If you are lucky enough to have an unused room in your home, you might find yourself wondering just what to do with it. Perhaps a polished guest room isn’t a necessity, and you might very well not need a home office at your disposal. One great use for such a room is to turn it into a media room.
A media room is a great place for you and your family to be able to kick back and enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows together. While you can always watch such things in the living room, a media room is more secluded and will allow you to take in a movie without any distractions.
Moreover, a media room will give you’re the space you need for a larger screen and better quality audio so that you can watch movies the way they were intended to be watched. Having some appropriate movie snacks on hand in your media room will only add to the experience.
With that in mind, if you have decided to transform your spare room into a media room for you and your family, here are three steps that you should follow so that you can make the most comfortable media room possible.
1. Choose Your Seating
There are many components to your media room that you will have to shop around a bit for in order to find the very best options for you. However, seating is the aspect of the room that will by far take up the most space and have the most bearing on how comfortable the room itself is when all is said and done.
Since the seating that you choose will most heavily affect the layout of the space, it is a great place to start. Take your family shopping with you so that you can try out a variety of seating options together and find the right one.
Bear in mind the fact that you might not want seats that solely function as seats. Rather, seating that offers reclining and lounging options will go a long way towards making your media room more comfortable. You might also want to consider movable options so that you can change the configuration of the seating as and when you need to.
One option worth looking into that offers all these features and more is a comfortable and plush adult bean bag chair. You can get several chairs and lay them out in your media room however you want for the ultimate relaxing seating for you and your family.
2. Find a Screen and Projector
Once you know what you will be sitting on when you watch your movies in your media room, it is time to figure out what you will be watching them on. The right screen and projector combo are going to be one of the most important features in your media room. This part of your media room can also prove to be the most expensive, so make sure that you take your time to find the right combination that works for you.
When designing a media room, it can be tempting to simply opt for a large screen TV. However, such an outfit won’t offer you the true theater experience that you are after. TVs can also take up more space than you want to give up in your media room, while a projector is simply mounted to the ceiling and a screen sits flat on the wall.
If this is your first time looking into this type of equipment, make sure that you talk to an expert who can point you in the right direction. Remember that the screen and projector you opt for should also be compatible with the audio equipment that you want in the space.
3. Choose Fun Features
With all of your seating arranged and equipment installed, it is time to have some fun with the additional features that you want to include in your media room. Things like a snack bar, mini fridge, and fun lighting can all come together to make your media room truly special.
Take stock of the amount of space that you have leftover to work with once all your essentials are installed. You might even be able to manage some extra furniture that can serve as the refreshments counter at your home theater.
You might also wish to hang some art on the walls. Movie-themed black and white photographs can make for a great addition to any media room and can really add to the theater aesthetic.
Lastly, in order to make the room as comfortable as possible, make sure to include plenty of pillows and throw blankets that everyone can use when settling in for their favorite film.