Do you want to create your own theater room but find yourself on a tight budget? Do you also want to ensure the project is simple and straightforward and doesn’t feel like a full room makeover? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, we’ve got some basic tips and steps you can take that will allow you to craft your very own theater-style room without spending a fortune.
Rearrange the Furniture
A good place to start is with furniture placement. There may be no need for new pieces; instead, the room might just need to be re-imagined. When you think of a theater, all the seating is facing the screen, so apply this to the layout. Right now, it may be set up for conversation, not optimal movie viewing.
Sew Some Couch and Seat Slipcovers
So, what happens if you move the furniture but it still doesn’t quite suit the theater vibe? This is when you can put your crafting skills to use and sew couch and seat slipcovers. These can be fashioned out of sheets if you want to make it simple, or you can purchase fabric and create something customized. What’s fun about furniture covers is that you can swap them out whenever you like and keep the room looking fresh and stylish.
Get Creative with Strip Lighting
Another tip is to use lighting to your advantage to give it that theater vibe. When visiting a movie theater in person, they are known for their use of strip lighting on the stairs and along the aisles of seating. Strip lighting provides just enough brightness to easily navigate through the theater and it has a very cool look to it. Why not use that as inspiration?
Strip lighting can be found via sites like Bazz Lighting, and it’s usually very affordable. It is sold in a roll which allows you to cut it to your desired length. You can also find different colors and widths, allowing for more customization. Some versions are also smart lighting, which gives you the ability to adjust such things as the brightness, the color, when it turns on/off, and so forth.
Strip lighting can be used on the ceiling, under cabinets, to frame the television and any other area that you want. These typically peel and stick in place, so they are simple to use.
Add Traditional Theater Décor
Finally, there is the décor that will finish off the space. You can look for items that give it a traditional theater look, such as a large popcorn machine and fun oversized theater-style cups for your beverages. You can also hang movie posters and Hollywood memorabilia on the wall and showcase your collection of movies.
Now that you’ve taken some basic steps to change up the look and feel in the room, you’ll be able to enjoy the perfect space for watching movies on your own, with family and, of course, when entertaining guests. You can go as elaborate as you want with your design and make the room unique.