Once considered a luxury, home theater rooms have recently become common practice. Or, at least, building a home theater movie room is part of most families’ imminent plans. The main reason for that is the comfort provided by a room designed and built solely for the purpose of watching movies.
Now, if you consider the endless hours people spend watching movies, whether streaming or using a movie player, it makes sense to assume that home theater contractors are truly busy. The increase in demand is also due to the limited time or tight budgets people have, leading them in front of the screen every chance they get. It’s the easy way to get entertained, without stepping foot out of the house.
I know what you are thinking. If families are in tight-budget, how come they build theater rooms? Well, that’s part of keeping things simple. Let’s see.
Building a simple home theater room is often not a choice
A home theater room – not a living room with a TV, is built for the sole purpose of enhancing the viewer’s experience. It is equipped with the required video and audio system, with comfortable sofas, with the right lighting, and with the expected sound isolation to make the movie experience unique. Although this is a considerable expense, it doesn’t necessarily cost a fortune. If you don’t have to add an extra room but there’s already a vacant room in the home, you can lower the expense and get a place where it will serve more than a movie room.
People with tight budgets cannot travel, go out often, or enjoy as much as they want. Gathering around the TV is the best entertainment way-out for them. Why not make these hours special?
Having a room, where the sound is great and all the noises from outside don’t affect the viewing, is great. All it takes is a simple home theater interior to enjoy a good movie and unwind. You pay a price once and enjoy for a lifetime.
The simpler the home theater décor, the better the view
To enjoy a good film, you need a suitable environment. That’s what all the home theater design is about. The simpler, the better.
For starters, vivid colors will compromise your viewing. One of the roles of the home theater builders is to plan and design the room so that the equipment will be at a perfect distance from the seats, all viewers will watch without obstructions, the lights won’t shimmer, the screen won’t blind, the sound will be transferred smoothly without bumping into hard surfaces.
Yes, a home theater room may be decorated with some posters. It will certainly have lighting fixtures to provide ambiance when you are watching a movie, but also allow you to walk around and communicate with your family and friends. But there’s nothing excess in the room. There’s nothing that is not needed, nothing that doesn’t serve a specific purpose. The excess will only disturb, steal your attention, compromise your viewing. You don’t want such things.
All you want is comfortable home theater loveseats and chairs, a big screen, the right sound equipment, proper lighting and good company. Anything more than the absolutely necessary may set you off course.
So, it doesn’t really matter whether you have tons of money to spend on your home movie theater or not. Yes, if you can afford it, you can get more expensive chairs, a better screen, or even decorate the entrance of the room, making it look more than a real cinema. But still, your viewing experience depends on the detailed home theater planning and the simplicity of the décor. Let’s not forget, the simplest things are always the best, anyway.