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Make the Most of Your Media Room

Make the Most of Your Media Room

The media room, is one of the most used rooms in a home, and you’ve likely been spending a lot of time there lately. Whether you’re kicking back streaming your favorite shows or playing video games, Trendmaker Homes offers these ideas for how to set up a warm and inviting media room that’s perfect for family time.

Comfort is Key.

What kinds of things are going to give you the most comfortable movie- or TV-watching experience? Maybe it’s a sectional sofa with room for everyone in the family to spread out. Modular sectionals are great because you can adjust their configuration to whatever you need in that moment. A side chair or pouf are great for guests, especially when they can be easily stored elsewhere.

Media Room in a Guadalupe Floor Plan

Don’t forget big pillows and a throw blanket to cuddle up with. Pick a blanket that complements the color scheme of the room and keep it hanging over the sofa. Extra blankets for guests can be stored nearby in a basket.

Of course, you’ll need a place to put your snacks and drinks. A low coffee table and corner side table will keep your bowl of popcorn nearby, so you won’t have to reach too far. And if your family loves playing Wii Sports games or having Just Dance marathons, choose a coffee table that’s easy to move so the room can easily become a bowling alley or dance space.

Create an at-home theater.

Get that movie-theater feel right at home with a few basics. A wall-mounted TV may sound simple, but the simplicity can do a lot to elevate a media room. As a bonus, they are relatively inexpensive to install. For surround sound without the bulky speakers, consider a sound bar which offers a sleek look and powerful sound. Or, go big and invest in a projector, which will also let you watch movies in the backyard when the weather’s nice.

Take advantage of smart home technology.

Trendmaker homes have HomeSmart® technology features that will help you take movie night to the next level. With a central wireless access point, you can enjoy a strong WiFi signal in every part of your home. Need to adjust the lights or temperature? Don’t get up from the sofa – just ask Alexa. Our HomeSmart® packages are activated and supported by Amazon and includes Echo devices and HomeSmart® products.

Add your own personal touch.

Your home should reflect your own personal style, and the media room is no exception. Use built-in or DIY shelving to display your favorite board games, books or items you’ve collected over the years. A hanging chalkboard makes a great addition for keeping score during family game night.

Trendmaker homes feature open floor plans with spacious great rooms that are just right for family movie time or game nights. And our flex spaces offer another option for a fun game room or even a second movie-watching area for the kids.

Fairfield Model Home | 2nd Floor | Gameroom
Loft Area in a Fairfield Floor Plan

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Or reach out to our New Home Specialist in Austin, Jenn Hickman, who would be happy to help!

Jenn Hickman
New Home Specialist – Austin


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