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. The other element of this space that we definitely want to incorporate into our diy home theater is the awesome lighting features. I think it would be super easy to recreate that subtle vertical lighting accent using simple rope lighting and painted or cloth-covered wood trim. We are so excited to get started with our renovations now.
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. These can be as simple as a sound bar mounted under your television or a fully wired system with in-wall speakers. Do your research before you purchase so that you select the best version for your theater depending on budget and space limitations. Finally, make sure you add comfortable lounging areas to make your movie experience the most luxurious possible.
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. I am talking plush leather sofa stadium seating or even amazing reclining options. It is actually quite easy to create diy stadium seating for a pretty low cost. Simply build a well-supported riser system and add your favorite floor coverings. You can even wire your surround sound system elements into the risers to create an even more professional look.
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. This was so smart because it not only gives the room great visual interest, but it also helps to muffle the sound and create a more professional experience in your diy home theater.
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. We then added that wow factor through the plush grey carpeting and fur accents. We finished their home cinema room with the custom futuristic wall sconces and pops of orange in the ultra luxurious Hermes throws. I think this room features everything you could possibly need, and more!
Most media room ideas are meant for a basement or other dark interior room. However, there is no reason you cant 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. In order to solve the issue of bright daylight shining through the large window, the homeowners simply installed a set of thick blackout curtains. This room is such a great example of fun ways to implement your favorite media room ideas in an unused space in your home.