Media Room Designs From CEDIA 2013 Finalists

Photo By: David O. Marlow

The Disappearing Media Room

See more of this space. This room functions primarily as a family room, and is not a dedicated theater space. The clients requested specifically that the technology not be visible when the system is not in use. The screen, front speakers and projector are all concealed whenever the system is turned off. Flush-mounted grills on the rear-channel speakers give the only hint that this is a media room.

Pub Styling

See more of this space. This basement media room, designed and decorated to suggest the casual feel of a pub, was created primarily as a space for watching sporting events. A video wall processor and JVC projection system equipped with a fixed Panamorph lens permit up to four sporting events to be viewed simultaneously in split-screen format.

Golf Getaway

See more of this space. This man-cave media room caters to the tastes of an avid golfer. It includes a high-performance theater system for enjoying movies and TV as well as a separate screen for a PGA golf simulator.

Aesthetically Sound

See more of this space. The objective of this media room installation was to deliver exceptional-quality picture and audio while having minimal impact on the aesthetics of the room. Theater elements, including a 103" plasma screen and Steinway Lyngdorf subwoofers, were discretely installed. Remote speakers installed in a billiards area behind the main seating space expand the listening area.

Not Your Typical Media Room

See more of this space. Far from the traditional home theater experience and furnishings, this media room — code-named "The Holodeck" — was designed as a futuristic ultra-lounge, complete with nightclub lighting and a fog machine. Microsoft Kinect hardware enables the system to incorporate high-end gaming while a sensor mounted above the screen tracks the player's movements.

Cleanly Executed

See more of this space. The key objective with this media room design was to ensure that the technology had minimal visual impact and stayed consistent with the contemporary aesthetic of the space. The screen is flush-mounted, all speakers are mounted in-wall and in-ceiling, and the equipment rack is concealed in an adjacent closet. Vote for your favorite media room.

Next Up

Small-Space Living Room Layouts

Use smart strategies to make your small living room feel larger.

Outdoor Living Spaces: Ideas for Outdoor Rooms

Learn about options and ideas for outdoor rooms and outdoor living spaces.

Living Room Layouts and Ideas

The right layout makes your long, open or square living room attractive and user friendly.

How to Create a Floor Plan and Furniture Layout for Your Living Room

Searching for a new living room look? Before you redesign, consider switching up the room's layout. Take a cue from professional designers and reconfigure the furniture by creating a paper floor plan using a ruler, graph paper and a pencil.

Garden Design: Connect Your Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

Let your indoor space inspire your landscape design plans.

Small Space Ideas for the Bedroom and Home Office

Small space decorating can be a big challenge. Steal these smart ideas to transform your cramped bedroom or home office and maximize your space.