Making a Great Home Theater Room - DIY Inspired
26th Feb2013


Making a Great Home Theater Room

by Dinah Wulf

Home Theater, Almost Complete

Making a Great Home Theater Room

Home theater or movie rooms are fun spots that give the traditional theater experience. Besides enjoying one of the popular direct TV packages on your television, this room is where you can gather with your family and friends and spend time together, watching and enjoying movies without leaving the comfort of your home.

Creating a great home theater room is something that many homeowners look forward to. If done right, it can give rise to a nice and functional room where different movies/TV shows can be enjoyed. In the following article we’ll look into the steps that you need to take to make a great home theater room…

Step #1: Choose the Location

Creating a good home theater room starts with choosing the area for it, keeping in mind things like number of people to seat, size of the TV set, and of course, the natural lighting variables. Always remember that the space you choose should be big enough to accommodate your family and friends. Also, the fewer windows this room has, the better it is.

Step #2: Select Wall Colors

When choosing the colors for the walls, go for dark colors. Why? Because light wall colors happen to reflect light. The ideal colors for a home theater room are colors like burgundy, gray or even brown. Dark colored walls around the television not only give the picture more depth, but also add great color contrast.

Step #3: Set up Your Television

In order to have the best viewing experience, make sure your large television is hung at eye level on the front wall. This helps a great deal because you won’t have to twist your neck again and again during viewing. Also, when setting up the speakers, hang them on the walls or set them on stands to achieve best sound quality.

Step #4: Work on the Lighting

Making the most out of your home theater experience has a lot to do with the lighting. You can use “wall sconces” on dimmers to have the best lighting in your home theater room. When the light is dimmer, your eyes slowly but surely get adjusted to the TV screen.

Step #5: Carpet the Floor

While a lot of people ignore adding carpet to the home theater room, you shouldn’t. Carpeting the space helps greatly in containing the sound and brings the best out of  the speakers. When choosing the color for the carpet, try and match with the dark walls so that the colors on the screen look vibrant.

Step #6: Use Heavy Curtains

Most of the times home theater spaces happen to be located in rooms without much natural lighting. However, if your room has a good number of windows then see to it that you use heavy, dark curtains that can easily block any incoming natural light. This helps you experience the best visual quality on the screen.

Creating a great home theater room is not rocket science. As long as you’ve got the above steps right along with some comfortable home theater chairs, you can easily make a room where you enjoy movies of your choice with your friends and family.

 

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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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