If you’re pondering how to decorate your very own man cave, a movie room could be the perfect way to go.
There are few things more relaxing than kicking back with your buddies and some beers and watching some of the most badass movies in a place of total solitude and seclusion from the troubles of the outside world.
Of course, putting together a movie room is easier said than done. Putting together the necessary movie room chairs, tech, and minibar items is the easy part.
What is more difficult is coming up with a theme that fits you. With that in mind, here are five truly awesome movie room ideas to get you started.
1. A Movie-Themed Movie Room
When designing movie rooms, sometimes the best way to go is to take inspiration from your favorite movie franchises. Let’s say you’re a huge fan of the martini-guzzling secret agent James Bond.
You could run with this by adding a cocktail bar to your movie room, as well as framed posters of the most iconic 007 titles.
This will also add to the atmosphere when you want to discuss the latest Bond developments with your buddies, such as the top picks for the next actor to play 007 himself, which you can read more about here.
2. A Cribs-Style Movie Room
Arguably one of the biggest influences on movie room decor is the smash-hit MTV reality show Cribs, which took us inside the homes of some of the world’s richest and most famous people.
There are countless iconic movie rooms we have seen in some of the show’s best episodes, ranging from Rob Zombie’s spooky movie den to Kid Rock’s kickin’ home movie theatre. If you have the budget, this show can provide some timeless inspiration.
3. A Vintage Movie Room
Throw it back to a simpler time by opting for a more vintage movie room look. You could attempt to recreate a cinema from the 1920s, complete with a kitschy old-time projector and ashtrays in the armrests.
You could add some sleek vintage touches, such as rotary phones, plush velvet seats, and vintage movie posters. Don’t forget to wear a suit and tie before entering!
4. A Hawaiian Themed Movie Room
Bring a touch of endless summer to your movie room with a classic Hawaiian theme that will keep things light and fun. There are plenty of movie room furniture choices you could go for here.
Think tiki torches, wicker chairs, tribal masks, and a bar that is biggest enough to throw together some Pina Coladas. Who said a movie room needs to be dark and dingy?
5. A Hunter’s Cabin Movie Room
If you’re wanted to opt for the most rugged aesthetic imaginable, then a cabin-themed movie room is the place to go. For this, you would only have to make minimal changes to your basement, as the wooden walls and floors would be a big part of the overall theme.
You’d want to add some manly touches such as hunter’s trophies, animal heads, and bearskin rugs. Don’t forget to stock the bar with cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Be Inspired with these Movie Room Ideas
If these movie room ideas inspired you to create a man cave that is all your own, you’ll need some tips. If you want to go full man-cave and build your own decor yourself, we’ve got you covered. Make sure to consult our extensive DIY Section to learn how to create all of the furniture you need for a perfect movie room.