trendy pieces that you may be too afraid to incorporate in the rest of your living spaces. Get creative with your diy home theater and think outside of the box with custom features such as futuristic LED lighting at the ceiling or ultra modern sconces like this home. You can even buy lighting kits that generate an outstanding colored light show at the click of the button. Of course you cannot forget a fantastic surround sound system either.
At our company, one of our most requested projects lately has been home theater design. Although we are happy to install for you, it is really not that challenging to create an impressive diy home theater in no time at all. When we think of this kind of room, there are a few key features that come to mind. First it is important to have a great surround sound system. The sound is what really sets a room apart and gives you the real theater experience. There are systems available at a wide variety of price points from cheaper versions at local discount stores or Amazon to your super high end Bose and Sonos systems. The best home theater designs also have out of this world comfort.
This outstanding space blows all of the home theater room ideas I have seen out of the water! The homeowner incorporated all of the classic elements that you see in most designs — the stadium seating, accent light fixtures on the walls, and a neutral color palette — but presents them in such an unique way. I love how the choice of couches and end tables have a very high end cocktail lounge feel rather than those typical oversized leather sofas that most home theater seating uses. I feel as though I could invite my friends over for a classy cocktail in the room instead of a movie night. I also really enjoy the interesting wall coverings. Rather than a typical sold color paint, they created a chair rail from wood panelling then finished it off with a neutral fabric covering.
When a homeowner asks us to design a home cinema room, this is the type of space we love to create. For this particular theater room, we decided to mix your typical contemporary style decor that you usually see in these spaces, with fun pops of color and retro elements. Most movie room ideas feature black leather couches, all black and grey decor, and traditional wall sconces for ambient lighting. We wanted to mix things up a bit in this space, and instead play up the homeowners love for all things retro. We started with what we are calling diy home theater seating, because we put together simple black leather couches with these funky wooden end-tables to create a single decorative unit.
Most media room ideas are meant for a basement or other dark interior room. However, there is no reason you can’t use a window-filled living room or bonus room as a home theater. You simply need to get creative with your DIY home theater ideas in order to maximize the space. This is an excellent example of an unconventional movie room. The homeowners were not using the bonus room over their garage so they decided to convert it into a fun area for friends and family to enjoy. The installation of a projection system and stadium seating set the tone for the home theater room, and fun elements like accent lighting and built in surround sound system complete the look.