Building a home theatre can be an expensive process. You need to consider the size and shape of your room before investing in technology and furniture. A home theatre should be the ultimate relaxation room filled with cosy blankets and plush seating. You need to get the lighting of the room just right to create the cinema atmosphere. Here are a few things to consider if you are looking to design an at-home theatre.
Find your space
First up, you need to find a space for the theatre in your home. You can either turn your living room into a theatre or use a separate room altogether. Sometimes it can be useful to have the living room as a social space and the theatre room for watching TV. The basement is a popular place to have an at-home theatre as it’s often a dark space to begin with. You could also use a spare bedroom as long as it’s big enough to host a projector and couch.
Build a proper A/V component rack
An audio-visual component rack is an essential part of any cinema room. It can control all the entertainment-related activities in the theatre, such as the cable box, Blu-ray player, streaming box, and home theatre tuner. Try to install it near an electrical outlet and bring in an Internet source wire too. Make sure you have the correct cables and terminals for all your devices and enough plug sockets for your fancy lighting too.
Lighting and seating
The lighting will make or break your home cinema room. Basements work well because they have little natural light, making it much easier to create the dark cinema effect. However, if you have your home theatre in a spare bedroom, you may need to install blackout blinds. Once your room is dark enough, you need smart lighting so you can adjust the brightness level and create your own custom experience. Some cinema rooms have multicoloured LED lights to add a little character – while others use fairy lights to make it softer. It depends on whether you want a high-tech smart look or an ultra-cosy romantic atmosphere.
Pick a TV
Of course, the TV is a vital part of the theatre room. You need to decide between an OLED and LED TV and how you want your screen to be. Consult a professional if you are unsure of the exact technology before the different types of TV. You don’t want to spend heaps of money on a TV that’s not quite right for what you want it for.
A home theatre is an excellent addition to any home. Spend quality time with your family and friends watching your favourite movies and binging the latest hit TV show.