If you are planning to install a home theater in your house, it is equally important to have a room set up that supports the system. To be a complete experience one needs to also be able to set it up in a way that makes viewing a pleasure and provides you with a life like experience of watching it in a theater.
There are various factors that need to be considered. If you are planning to have a dedicated room for your home theater it is necessary to look at the size of the room and the available electrical outlets for connecting the home theater components. Do you want the speakers to be free standing ones or those that can be mounted on the wall? Are you looking at a big screen television or a drop down screen? The requirements of your audio video system need to be matched up with the properties of the room. If your room has a modern get up as opposed to a traditional one, select a decor that would sit well with the home theater system.
Sound-proof the Room
To get the most out of your home theater it is necessary to make the most use of the space. It is necessary to make your room sound resistant. Depending on your budget you can consider fitting sound pads in the room and on the walls to get the most out of your audio. It helps the sound to reverberate rather than infiltrating out. As the sound from a home theater is typically loud, one may also consider insulating the walls so that rest of the home does not feel like a part of the home theater. It reduces disturbance significantly and also relief to those who are not with you watching a movie.
The characteristic of the room will also help you set up the home theater system. If space is a factor you can consider a drop down screen or a reasonably sized television which can be mounted on the wall. The DVD and the input components can be fitted to the wall or kept at strategic positions so as not to be a deterrent to space. To make the set up look neat one can conceal the cables or opt for a wireless system.
Get Good Lighting
Lighting is another important factor when setting up the room. A room which is naturally dark with little or no light helps to view better. For safety purposes, accent lighting or low lighting can be provided to avoid people tripping while walking in and out of the room. In addition, theater style seating with plush sofas and cup holders also add on to the experience.
A well set up and home theater room promises to provide you with the best of entertainment for you and your family. A little effort in designing your home theater room will help build a wonderful ambience and a perfect set up for impromptu gatherings.