Seating is an important part of any home theater system, and you can arrange it in many ways. If it is a dedicated home theater, the seating pattern should be simple and conventional. However, if you are planning to use the room for other purposes (for example, as a living room or family lounge); the seating arrangement would be entirely different. Most home theater electronic companies can install different types of seats in the theater depending upon the room size, number of persons the room can accommodate, and the purpose of the room. They can also help you select the seat shape, color, and size to fit in the overall décor of the theater you want to set up in your home.
So here are some of the tips and ideas for Home theater arrangements that you should probably know of and take care when getting a home theater system.
Home Theater Ideas & Tips
Types of seating for a private theater at home
There are two ways to set up the seating area. The first one is the traditional method of lining up individual seats facing the screen. Most movie theaters follow this seating pattern. However, homeowners today are moving away from the concept of a dedicated theater and setting up inclusive family rooms. If you want the second type, you can add large sofas, recliners, convertibles, and other living room seating furniture. Keep the room size in mind- if the room is simply stuffed with different types of seats, it will become difficult to move around, and you wouldn’t want that.
Selecting upholstery for theater seats should be an easy task. Your first priority should be the seating comfort. After that, go for durability and ease of maintenance. The most popular fabrics for seat upholstery are suede and leather. Cotton is another option. What you finally decide to buy depends upon the look and feel you want the room to radiate. It also depends on your budget and taste. Chair upholstery in black, brown, cream, beige, and blue are popular choices. For long term use, it is better to use stain-resistant upholstery.
Seat specialties and accessories
Commercial theaters have sophisticated chairs for moviegoers. You can recreate that experience in the privacy of your home. You can install seats with extra padding, removable back pillows, ergonomic designs, and proper ventilation. Many theater seats have cup holders for placing beverages cups and glasses. Some chairs also come with LED lights fitted under the seat. All these create a rich home theater experience.
Home theater seating is not something you purchase every three months. It needs careful planning and execution. If you need any help in planning and decoration, you can contact a local expert or interior designer to help you out.