Your home is your personal space. Different people represent their homes in different ways. A woman on the internet expressed disinterest in visitors because she wanted to be free in her home without intrusion. Another wanted plants all over the walls because she loves climbing plants and other homeowner stories you’ve heard. Your home is your space, and you do not have to conform to stereotypes about how home theaters should look. You are at liberty to design it using any or all of these fantastic ideas.
1. Traditional, Family, or Modern
The first step is to decide what kind of theater you’d like. Be it modern, traditional, family, contemporary, etc. However, you don’t have to have a family to select the family design. Choose as you like.
The second thing to consider is where to have the home theater. You have to consider lighting, sound interference, and acoustics. Also, ensure that the room you pick doesn’t interfere with other activities in the house. That is why most home theaters are in basements or extra bedrooms upstairs. Basements often are the best since they are dark and quiet.
3. Cuddle Seats
Any home theater deserves one or two cuddle seats. Comfort is a priority in a good theater as you’ll be seated for hours. A rich and healthy series has at least 45 minutes per episode, and there is no telling how much self-control you can master.
4. Sleek Sofa Bed
The extended leg areas bring additional comfort and free leg movement.
5. 5D Galaxy Ceiling
The lighting idea gives you the sense of a rooftop or mountain top star gazing, movie, and midnight picnic. That is especially perfect for Star Wars fans and generally star lovers. Theaters also use acoustic tiles and fiberglass to keep sounds in the room.
6. Grand Entrance
Public theaters have grand entrances. Why not borrow the same idea and have a magnificent hallway? A few led lights, games, sports, movie posters, and outstanding barn doors will work magic.
7. Fully Automated Home Theater
Somewhere in history, someone thought about not having to get up to switch the television channel and created the remote that we can’t stop using. A fully automated home theater will reduce movement and let you quietly enjoy your game or movie. You can operate the system using a universal remote or wirelessly using your phone or tablet.
8. Dedicate the Room
The room becomes less cinematic if other activities take place there. Give the space its vibe and if you have many people living in the house, stipulate a few rules that only apply to the home theater.
9. Use Proper Ventilation
Electronics often emit heat while in use, leading to accumulated heat in a poorly ventilated room. The heat renders the room uncomfortable to stay in and puts your electronics at risk. Therefore, invest in proper ventilation for the space and electronic devices.
10. Pre-wire the Room
Tangled wires create a nuisance which can be dealt with if you wire the room before setting the final walls and furnishing.
11. Pick a Suitable Seating Layout
You’d want to ensure that everyone has a good view of the screen. The positioning and size of your screen play a significant role. Ensure that the screen is at a good angle, then arrange the seats accordingly. In addition, consider installing platforms and interchanging the seat positions to create better viewing angles.
12. Customize Your Space
Depending on your preferences, add extra features like cabinets where you’ll store your beverages and snacks as per your preference. You can also add a mini bar if you like to indulge.
13. Common Mistakes to Avoid
Pick the right TV
That is crucial. A small TV for a big area can be straining, and vice versa. The TV size is directly proportional to the room size. That also applies to the sound system.
Windows and curtains
The bright colored curtains appeal to the eyes, but the amount of light they let through isn’t ideal. The best theaters are usually the darkest, so consider darker and thicker curtains.
They are beautiful and decorative, but direct color lights can affect the eyes and cause discomfort in a movie room. Only the screen should have light. Also, eliminate any other reflective surfaces.
Concrete does not provide good acoustics. Consider using tiles, plush carpet, wood, or linoleum.
It is understandable if you do not have any inspiration for how you want your home theater to look. There is a selection of home theater photo albums you can choose from: carpet designs, modern or contemporary, gray, black or blue, wall-mounted or projector screen.