A Home Theater for Him…And Her, Too.
Home theaters are in demand in every home.
He says he needs his space and she doesn’t mind as long as it’s presentable. Let’s face it, women are stepping into using his space to entertain her friends too. But how do you keep that theater from looking like a “man cave”? Guys, how do you keep her from fighting about the decor? Ladies, how do you make it look good for you without taking it over? This is a quick list of tips that you can both use to keep one another happy. Take a look…
We dressed up the top of this wall with cast iron scrollwork. And we are adding these sumptuous chocolate polyester drapes to soften up the long wall and keep the large screen from ‘floating’. He won’t mind the drapes if he’s happy with the color, and the screen.
Who said you can’t have a chandelier if you have a movie projector? They were wrong! Most come with an extension to drop the height of the projector so that you can purchase that fabulous light fixture you’ve been wanting to use. He gets his projector and she gets her stained glass lighting! Winner!
Long wall? Dress it up with accent tables and a little artwork. Throw in a small floral arrangement with great warm colors so that he won’t feel as though you are taking over his space. We added a couple of other textures on top of the table while giving him extra storage and seating with upholstered boxes he could tuck under the tables when not in use. Hey! these boxes double as extra seating when there are more friends over or he can use them as a pull-out table to use while snacking during a movie or a game.
Decorative boxes are another texture for the tabletops. They are also a great way to add more color -very subtly so that they won’t distract him or his friends. What guy doesn’t love leather? Purchase leather recliners with him so that they could both be comfortable: him with the leather recliner and her with the color and its comfort.
Sport -themed art. Here we added metal art featuring his two favorite sports. The color is all him. Stainless steel and he won’t mind these at all!
This represents a memento of his youth. Find out what he has always wanted as a boy and surprise him by adding it on to the tabletop. This not only says she cares but let’s him know that it is still his space and she is not trying to invade it.
The rams were a reflective surface when the lights were dimmed. Find something that she can live with so that she knows she is always welcome. She won’t hesitate to spend time in there, either with him or her friends. Odds are that if she likes it, she won’t complain!