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6 Ways You Could Utilise a Media Room in your Home
16th February 2022
Creating a Media Room in your Home
Home media rooms provide the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day at work. Even if you work from home, it’s important to have an area where you can chill, unwind and let the stresses of everyday life fade away. For many, media room installation is a great solution to escaping the daily pressures we’re under, but if you’re not convinced, read on. Here are six ways you can utilise this space in your home to meet your individual needs.
Create a Gaming Paradise
Media rooms come in all different sizes and can be perfectly tailored to your hobbies and lifestyle. If you’re a gamer, for instance, you could arrange plush sofas around a giant flat-screen TV so that everyone can sit comfortably and engage in a multiplayer gaming session. As well as being somewhere for you to enjoy alone time, media rooms can be usually social spaces where friends and family can come for fun together.
Create a Home Cinema
If you’re not a gamer, a home cinema might be more to your taste. This requires a different setup to a gaming paradise and should be carefully designed to maximise your movie experience. As well as a smart home system with a smart screen and crystal clear surround sound, you should also think about tiered seating so that everyone has a clear view. Rectangular rooms tend to work best for this function, and it’s worth selecting a room that’s naturally dark, such as a basement.
Create a Music Room
A media room can also cater to your love of music. With smart home systems, you can pick and choose the technology you want and integrate as many or as few devices as you like. Think about the decor too. How about a vintage record player as a display piece? Or a grand piano to inspire musical creativity? You might also want to pop up pictures of your favourite music artists or decorate using note-themed wallpaper. The choice is yours, but there’s certainly more than the tech to think about.
Give the Room a Homely Feel
Just because your media room is loaded with advanced technology, doesn’t mean it needs to be on show. The space should be somewhere you want to be, so think about investing in comfortable cushions, throws, rugs and more. You could even invest in a light automation system that can be easily adjusted to your mood, hide speakers behind artwork, and keep projectors and screens out of sight when they’re not in use.
Think Carefully About Storage
Whether you love playing computer games or have a huge collection of DVDs to watch on a large screen, it’s important to have enough storage for all controllers, leads and disk cases. This will keep your room looking smart at all times. When constructing your media room, storage units can be easily built in for your convenience.
Integrate the Technology Seamlessly
A media room should provide a hassle-free experience. The last thing you want to be doing is transporting gadgets back and forth. So make sure that any necessary equipment is fitted in such a way that it looks like it was always intended for that space. For example, a display and speakers can be installed in recessed compartments.
For an integrated and convenient home media room experience, contact New Wave AV today. As a Control4 diamond dealer, we can design and fit out the perfect multimedia space for your relaxation time.
Article by Kevin Whysall
I started my Audio Visual and Technology career back in 1992 working in the commercial and leisure sector across Europe. Then back in 2003 I founded New Wave AV and we are now a leading Smart Home, Home Cinema and Lighting Control company in the Southeast of England.