Are you wondering how to get the best furniture for your home theater?
A home theatre deserves to feel luxurious. It should allow you to immerse yourself in comfort and spectacle, all in your own home. So, how does one make sure they’ve chosen the perfect home theatre furniture for the job?
We’ve got a helpful guide. Read on!
Seating Is King
The reality of home theatre design is that theatre seating is what sets a true home theatre apart from just a nice media center. It’s one of the first things we imagine when we picture a movie theatre and home theatre designers even have the luxury of putting in nicer seats than a traditional theatre wouldn’t normally consider.
Of course, tradition and imagery alone may not be a good enough sell if you’re on the fence about installing some lounge seating. Luckily, that isn’t all lounge seating can offer. Lounge seating is comfortable and highly adjustable.
Seating is also a must if you intend to have beverages or snacks for your theatre. Proper theatre seating is designed to hold these things so they don’t distract from the moviegoing experience and to prevent spills.
Avoid Clutter and Consider Acoustics
Beyond seating, most other theatre furnishings tend to be practical. A home theatre is a room with a particular purpose: allowing you to watch movies in luxury. The wrong furnishings can even interfere with this purpose.
Home theatre design is a topic wholly worthy of its own article but, at its most basic, it tends to be about allowing a user to sit in comfort and enjoy the best auditory and visual experience possible. Your furnishings either are going to aid in this process or interfere with it.
Avoid furnishings you think may absorb too much sound, dampening your whole experience. On the opposite end, avoid choices that may shake or rattle when the reverb hits. Either scenario can turn what is often a several thousand dollar minimum setup into something mediocre (or at least not as good as it could be).
Pay attention to where your speakers are positioned and avoid blocking them at all costs. Meanwhile, you also want to ensure nothing is blocking your screen from the position of those seated to watch. Seats that are very close, to the sides, and in the back of your theatre are at the highest risk of being blocked by design and furnishing choices that aren’t always as obviously wrong as they’ll be to anyone sitting in a given seat.
Home Theatre Furniture Should Be Luxuriant and Unobtrusive
Even high-end home theatre furniture tends to be more practical than other luxury products. There’s a reason for this; home theatre design is about delivering a luxury experience. It is not just about designing a room to be visually appealing.
We hope you’ve learned a bit more about what bears considering when choosing your theatre furniture! Following the above advice should help you deliver the best theatre experience possible to you and your guests. Combined with solid audio and visual setup, you should be well on your way to becoming a favorite among friends and family when it comes to entertainment.
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