We love going to the movies. But as TVs and projectors become more affordable, and new technologies offer crystal-clear pictures and stunning surround sound, you really can enjoy that same amazing cinematic experience from the comfort of home. Whether you’re looking to subtly incorporate a home theater into your living room or you’re ready for the ultimate setup complete with stadium seating, we’ll show you how to create a home theater that even the toughest critics will rave about!
Take 3: The Ultimate Setup
For true film buffs, we recommend devoting an entire room solely to your home theater! You can make the most of your viewing experience by choosing a space like a basement with little or no natural light. Then, paint your room a dark shade like navy blue to make your walls fade into the background during showtime.
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To create a cinematic haven, put your lights on a dimmer switch and use blackout curtains to block light and improve the view of your screen. If you’re using a projector, you won’t need an entire entertainment wall unit. However, a small TV console
placed below the screen is great for storing your electronics and movies.
This room should be all about leisure, which is why we love these luxe leather recliners
(the console loveseat even has built-in cup holders!). If it’s wow factor you’re after, try building a platform for stadium-style seating. With perfect views and reclining, bucket-style seating, everyone will have the best seat in the house!