As home media solutions increase in purpose and ease of use for luxury high end homes, the options for a dedicated private cinema in which the environment is precisely designed and engineered are continually being refined. Picture it for your Naples or Boca Raton home: A room isolated from outside noise with special acoustic treatments and optimized audio that is achieved through precisely measured speaker and lighting placement. You and your loved one, or the whole family, can cozy up on plush theater seating positioned specifically for the ultimate viewing experience of your favorite movie or streaming series on a big screen. Using your integrated lighting control, you press a single button, the lights dim, the screen descends, and the show begins. Press pause, and the lights brighten so you can get more popcorn. What, there’s no more popcorn? Press another button and a fresh batch begins to pop in the kitchen. The modern media room defines the perfect blend of technological advancements with the luxury high-end looks of today’s interior design preferences.
A common feature of the modern media room is the use of commercial theater accoutrements like a tiered floor for optimal obstruction-free viewing and step lights for safety. Tastefully hung movie-making memorabilia as decor further dedicates the space to the task at hand.
Should your Napes or Boca Raton home have a room large enough, you can create a dining area on one side, utilizing a recessed curtain as a room divider that’s easily either tucked away or drawn for a more intimate TV-watching experience. Lighting installed inside the curtain’s track adds an extra touch of drama as well as further delineating the space. You could also go for that vintage theater feel in your modern media room by using red velvet as the curtain fabric.
Consider lighting as a decorative feature of your luxury high-end media room. Think back to the golden age of cinema, when commercial theaters were lavishly decorated with colorful murals and gilded moldings. Your media room can either mirror that era with perhaps a classic framed movie poster or two, or keep it ultra-modern with tastefully placed, linear landscape. The trick of this lighting is that it will draw just enough attention to the room’s main focal point without becoming a distraction.
Although tastefully applied lighting is effective enough for your media room, you can also consider using dark colors on the walls accented by modern wall sconces. Their up and down lighting offers cinematic drama while staying out of the way of the projector. Add a programmable dimmer switch for the final touch and ease of use. Conversely, you could go with a white-on-white design, which focuses all of your attention on the screen. Use soft lighting to give the room intimacy so energy is serene and focused.
Speaking of texture… think of how nice a plush couch and thick carpet would feel in your Naples or Boca Raton home media room once the lights go out. Additionally, this luxurious design can include textured walls, curtains, and furniture to dampen extraneous noise. That way, the quality of your sound system can really be appreciated.
As it stands these days, some of the most exhilarating home surround sound areas aren’t even dedicated media rooms! AV options are often skillfully woven into and hidden throughout the entire house, turning living rooms, family rooms, master bedrooms and outdoor patios into dual function locations. Just about any room in your luxury high-end Florida home can be recreated into a multi-purpose media room, concealing a state-of-the-art home theater that only reveals itself at the touch of a button. Using today’s technology, your entire home can be engineered with hidden screens and speakers that descend from ceilings, hide inside framed artwork, or even rise from specially designed furniture.
It’s your home cinematic experience, so choose the design that best reflects your tastes and desires. The experts at Clive Daniel Home like David Petrusch, Allied ASID in our Boca Raton showroom can help that vision come to life. Give David a call at 561-617-5559, or email Dpetrusch@clivedaniel.com, and get ready for movie night!