Dream Media Rooms
From decked-out game rooms to lavish home theaters, get inspiration for designing the perfect place to relax or entertain.
By: Sarah Herron
Photo By: Arch-Interiors Design Group. Inc.
The sophsticated space has a clever layout with divided areas for serving snacks, watching TV and playing games. Lighting and neutral, monotone colors makes the basement hangout open and bright.
Sophisticated Man Cave
With rich, wood paneled walls, the media room is masculine, yet elegant. The space features lit shelving for displaying treasured keepsakes, a bar for entertaining and comfortable leather seating.
A Space That Works
Designer Candice Olson creates a smart his-and-her home office and media room. Along with work stations, the space features a place for meetings with a conference table centered in front of the entertainment center.
HGTV Dream Home 2008 in Islamorada, Fla. features a spacious TV room oasis. The seating area was created with comfortable wicker chairs, perfect for playing video games or watching a movie after a day at the beach.
Designer Velvet Hammerschmidt creates a modern media space with sleek, ecclectic furniture and decor.
Star-Studded Theater Room
This room from Rate My Space is a movie-lovers dream with a large screen and comfortable seating under the stars.
Kids' Media Hideaway
This family room nook is transformed into a TV campout for kids. The small space sans the furniture is perfect for a sleepover.
Divine Design host Candice Olson gives the teenager of the house a media room/bedroom combo. The basement multi-purpose room is designed for fun with friends.
A Place for the Whole Family
Designer Susan Fredman creates a colorful space for everyone in the family to enjoy. The media room features a play area for young kids with a chalkboard wall and a pool table so the adults can play too. Ample seating and floor pillows provide a spot for everyone to gather around the tube.
The Coca-Cola collector shares how he makes the most of his hobby from Rate My Space. Vintage advertising signs and small collectibles, displayed on green glass shelves, cover the room's walls.
This man cave is ready for entertaining with a home theater and pool table-just a few steps from the wine cellar and bar.
Small-Space Media Room
Candice Olson transforms a small basement space into a movie theater. Dark gray walls are perfect for movie night. The white sectional, red accents and ample lighting keep the space from feeling dark and drab.
Ultimate Home Theater
Phyllis Harbinger designs a beautiful media room with separate areas divided by theater-inspired red velvet curtains.
Designer Karl Bret Cathy proves media rooms aren't just for boys. Chic, feminine decor with plenty of chairs make the space ideal for gathering with girlfriends.