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Entertaining in Style, Elon, NC
Entertaining in Style, Elon, NC
Steven Paul Whitsitt Photography
©StevenPaulWhitsitt_Photography Interior Design by 2 of a Kind
Inspiration for an eclectic home theater remodel in Raleigh
Marisol Malibu Zero One
Marisol Malibu Zero One
Burdge & Associates Architects
Marisol Malibu Zero One home. Modern malibu estate.
Home theater - contemporary home theater idea in Los Angeles
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Steel The Show
Steel The Show
Denise Morrison Interiors & House of Morrison
Home theater - cottage home theater idea in Orange County
Pre-War Aesthetics, Post-War Technology
Pre-War Aesthetics, Post-War Technology
Electronics Design Group, Inc.
Photography by William Psolka, psolka-photo.com
Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless enclosed carpeted home theater remodel in New York with gray walls and a projector screen
Award Winning Greenwich Theater
Award Winning Greenwich Theater
Multimedia Resource Group Inc
Chichi Ubina
Example of a small classic enclosed carpeted home theater design in New York with blue walls and a projector screen
Contemporary Home Theater
Contemporary Home Theater
Elegant beige floor home theater photo in New York with a projector screen
Echo Peak Project
Echo Peak Project
Danielle Rios Design Studio
Inspiration for a contemporary enclosed carpeted and gray floor home theater remodel in Las Vegas with black walls
Edina Model Home 2012
Edina Model Home 2012
Bruce Knutson Architects
Sloped ceiling bonus room over garage. Bruce Knutson, AIA Highmark Builders
Example of a trendy home theater design in Minneapolis
Our Work
Our Work
Reference Audio Video & Security
Mid-sized elegant enclosed carpeted home theater photo in Chicago with a projector screen and red walls
Seatcraft Cuddle Seats
Seatcraft Cuddle Seats
Stargate Cinema
Soft and Durable Foam : Filled with super soft and long lasting top quality foam. - Machine Washable Removable Cover : Safeguarded zippers at the bottom on seat cushion and seat allow you to easily remove covers for washing. - Add a pillow to you order to enhance your decor : All of our neck pillows are made with the same quality and materials as your seat.
Media Rooms
Media Rooms
Multimedia Solutions Austin
Example of a mountain style carpeted and brown floor home theater design in Dallas with gray walls and a projector screen
Coyote Creek
Coyote Creek
KAM Designs
Mountain style enclosed carpeted and beige floor home theater photo in Jackson with brown walls and a projector screen
Contemporary Style in Laguna Beach, California
Contemporary Style in Laguna Beach, California
Wendi Young Design
Toby Ponnay
Example of an island style enclosed home theater design in Orange County with a media wall
Modern Flair
Modern Flair
Infinity Custom Designs
Robert Madrid Photography
Large minimalist open concept marble floor and gray floor home theater photo in Miami with gray walls and a wall-mounted tv
One-of-a-Kind Custom Theatre
One-of-a-Kind Custom Theatre
AcousticSmart Home Theatre Interiors
Inspiration for a large modern enclosed carpeted and multicolored floor home theater remodel in New York with multicolored walls and a projector screen
Auburn Residence
Auburn Residence
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Galina Coada Photography
Inspiration for a contemporary enclosed concrete floor and gray floor home theater remodel in Atlanta with black walls and a wall-mounted tv
Southlake Tuscan Modern
Southlake Tuscan Modern
SCH Homes
Example of a tuscan home theater design in Dallas
Valencia
Valencia
Fratantoni Design-Architects & Interior Designers
World Renowned Architecture Firm Fratantoni Design created this beautiful French Modern home! They design home plans for families all over the world in any size and style. They also have in house Interior Designer Firm Fratantoni Interior Designers and world class Luxury Home Building Firm Fratantoni Luxury Estates! Hire one or all three companies to design, build and or remodel your home!
Hawks Bill
Hawks Bill
Tongue & Groove Design+Build By Mark Batson
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional enclosed light wood floor and beige floor home theater remodel in Wilmington with gray walls and a wall-mounted tv

For the movie buff, having a home theater room is a must. Although it might seem like a splurge, watching the newest blockbuster with surround sound and theater seating from the comfort of your own home will really enhance your movie-watching experience. If you're serious about creating your own media or movie room, take the time to research the best seating, audiovisual equipment and even wall paint colors. Follow these tips to put your home theater ideas into action.

What type of home theater decor should I add?

Start by deciding on an overall theme to use for your home theater design. Do you want to have a general cinematic feel? Then pick wall decor that is representative of filmmaking, like an oversized film reel and clapperboard. If you have a favorite genre of films, find a couple of posters from your top movies and highlight them in simple frames. Hang some deep-colored velvet curtains on one or more walls for the luxurious look that’s synonymous with home theaters, and add some uplights pointed at the walls for subtle yet stunning lighting. No true home movie theater can be without popcorn, but adding your own concession stand is an easy way to ensure it's always nearby. On a small scale, you can add a table or bar cabinet with a mini fridge, candy drawer and microwave. If you’re opting for a larger investment, go with a full-fledged built-in home bar, complete with your favorite drinks and barware. To mimic a true concession stand, use glass-panel cabinets, a freestanding popcorn maker and soda fountain machine. Check out other home theater pictures to see what fun and functional decor others are including.

What kind of seating should I use in a home theater design?

The kind of seating you add to your space depends on your overall budget and the level of authenticity you desire. If you're looking for a true-to-life movie experience, stadium seating is a must. Add platforms and stairs to your home theater design to mimic tiers, and use leather lounge chairs as comfortable theater chair replicas. For a less expensive approach, use the same armchairs but avoid multiple levels, or opt for a deep sectional and ottomans instead. If you don’t want your typical sofas and armchairs, take a look at seating that is designed specifically for home theaters. It often includes features such as snack and cup holders and reclining ability, so you will feel like you stepped into your local cinema. Also, consider catering to those who like to eat and watch at the same time, by adding unique home theater ideas like bar counters with stools.

What equipment do I need in my media room?

Once again, budget dictates your technology, as well as personal preference. Most home theaters will take the projector and screen route, which can lead to a more dramatic movie experience; however, the picture can be slightly blurry if the equipment quality is not top-notch. A high-definition plasma or LCD TV might not be quite as large scale, but it always offers a crisp, clear image. If you do your research, you can even find oversized wall-mounted TVs that match the size of a projector screen — for a pretty penny, of course. When it comes to high-quality audio, surround sound is the way to go. The best home theater ideas include speakers installed throughout the space, but be sure to put in soundproof wall panels so you don't disturb family members or neighbors. Last but not least, remember to invest in a good remote control — there’s nothing worse than having to get out of your seat to adjust the volume mid-movie!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a home theater renovation or are building a designer home theater from scratch, Houzz has 60,116 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Steven Paul Whitsitt Photography and Bronson Home Improvements, LLC. Look through home theater pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a home theater design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful home theater photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.