The price of the average movie ticket is $ 9.16, according to the National Association of Theater Owners. If you add popcorn, drinks and candy and multiply the total amount by three or more people, it’s not hard to understand why media rooms are growing in popularity.
When you watch a movie in your own home, you are surrounded only by people you love – or at least a bit like. You also get the opportunity to start the movie when it suits you. Enjoy all that while you eat and drink to your heart’s content at no extra cost – who does not want a media room? If you need extra inspiration to create a media room / home theater, check out the possibilities:
This home theater in Rye, NY looks like a commercial theater, even up to the lighting and the carpet. Lighting is very important in media rooms because you do not want to stumble and fall while walking in a darkened room. The strategically placed wall lighting offers just enough guidance without compromising the image quality.
If your sound leaves something to be desired, it does not matter how beautiful your picture looks. Acoustic panels can help to absorb sounds from adjacent areas and increase the sound clarity in the media room. The small tables in this room also offer a handy place to place food and other items (because you might not want to put that wine bottle in a cup holder).
This rustic home theater in Los Angeles has fabric walls (for acoustics) and moldings that are custom-made to fit together. Sound experts usually do not recommend hanging pictures or other artworks in glass frames, and these home owners wisely prevent the sound and light-reflecting problems caused by glass.
By creating separate entertainment zones, homeowners can maximize their options. If you do not watch movies, family and friends can watch TV while playing a game of pool or sitting at the bar.
An ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood, this chic black and silver media room in Houston combines comfortable seating in theater and bar stools. The table is convenient for snacks, and the wall sconces offer just enough lighting when the lights are up.
This child-friendly media library in a performance theater has many comfortable seats. Moreover, the design of the scene allows this family of musicians to perform for their friends. The lids on the multifunctional Ottomans can be turned over to hold drinks and food.
Stage and stage boxes
Whether you’re watching a movie or a live performance, this home cinema with DC metronome is tasteful and elegant while it’s still fun. In addition to a stage, it also has stage boxes and curtains that can be pulled open or closed.
Does every home theater or media room need a lobby – equipped with velvet ropes – to ensure that cinema visitors present their tickets to gain access? Probably not, but it is definitely a nice touch.
Do these media spaces mean that you want to bring the films to your own home? What are some of your favorite designs for home theaters?