Home theater system equipment typically consists of a television, projector, speakers, game consoles, universal remotes, and surge projectors. And then of course, you’ll want to bring in comfortable theater seating, A/V component towers, media racks, and other pieces of furniture to pull it all together.
Having a home theater is fun for families and individuals who love to be entertained and have guests over to join in the fun. Here are the benefits of having a home theater, as well as tips for private theater layouts and theater seating options.
Why Have Your Own Home Theater?
One of the most common reasons that people install a home theater system is to watch movies on a big screen without the hassle or cost of going to a public cinema. Home entertainment systems also allow sports fans to watch their favorite teams all season long and host parties for big games. Video games are also more fun and engaging when played on the big screen, and with expanded theater seating, this can be a time for family bonding too.
Technically speaking, you can set up the picture and sound to your specific preferences when you have your own home theater. This is a great way to provide an authentic theater experience in a way that’s very cost-effective over time. It also increases your home’s value, which is good to know if you plan to sell your home in the future. But perhaps the greatest benefit of installing a home theater are the opportunities to gather friends and family together to spend quality time with people you care about.
Best Layouts for Home Entertainment Systems
To decide on an optimal layout for your home theater, think about what its primary purpose will be. For example, if you will primarily use the home theater to watch movies, then you may want to invest in an enhanced center channel speaker and a great subwoofer. If you will use the space more often to listen to music, then the front left and right speakers may be a bit more important.
The size of your home theater room should also dictate the size of the speakers you choose. Other considerations include soundproof walls, adjustable lighting, hidden wiring connections, and perhaps a home bar or mini-kitchen nearby.
Top Theater Seating Options
Theater seating is an important part of any home theater because comfort matters a lot here. For seating placement in an existing room, take an “outside in” approach by starting with the room size to determine the maximum number of seats that will fit.
From here, you can determine where primary seats for optimal viewing and secondary seats for overflow and social gatherings will go. However, all theater seats should have a clear view of the screen and offer a similar auditory experience.
Home theater recliners are great for frequent use, while stadium seating feels more like a real cinema and is fun for groups. Check out Furniture Barn’s 3-seater, 4-seater, and 7-piece power reclining home theater groups for inspiration! Bar seating can be incorporated into a home theater as well, and couches are always useful to save space and fit more viewers into the room.
Entertainment Furniture for Your Private Theater
At Furniture Barn, we’re excited to share our beautiful and ultra-functional entertainment furniture with our friends and neighbors in Cheshire, Southington, Wallingford, Hamden, Durham, and New Haven County, Connecticut. We carry full entertainment center wall units and TV stands in various sizes, as well theater seating, game tables, and armoires to complete your room’s look. Let us help you pick out the perfect private theater furniture to spend time with the people you care about and enjoy all the shows and games you love together!