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Learn » Design Ideas & Inspirations » 5 Tips to Build A Perfect Home Theatre – Best Home Theatre Design Ideas

There is something about watching a good movie. You can talk about it for days, recommend it to your peers, family or colleagues, and repeat watch the movie.

Despite your blind love for the movies, you want to mimic the entire cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home. And, why not? The advancement in technology allows you to come up with an ultramodern home theatre design in the easiest ways possible.

But, what is the most efficient way of designing a home theatre? Is it the right display feature, the comfortable seating, the interiors of the room or everything combined together to give an ultimate viewing experience?

Since your home theatre interior design is a tad bit more than your usual TV room, lets dig deeper into the essentials that you should think about while you plan out your own home theatre:

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1. Budget

Setting up a realistic working budget should be the primary important step. Because, if there are let’s say, 7 essential steps you need to put in for a home theatre decor and you don’t have the required budget, you can stick to just 5 of them.

But, this is not it. An important addition to setting up your budget would also require you to prioritize your budget.

And, this is why it is important?

Let’s say, you want to invest the most in sound, then, your obvious step would be to go for high-end Sound Control products. There are some people who like their interiors to be more lavish and distinct from the rest of the rooms and, in that case, interiors would get the maximum investment.

This two-step process of setting up the budget and deciding how much to invest where will give you a fair idea of what you want the most to spend on your equipment, décor, or seating.

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2. Home Theatre Interior Design

Assuming that your customization options are limitless and that you have kept a decent budget for interiors, you can consider Contemporary, Modern, Thematic or a blend of Contemporary and Modern décor for your home theatre.

Then dig deeper in the dozens of available color options. If you are a minimalist interior designer, go for lighter shades and if you want to add a lot of spunk to your home theatre, you can experiment with bright colors to further pump up your visual experience.

Below are a few color schemes to consider:

  • Red and gold
  • Purple and black
  • Green and red
  • Orange and brown
  • Blue and black

Prioritising Ameniitise for best villa design and selecting the right design for your home theatre would take the maximum time because this critical step can be a make or a break. After all, you would want your theatre to be an extension of your personality keeping in mind, the design to be a bit consistent with the rest of your house.

For example, you can have a theatre with the following themes:

Hollywood Style Themes such as Star Gate, Lord of the Rings, Dark Knight, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sporty themes such as Basketball Court, Gentlemen Getaway, Rustic Gathering, Futuristic feel, Family-Friendly themes such as High-Tech Designs, Movie Nights, Conversational Cinema, or Chic Style themes such as Cottage Comfort, etc.

Most reliable designers should be able to provide you with a realistic 3D photo rendering of your potential theatre designs.

Depending on your budget, you can think of adding another element to your home theatre, which is Proscenium that can add to the beauty of your home theatre. It includes a stage, a false wall, a screen to hide your front speaker, lighting, and a medallion.

If you are tight on your budget, you can create a series of decorative acoustical surfaces and you’re already close to a wonderful and immersive theatre environment for your home.

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3. Sound System

The heart of home theatre decor lies at the right sound system that mimics the experience of the cinema hall.

Make sure you get the high-end speaker and the sub-woofer for the room, rightly arranged if you want the very best out of it. Some theatre designs may also require the installation of sound products in the internal wall to keep the sound from leaking into other rooms of the house.

4. Lighting and Screen

Depending on your taste and budget, the right screen or a video projector is again a paramount thing to have and the rule that mostly work is- ‘The Bigger, The Better’.

Another point of consideration here should be the distance required between the screen and the first row for comfortable viewing because too close or too far of a view can give you an eye and a neck strain.

Lighting helps create the perfect atmosphere for any movie. An add-on to a proper effect would be cutting out all natural light and making sure you have heavy dark curtains in place if your room has windows. You can add lights that dim automatically at the beginning of the movie.

Its also advisable to go for dark colored paint that won’t reflect light from your TV or projector the way a lighter shade will.

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5. More options for lighting are

  • Avoid going for fluorescent lights and table lamps.
  • Ceiling lights are good to go.
  • Fibre-optics or LED rope lighting on aisles and steps would work as well.

6. Seating

The last but the most important step that cannot be taken casually is to pick the right furniture fixtures.

Depending on your budget, you can choose the following options:

  • Sectional leather sofas with carpet/hardwood flooring
  • Velvet Sofas
  • Individual Reclining Armchairs
  • Lift Chairs
  • Massage Chairs
  • Love Seats

All the above options can add style to the gorgeous room, accommodating maximum people possible.

If you are still left with some additional space, we have a few more things coming up that can smartly fill the space:

  • Floor Pillow Arrangement
  • Billiard/Pool Table
  • Coffee Table
  • Additional Sofa Seating

If you have followed these 5 steps diligently, you can go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back because now, you have a room that not only sounds and looks good but also where you can spend countless of hours getting the entertainment you have always craved for.

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At Foyr, we follow an efficient and elaborate process of designing a mid to high-end home theatres from cozy and comfortable to ultra-modern.

In the entire process of setting up a home theatre, there will be instances when you won’t understand the technical aspects of buying equipment and the science that goes behind a lot of designs.  In such instances, Foyr would be more than happy to assist you with the right home theatre interior design ideas that are tailor-made to create the perfect cinematic experience at home.

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