Media room ideas: 9 inspiring spaces for entertainment

The best media room ideas cater to the whole family. A multifunctional room that has a variety of uses, the media room is often the place friends and family members come together to relax, play games and watch TV. Ensuring that your media room incorporates a TV, games consoles and an entertainment center will prevent these items from being left behind and awkwardly placed in an area that doesn’t coordinate with your existing family or living room design scheme.

Similarly to your living room TV ideas and movie room, you want to create a family room that reflects your personal style and personality, whilst thoughtfully planning the area to ensure the TV stand ideas fit perfectly in with the design of the space.

1. Use a mixture of comfortable seating 

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‘Media rooms need to offer flexibility as they have to cater to different types of “media”,’ says Lucy Searle, global editor in chief, Homes & Gardens, ‘For example, it might be the family loves gaming, tv watching, or listening to music. A space that has both a couch and armchairs will offer variety and also work best if you use the room for socializing too.’

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Porcelain is extremely hard-wearing, making them an excellent choice for countertops and feature walls in media rooms. It’s both scratch and stain-resistant allowing you to place decorative accessories, plants, and drinks directly onto the surface without fear of leaving marks or stains.