Ahhhh! Finally. Finally! I’m finally sharing our theatre room with all of you! It’s finally DONE. Right now you’re either thinking “finally!” yourself OR you’ve forgotten all about my theatre room and that it was even spoken about to begin with. :) Honestly this was just one of those projects that took on such a life of its own! So many hiccups along the way (I could write 3 blog posts alone about all of the snags I dealt with). Then I finally got this space 85% done and was just so tired of working on it I needed a break before finishing it. Basically this room took me as long to design and build and decorate as our whole house did. Ha. But it’s done! I can finally say our theatre room is DONE. Have I used the words “finally” and “done” enough yet?
It’s finally done.
Moving on. :)
To fully appreciate this forever long project of mine let’s remember what this space looked like after we moved into our new home almost 6 years ago. This room was an extra room we added last minute when we were building because it’s located over our garage and was an easy, inexpensive add-on. At that time my husband thought he might want a theatre room, but we weren’t sure if we’d really use one so we decided to just move into the house and decide a few years later how best to use the space. With no real plan for the room it of course became a catch all for storage. (The white door leads into our attic where I store all of my holiday decor).
(Prepping for the wood work!)
A couple of years later our girls were getting older and we could tell that a theatre room would be a good idea. They constantly had friends over and everyone was always piling into the playroom, moving furniture and crowding around the TV in that room to watch movies and have birthday parties and sleepovers.
Exhibit A. :) Told you my house gets messy.. ;)
When I decided to take on this project my husband was busy with work and still burned out from building our house (I still don’t think he has fully recovered!) so when I told him I was ready to turn this room into a theatre room he politely told me that other than picking out the actual screen and sound system I was on my own. I said BRING IT ON of course (not fully knowing what I was getting into) and started sketching out this space. Really I didn’t want a traditional theatre room with stacked seats. What I wanted was another family room with a really big TV, a big comfy couch and a place to pop popcorn. And molding! Pretty molding of course. :)
Ready to FINALLY see our theatre room? This is how it looks today..
Even if you don’t love it, please do a happy dance for me that it’s DONE! :) So exciting to have it look like a REAL room! It was a hot mess of to-do’s for way too long.
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You might remember that I had a different rug in this space to begin with. Long story short – I loved the rug but it just didn’t feel right to me for this room. I couldn’t move past it! I tried to find pillows and decor and decorate around it and it just wasn’t working. Every time I walked into this room it just didn’t feel right. It wasn’t “young” enough if that makes sense? Not right for a space that mostly teens would hang out in. So I returned the rug, took a couple of months off and then found and bought this Souk Wool Rug. I loved it in this room the SECOND I laid it down!
I brought our black stripe teepee into the corner after I laid down the rug realizing I could pull more black and white into the room and BAM. Those two items were all I needed to know the direction I was going with this space. Moral of this story.. don’t underestimate the power of a good rug! It really sets the tone for the room. Also black and white stripes are always a good thing in my book. Right up there with popcorn and molding. ;)
I didn’t put a coffee table in this room because I knew we’d often have a full room with kids all over the floor so instead I bought this Fringed Boho Pouf to use for a foot stool and then my kids all have these bean bags in their rooms they can bring into this space for extra seating.
I also added this fun Winslow Arc Floor Lamp for extra lighting and I love it in the corner! It’s hard to tell how HUGE it is in this picture. It’s also hard to see what the fabric looks like on our walls so I’ll try to get a better close up picture soon. It has a light grey herringbone pattern on it and is so beautiful.
I’m a sucker for Anthropologie pillows (LOVE the texture they bring into a room!) so I mixed a few I already had with a few new pillows for this couch.
Ok.. so we’ve covered the couch area of the room.. let’s tour the rest! (You can find details on my couch here.)
Got my BIG TV. :) I really struggled the day we hung the screen because I wanted to center the top and bottom on the fabric so badly! But for viewing purposes it needed to be lower because the couch is low. One of the many times I’ve had to sacrifice design for function! Things like that always drive the perfectionist side of me crazy for a while and then I get over them and move on. ;) So fun watching movies on this screen and my husband is absolutely giddy thinking about Fall football and afternoon weekend naps in this room!
Remember the beginning of my fun shiplap focal wall and appliances?
It’s my favorite part of the room. :) You can see I left the door on the side of our playroom painted white..
But I had the theatre room side of the door painted grey. My instinct is to always go light and bright so I had to really force myself to think DARK for this room! When the black out blind is closed it’s SO dark in this space.
You can read all about our Ferguson appliances and sink in this post and you can download my paint colors here. The shiplap wall paint is the same as my main house color and the darker grey is the same grey I used in my formal living room coffered ceiling! When you find something you love you stick with it. :)
The counters are white Quartz and I fell hard for the chrome sconces (similar here). And the numbered movie prints! Aren’t they fun!? I searched high and low for something for this shiplap wall that would take up space between the sconces but not cover too much of the shiplap. Really.. I looked for MONTHS. Happiest day when I landed on these old movie prints on Etsy! I reached out to Jennifer at Coco and James (CUTEST Etsy shop!) and she was so incredibly sweet and sent me the prints right over! Seriously if you need prints for a baby/child’s room you have to check out her shop. Beautiful and the prints are amazing quality. I put my new prints in these white gallery frames and was honestly giddy with how they looked. Perfect finishing touch to our theatre room!
The remote needed to stay plugged in on this counter so I set up a little tray and plant to help disguise it. :)
I tried so many things in this corner and at the end of the day my favorite Douro vases just looked the best so I guess I’m figuring out something else for my family room console table where they usually sit. :) (Similar white faux flowers)
I’m excited to share the organization going on in this room (always my favorite part!) but this post has gone on long enough! I’ll share that soon in another post and answer any other questions about this room so feel free to ask in the comments if I’ve left something out! (UPDATE: YOU CAN FIND MY POST WITH ANSWERED QUESTIONS AND DRAWER ORGANIZATION HERE)
Here are a few more random pics I took. Playroom door closed..
and play room door open. :) You can see my latest playroom progress here. Can’t wait to have that room finished like the theatre room is now! Baby steps around here. Very SLOW, methodical baby steps. ;)
Our theatre room! Done. I’m so happy it’s finally done. Sometime I’ll have to take pics at night to share the lighting in this space. And of course I’ll have to share pics of how the room usually looks.. with pillows tossed on the floor and full of kids. :)
All sources are below and like I said.. let me know if you have other questions about this space! Thanks for being patient with me on projects that take a little.. ok.. A LOT longer than planned. ;)