Having the best possible sound and environment is key to creating the ideal home theater room. If you are serious about it, there are some things you simply cannot do without. From choosing a receiver to getting the right seats, there are some must-have products that will make your home movie theater room convenient, stylish, and comfortable. Here we’re going to tell you how to choose home theater products but also where to focus on in order to create the perfect setting.
How to choose home theater audio systems
The main components of a home theater system include:
- A projector & screen or a TV
- A receiver
- A video source
Choosing speakers, whether or not to get a TV, and selecting the other components all depend on your budget, personal preferences, and the home theater. As far as the budget is concerned, there are many options from many brands and at all sorts of prices. How far you’ll dig in the pocket is also subject on whether this room is reserved strictly for home movie entertainment or is used for other activities too. If this is going to be strictly a home theater room, its size will influence your decision on whether to get a TV or projector and screen. The latter is often best for large rooms.
The video sources range from blue-ray disc players to standard DVD players and internet streaming. Of course, the latter is the newest kid in the industry and although you need to have high-speed internet access in the room, the good news is that the latest smart TVs can connect to the main stream services.
When you search for home theater audio systems, check speakers too. If they are both from the same brand, all the better. Now, the central element of such systems is the receiver whose job is to receive and then interpret and process the audio signals to the TV and speakers. It powers the entire system and so you need a very strong, high-quality one.
One of the main considerations when it comes to home theater building is sound isolation. You want the best sound without disturbing the adjacent rooms but without getting disturbed by them either. In order to choose the right audiovisual components, you need to consider the room’s size, layout, and materials. For example:
- Carpeted floors absorb sound as opposed to hard surfaces which keep sound from getting distributed to the room right.
- Images on screen projectors may wash out if there’s ambient light.
- Drywall is better than wood panels, but the sound is even better with acoustical wall paneling.
- Will you conceal the speakers behind the wall?
Take these things into account before you choose the audiovisual system.
How to choose the best home theater décor
To get the best possible home theater experience, invest in acoustical wall paneling. They also make a great home theater décor element since there are colorful and modern options. The room’s decoration may be modern or traditional but shouldn’t be too busy. Make sure the colors are neutral and rather dark, especially closer to the screen. A smart way to decorate is to pick a theme. If you are a sports fan, you might want to fill the walls with posters featuring images or t-shirts of famous players.
How to choose home theater seating
Choosing the perfect home theater seating is as important as making sure nobody’s view is obstructed. The latter is vital when you create several seat rows and in such cases, you can use risen platforms. As for the seats, it will still depend on your room’s size and style. The options range from simple home theater chairs or loveseats with tables to lounge sofas and modular sectionals. Just make sure there’s enough space for the seats you get, the chairs are accessorized with cup holders or storage room to meet your expectations, the foam is dense for the seats to be comfortable, and the color blends beautifully in the home theater room décor.