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Create a Home Theater with Pizazz

10 Jul Posted by in Blog | Comments
Create a Home Theater with Pizazz
 

Are you in the process of designing an awesome home entertainment experience for your family and friends?  Once you get past the initial focus on the specific audio/video components to be installed, the fun begins.  It’s time to think about furniture, fixtures and décor to create a one-of-a-kind, super cool setting that everyone will enjoy.

Here are a few considerations as you plan your home theater:

  • What is the overall look and feel that you want to create in your home theater?  Will you be using the space mainly for your family or will it be used for entertaining friends?  Will your home theater serve multiple purposes, such as a home theater/family room or a home theater with office space?  If you are creating a dedicated home entertainment space, you can easily create the look you want.  If the room will be used for more than a home theater, more creativity may be needed to create the perfect space.  If young children will be using the room, you will want to consider kid-friendly furniture and décor.
  • Do you have a specific theme in mind? Many families choose a fun theme for their home theater, such as sports, old movies, or even science fiction.  Once you have chosen a theme, let it be your guide as you pull together the final steps in setting up your home theater dream.  The theme will help you choose a color scheme, furniture, lighting and perfect wall décor.
  • If you have small children, posters from their favorite movies might decorate the walls, creating a fun space for all. Perhaps you are a fan of “old” movies.  Consider collecting memorabilia from those movies, such as pictures of favorite movie stars, old movie posters, movie props and maybe even an old-fashion popcorn popper.  Of course, if you have sports fans in your family, a sport or team-related theme will make everyone happy.  Perhaps your family has fanatical team pride; team colors and display pennants, posters and autographed tickets or other memorabilia on the walls will definitely show team spirit.
  • Seating in your home theater is another important factor to think about as you plan the finishing touches for your home theater.  If you have young children and have chosen a fun theme for your family’s home theater experience, you will want furniture that is comfortable for all.  As kids often fight over individual seating (who gets the best seat), sofas and loveseats may fit the bill for family togetherness!  If you will be using your home theater to entertain your friends or older family members, you may have decided on a more sophisticated or subdued theme.  In that the case, consider leather recliners for individual comfort and relaxation.
  • Choose your home theater lighting carefully.  Recessed lighting or wall sconces are great choices; they will provide adequate lighting without much glare.  While the lighting will usually be turned off when you are watching a movie or a favorite TV show, using a dimmer will help to control the room’s brightness when necessary.

Creating your dream home theater takes some planning and coordination, but it is worth the time and energy to make it an extraordinary place for everyone to enjoy.

Create great memories with a home theater that has pizzazz!

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