Although for some the definition of a home cinema might simply be the living room, many are deciding to transform designated spaces in their houses, apartments and flats into their very own home cinema room. With the world’s love for digital tech and all things film ever-growing, it’s really no surprise that home cinema rooms are becoming more popular in our interiors. We love these spaces for their versatility and innovative designs. It's also a fun and enjoyable use for rooms that might otherwise become a second guest bedroom or snug. Highly sociable, home cinema rooms are perfect for spending time with family and friends - whether it's getting the kids together to watch a film on a rainy Saturday afternoon or inviting your friends over for a merlot and movie night!
HOME CINEMA ROOM DESIGN
An interior design project by Pavilion Broadway
As part of one of our past interior design projects, we transformed a loft space into a luxurious home cinema room. The room was designed by our Director, David, and put together by him and our interior design team.
“Our client had a spare loft space in their home that was otherwise going to be used for storage or as an additional guest bedroom,” says David. “Due to the shape and size of the loft, it was perfect for use as a cinema room. I was tasked with designing a cosy and functional room that reflected the decor of the rest of the home, while also becoming it's own space.”
Creating an immersive experience
Anyone choosing to go out to the cinema is seeking an immersive and unique experience. For this reason, a number of cinematic features were integrated into the home cinema design to recreate this feeling as much as possible. Some of the walls were lined with fabric for better sound absorption, while ceiling blinds and shutters were installed to create a complete black-out experience. The other element to consider was climate control, especially as this was a loft space where the warm air was likely to circulate. Air conditioning was fitted to ensure that the temperature could be adjusted to a comfortable home cinema level that was neither too hot nor too cold.
The stairs leading up to the loft were also integrated into the design scheme. Fully carpeted, the steps were highlighted with skirting board spotlights like those you’d find in a commercial cinema.
An extension of the home
It was important to the client that their home cinema room worked seamlessly alongside the decor in the rest of the house. Every element was carefully chosen to create a luxurious feel, right down to the smallest of details. We used John Cullen lighting alongside switches by Forbes and Lomax. The lightswitches in particular were really effective as they created an "invisible" effect that incorporated seamlessly into the design. Any paintwork was carried out using Farrow and Ball, while a deep pile carpet was chosen to create a warm and luxurious feel underfoot. The addition of a film-style Authentic Models standing spotlight brought a vintage feel to the scheme.
The style of the building meant that the loft featured a small cubbyhole space to the one side. Instead of leaving it empty, we incorporated this space into the design, utilising it to create a designated gaming area that would enjoy the same immersion as the cinema room.