A home theatre might not be something that you find in every home, but many people love the idea of having a dedicated room in their property where they can go to watch their favourite movies, TV shows and sporting events. If you want to plan a theatre or media room for your home, it’s definitely worth considering and might even add some value to your home. Bringing the cinematic experience to your home is something that will take a lot of careful planning and designing. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind.
Create a Dedicated Space
Your home cinema will need a dedicated space within your house. Whether you have a spare bedroom, converted loft or attic space, a basement, converted garage or second living room, make sure that the room is large enough for the projector, large screen, sofa, and everything else that will need to fit. Make sure that the room is not too crowded with furniture and other items since this can cause sound distortion. A large and spacious room in the home is the best choice for this type of room.
Install Wooden Floors
If you are wondering which floors to install for your home cinema room, wooden flooring is the best option. Not only does it look amazing and is easy to clean and maintain, but wood floors are non-porous and also tend to have a better sound effect compared to many other floor materials, which will amplify the sound around you and really impact the cinematic experience in your home.
Get the Lighting Right
Whether you want to use your cinema room for movie nights, watching live sports or a combination of everything that you enjoy watching on TV, it’s important to get the lighting right. The lights need to be just right for your cinema experience at home to be epic – neither too bright nor too dim. You may want to consider getting smart light bulbs that you can control from your phone or by using a home assistant like Google Home or Amazon Echo so that you can set the lights to exactly how you want them without having to get up from your seat each time.
Finally, viewing comfort should always be a top priority when you are designing a home cinema. Consider the placement of your TV screen or projector and how comfortable you are going to be when sitting watching it. It’s a good idea to try and place your seats or sofa directly in front of the screen so that you are not looking to the side or twisting your neck around to watch movies and shows. Consider any other furniture that you might need to improve your comfort even further such as footrests or side tables for your drink and popcorn. Adding plenty of comfortable cushions and throws makes for a cosy experience for family movie nights or date night at home.
A home cinema can seriously improve your living experience and may even add value to your home. If you’d like to design a room in your home for purely entertainment purposes, keep these tips in mind for a luxurious and comfortable home cinema that you won’t want to leave.