Do you have a room in your house that has never been touched? Builder-grade basic, beige everywhere, devoid of any character? That was our media room upstairs. We were SO excited to buy this house because of the media room, but for the past few years other projects took precedence and we weren’t able to touch it…until now!
MEDIA ROOM “BEFORE”
This is the space before…nothing wrong with it but just SO bland! It was serving as an extra guest room too, which added to the awkwardness of this space.
We knew we wanted this space to be moody and masculine. We also knew that we could find EVERYTHING we needed to complete this space from www.homedpot.com/decor. I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to shop for an entire room from just one website! Their online shopping experience is a dream. I love not having to look anywhere else—with their large selection of home goods I know they’re bound to have just what I’m looking for.
Let’s start putting the room together!
First, we painted the room Binary Star by Behr Paint, using their Marquee formula—which is our preferred paint base and coats the very best.
We also added fun feature walls to the front and back of the media room. These walls were super easy to create—and we’ll share those DIY tutorials in another blog post coming soon.
On the focal wall, we added a wooden slat wall and this Home Decorator’s Collection Media Console to house all of the electronics. Since this is a media room there are a LOT, but this media console can handle the job of storing all of the gadgets WHILE looking super pretty! I love the muted distressing and the design of the wood carving.
For seating we chose two of these UBER FUNCTIONAL Sectionals.
Due to how long and narrow this room is, we put these right up against each other to create one long mega couch! They’re definitely on the firm side, but the storage can’t be beat. I showed these in-depth in my Instagram stories (look for the highlight titled ‘Media Room Makeover Home Depot’) but basically these are the most functional couches—with storage under the chaise lounges and ottomans that pop up from under, serving as a foot lounge OR a small bed—these couches are exactly what we needed for this space!
For the side wall, we really wanted warm, moody, modern lighting and these iron Home Decorator’s wall sconces fit that description perfectly. The soft amber glow of the light really helps set that ambiance that we were looking for in a theater room. We paired those with this Wall Art (Bear Canvas) that is a whopping 54” x 54” wall hanging. Did you know that Home Depot had all of this cool home décor to choose from? That bear honestly completes the space—and could really work in so many spaces. I think it could also look great in a bedroom above a bed too!
The Rug we chose for this space is a large one—9×12’—and we have a HACK for you! Have you ever tried laying a rug on top of carpet? It honestly doesn’t work. Especially when you have heavy furniture on top of it. It ALWAYS gets swirly and bunches up. A while back, after trying every rug tape that ever lived, we decided to try screwing the rug into the floorboard. And you know what?! It worked!! We removed the screws to see if there was any damage and because of how close the carpet fibers are you can’t even see the hole that was in the floorboard! That’s our hack! Screw it down! (Disclaimer: make sure you’re screwing into wooden sub-flooring. This room is upstairs, so we have woodent subfloors. This wouldn’t work for us downstairs because we have a concrete slab under our carpet.)
Then, on the back wall Brad built a bar top so we could seat additional guests. We LOVE these Home Decorators Collection X Back Bar Stools and the wood tones go perfectly with the natural wood we have there with the bartop.
DECORATING THE SPACE
My favorite part of any space is adding warmth and texture with items like pillows and throw blankets. It’s the easiest way to refresh a space in a snap! Here on the couches we added a few Tassle Throw Pillows and Faux Feather Throw Pillows. Also, a super soft Faux Fur Throw Blanket . These are all items that can be inter-changed with different seasons. Plus, they’re a great way to jazz up your space!
That’s quite the makeover!! We took this space from builder-grade basic to fully decked out with everything we needed from The Home Depot! #sponsored #homedepotpartner