Why should your home theater look like everybody else’s? The answer: It shouldn’t.
If you’re committed to building a home theater, it should reflect your personality, style, and individual needs. That’s why we at SoundWaves work with you to create a custom-designed space tailored to your home.
All that said, there are still some good general guidelines to follow when it comes to laying out your home theater. Here are some home theater design tips for Gladwyne, PA homeowners.
In addition to the added convenience it creates, lighting control lets you determine the ambiance of your home theater to a much finer degree than regular lighting systems allow. Maybe you want a bit more light if you’re watching a movie with your kids, or perhaps you want no light at all except from the screen when you fire up your favorite horror flick. Lighting control makes all of these options and more possible, and you can even create presets to save yourself some time.
Speaker technology has come a long way in recent years, to the point that you can still get quality sound from smaller devices without sacrificing volume. To that end, there’s no reason to keep your speakers on your floor, where they take up valuable space and are generally an eyesore.
The alternative? Mount your speakers in your walls or on the ceiling. Setting up your speakers this way makes for a more aesthetically pleasing design while freeing up space for other things.
While your TV can produce some breathtakingly beautiful images, TVs themselves remain difficult to work around in terms of interior design. However, just as you can keep your speakers out of you, you can also keep your TV hidden until it’s time to watch a movie.
How? By using specially designed furniture or mounting your TV behind a wall panel. Which one you choose is up to you; you can have your TV slide up or down into a cabinet until it’s ready for use, or you can go for the evil genius motif and bring it out from behind a wall.
The term “home theater” isn’t an accident when it comes to building your ideal viewing space. You’re aiming to recreate the experience of watching a movie in a theater, so why not embrace the “theater” part and add some theatrical touches to the room?
There are a variety of ways to make your home theater look like a real cinema. You can add retractable curtains, carpeting, even theater-style seats. Add a popcorn machine to get a true cinematic snack experience instead of eating from a microwave-singed bag.
As we mentioned earlier, your home theater is more than a place to watch movies; it should reflect your personality and taste. One way to add a personal touch is to give your theater a theme reflecting your interests.
There are several easy ways to make your home theater your own. A simple one is to hang up posters from your favorite flicks along the walls. Alternatively, your home theater can have elements from your favorite movie genres.
If you’re a sci-fi junkie, use LED lights to create a field of stars on the ceiling while incorporating sleek curves and bright colors to create a futuristic viewing space. Or maybe you’re more a fan of Westerns and want a lot of hardwood and darker tones in your design, perhaps even a dash of cowboy paraphernalia. Regardless of your taste in movies, make your theater your own.
As you can see, there are many ways to get beyond cookie-cutter home theater designs. To learn more about home theater solutions from SoundWaves, call us at (484) 412-8108 or visit our website.
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