February 05, 2013
With the holidays finally winding down and the promise of blustery weather in the coming months, it's likely that all you want to do is relax most evenings with a few episodes of your favorite TV show or an entertaining movie. No one can blame you! But before you settle in on that couch, why not make good on a New Year's resolution and fix up your room design? Renovating your media center will make the coming months of warm cocoa and a comedy on the couch all the more satisfying. Just consider these easy steps.
Start your renovations from the ground up
One of the best things you can do to jumpstart your renovation is invest in brand new hardwood floors. Anderson Floors has made a business of offering customers the very best in premier boards and planks for their homes, which is why you should consider one of their collections, like the Hickory Forge line. Featuring engineered boards crafted from real hickory, these planks are each handmade so that no two are alike. Ideal for your newly renovated media room.
Rethink the room's layout
Sometimes, switching the television to a new wall can really change up a room in a satisfying way. Although you might think you've got the optimal setup, why not move your layout around and try different things? Consult a feng shui guide for extra expertise.
Invest in all the quality electronics you need
Once upon a time, all you needed was a stylish TV and DVD or VCR. Nowadays, the premier technology is all 1080p high definition and Blu-ray. Score a great HDTV, top of the line surround sound system and don't forget any streaming technology you might want for services like Netflix or Hulu.
Even with the ubiquity of wireless technology in everything from video game consoles to Wi-Fi connections, things can get a little busy by the electrical outlets. From velcro straps to shelving and plenty of drawers, make sure your space is outfitted for efficient storage. Keeping your media room clean is half the battle when it comes to relaxing design.
Find a decor style
Even in a room designed for immersive entertainment, you can still devote some time to decor. Whether you go with vintage movie posters or prints of famous landscape paintings, kooky wall decals or striped paint, don't neglect to lend this spot some serious good looks.
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