Southern Mom Loves: My Dream Media Room Design + the Tax Season Deals to Make It Happen!

My Dream Media Room Design + the Tax Season Deals to Make It Happen!

Monday, February 13, 2017

This post was sponsored by Samsung as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I have long wanted to have a Media Room; Somewhere the family can hang out to watch movies in comfort, and where we can deposit all of our electronic devices so that they don't end up scattered around the house. It would contain a huge TV, a surround sound system, enough comfy seating for the family + some friends, and a long and low storage area for our media that would be able to double as a buffet for an old-fashioned popcorn machine and anything else I'd like to serve up during movie nights. We have the room, and now we have the great deals on electronics to make it happen.


It's tax season, and some of us might be getting a refund this year. You can make it go further by spending it on the Samsung electronics you're drooling over at Walmart. I'm an avid price checker and I never pay more than I have to. If you're a Walmart shopper, you already know I found the best prices here.


Ta-da! My room plan. I'm imagining it done in red and gold movie theater colors. I found a couch like this a while back in cream and I loved it, but it was HUGE. Much too big for our den, but I started thinking, "It would be great in that media room I've always wanted..."

Next, the TV. I want, want, want a 4K TV! It has to be a slim TV that I can mount on the wall, and it has to be BIG.
Do you think 60" is big enough? This is the Samsung Class 4K Ultra HD LED Smart HDTV. It's super-inexpensive for a 60" 4k smart TV with wifi! Can you imagine this wall-mounted with red velvet curtains hung on both sides?

  • 4K UHD Picture Quality- Enjoy incredible picture and dramatic detail with UHD. Its 4K resolution means everything you watch looks 4x sharper than Full HD.
  • Slim Design- We’ve dramatically slimmed the entire TV, so nothing stands between you and your viewing experience. If that weren’t enough, it also creates optimized contrast across multiple zones of the picture.
  • Smart View- Watch your TV entertainment on your mobile device – or your mobile media on your TV via the Smart View App.*

On top of the already amazing price, Walmart has a BIG rebate special on Samsung products. Check that rebate deal out here

I would have another low cabinet underneath to house all of our game systems and their components. On top of that cabinet would be an awesome surround sound system, because would it be a true movie experience without surround sound?

  • The Samsung Bluetooth Soundbar 2.1ch 130W Wireless Subwoofer (HW-KM36/ZA) helps you to enjoy cinematic sound for a more immersive experience. 
  • Features TV SoundConnect to make it easy to set up with just one push of a button.
  • The Bluetooth design means that you can connect wirelessly with no clutter. 
  • Utilizes 3D Sound Plus, a feature that makes 3D movies more incredible by analyzing the depth of the images as they appear, then synchronizing to what's onscreen for making the illusion of three dimensions even more powerful. 
  • 130 watts deliver the volume, bass and power that you need to make movie night more memorable. 
  • 2.1 channels of sound allow for stereo sound. 
  • Use the Samsung Audio Remote App from your phone or smart device to control your home theater. 
  • The subwoofer gives the outstanding quality of sound that you require. 

What media room would be complete without a tablet? You can use it to control your smart devices, steam music or movies to your smart TV, and you can also use it to help keep the kids occupied if you need to. Win!


This is the Samsung Galaxy Tab E-9.6" 16GB Android Tablet. It can do everything you love with a tablet, but this one has a Kids Mode, which is important to me. It offers a safe and secure experience for the whole family.

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab E gives you just what you need to do what you love. Catch up on shows. Check social media. Snap photos. From wherever you go——and all on a tablet that’s simple to navigate. The perfect combination of versatility and value, the Galaxy Tab E makes every day better.
  • Power your day-The 7,300mAh battery keeps you powered up to watch, read and game at home or on the go.† 
    • † Samsung Protection Plus sold separately
  • Portable entertainment for everyone- The Galaxy Tab E was made to go wherever you go and do whatever you want to do. From watching a movie with the family at home to reading a best seller at the coffee shop, the big, bright screen keeps everyone entertained.
    • Wi-Fi connection required. 
    • Signal strength depends on Wi-Fi.
  • Keep it all with you- Enjoy more of your favorite music, photos, movies and games on the go with a microSD™ card* that expands your tablet’s memory from 16GB** to up to an additional 128GB.

With tablets starting at $99, anyone can afford one. Check out all of the offers on Samsung tablets here

Samsung also makes all of the smartphones that everyone wants.



  • The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Prepaid Smartphone has a fast quad-core dual processor that is ideal for everything, from gaming to multitasking. It also has 5.1" full HD super AMOLED touchscreen that makes all of your phone activity come alive. The incredibly powerful 16MP camera on this Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone takes breathtaking photos. The 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera can be used for selfies and video phone calls. No need to worry about memory, the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE prepaid smartphone has an internal memory of 16GB
  • The Galaxy S5 is designed to be dustproof and water-resistant.*** 
    • †This device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP67, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Not shockproof.  Covers must be tightly closed.
  • Expandable memory 
    • Via Micro SD card- sold separately
  • Removable Battery 


  • The Straight Talk Galaxy S7 G930VL LTE is the smartphone your life can't do without. It's big on screen and slim on profile. And with an IP68 rating that protects it from spills, splashes and even dunks, you can forget about searching the internet for magical solutions to dry out your smartphone. Just wipe if off and keep going. When the sun sets and the fun starts, the world's first dualpixel smartphone camera makes capturing low-light photos a breeze. No more photos where your awesome night out with friends looks like blurry shapes in a cave. And stop waiting around for your phone to charge. With fast wireless charging, the Straight Talk Galaxy S7 powers up from 0 to 100 percent in no time. Plus deciding which photo album to scrap just so you can add something new is now a distant memory. With expandable memory you can add up to 200GB to keep the content you love, and keep adding to it. 
  • Because water happens- Bring on the spills, splashes and dunks. Now you won't need to put your phone in a bowl of rice because of a little water.¹
  • Never delete a photo.- Running out of memory shouldn’t be a thing. So if 32GB isn’t already enough, you can add an additional 256GB with a microSD card. No clouds, no hard drives. 
  • More power. More play.- Take charge of your time. Built-in wireless charging²  means your phone powers from 0 to 100% in no time (and stays charged longer). ³
    • 1Water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
    • 2Samsung wireless charging pads sold separately.
    • 3Compared to Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls, and voice, data and other application-usage patterns.
    • 5 SD card sold separately.

Check out all of the offers on Samsung mobile devices here.

So now that I've done my shopping, I had some fun mocking up what it all would look like!


What do you think?


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Are you getting a refund this tax season? What are you looking to splurge on? I love to read your comments!


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