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Home Theater
Wall Covering Designs
Small transitional enclosed medium tone wood floor home theater photo in San Francisco with multicolored walls and a projector screen
Modern, sleek and unique Entertainment Center
Modern, sleek and unique Entertainment Center
Kay Wade, Closet Factory
This cool and unique design is a favorite among our clients. Our ability to cusomize had created many variations of this design to fit the needs of each individual client, but this is still my favorite.
Levin II Residence
Levin II Residence
Process Design Build, L.L.C.
Media / Guest Room
Trendy home theater photo in Phoenix
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Ashburn Theater
Ashburn Theater
Custom Works AV Inc
Inspiration for a large timeless enclosed home theater remodel in DC Metro with beige walls and a projector screen
Gretna Green Way LA Remodeling cinema room
Gretna Green Way LA Remodeling cinema room
FIDELITY Builders and Design
Candy
Inspiration for a large transitional enclosed carpeted and black floor home theater remodel in Los Angeles with gray walls and a projector screen
Rustic Canyon Estate
Rustic Canyon Estate
Meridith Baer Home
Photos courtesy of Aaron Kirman
Inspiration for a mediterranean home theater remodel in Los Angeles
Andesite Family Lodge
Andesite Family Lodge
Miller-Roodell Architects Ltd
David Marlow
Home theater - rustic enclosed carpeted and multicolored floor home theater idea in Other with gray walls
Bringing the Movies Home
Bringing the Movies Home
Bethesda Systems
Jim Darling
Inspiration for a transitional home theater remodel in DC Metro
Los Angeles: Doheny Estates New Construction
Los Angeles: Doheny Estates New Construction
Boswell Construction
Example of a trendy carpeted and gray floor home theater design in Los Angeles with gray walls
Popcorn or shrimp Cocktail?
Popcorn or shrimp Cocktail?
Design Barbarians Architects
Example of a tuscan enclosed carpeted and beige floor home theater design in Phoenix with beige walls and a projector screen
Mummy Mountain Estate
Mummy Mountain Estate
Cal Christiansen & Company
Inspiration for a timeless home theater remodel in Phoenix
Tennessee Home Theater
Tennessee Home Theater
CinemaTech Theater Seating, Design & Acoustics
Example of a transitional carpeted and gray floor home theater design in Other with brown walls
Custom Residence
Custom Residence
BMG Design Studio
Taylor Architectural Photography
Example of a classic home theater design in Orlando with blue walls
Willoughby Way
Willoughby Way
Charles Cunniffe Architects Aspen
Willoughby Way Theatre by Charles Cunniffe Architects http://cunniffe.com/projects/willoughby-way/ Photo by David O. Marlow
Plush Theater Room
Plush Theater Room
Anything But Plain, Inc.
Pearl Fresco walls with a custom design to compliment the carpet. Gold detailing on the crown molding, paneling and cabinets. Interior Design: Jane Page Design Group
Media room
Media room
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
Rob Karosis Photography www.robkarosis.com
Inspiration for a timeless enclosed carpeted home theater remodel in Burlington
Bountiful Bonus
Bountiful Bonus
Creative Design Construction, Inc.
Elegant enclosed carpeted and red floor home theater photo in New York with red walls
Palo Alto Residence
Palo Alto Residence
JKA Design
Aaron Leitz
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional enclosed carpeted and red floor home theater remodel in San Francisco with blue walls
Rustic Modern
Rustic Modern
POETZL architecture + design
Example of a southwest enclosed carpeted and beige floor home theater design in Phoenix with white walls and a projector screen
Novak Project
Novak Project
Aurora Technology
Inspiration for an industrial enclosed concrete floor and gray floor home theater remodel in Omaha with black 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 59,486 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including JKA Design and CinemaTech Theater Seating, Design & Acoustics. 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.