Today we are sharing our last portion of our California Cool Project! It's one of the best spots in the home for relaxing and lounging around: the media room. Designed with kids in mind, there is a whole lot of room for reading books, playing games, and just hanging out. We enjoyed every aspect of this project, from the complete renovation, all the way down to the final styling. Scroll through to see photos and details of this great space!
Right from the get go, we knew we wanted to incorporate an abundance of patterns in this room. Patterns provide a fun, youthful flair and really just add so much to a space. We worked with many patterns not only with the accessories, rugs, and furniture, but also with an accent wall feature.
Choosing the right paint color can be tricky! We always recommend testing out your specific paint samples on multiple walls and looking at them at different times during the day before making your final decision. Here are the three paint colors we used in this room; from wall color, trim color, to accent wall color:
The accent wall is vertical tongue & groove. Installing it in a vertical application helps draw the eye upward and elongate the room. We love the contrast it provided once painted dark!
The walnut coffee table we used in this room has the perfect washed finish to it that tied in with the new, light-colored flooring. Using a coffee table in a round shape helped break up the rectangular room, and also...less corners for kids to run into!
When designing for a media room, it is important to think in terms of functionality and how the space will be used. With this in mind, two things were must-haves: black-out drapes, and a cozy sectional. There is plenty of seating for friends here!
We kept the artwork simple, playful, and fun, and again incorporated more patterns. Baskets are always a great solution for toys, games, and storage. You will find quite a few of them throughout the room!