Ideas and inspirations for a home theatre
a contemporary home, media room has become an important feature. It
is not only considered a style statement. It is not used as a simple
home theatre of tv room either. In fact, it has multiple utilisations
which prompt today’s homeowners to consider it as an essential part
of their modern abodes.
a home theatre
you start taking any important buying decision, consider the
dimension of the space you are about to decorate. Think of how you
want to use this space. Is it going to be a mere home cinema or a
lounge area doubling up as a tv room? Do you intend to convert this
space into a hobby area as well? Instead of simply organising a home
theatre here, you may consider to decorate it as a music room acting
as a theatre occasionally.
choices will dictate your buying decisions. Measure the area
thoroughly and, if you have intentions to decorate a rather versatile
room, assess how much space would be taken up by every of article of
furniture. Enough negative space is necessary to design an elegant
and comfortable media room. If you have any plan of entertaining your
guests here, you will have to make arrangements of the same as well.
the space is meant for private use only, your decorative choices will
be different from the ones meant for a space to be occupied by the
entire family and close friends. Sorting out these questions in your
mind will naturally help you to design a space to your liking. Going
through our media room ideas will help you to decide on the style of
your entertainment zone.
features of a theatre room
dedicated theatre or music room will need certain structural changes
as well. Being aware of the same will help you to plan a more
functional space. Rectangular rooms are better suited for home
theatres than a square shaped room. The fewer windows you have here
are better. Windows may cause distortion in sound.
light coming through the windows may reflect on the screens and
disturb viewing experiences. However if you have your living room in
the same space, lack of windows may jeopardise the ambience. In such
a case, cover the windows with layered curtains.
consideration has to be given in choosing the materials for flooring
and wall panels. Wall to wall carpeting will improve the sound
absorption qualities. So, it would be better to invest in the same
and maintain peace in the other parts of your house.
can consider buying wall panels manufactured for the media rooms or
opt for fabric walling to improve the acoustics of the room. You
must, however, complete the wiring beforehand. Speakers will have to
be mounted in this stage too. A trendy home theatre would need such
features as sound dampening material, diffusers and so on.
may need professional help to install the right features for the best
viewing and audio experiences. Whether you are a connoisseur,
hobbyist or composer, remember your music room would benefit from
having these features as well. For a more high-end cinema rooms at
home, you will have to reserve a small but separate space to build a
a dark colour scheme as it absorbs excess light and improves the
viewing experience. If black is not to your liking choose dark grey,
green or blue. Dark brown and red also works fine in this space. You
may choose a dark colour scheme in the actual cinema and a lighter
one in the bar and entertainment area. Use of high quality wood
panels in conjunction with the dark palette is also preferred for
this space. Wood panels tend to give a lavish makeover to the space.
the ceiling height is 10 feet or more, you may consider building
semi-permanent ramps for tiered seating arrangement. This will give
an authentic theatre like feel. For an immersive experience you will
have to consider the ideal viewing angle too. In case of a smaller
sized room, take special care to maintain the optimal viewing
distance between the viewer and the screen should be three times the
diagonal width of your tv screen at the very least. For example, to
comfortably watch a movie on a 60-inch wide tv screen you should sit
at least 15 feet away from it. The speakers should not boom too close
to the ears either. They should remain at least 2.5 feet away from
the audience. Meticulous interior planning of your home theatre will
help you prevent many of the possible health hazards.
not forget to equip your media room with Wi-Fi. You would certainly
not like to miss the chance of showing your latest travel experience
captured on video and stored away in the cloud. Net enabled blu ray
players are also becoming increasingly popular. You need Wi-Fi to
take full benefits of these functions.
for your home cinema
from the shape and size of the room, you choices will be dictated by
the fact whether you want to have an authentic cinema feel or a more
casual space to enjoy a merry time with the dear ones. If you are
converting your spare living room, bedroom or guest accommodation
which is a rather tiny space, you will have to opt for a relaxing
entertainment zone with a cosy sofa or a sectional one to fill the
not indispensable, a coffee table will be a welcome addition too.
Choose floating cabinets to keep the floor space vacant and try to
give the room a more airy feel. If you or anyone of your family wants
to use this space to hone their skills in music, it would be wise to
partition off a section of the room and create a cosy nook for the
same. Fabric walls, wood panels or thick curtains can be used as a
separator between the two zones of the same room.
panels will work fine, if you want to secure this space for a cosy
bar area or games room. Your choice will influence the décor of the
space as well. Unless you have wall to wall carpet with added
cushions, use layered area rugs. They have great capabilities of
absorbing sound and preventing it from travelling to the other
sections of the house.
a few lightweight stools in the bar section. Have a domestic tea and
coffee vending machine as well. You may not like the idea of
travelling all the way to the kitchen to fetch a cup of tea or coffee
in the middle of an interesting movie. And, do not forget to have a
popcorn machine as well! Check out our media room images for small
homes and seek inspirations for giving this space a more elegant
the ultimate cinema experience, premium quality leather or fabric
loungers specially manufactured for home theatres are a must have.
You will find a variety of styles to suit all kinds of media rooms.
This includes chaise loungers with flip up arms, modular seating
arrangements and sectional couches. Any one of these styles is
capable of giving your theatre a most luxurious feel.
curtains with flowing drapes work best in a space like this. Choose a
shade that suits the overall colour scheme. Too busy motifs should be
avoided as possible distractions. Decorate the walls with posters and
photographs of famous movies and movie icons. Music aficionados will
love to have their favourite icon’s image put up on the wall. Go
for a frameless photograph or those with only slim frames for a
lighting in this space should be sufficient enough to illuminate the
room without affecting the mood. Choose lighting with dimmers and
remote controls. Modern homes prefer a layered lighting option. It
will be highly essential for the dream theatre you are building for
your family and close acquaintances. Go through the home theatre
images of homify for a variety of lighting ideas suitable for your
lighting induces that subtle mood necessary for a space like this.
You can install LED lights behind the ceiling panels close to the
curtains and under the shelves of the bar or entertainment section.
Recessed lighting can help to keep the entire room thoroughly
illuminated. Task lighting next to the recliners would be necessary
for a spacious and multifunctional room.
lighting will be an important option for your music or sports room as
well, if you have enclosed it in the same space. Install wall scones
next to the framed images or between the windows. Choose stylish
fixtures which can augment the cheery mood of the atmosphere.