Luxury comes in all shapes and sizes when it comes to designing the perfect home for you. A home cinema creates an immersive theatrical experience equal to or even greater than a regular theatre viewing. A smart home adds value and protection, while also giving your home a modern and sophisticated feel, but what media room features should you be adding?
A media room, though, is the perfect way for you to share your luxury with your friends and provide high-class social entertainment sure to make you the talk of the town. Read on for a list of some of the best media room features to add to elevate your home to a higher level of splendour.
1. Install a Big Screen TV in Your Media Room
The centrepiece of any state-of-the-art media room is the television. You don’t necessarily need the screen-projector combo of a home cinema though if you want to go for it, it will add a grander sense of luxury to your room.
It’s all about size as well when it comes to selecting your preferred screen. It depends on how big your room is and choosing a TV that fits those parameters perfectly.
A TV screen that fills the room will make your media room experience more immersive than ever and give you a high-quality viewing that will elevate your enjoyment of whatever film or television show you’re watching with every detail clear and bright, providing a visual feast that anyone would be envious of.
There’s a wide variety of televisions on offer for any style of room, guaranteeing you’ll be able to find the right one for you and acquire some extra luxury for when you’re hosting a high-end party for your friends.
2. Outfitting Your Media Room With Comfortable Seating
No media room is complete without the top of the line seating for you to lose yourself in as you enjoy the finer details of your media room.
Sofas tie the room together with your brand of style and flair while also accommodating friends and family for those big social interactions. This means you’re going to want a sofa that can rise to the challenge.
The style of the sofa is as important as anything. Leather is often a popular material for achieving that luxurious aesthetic and elevating the class of your media room and a chaise or corner sofa can add a certain elegance to the room. They also make it easier to accommodate more people, helping your media room to become even more engaging. Media rooms are designed for interaction so why not make the most of it?
The right sofa can also help your media room to be as elegant as possible. The best seating arrangements prioritise style and comfort. The plusher the seat, the better as it will allow you and your friends to sink into bliss as you soak up the entertainment of your media room and unlock the ultimate relaxation.
3. Complementing Your Media Room With a Minibar
What entertainment room is complete without refreshments? A minibar and fridge is the perfect way to keep your media room stocked with your favourite top-shelf liquors, silky coffees and exotic teas. Your media room should always be tailored to your desires so you can get the most out of it and experience true luxury and this media room feature will do just that.
Your minibar is just as important as any other part of your media room so make sure you invest in the best of the best for a smart, opulent finish. Dark, lacquered wood is always a good starting point. Sleek and shiny material will help your media room to look and feel ultra-modern and create a sensational experience for you and your guests.
And you don’t even have to stop at just having a minibar and fridge combo. Why not invest in some smart tech to bring an extra depth of sophistication to your media room? What about installing a smart coffee machine so you can activate it and get a cup brewing without ever having to leave the comfort of your sofa or miss any of your films?
Make sure to get a state-of-the-art fridge as well to keep all your favourite beverages chilled. A sleek and elegant style will add to the aesthetic of your media room and enhance the sense of luxury so make sure to get the best of the best!
4. Setting up the Lighting
Ambience and atmosphere are an important part of any media room, creating an immersive and relaxing experience for you and your guests that sets your media room apart as the best of the best.
This goes hand in hand with whether you have natural light streaming into your room or not. Unlike a home cinema, it’s up to you whether you have windows letting in natural light or whether you want the same kind of enclosed privacy.
With the nature of media rooms being a social gathering place, versatility is often the way to go. Natural light will make your media room bright and welcoming but in case you want the dim atmospheric glow of your lighting system, install blackout blinds to achieve that easy transition between the perfect mood lighting and fresh, cool natural light.
Mood lighting is best achieved with smart light bulbs. These can come with a variety of settings so you set lights to a warm glow and some even come with a broad variety of colours to allow full freedom in the personalisation of your media room.
Smart bulbs would allow you to relax and enjoy your media room without having to worry about getting up. You can then immerse yourself in your entertainment experience and fully sink into the luxury your media room emanates.
5. Media Room Surround Sound
You can’t have a media room without state-of-the-art sound bringing your music or television experience to life with crystal clear clarity. The right speakers can elevate your media room, a sophisticated auditory experience making it even easier for you and your guests to engage with your entertainment.
It is always a good idea to make sure the speakers you buy are discrete so that they aren’t noticeable or distracting from your media room. A sleek, stylish, modern look will make it easy for you to blend it in with the decor – perhaps artfully placed with a vibrant plant – or small enough for a mantlepiece or a window sill.
You can even have speakers installed underneath the floor, in the walls or the ceiling. This will help to produce that proper atmospheric surround sound effect, enabling a smoother and more flawless design of your media room that will never leave your guests wanting.
6. Installing a Gaming System in Your Media Room
A media room isn’t all about watching the next best film. That can be done in your home theatre. A media room is a more versatile addition to your home, enhancing its value and making it a luxurious centrepiece for any guests you host.
Having your media room appeal to every form of digital entertainment is sure to make you a hit when hosting. Gaming in a media room is sure to be a unique and immersive experience when paired with your state-of-the-art lighting and atmospheric lighting.
There are a wide variety of gaming consoles, including the latest high-tech state-of-the-art console, that provides you with a rich variety of games to play. You’re guaranteed to find something that satisfies you in the wide selection available and you can even dedicate a section of your media room to storing the consoles and the games. This can help to give your media room a lived-in feel and a sense of warmth that can enhance the opulence of your room.
7. Decorating Your Media Room
The style and aesthetic of your media room are just as important as everything else. This is what makes your room attractive and sophisticated, creating a great impression and immersing you and your guests in the experience from the beginning.
Decoration encompasses everything from your curtains or blinds, carpets and rugs and artwork on the walls. Every choice will work together to add to the luxury of your home so make sure your choices are the perfect ones for you.
Perhaps you’re going for a modern aesthetic, with cool colours like white and pale blue, giving your space an airy, fresh feel. Or perhaps you’re looking for something a little more retro, in which case decorating your room in dark bold colours like deep red with a varnished wood finish is the way to go. Maybe you want to give the room a bright and bubbling energy. Contrast colours in rich, vibrant shades can make your room pop and help to draw the eye towards the key media room features.
You have complete freedom in your choices, from tapestries to high thread count throws to the latest modern artworks. This is where you can bring the media room you always dreamed of to life, giving a beating heart to the technology you’ve installed.
8. Displaying Your Music in Your Media Room
We’ve already talked about how you can use high-end surround sound speakers to bring a new level of depth to your music collection but what about music that isn’t digital?
Music is a vital part of setting the mood as guests arrive, cultivating a relaxing, luxurious atmosphere that eases your guests into the immersion of your media room experience, establishing the tone for the rest of your day or evening.
Vinyl has made a huge comeback in recent years and exudes style and opulence. A dedicated table towards the back of the room would provide your guests with the perfect (literal) background music, providing a rich and intimate sound. It will be an attractive feature as well, whether you go for a sleek, ultra-modern design or something a little more authentic or retro.
Another music setup option is a jukebox. Jukeboxes always have a classic, vintage style to them which is always great for adding a splash of personality to a media room. The best systems combine vinyl and jukebox for a rich sound and sleek, sultry designs that add bold flavour and personality to your luxury media room.
9. Adding a Radio
Radio counts as another form of music distribution as well as letting you listen to your favourite news and sports broadcasts, adding another level of versatility to your multi-media room.
Radios are an easy way to add an extra bit of flair to your media room and provide your guests with another form of entertainment that can be on in the background while you enjoy a spot of lunch or a chat. If you’re using the media room alone, why not curl up with a book while you listen to the highlights of a sporting match?
For the optimum radio experience, you won’t be disappointed with a versatile device that can play everything from radio and CD through to wireless streaming services like Spotify. An eclectic and exciting variety of music at hand is sure to add luxury to your media room and make it more intimate and immersive than ever before.
10. Adding the Final Finishing Touches
Your media room is almost complete! You’ve decorated it with vibrant furnishings and outfitted it with all the latest, greatest technology which elevates it head and shoulders above other media rooms. Now all you need to do is add the final little details to transcend the opulence you’ve already established.
If you want to add a little charm to your media room, you could string up LED fairy lights that will enhance the atmospheric glow of your lighting system and add an extra flair of personality. This will help your media room feel a lot more intimate and personal and make the experience that much more immersive and engaging.
Plants are a good way to tie a room together as well. Put your favourite selections of greenery in sleek, modern vases and place them around the space to highlight the main media room features and provide some unique framing.
If possible, you could even have a media room feature wall installed. This can help to add a trendy, modern aesthetic to your media room, making it personal and unique to you and providing a valuable and interesting feature for your guests as they arrive. Your feature wall could be a fish tank or even a fireplace if there’s already one in your chosen room which would provide a great focal point for decoration to help it to stand out.
Media rooms are all about luxury and socialisation. An experience that ties the room together and provides multiple levels of engagement for your guests is sure to provide that much-desired elevation of your media room to greater heights. The more sophisticated it is, the more attractive and inviting it becomes so be sure to install the latest luxury technology so your media room can become the best of the best.