Throw a Movie Party Any Night of the Week
January 20, 2014 § Leave a comment
Planning Your Home Theater
Whether you shop online or in-store, the room planner from Cardi’s Furniture can help you configure just the right layout for your own man cave, media room or home theater. You’ll love how easy it is to plan your room in advance. Place seats, tables, your screen or media center and any other components exactly where you want them. Don’t like the look of the layout? Try another without adding back strain or making dents in the carpet.
Designing a home cinema doesn’t have to be complicated, but you’ll need to keep certain considerations in mind. Style, space and usage each play a part in the arrangement of your furniture and media components. Before using the online room planner, measure the room you’ll be using. Even if you have no idea how much furniture to buy or what pieces you’ll need, room measurements are an essential first step.
Home Theater Usage
Next, think about who will be using the room, and how often. If your household is home to some serious movie fans, you may find yourselves in your new room several times a week. In that case, you’ll need furniture that can withstand a lot of wear and tear. Stain-resistant theater chairs and carpet may be in order, and you’ll want to stick with easy-to-clean tables that won’t show rings if little ones forget to use coasters.
If your plan is to use your media room mainly for entertaining friends, looks are especially important. Opt for sleek pieces and plenty of seating designed to wow visitors while providing a comfortable movie-watching experience. Prepare for a small crowd by selecting groupings of multiple chairs.
A Home Theater That’s Just Your Style
Most home theater furnishings come in neutral colors, making it easy to add pieces while keeping the same style for years to come. Lighting, accent tables, plants and color choices in flooring and wall paint offer easy opportunities to put your style in the spotlight. A great audio/visual system is key to making the most of your movie collection.
Ingredients for a Great Movie Night
Once you have your home cinema in place, you’ll need to pay attention to one of the most important details: refreshments. If you don’t have a dedicated refrigerator and popcorn maker, prepare by bringing in an ice bucket and a cooler stocked with your favorite beverages. Pop plenty of popcorn at the last minute, and provide each guest with a container. Designs mimicking movie theater popcorn boxes are a nice touch. Don’t forget the napkins!
Whatever your style, a fabulous home theater is within reach. Just visit a Cardi’s Furniture store in MA and RI for expert help creating the ideal home cinema for your household. We offer home theater seating with sound systems, coolers and additional built-in storage!