Create a dual purpose space with a home theatre

By Sklar Furnishings

Design Inspiration, Tips & Trends

September 23, 2015

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to home theatres. People often equate them with bulky furniture and retractable projector screens. While there are many home theatres guilty of this look, they don’t have to be. Many families are now subtly turning their living rooms into home theatres by carefully choosing furniture and hardware that allows the space to retain the look of a living room, while doubling as the ultimate lounge space for movie night.

Here’s a quick guide on how to create a chic, comfortable and entertaining home theatre/living room.

Get yourself a projector screen: This option is much more affordable than a big screen plasma or LED TV and provides picture quality that is comparable, without compromising size. Projector screens can be neatly framed and hung on the wall and their accompanying projectors can be mounted on the ceiling, preferably hidden by an automated lift.

No need for big bulky speakers: Streamline the look of speakers by making them as invisible as possible. Building them into the wall is optimal, but other options include sticking with colors that blend in with the existing color of the wall and choosing models that are more sleek and streamlined.

Hide those wires: Nothing looks messier than a bunch of loose cords and wires hanging around. Tuck them away neatly into cabinetry like the Cavo TV Unit.

Seating is key: No one wants to try and enjoy movie night in an uptight chair. If there is a room to go all-out with full size, cozy couches and recliners the home theatre/living room is the place! Our favorite models include the American Leather Dean Theatre Sofa and Westchester Sofa Sectional. It’s important to keep in mind how many people will need to be seated all at once and to select furniture that will allow everyone to lounge comfortably.

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