What To Consider When Designing Your Home Theater

Sep 10, 2019

A home theater is an exciting addition to luxury, giving you that extra room you can’t wait to unveil to your guests. It performs functionally as the optimal space to enjoy a cinema experience with the highest quality picture and sound. Because your theater is in a solidated room, it has the potential to be a creative space only limited by your imagination. There are several directions to go when designing, soundproofing, and selecting the right screen display for your home theater. 

Furniture & Design

The idea of the theater is to maintain a clear direction towards the focal point of the screen, with little to no distraction along the way. This begins with your furniture and design. Keep the focal point in mind when considering your seating. There is a wide variety of movie chairs to select from, which is a great place to start when considering your theme. The options range from recliners to theater seats to couches and loveseats, all depending on which direction you want to go.

An efficient option that utilizes your time and resources is to tie your home’s current theme or design into the theater. Using any leftover marble or granite to install a wet bar behind the movie chairs or a sidebar along the wall for popcorn is a quick way to begin the process. Remember, the focal point of the theater is that flawless screen, so it’s smart to keep things simple.


There are a few things to consider in your selection to ensure that your home theater is set up for a soundproof room. The location in your home is ideally going to be completely closed off. While it is certainly an option to install your home theater in a living room or secluded space, to get the full effect when sound and lighting is considered, a space that has no outside lighting interfering is suggested. 

Oneway to absorb sound in a home theater is making sure to select the proper flooring. Whether you have carpet or hard flooring, installing a great foam or rubber underlayment will give you the foundation necessary for sound absorption. Ideally, selecting a carpet specifically for a home theater on top of that will ensure the best result. If you prefer your hardwood or tile floor, you can always select a large area rug to help make up the difference. 

Screen Display

When you imagine your dream home theater, what do you see? There are two ways to approach your screen display that function properly for different purposes. 

The most popular option is the projector. The projector screen can be formed and fit custom to your home theater, giving you the option to choose the exact size, aspect ratio, screen material, and the type of screen. Since they are displaying from a distance, the brightness can be significantly affected by any additional lighting in the room. When the projector bounces light off of the screen, the light will appear dimmer when it hits your eyes. For some, this is the preferred choice. 

While the projector may seem like the easiest way to view a large screen, you might be surprised by the size that TVs can get up to. If you are working with a smaller space, there are great options for 85” TVs that provide a beautiful 4K with an HDR resolution picture. Additionally, TV screens are optimal for the lighter and brighter viewing display. This decision depends on preference, as some would prefer a dimmer screen when viewing such a large size. On the other hand, there are plenty of viewers who appreciate the crisp and clean detail that comes with brightness and contrast. 

Choosing the right designer and integrator will make all the difference in this process. While taste and preference can only come from you, the rest will be simple if you leave it up to the experts.  To start this process, schedule a consultation with us today!