Whether it’s for family movie night, catching the big sports match with friends or completing an epic gaming marathon- a media room is a space of pure indulgence. More than just a big tv in the living room or even a home theater.
It’s somewhere you can really kick back and relax, consume your favorite content, and is a space in your home you can enjoy either with others or alone.
Think About Decor
Usually, in homes, it’s all about light neutrals to make the space look airy and spacious. However, in a media room, dark colors are the way to go. This really helps all of the focus to be on the screen when you lower the lights, and can generally enhance the experience. You’ll notice your local cinema screens are kitted out in the same way for this reason. Painting the walls and ceiling in a darker color will help to make your own little media sanctuary even better. You will also need good window treatments to block out the light, the last thing you want is sunlight and shadows on the walls and glare on the screen. Go with blackout blinds, and then a pair of blackout curtains over the top.
Big Screen TV
The main feature of your media room will of course be your screen. Most new televisions are now ‘ultra HD’ giving you the best viewing experience. Whether you want to watch movies, stream tv, watch television, box sets or hook it up to your console or computer system- you won’t go far wrong with this kind of quality.
Games on Deck
You already know I'm a #GamerGirl. Gaming consoles will of course hook right up to the TV, but if you game on a PC, there are adapters you can get if it doesn’t link directly. Whether you’re playing multiplayer with your friends or just gaming alone, this is sure to massively enhance the experience compared with playing on a standard monitor. Whether you’re playing Fifa, Smite or Ark Survival it will look incredible! Don’t forget, you can get cheat codes from sites like iWantCheats to make it even more enjoyable. Especially if you’re having a hard time in the beginning.
Super Fast Internet is a MUST HAVE
If you’re gaming online or streaming content, anything other than super fast internet is going to drive you insane. If yours isn't living up to expectations, shop around and speak to other providers. As long as you’re out of contract you’re free to change to whoever you want, so find out who can offer the best speed in your area. Maybe even speak to your neighbors and see if they recommend who they’re with.
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