Tuesday’s Tips: Convert an attic into a home theater…

A lot of people feel like they need to shell out a ton of money to have a home theater system. Yeah, maybe for the sound system and padding of walls for sound proofing but you can always take an unused area of the home, create a dark room with paint and fabric selection, wall sconces for ambient lighting and a huge plasma and call it a day. You also don’t need theater seats. I like the idea of comfortable sectionals or sofas and ottomans.  Try selecting ones that have more depth so that you can really lounge. My favorite look like this is Mariah Carey’s sofas in her “media” room during the MTV crib’s era. They SCREAM relax and comfort. Giant bean bags and floor pillows also creates a cozy space. Recliner chairs are cool but a sectional with a chaise lounge on the end to me, is the better option because you can truly lay the way you want. Here are my picks for some neat media rooms ideas and seating…

This deep blue sea teal hued curved sofa looks especially comfortable. The microfiber fabric is an excellent choice for kids and it’s soft on the skin. Now you can’t tell me this doesn’t look more relaxing than movie theater chairs…

or you can do a combination of the two, regular sofas and theater seats. Love the combination of leather and velvet seating…

Large ottomans are great especially you have ones that have secret lids for storage of pillows and blankets. Use them as surface space with trays or prop your feet up to relax…


Love the fabric wall. Simply raise a rod near the ceiling and drape as many panels as you can with whatever color you desire. I think reds & cranberries are fun traditional theater looks. I also like that the lighting pendants are hung low enough so the people on the floor can feel like the space is meant to lay on the floor…

What an awesome display of sports collections. This man cave is idea for game nights, like watching the Packers slay all over this season and remain undefeated. Yeah, I had to represent my state for a minute, :-).

Velvet heavy drapery with gold tassles looks theatrical on the sides of a  plasma.

You can find movie reels and decor at Kohl’s and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Painting the ceiling black is another way to make the space feel cozy. Painting it a high gloss black makes it fabulous. Track lighting helps to spotlight exactly what you want, like movie posters…

More neat sports displays…

Gotta have the popcorn makers and concession stand snacks…

 This Z Gallerie modular 6-piece sectional is pretty pricey at $4499 but it’s a perfect lounging pit…

This 3-piece sectional can be purchased at Value City Furniture for $999.

CB2 has an affordable $999 40″ deep sofa that’s also eco-friendly. It’s certified sustainable, kiln-dried hardwood frame with cushions made of multilayer soy and plant based polyfoam. Guess what else…it’s made right here in the USA. Shocking.

Now I’m unsure if the legs can be twisted off but this deep seated sofa from Macy’s is the most affordable out of the bunch at only $699.

However if all of these are out of the budget, don’t fret. Ginormous bean bags, floor pillows and (shhhhhh…) pet beds are big on comfort and easy on the wallets. You can pick those up anywhere and online. If you want to go the pet bed route, go to TJmaxx or Michael’s. Pottery Barn also has bean bags even smaller ones for little rascals. Nothing beats being able to lounge around in comfort to watch a movie. Have pretty woven baskets nearby so people can snuggle up with throws. Maybe even have a flat surface outlining the “pillow pit” so people can place beverages on a sturdy surface like THIS

{Images via HDLiving, Home Design Decorating, Digs Digs, Home Theater Systemz, DIY Network, Stargate Cinema, Zgallerie, Macy’s, CB2, Value City Furniture}

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  1. Cheryl Lynn says:

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    1. Thanks for the feedback. I’d love to. Emailing you now.

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