When you have a family, you spend more time at home than you go out. This can be quite stressful when you want to unwind after work while keeping your kids entertained and happy. That is why an entertainment room is a perfect solution for the whole family, as it allows everybody to enjoy their preferred activities right at home. On that note, we have assembled a brief guide to walk you through the steps you need to take to DIY your own entertainment room.
Build a Home Theatre
When you think of an entertainment room, the first thing that typically comes to mind is a home theatre. This is because there’s nothing quite as entertaining as a cinematic experience. Now, imagine if you could indulge in this type of pleasure from the comfort of your own home? It would be like heading to the movie theatre in your pajamas! So, to truly perfect your DIY entertainment room, all you need is a good sound system. And, that is the only thing you would have to splurge on because even projectors aren’t a necessity these days with the big screen TVs we have today. Having a home theatre means that you can design it with any kind of seating you want to make sure everyone feels comfortable. Once you do that, you can happily watch movies, sports, and even play video games.
Provide Plenty of Games
Games are a popular choice for a family entertainment room. No entertainment room is complete without some fun sports-bar-like activities to engage in. A pool table is one of the most common additions to any DIY entertainment room, as it sets the tone for the room immediately. Another great idea is to purchase a table for table tennis because it’s an exciting game for the whole family to enjoy. These two are usually the first games that spring to mind when you want to create a room that inspires everyone to sit back and have a little fun. They are also bound to keep you entertained for hours. There are other games you can include in your entertainment room to maintain the laid-back setting you’re going for. So, consider including board games, cards, and even a dartboard to ensure everyone has their preference.
Add Storage Space
If you have small children, you should implement some storage space so that you can give your kids their own set of draws to store their toys in. This will allow them to have their own special fun games too, as they’ll be able to take their toys out and play with them so that they can make use of the room as well. This way, everybody benefits from the entertainment room. Provide a carpeted area for the kids to play on and place a small table and chairs so that they can have their own space. This will keep them out of the way, but where you can still keep an eye on them.
Provide Cozy Furniture
You can’t relax and enjoy yourself if you’re not comfortable. So, your first order of business is to make sure that the furniture in your new entertainment lounge is comfy and cozy. You want the whole family to experience a calming atmosphere when they enter the room so that all the stresses of work or school are out the window from this moment forward. A large couch or even a sofa bed that can fit everyone would be fun or some bean bags to make the place feel extra cozy. Also, if you want to take it up a notch, then you should purchase some lazy-boy chairs and unleash your inner Joey and Chandler – could these chairs be any more relaxing? Lastly, make sure there are plenty of cushions around so the whole family can feel nice and snug.
Install a Bar
For the adults, installing a bar and bar stools, or even a minibar to get the party started will make you get the most out of the entertainment room. It’s also wise to have a bar where you can store drinks and snacks for the children as well, so you don’t have to head over to the kitchen amid all of the excitement. Having popcorn or cheese platters already available is going to make spending hours in this little haven easy and efficient.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune to create your entertainment room. You can stick to the affordable options and still have something for the whole family. However, if you can afford to splurge, then go all out. But, regardless of your budget, the aforementioned tips can be included in any home to entertain the entire family.