So how big of a movie and television habit do you have? Is your Netflix queue loaded to the brim? How about your DVR? How’s that looking these days? Or, maybe you’re one of those folks that’s been curating a collection of DVDs since you were in high school? Whatever the case, you need a comfortable place to enjoy all of that media.
Sure, you can swank out the family room, but do you really want a gigantic television and surround sound right in the middle of your home? Instead, why not construct the ultimate home theater in a finished basement? Many homeowners have gone this route, and all of them are immensely satisfied with the results. That’s because when your home theater is tucked away down in the basement, all bets are off when it comes to design, AV equipment and comfortable seating!
So, take the home theater out of the family room and move it to the basement by checking out these 23 amazing finished basement theaters for movie time! We’re sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration on this list. And even if you don’t, you’ll still be green with envy after seeing how awesome these finished basement home theaters are!
1. Dark Accent
In a larger finished basement like this, placing a dark accent wall behind the television is an excellent design decision.
2. Sound Dampening
Built into an alcove, this trendy basement theater has sound panels to limit the noise from the room in the rest of the home.
3. Cinema Vibe
Thanks to its deep red and beige color scheme, this finished basement theater perfectly captures the cinema vibe.
4. Have a Drink
The perfect touch for this amazing basement theater is the full-service bar at the rear.
5. Easy Access
Of course, if you don’t want to travel too far an adult beverage, you can always put a wet bar at the side of the theater room.
The accent lighting overhead gives this theater room a truly unique (and purple) vibe!
A large u-shaped couch like the one used in this basement theater is perfect for family movie time.
8. Little Ones
If you have little ones, keeping a lot of open floor space in your basement theater will be a decision you won’t regret.
9. Cool Stuff
We love the elevated bar seating area and the lounge area that have been built into the back of this finished basement home theater design.
10. Pillows Galore
Can you think of a more comfortable place to watch your favorite movie than a giant mound of pillows?
11. Wood Panels
The wood-paneled television area in this basement home theater adds a touch of elegance to the space.
We think that the “Now Showing” sign above the television is a deft and whimsical choice for this space.
13. Get the Family
This is another example of a basement home theater that’s perfect for family time.
14. Dark Walls
With dark walls throughout and black leather, this basement home theater ensures that attention stays where it belongs: on the screen.
With a fireplace below the television, this finished basement theater is a perfect place for getting cozy on a cold winter night.
16. Black Ceiling
This cozy basement theater has a lot going for it, but the black ceiling, reminiscent of a real movie theater, is a cool choice.
17. Exposed Stone
Here, the television is built into the exposed-stone wall and situated next to a fireplace. It gives this space a wonderful and comfortable vibe.
18. Yellow and Orange
The yellow and orange paint used on the walls, which is mirrored in the L-shaped couch, gives this basement theater a cheerful and attractive aura.
19. Old Timey
If you want to bring your basement theater back to the golden age of cinema, then why not try a design like this?
20. Create a Mood
In designing your basement home theater, consider creating a mood for the space by choosing attractive and unique colors.
21. Adding Drama
For those who want a dramatic effect for their finished basement home theater design, why not include a retractable red velvet curtain?
22. Look Up!
When trying to add a touch of luxury to your basement theater, consider adding some architectural features to the ceiling.
23. Make It Yours
The finished basement home theater is all about creating a space for you and those you love. So make sure it has personality and that it’s as comfortable as possible!