The pandemic has taught a lot of us that the things we used to enjoy outdoors, can also be enjoyed at home. For example, people started working out in their own homes while gyms were closed, and some preferred it so much that they didn’t return when the gyms re-opened. Another recreation that people brought home was that of the cinema.
More online streaming services began offering new movies to rent as well, so you didn’t even have to leave the comfort of your own sofa to watch the latest releases. If you’re wanting to up your movie night game, keep reading and find out how you can create the ultimate home cinema.
Start With The Basics
Before you get ahead of yourself, you need to make sure that you measure the space you wish to use and ensure that it’s big enough to cater to your ideas. You’ll also want to consider how you’re going to heat the room because you want your home cinema to be comfortable and inviting. A great way to heat a large space is with type 22 radiators as these are slightly larger.
Keeping your home cinema at a toasty temperature will make the room cosy and relaxing, unlike the normal chilly cinemas.
Decide On A Screen And Sound System
Next, you need to think about what you want to watch your movies on. Do you want to go all out and invest in a top-of-the-range television that covers the entire wall? Or you might want to go old school and opt for a projector. Projectors don’t have to be loaded with film anymore either, as many of the new ones work digitally so you can connect it to whatever streaming device you like. Whichever screen you decide on, make sure it fits the room and the style that you’re going for.
Different screens will also have different sound systems, and some may need them to be purchased separately. You want the sound to be loud enough that you can easily hear your movie, but you don’t want it to be booming and producing the same noise level as an outdoor festival. If you’re ever unsure, speak to the experts and they’ll be able to guide you in the right direction. A home theater store usually has a professional team to advise you on the right kind of sound equipment and help you install them.
The Perfect Seat
One of the most important things you’ll need for your home cinema is good seating. If you’re going to be spending lots of time sitting down, then you want to ensure you go for seats that provide you with maximum comfort.
You could go for state-of-the-art home cinema seats that have drinks holders and controls for the screen in the armrest, or you could go for something simpler like a large, plush sofa. You could even mix it up and throw a few bean bags in to give the viewers plenty of choices. Just make sure when buying your home cinema seats that you can imagine yourself sitting in them for hours at a time. If not, then they aren’t the right ones for you.
Although you may have the lights off in your home cinema, you’re still going to need some form of lighting. Try opting for lights that give a subtle, warm glow as opposed to a harsh white light. Home cinemas are supposed to be relaxing and cozy, so try to reflect that in your lighting choice.
Now that you’ve got the essentials sorted out for your room, it’s time to think about any fun extras that you’d like to include. You could have a snack station that has all your favorite cinema snacks, or an iced drinks machine so you can treat your guests to fruity slushies. You might want to add a bin too so that all the rubbish can be chucked, and you don’t end up with a popcorn-covered floor!
Bringing the cinema to your home can be a brilliant way to spend time with your loved ones and enjoy all the latest flicks without having to leave the house. You don’t have to spend a fortune either. If you’ve only got a small spare room, just scale down the furnishings and you’ve still got your very own movie theatre. Make your home cinema unique to you and you’ll soon want to spend every evening there!