Home theaters are the pinnacle of interiors for many, but once you’ve got the expendable cash to splurge on the media room of your dreams there are so many options. Ranging from classic to futuristic; minimal to outrageous– media rooms are what you make of them.
Start with the elements that are most important to you, and tailor the room depending on the amount of space you have, what the space will be primarily used for, and dial in the details as you progress.
As you will see in the photos below, not all theater rooms have to be a giant expense. There are plenty of budget-friendly ways to incorporate your favorite elements into a media room in your own home.
Below are 15 of our favorite unique home theater designs.
Use your personal style to dictate the theme of your theater. Whether it’s cow hides, leopard, zebra, or giraffe print– there is a style that can mesh well in any home.
Keep things cozy and casual with a giant grouping of pillows on the floor, accented with a fireplace and a couple of enveloping armchairs.
Go as outrageous as your budget allows if you’ve got a favorite movie, character or set-inspired space of all time. This home theater is designed completely around the Batman: Dark Knight flick, down to every last detail (even the Batmobile in the hidden room!).
Keep things basic by pinning up a piece of canvas material off of a natural wall. This space gives off a more boho, rustic vibe while still being functional and looking comfortable enough to have a movie marathon.
Perfect for warm summer nights, create a romantic outdoor setting with cushions, candles, throws and a big blank canvas to project onto. Don’t forget the snacks!
If you’re all about getting the most out of the booming soundtracks and effects in your experience, consider planning a majority of your room around the technology and equipment, like this $6,000,000 home theater. It’s set up with the seating in the middle of a circular room to get that true surround sound appeal.
Mix and match bold colors and patterns to give your theater depth and visual interest, instead of just the obligatory leather seating and wide screen. Get as playful as you’d like, it’s your own private lounge!
Soft neutrals, under-lit steps, and upholstered walls for acoustic privacy give this room an etherial feel, and the ultra deep seating that sits on three levels makes things extra comfortable to cuddle up on while catching up on the latest releases.
Home theaters don’t always have to be oversized, multi-leveled or equipped with crazy theater seats. This small scaled space is surprisingly spacious with lounge style seating, dark walls and a striped wall for some interest when not completely in the dark.
Can’t pick just one color? Kids take over the media room? Giant bed style seating and neutral finishes on the floor and walls allow the seating to take center stage.
While a vast majority of home media rooms go for the black and red route– other color combinations can be an unexpected, (and refreshing) change of pace. This chocolate and aqua space definitely drums up something different.
If Star Wars is a favorite past time, or Star Trek gets your heart racing– a futuristic inspired home media room might be the route to go. Go for some sleek panels, a galaxy sky painted on the walls or ceiling and a clean lined set of seats.
If a home theater is synonymous with traditional red velvet seating, curtain enclosed screens and colored lighting with gold trim and glowing sconces– you can still provide plenty of interest with architectural details.
Home theaters don’t always have to be a closed off, dedicated room. This laid back theater has a nice mixture of clean lines, rich materials and a beautiful incorporation of built-ins to keep things streamlined and not too overwhelming against the rest of the home.
Keep everything minimal and neutral, but play up the excitement and drama with pattern and paneling on the walls. Choose an accent color that’s a few shades darker to anchor the room and keep the moody theater feeling, and place it on the ceiling and baseboards.