Home theater planning is one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do. That’s if you do it alone. No wonder a professional contractor will go a long away. It’s not just that there are so many things involved that your head will spin before you even get to the actual home theater design, but also the risk of doing something wrong. This is one of the things that may break instead of make your project.
Now, while not all home theater rooms are the same, they are all built for the same purpose. And since the ultimate objective is to relax, have fun, watch movies and enjoy every minute of it, you need to create the ideal conditions. Right? So, could you use some tips on how to build a home theater to have fun, not headaches? Because we’ve got some good tips in hand. Ready?
Focus on the home theater sofas
Everything about the home theater chairs is important – their distance from the screen, how comfortable they are, the way they are arranged in the space.
Okay. Let me say this. It’s not accidental that most people get recliners for their TV room. Now, when you build a room just for the purpose of having the maximum viewing experience, one of the things you prioritize is your comfort. That’s the chair you seat on. So, if you want to enjoy endless hours of watching movies, get comfortable chairs that won’t bring backaches but help you relax. The good news is that there are a lot of choices on the market, from home theater sofas to chairs and modular sectionals.
One more thing about the chairs – crucial to the comfort of all viewers – is the home theater seating arrangement. If this is not going to be a one-row sofa but there’ll be multiple rows, you need a platform to raise the rows at the back.
Get the best theater equipment, but don’t overdo it
Half the success of building a home theater room is getting the right chairs, the other half is getting the right equipment. After all, you are making the expense and all this effort to get the best possible sound and vision. It’s only natural to get the best possible system – screen, speakers, receiver, etc. The size of the screen in relation to the size of the room and the distance from the seats is also important. And then, your comfort depends on how all components of the system are installed too. Last but not least, remember that truly advanced systems are often more complicated. What’s your relation with technology? Think of that too. Sometimes, simple things make life easier.
Think twice about the theater room lighting
In a theater movie room, you need no natural light – at all. But you need to have plenty of choices when it comes to the artificial lighting. There’s the time to watch movies, there’s time to make comments afterwards, there’s time to get up and make a drink. You need recessed lights, rope lights, dimmers – all kinds of lighting fixtures and you also need warm, ambient light. If you want some lights on when watching, make sure you place some fixtures behind you.
Measure and measure again
Measuring well from the beginning is one of the things that will give you an idea of exactly what you need in terms of chairs, bar, etc. It will help you plan better the home theater interiors. It’s not just the distance from the viewer to the screen that is vital; it’s also how much space you leave between seats so that you will have enough space to walk without difficulty.
Choose the right colors
One more important aspect that will enhance your experience as a viewer is the colors of the home theater sofas, the walls, the floor – everything. You need to remember two things here: the colors should be dark and the finish should be matte, no glossy. In fact, nothing should be shiny in the room – not the door knobs, not the lighting fixtures, not anything. Shiny items would reflect light back at you, compromising your viewing.