Who says the ‘media’ room has to be dark and dreary? Not so in this house!
As a “new build house”, this is not technically a ‘before & after’, but here are a couple of ‘during’ photos to give you a picture of where we came from:
The homeowners wanted a ‘happy’ space for the family to hang out and watch football games (huge TCU fans!).
We re-upholstered a few of the homeowners existing furniture pieces and gave them a dramatically new lease on life.
For example, this ottoman:
Never underestimate the power of a fun fabric and a contrast cord!
These comfy chairs:
Became these chairs:
Just for the record, reupholstery is not always a cost save. The cost of labor and fabric sometimes exceeds the price of a new piece. But, if you have an item, like a chair, and you know you like it, why not consider changing it up with a new fabric and design instead of replacing it?
In addition to the bold ottoman and jazzy chair fabric, we also dressed up the neutral sectional with punchy pillows in lime, turquoise and white.
We added pizzazz to the built in unit by wallpapering the back of the unit in Phillip Jefferies Turquoise grass cloth wallpaper. The walls are a neutral off-white and the ceiling a very pale blue.
The “rug” is carpet cut to fit the room perfectly. The subtle animal print offers piece of mind against spills for a room being used by both adults and grandchildren!
For those of you concerned about optimal movie watching, our drapery panels are double width with blackout lining to keep out any light/glare! These were also made of a pretty fabric with a unique decorative tape on the leading edge.
I hope this fun room gives you some inspiration for when when it comes to designing your home’s media room. A fun, happy space is surely likely to get more use than a dark, drab room that no one feels like retreating to!
Keep checking back for more rooms from this lovely new home!
Great tips- especially new upholstery for old furniture. My cuz has an upholstery shop in another state and always has left over fabric. I’ve had several items redone with fabric chosen from his leftover pile. Made excellent ‘new’ pieces, because they had great bones to start with!