Have you seen the price of movie tickets these days? They’re absolutely insane! And, the price of a movie ticket, of course, doesn’t even include the price of concessions. When factoring in things like soda, popcorn and candy, a family of four can end up spending well over $100 on a night out to the movies. Like we said, it’s absolutely insane.
It’s no wonder, then, that more and more homeowners are installing elegant home theaters. When the theater is just down the hall, you don’t have to worry about dealing with all the hassles of the Cineplex. Plus, you can put on whatever movies or television shows you want! When you combine that with the number of streaming services that are available to everyone these days, is there even really a reason to go to the movie theater at all…
Well, if you don’t have a killer home theater, then you’re still going to get the best experience at the cinema. So, that’s why we’ve decided to share 25 absolutely jaw-dropping home theaters with you. By checking these out, you’ll see what’s possible, and you just might be able to build something similar for yourself. When you do that, no more movie tickets, no more expensive popcorn, and no more pricey candy. Instead, you can enjoy all of those things in the privacy of your own home at a fraction of the cost!
1. Multiple Seating Options
With a tricked out home theater design, you don’t merely need to go with one kind of seating. Check out how this example combines stadium seating with a sectional.
2. Wood Paneling
When you want a vibe for your home theater that recreates the feel of a classic cinema, you’ll want to go with wood paneling.
Hey, what’s a movie without a snack or a drink? That’s what makes the bar built into this home theater so cool!
4. Simple Color Choices
You can go crazy if you want, however simple color choices work best. This ensures the room appears uniform once the lights go down for the feature.
5. Bar Seating
Including a bar seating area at the back of your home theater can work really well, especially if you’ll be using the space for game day.
6. Something Simpler
You don’t need to build a cinema like room to have an awesome home theater. Instead, you can do something like this, which uses a sunken area in the basement.
7. LED Lights
You can do a lot with LED lights! They’re perfect for adding a futuristic vibe to your home theater area.
8. More Cheerful
If you want something that’s not so masculine, you could go with a color scheme like this, which combines subtle green with orange.
9. Open Space
Some people want a home theater for entertainment purposes. That’s what makes this massive, open design so appealing! Think of the customization options.
10. The Red Curtain
If you really want to add that signature and classic design touch to your home theater, then you’ve got to include the red curtain.
11. Two Sides
This wonderful home theater features to sides of stadium seating that offer ample space for guests to spread out.
12. A Different Feel
We love the look of this wood-paneled home theater, which would feel right at home at a posh country club.
13. Under Cabinet Lighting
When you’re installing a large media center in your home theater, consider including under-cabinet lighting to really up the drama level.
14. Wall Of Television
Why lay up on a flat-screen television? HD projectors can allow you to turn an entire wall into a television!
The combination of wood, brown and gold makes this home theater absolutely luxurious looking. The fine leather helps, too!
16. Just For Two
Home theaters don’t need to be large to be impressive. Even a simple home theater for two can be something exceptional.
17. Blackout Curtains
If you build your home theater on a main level in your home, then you’ll absolutely want to include blackout curtains as part of the design.
18. Wood Fun
For a more contemporary update to the classic theater look, consider doing something with wood walls like you see in this example.
19. Sub Aquatic
There’s something thoroughly relaxing and appealing about the aquatic color palate of this stunning and comfortable home theater.
As with other rooms in your home, if you want to lend an aura of sophistication to your home theater design, then you’ll want to work primarily with straight lines.
21. Dark Background
For the most part, you’ll want to use a dark media center in your home theater’s design. This keeps the focus where it should be: on the screen.
22. Get Bolder
While more neutral and darker colors are ideal for home theaters, you can feel free to get eclectic if you want!
23. More Personal
To offer your guests a more personal experience in your home theater, provide individual chairs as this example does.
This wonderful home theater achieves an instantly appealing vibe by using a bright yellow color palate.
People are always pushing the boundaries of what a home theater can be. Are you the next trailblazer? Only time will tell…