I love a good movie. It’s a great way to forget about the stresses of your daily life and just escape. Home theaters have a come a long way from a console television and an old couch. Some home theaters are so luxurious, you could charge your friends admission. The information and design inspiration for home theaters is downright staggering, the ideas are amazing and it’s difficult to choose my favorite options, but I did put together this group of style inspiration which focuses on more than design, it also makes note of function and some of the details that will make your home theater most impressive and enjoyable.
Bad sound in a movie will detract from the story and can potentially ruin your experience. Good equipment is a great start, but also consider some great sound proofing options, too. From acoustical materials to sound deadening materials keeping the sound out as well as in will keep everyone happy. In the stunning modern home theater above, it’s all about high performance with 20 discrete channels including the main left, center and right speakers; four side surrounds; two back-wall surrounds; and 11 subwoofers!
You’d never know by looking at these beautiful home theaters that they had the best sound proofing. The mountain chalet theater above features minimal exterior sound transmission with its inner-wall and ceiling construction. The acoustical materials used ensure balanced sound. The best part? All of these materials are concealed behind stretch-fabric.
We all find our own level of comfort for movie-watching. Offering a variety of seating options in a home theater will keep everyone coming back for more than your delicious popcorn. In this art deco home above, they’ve filled their opulent theater with a variety of sofas and club chairs so their guests will be equally comfortable in their 1920s glam or their 2010s casual attire.
This is zone seating at its best with recliners offering a more traditional movie theater experience as well as a zone of living-room-style seating for the ultimate in lounging while watching.
This may not technically be a feature or option of most home theaters, but after seeing these photos from Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Ranch in Colorado, the leather chairs and Pendleton and Beacon blankets from the turn-of-the-century were just too perfect not to share because sometimes you just want to be surrounded by rustic beauty!
My list may be all over the place, but it’s simply because there are so many gorgeous and unique spaces to pull inspiration from! This is the perfect opportunity to get inspired and host a movie night in your own unique space!