A media room can come in many forms. Sometimes we get lucky enough to have an entire room dedicated to movie watching and entertainment, but more often than not our media room will function as a multi person room. It might double as a home theater system and den, living room, great room, or family room. No matter what you call your media room, however, you will want it to be as comfortable as possible in addition to being a great place to watch movies. Technology these days is more affordable than ever, making it possible for families to enjoy a true movie theater experience without leaving their house.
Here are some ideas from Bill Beazley Homes to help maximize your home theater experience.
Get immersed in your movie with a 7.1 surround sound system that includes one subwoofer and seven channel speakers. These speakers are located to the left and right on either side of the screen at ear height, and in the center just above the viewing screen. There are also two side surrounds located on the side walls just behind the main row of seating, and two rear surrounds located on the back wall.
The Big Screen!
Sure, we all want that huge 60-inch plasma HD 3D TV screen! But don’t worry. It doesn’t matter how big your “big screen” is in your media room; just make sure it is the central focus. If you can afford to splurge, opt for that projector you have always wanted to create that real movie theater effect.
The show is about to begin. What better way to create an ambiance of drama than long rich-colored thespian-styled curtains? Curtains give your media room the look of an actual theater. If you are placing them over windows make sure they are heavy enough to block out light.
Add a touch of movie-magic to your room with movie posters, an old-fashioned popcorn machine, or even a starry night sky mural. The options are endless, but don’t go too overboard. Remember the central focus!
Take a hint from actual movie theaters. Using dark furniture and dark walls helps to draw the light out of the room. When the movie begins, you’ll feel like the only one in your own personal theater.
Take your Seats!
It is important to find seating that creates the best viewing environment for everyone. Many couches and recliners these days offer pull down drink holders, just like the real deal. As an added benefit, they are usually much more comfortable. Also, by adding platform seating to your media room, there won’t be a bad seat in the house. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the show.
A good blu-ray player is almost as necessary as a television for a real home theater experience. It does more than play discs. With a blu-ray player you can stream high definition movies off the internet whenever you like. Some blu-rays can even network with your personal computer, making it easy to enjoy other forms of media such as slide shows and home videos.
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