1. Choose a flat screen, high-definition TV in proportion to your room. Simply measure, in inches, the distance from your sofa or living room furniture arrangement to the TV. Divide by 2 to find the maximum-sized TV screen for your room; divide by 3 to find the minimum-sized TV.
3. Face all seats so they have a good view of the TV.Authentic home theater rooms resemble real theaters… all attention on the TV than the view of each other.
4. Darken the room. Paint the walls in a deeper tone and keep daylight out with light-blocking blinds or shades. Use a dimmer switch or 3-way bulbs for lighting fixtures. For real home theater-style ambiance, add floor lights – a rope light around the baseboard or just a few floor spotlights that light just the walkway.
5. Choose the most comfortable chairs or sofas you can find. Furniture tip: individual reclining seats with a high back feel most theater-like and put us into instant relax mode.
6. Keep blankets nearby. Dark rooms feel cool; they also make us want to snuggle into our chairs and escape reality. For scary movies, they’re a must.
7. Add a popcorn maker. Nothing identifies move-centric family room designs like the aroma of popping kernels. Free-standing, theater-style popcorn makers are popular today – so they’re easier to find and afford!
Happy TV watching!