After redoing the flooring in the theater, I wanted to redo the rest of the room as well. I removed the old shelving and ceiling mounted the projector, and also moved the electronics to the back of the room. I installed built in shelving in the alcove that used to house the old free-standing shelving, which is much more space efficient and better looking.
I then installed the theater electronics, and also added decor to the shelves.
In addition to the shelving, I added window treatments with a complementary pattern to those in the library, but with different colors that better match the theater.
Next, I added a vintage popcorn machine to play up the “theater” theme.
Last, and probably most important, I replaced the old couch with two rows of actual theater style seating. The seats recline, have adjustable headrests, along with cup holders and lighting. They make it feel like an actual theater, as opposed to just a media room.
The final step is adding an area rug and risers for the second row of seating, both of which are in progress.
The rug should be ready in early June, at which point I’ll install it and the risers to complete the remodel.