Dream Media Rooms

From decked-out game rooms to lavish home theaters, get inspiration for designing the perfect place to relax or entertain.
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November 25, 2014
By: Sarah Herron

Photo By: Arch-Interiors Design Group. Inc.

Basement Entertaining

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.

Coastal Entertainment

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.

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.

Teen Hangout

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.

Wine-Lovers' Escape

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.

Woman Cave

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.

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