Is a Media Room the Right Choice for You and Your Family?
SES Design Group Shares Insights on Different Entertainment Spaces
A media room is where real-life happens—a multipurpose space where families spend time together, watch the big game with friends, and party when guests visit. The flexibility of the room is what makes it so attractive as well as a practical choice for those who wish to do more than sit in the dark and watch movies.
The way in which you’re expected to behave in each space is also quite different. A media room is much more social. In fact, it encourages these experiences. Imagine you’re watching the big game with your family, chatting, and playing with the kids. But what happens if someone starts talking in a theater? They get a look followed closely by, ‘Shhh.’ The lights are turned down low, there is no talking, no reading, and definitely no answering your cell phone.
If you’re a movie buff and want an in-home cinematic experience, then a home theater is the answer. Lucky for you, 2015 is the year of the home theater enthusiast and you’ll certainly want to read our blog post. To see if a media room will meet your needs, answer the questions below.
Questions to ask yourself
- Do you plan to entertain in the current space?
- Will the media system be used for watching movies, gaming, and streaming music?
- Is flexibility important to you?
If you answered yes to these questions, a media room may be the best fit for you and your family. What makes a media room? Below we included a few features to consider.
Inviting Furniture Pieces
The right kind of furniture is important and a great place to start. Depending on the different ways you plan to use your media room will help determine the kind of seating you’ll need. Since you’ll probably be doing more than just watching movies, you’ll want furniture pieces that can easily be arranged into configurations that encourage conversation; think comfy sofas, relaxing recliners, and enticing loveseats.
A View from Any Angle
Be sure you invest in an ample screen size. The screen should fit the space and allow your audience a stunning view from any angle. A rule of thumb to follow is that you should be able to sit back from the TV two to three times the size of your screen (measured on a diagonal). The screen should also be large enough that you get a sense of the wow factor.
Whether it’s a media room or a home theater that interests you, the experts at SES Design Group can engineer a space to fit your needs and your budget. Contact us to learn more.