Congratulations! You’ve decided to build a home theater inside your home. Owning a home theater is ideal for homeowners who enjoy watching movies and spending time with the family.
A home theater can bring many unforgettable moments, but only if built with proper design. Home theater design includes all aspects of a theater, which you should pay close attention to if you want to create that real movie-theater feel.
Continue reading to discover everything you need to know about designing a theater in your very own home. Let’s get started!
The drywall in the room you choose to place the theater in will work fine for keeping noise levels down in a home theater environment. You can place furniture and curtain/drapes in open areas to prevent echoing.
Stay away from glass decor as it’ll reflect the sounds and the light. You should also stray away from concrete walls, but you can add acoustic panels to the wall to help with sound absorption.
You should lay down a soft carpet with a thick carpeting pad under it to help absorb sound. The comfortable carpeting will also come into play when small children want to get cozy on the floor and watch a movie.
When you think of a home theater and movie time, you think of snuggling up next to your loved ones with a warm blanket, some popcorn, and enjoy watching the movie. Make your theater as comfortable as possible to set the movie-theater mood.
The darker the colors in the room the better. Lighter colors will reflect light off of them, which isn’t ideal for a home theater. You don’t want to choose paint on your walls that’s glossy either as this will also reflect light.
Dark paint with no gloss is ideal. Choose between tans and browns to create a great movie space.
You’ll need a home theater screen that provides a high-definition display. You should also find a size that’s not too big or too small. You want that movie theater experience so you need a large display screen, but you don’t want to have to move your head back and forth to watch what’s going on.
You’ll need to take into consideration the size of the room and how far back your seats are from the screen.
The next step is choosing your sound system. It’s typical for home theaters to have a 5.1 surround sound movie theater system. Speakers should be about 20 inches from the walls.
The subwoofer and 2 speakers can be placed at the front of the room and the other two speakers on either side of the room and slightly behind where you’ll be sitting. This is the proper way to place speakers for the best movie experience.
What’ll Your Home Theater Design Look Like?
Each homeowner with a home theater has his or her own home theater design. Not all home theaters look the same, but they do follow the basic design features listed above.
For more helpful posts, check back with us daily!