Some may say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but as any avid binge watcher knows, the real lifeblood of the house is the media room. It's where you hang out, unwind, and most importantly, get your streaming fix. As such, it's worth making the media room feel stylish. especially if it also happens to double as your main living room. Scroll on to see some seriously chic media rooms and jot down all your ideas to try them in your own home.
There's nothing quite like white paint to open up a space. This media room is airy and open, yet still cozy. The key is to layer in plenty of h elements, like throw blankets, a carpet, and curtains. If you host a lot or have a large family, consider adding extra seating with a corner chaise.
What media room is complete without plenty of throw blankets and pillows to cuddle up with? Keep the high-quality ones that contribute to the color story folded over the sofa, and put the other ones away in nearby storage like a chest or bin.
A sleek frame like this one will make your TV look more refined and put together without having to tuck anything away. The television is so subtle, in fact, we hardly notice it. Instead, our eyes are drawn to the rich marble swirls of the fireplace and the cube burl wood coffee table.
Low-to-the-ground seating is perfect for laying down and lounging during a movie marathon. Those nesting tables are also a great way to bring in more surfaces for snacks and remotes without taking up as much square footage as a bulkier coffee table would. The pop of color in the abstract photography on the floating shelf is a nice touch, too.
If your media room s a space with a home gym and/ or home office, consider creating more privacy and separation with a sliding door. It'll help delineate the hobbies done there and make the media area feel special.
If your living room is also your media room, there are plenty of ways to make it feel formal and entertainment-ready without having to compromise. This art panel slides over the TV to keep it under wraps when guests are over. And the two arm chairs swivel around so you can readjust when your show comes on.
Here's another clever way to keep your television hidden with no effort at all. Just make sure you have all the right measurements before investing in a credenza with sliding doors. This is an especially good solution if your front door opens up directly into the living room and media room area.
This media room is more like a home theater. Try painting your walls a dark color and install an extra-large flat screen (or keep the wall blank for a projector). Then bring in seating that feels like those classic h movie theater seats. The built-in storage is perfect for old records, books, and devices.
With one low, simple sofa and narrow nesting tables, this space looks and feels a lot larger than it is. A sectional can fit more family members and friends, so your people and your pillows can plop down for a fun evening.
Here's a media room that emphasizes music instead of television, and we're here for it. Keep your record collection in a magazine rack or storage box, flank your record player with modern day speakers, and simply lean your instrument against the wall as makeshift décor.
The amazing construction of this couch means the wide wood trim acts as a super convenient table (for drinks, popcorn, meals) or display area (for a record player, records, art books). The sage green cushions look incredibly cozy but also bring in an air of sophistication.
Never mind all the types of seating here—a low gray couch to pink poufs to cool chair covered in fuzz—and their distinctly relaxed, bohemian feel. We also love the way this TV disappears into the wall, as it was built to do just that.
Built-in shelves will help you keep those devices tucked away, while a rolling ladder makes the room feel like a luxe library. An upholstered ottoman that doubles as a coffee table is also a great way to maintain the warm and cozy atmosphere. In case that weren't enough, a window nook encourage some reading, too.
Not all media rooms needs to be casual and playful. If you prefer a sleek vibe and want to ensure it blends in with the rest of your home, stick to the same style and color palette. Then add a few storage pieces and make sure your seating is ultra comfortable. A simple shelving unit will keep things looking modern and organized. The brushed concrete ceilings introduce a charming industrial edge and we love the juxtaposition of the retro-inspired rocking chair, too.
Make it cozy with layers upon layers and don't forget to maximize storage. Encourage those budding bookworms with built-in sconces to function as reading lights. A side chair and/or pouf are always great in case there are guests over. Just slide them into the corner or under a coffee table to free up floor space in the meantime.
Have you ever seen a media room so sleek? If you prefer modern spaces, there's no reason not to stick to that style in your TV room. We love how this one feels so open and fresh. Just make sure you have curtains to prevent a glare on the TV.
If you're drawn to eclectic design and love pieces that tell a story, a jukebox will definitely play into those nostalgic tendencies. Make it feel more contemporary by styling it with an abstract photograph nearby.
For a family-friendly media room that doubles as a playroom area, consider covering your walls in a fun wallpaper and letting the more attractive toys stay out. The coffee table is low with rounded edges, and the sofa (or is it a daybed?) is great for cat naps.
A corner side table will prevent you from having to reach so far when you're watching the movie. We also love the ease of everything in this room—the leaning artwork, low slung seating, and crisp sofas.
Your media room can also double as a home library. Take notes from the space above if you're looking for extra book storage ideas or small space solutions. The narrow side table and armless loveseat are perfect alternatives for smaller media rooms.