Home theatres are the latest thing in home design. With the costs of big screen televisions, projectors and surround sound systems falling, people are often tempted to add a home theatre to their property, either by adding an extension, or converting an existing room.
A lot of people already know how they are going to kit out their home theatre with the latest gadgets, yet they are often unsure about how to choose the decor.
How to select the most suitable decor
When the time comes to decorate your home theatre, you will need to make sure that the decor does not detract from the film watching experience of you and your guests.
If you have the money, soundproofing is a good idea, as not only can you have the sound turned up as loud as you want it without disturbing other people in the house, or indeed the neighbours, you will also not have the problem of noise from outside coming in.
Lighting is important, and you will want a system that is not too expensive, but is easy to control. Dimmer switches are a great idea, as they will allow you to raise or lower the light levels to suit your requirements.
Walls and Floors
When it comes to the walls, you can avoid using expensive drapes and curtains, by using dark matt finish paint, as this will help to reduce glare. A nice dark burgundy colour is one of the more popular choices, as it a warm and inviting colour. The same goes for the flooring, and dark carpeting is a must.
As far as seating goes, then it really is a matter of taste and personal preference. If you really want to recreate the cinema going experience at home, there are plenty of companies on the internet that will provide and install cinema style seating.
However, as a lot of people know, these are not always the most comfortable of seats, especially for films that last more than a couple of hours. Instead, why not have a number of different seating options, such as one or two comfortable sofas, some beanbag seating for the children and maybe even a couple of reclining chairs.
It is possible to decorate your home theatre without the need to spend large amounts of cash, nevertheless, if you do have the money to spend, the only limit is your imagination and sense of style.