Looking to remodel your home? Or planning to bring the cinema into your home? Regardless of what’s on your mind, a theater room is a perfect way to bring fun to your home. The theater room isn’t only a sign of luxury, but it also brings you the excitement of watching your favorite shows on big screens, all in the comfort of your home.
But when setting up a theater, it’s essential for you to design your room that brings an aesthetically pleasing environment. But how to do it? Designing or setting up a theater room requires a lot of time and attention.
From adding the egg crate ceiling tile to bring visual comfort and lighting efficiency to installing comfy sofa sets, you need to spend your time making changes that are worth it.
Here, today’s blog helps you in setting up a home theater room from scratch. So, let’s get started.
Guide to Setting up a Home Theater Room
If you’re looking to build a home theater room, it’s important to understand the basics of what makes for a good space. Your goal is to create an environment that will be comfortable for watching movies and feel like a unique space in your home. Even if you don’t want to build a full-on theater, there are still plenty of ways to make your media room stand out from the rest of the house.
1. Select Furniture
Once you know the size of your room and what kind of seating arrangement you want, it’s time to select the furniture. With modern homes becoming more efficient and smaller, home theater rooms are often created from an unused bedroom or den space. If this is the case with your home, then consider using a sofa or love seat as opposed to chairs because they can provide more comfort while also having storage underneath in case you need additional space for DVDs or accessories like remotes.
If your room is large enough for two recliners, consider placing one on either side of whichever coffee table you choose. Some people prefer to keep their living room sofas away from their TV stands in order to create distance between themselves and what’s happening on screen; however, this may make them feel too far away from the action taking place during a movie or show. It could also cause eyestrain if watching television from a greater distance causes light output levels required by LCD/LED displays to be reduced due to lessening luminance efficiency ratios.
2. Add Lighting & Decorations
Lighting is an essential component of any home theater room. The right lighting can make your room feel more welcoming and make you want to spend time there, or it can create a space that’s ideal for relaxing. There are several types of lighting to choose from, including:
- Track lighting
- Wired wall sconces
- Table lamps
- Floor lamps with dimmer switches
3. Furnish Your Room
Once you’ve picked out the right furniture, make sure they all fit together in your room. This is really important because if you don’t do this properly, your home theater will look disjointed and unprofessional.
To start, you can use a coffee table to hold your TV. Place it so that the couch faces directly in front of it—just like how people watch TV in living rooms at home! Then place the loveseat or sofa behind them with enough room to sit down comfortably. Make sure that there are also enough chairs for everyone else who wants to join in on watching the movie too (including yourself).
4. Acoustic Treatment for Audio Quality
Soundproofing is the most important part of any home theater design. If you can’t hear your own voice over a film, it’s time to get serious about soundproofing your walls and ceiling. Sound absorption is also very important for a theater room. The best materials for this are ones that have a lot of mass and are not porous, such as rock wool or fiberglass insulation blankets.
Sound diffusion refers to the process by which sound waves are dispersed, so they don’t bounce off everything in the room and thus create echoes. This can be achieved by using diffusers on your speakers or placing acoustically treated panels around them so that their direct sound doesn’t bounce back at you when it hits these surfaces (this doesn’t work with subwoofers).
5. Install Quality Sound System
Before you get started on your home theater, you’ll want to decide what type of sound system is right for you. If you’re looking for high-end audio quality, a traditional 5.1-channel setup is probably best. This configuration includes five speakers—left, center, right, and two surround channels—and one subwoofer on the floor beneath the television set. In addition to the hardware itself (which can be expensive), a good 5.1 system requires an amplifier that pushes enough power through each piece of equipment so that it performs optimally at maximum volume levels with minimal distortion or feedback (known as “humming”).
A simpler option might be found in sound bars or bookshelf speakers paired with separate amplifiers; these allow for more flexibility with speaker placement while still providing excellent sound reproduction from all angles around your room and/or throughout multiple rooms if needed!