Home Theatre Design Photos

A theatre room can take time and money to perfect, but when done right, it can blow you (and your friends!) away. Technology has never been better, and with the likes of a 3D TV, projector or super-sized TV, surround sound, comfy sofa and recliner chairs, you can easily bring Hollywood into your home. True film fanatics might even install a popcorn machine or fairy floss maker! Add a gaming console that can hook up to the big screen and you have yourself a fully functional media room.

If you’re really serious about creating your own home theatre, spend some time researching the right home theatre systems for your needs, as well as speakers, lighting and lounge furniture. Or, seek the help of a Home Theatre Professional for advice on audio visual and home automation.

Do I need a designated room for a home cinema?


If you have space to spare, a separate cinema room can be quite the luxury, but it’s definitely not necessary to enjoy all the benefits of home theatre experience. Most people integrate their home cinema into their living room. So you don’t compromise on style, consider having your TV screen mounted to the wall, or install a projector that can be stowed away when not in use. If in your living room, try to disguise your speakers and any cables. Ceiling-integrated speakers are a great option. Otherwise, in a standalone theatre room, consider making your speakers a feature.

What should I look for in home theatre seating?


Comfort should be front of mind when looking for home theatre seating, so look for options that allow you to sink in, recline and adjust your headrest. For an authentic cinema-going experience, stadium seating is a must. Platforms and stairs, complete with LED step lighting, can mimic tiers. Leather recliner chairs are a top-end choice, or you could opt for several modular sofas and ottomans instead. To cater for those who like to watch, eat and drink at the same time, look for seating that has cup holders, or install a bar area with turnable stools.

What equipment should I add to my media room?


A projector and projector screen will lead to a more dramatic movie experience, but the picture can be slightly blurry if the equipment quality is bad. A high-definition plasma or LCD TV might not be quite as large scale, but will deliver a more crisp, clear image. You can, however, find oversized wall-mounted TVs that match the size of a projector screen – but these do cost a pretty penny. Next, enhance your cinema experience with surround sound to make the movie-goers feel like they’re right in the middle of the action. Home automation can further replicate the real cinema experience. Consider installing lights that automatically dim once the film starts, or LED strip lighting that comes on when a movie is paused. Finish your fit-out with a gaming console so you can use the big screen and comfy seats to battle your friends.
This is an example of a large contemporary enclosed home theatre in Sunshine Coast with beige walls, carpet and beige floor.

Phill Jackson Photography
This is an example of a large contemporary enclosed home theatre in Sunshine Coast with beige walls, carpet and beige floor.
The theatre-like atmosphere - phiar5

This is an example of a traditional enclosed home theatre in Other with multi-coloured walls, carpet and purple floor.

Sara Fife Photography
This is an example of a traditional enclosed home theatre in Other with multi-coloured walls, carpet and purple floor.
Wall paper and use of small space - nigel_mulipola

Inspiration for a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Perth with multi-coloured walls, carpet, a projector screen and grey floor.

Inspiration for a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Perth with multi-coloured walls, carpet, a projector screen and grey floor.
media room curtains - jessica_holliday85

Design ideas for a large contemporary enclosed home theatre in Perth with multi-coloured walls, carpet and a built-in media wall.

The ceiling has several small down lights in it to create a starry night effect. The theatre has seating on two levels and the leather arm chairs create a luxurious cinema feel.
Love the modern galaxy look. I've always wanted a home theatre - mayflower5002

Contemporary enclosed home theatre in Sydney with grey walls, medium hardwood floors, a wall-mounted tv and white floor.

Contemporary enclosed home theatre in Sydney with grey walls, medium hardwood floors, a wall-mounted tv and white floor.
Lights around screen - nigel_mulipola

Design ideas for a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Melbourne with grey walls, carpet, a projector screen and grey floor.

Theatre as displayed at Mernda Villages Estate, Mernda.
Design ideas for a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Melbourne with grey walls, carpet, a projector screen and grey floor.
Colour scheme, room orientation and size all great. - webuser_622564306

Contemporary home theatre in Sydney.

Peter and Debbie are going for broke on the design of a lifetime. They’ve got half a million bucks to transform their already beautiful house, into a dream home. They’ve asked for wow factor and expect a sumptuous hotel style master suite, a Dr Who inspired media room and a kitchen and entertaining space to die for. In a massive makeover the team need to finish in time for the grand unveiling at Peter and Debbie’s 50th birthday party.
Curtain to enclose the experience in its own little world. - megan_osborne92

This is an example of a small contemporary enclosed home theatre in Wollongong.

Tom Ferguson
This is an example of a small contemporary enclosed home theatre in Wollongong.
Lounge room window. Bamboo and plants on a shelf. - shane1331

Photo of a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Melbourne with brown walls, carpet, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.

Matthew Mallett Photography
Photo of a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Melbourne with brown walls, carpet, a wall-mounted tv and grey floor.
The upper level for placing chairs... great idea! - miriama_pritchard

Design ideas for a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Perth with carpet, beige floor, a projector screen and white walls.

Design ideas for a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Perth with carpet, beige floor, a projector screen and white walls.
Wow - mitchell_sghabi

Inspiration for a large contemporary enclosed home theatre in Melbourne with black walls, carpet, a projector screen and multi-coloured floor.

Kingbuilt
Inspiration for a large contemporary enclosed home theatre in Melbourne with black walls, carpet, a projector screen and multi-coloured floor.
BOH - Home theatres to enjoy next the season with - khanh__

Contemporary enclosed home theatre in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a projector screen and brown floor.

Contemporary enclosed home theatre in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a projector screen and brown floor.

Design ideas for a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Sydney with beige walls and a projector screen.

Anson Smart
Design ideas for a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Sydney with beige walls and a projector screen.
not sure if the fabric is good - desybarite69

Inspiration for a large contemporary home theatre in Central Coast with black walls, carpet, a projector screen and beige floor.

Clixar Images
Inspiration for a large contemporary home theatre in Central Coast with black walls, carpet, a projector screen and beige floor.
red carpet and walls - will_kruss

Mid-sized contemporary open concept home theatre in Perth with white walls, carpet and a projector screen.

D-Max Photography
Mid-sized contemporary open concept home theatre in Perth with white walls, carpet and a projector screen.
screen wall mounted entertainment unit - emma_lebictelley

Contemporary enclosed home theatre in Brisbane with grey walls, carpet and grey floor.

Contemporary enclosed home theatre in Brisbane with grey walls, carpet and grey floor.
color and design - leonie_fouracre

Mid-sized transitional enclosed home theatre in Sydney with white walls, carpet, a projector screen and grey floor.

Media room with bespoke cabinetry to house the rear projection screen. Block out curtains for that true cinema experience and surround sound mean you will never want to leave. design by Jodie Carter Design. Photos by Savills Real Estate, Double Bay
love the set out and hoe it looks out the window - webuser_637581351

Photo of a contemporary enclosed home theatre in Perth with grey walls, carpet, a built-in media wall and grey floor.

This room has been designed to be used as a cinema room. Custom Cabinetry designed by Moda Interiors. Walls: Dulux Grey Pebble Half. Ceiling: Wattyl Cumberland. Carpet: SC 5858 BEL.I MARE, Solution dyed fibre from Carpet Call. Artwork and Pinball Machine : Client's own. Coffee Tables and Cinema Chairs: Merlino Furniture. Photography: DMax Photography.
ceiling - dharitri_patel83