Is there anything cozier than cuddling up with the fam and watching a movie? Probably not. So consider creating a dedicated media room in your home. Most spare corners will do, really, whether it's your basement or your attic. Below are 10 fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
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1. Don't skimp on the decor.
2. Create a designated dining area.
It's ok, we've dropped pizza toppings on our couch one too many times, too. But why not avoid this altogether by placing a long table against the back of your sofa and adding some chairs to create the dinner and movie dining area that dreams are made of?
3. Get the sofa all your friends will be jealous of.
Have you ever seen anything dreamier? There are several pit-like sectionals on the market that would make the perfect addition to your media room. Find this modular sofa from Home by Sean & Catherine Lowe here.
4. Paint the ceiling and walls dark.
Make like a real movie theater and paint everything dark. Then your projector screen will seem to come to life.
5. Or go for a color scheme.
One place where a matchy-matchy design doesn't look tacky is in a home theater. The gray-on-gray look of this one allows any film you watch to shine.
6. Re-consider converting your attic.
Just because your attic doesn't have a traditional shape, that doesn't mean it's a lost cause for a media room conversion. Get creative by staggering comfy chairs and adding matching side tables to each.
7. Create a multi-functional space.
If you need your bonus room to function as more than just an at-home theater, worry not! Just paint it light and bright to create the illusion of more space, and keep the decor minimalistic for a clutter-free vibe.
8. Install a wet bar.
If you're really trying to get fancy, we highly suggest installing a wet bar in your media room. The only downside is you'll never leave.
9. Save space and banish clutter with a drop-down projector screen.
Projector screens aren't the prettiest of sights to see, so purchase one that rolls right up! The one above saves tons of space by hanging in front of a bookcase.
10. Don't forget a popcorn machine!
Please be this extra. We support it. Because the microwavable kind just isn't quite the same, is it? You can purchase this fire-engine red popcorn machine here.
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.