Summary: Designing a home theater sounds like a task that’s out of your league. But, with a bit of elbow grease and creativity, you can turn it into a masterpiece.
When you first think of the words “home theater”, what do you picture? A luxurious setting that matches your local movie theater down the street? A small, cozy environment with a mediocre-sized television set? Truth be told, it can be anything you want it to be, and you don’t need to be a millionaire to accomplish this either.
Choose a Decent Space
Now, you don’t need a space the size of a living room to create your home theater. The best way to integrate a theater is to start from scratch so you can consider a variety of factors such as: seating, viewing distance, angle, etc. if you can’t do a new room, the best choices are those that are either square or rectangular-shaped and have standard-height ceilings.
Select a Quality Video System
The next thing you’ll want to consider is what type of electronics you’ll want to put inside. It’s an intimidating task for sure, and with so many options available, how do you know which one is right for you?
First off, you have to know your needs so you don’t end up overspending or under spending. Just because you can afford to purchase the latest in technology doesn’t mean you have to buy it. Rather than focusing on size and stature, focus more on the quality and the type of features that it offers. For instance, a 72-inch television sounds nice, but is it really better when compared to another that has better video quality, more clarity, and is built to last longer? You really need to weigh every factor to achieve a balanced theater.
Create a Cozy Setting
The second-most important aspect you have to consider is the setting. Are you looking for comfort over complexity? Maybe you prefer having something more luxurious, like a custom-made sofa with premium cushion filling that’s made from the highest bidder. Whatever your preferences are, build on that so you can better understand what you’re exactly looking for in your home theater. Having a foundation in place is the toughest part. What you’re left with essentially, is adding small details here and there until you’ve basically put together the entire room.