When you think about furniture for your home theatre, the first thing that jumps to mind is chairs and seating. This isn’t a bad thing. The chairs and seating are extremely important in a home theatre set up, but don’t let your mind stop there. If you do, you’ll be robbing yourself, and those you entertain, of a lot of potential fun from setting up the room in any style or theme that you want!
Part of the fun of having a home theatre, is having a separate room for it. You don’t have to stop with a leather sofa, or a few recliners. Find posters of your favorite movies, or often times video stores will have cardboard cut outs that they eventually just throw away. You can make your home theatre look like a normal place to watch a movie, or it can look like half the movies made in the 1970s came to life around your surround sound speakers. The room can be a place to watch the game, or it can have green carpet, and football field wall paper. The possibilities really are virtually endless, limited only by your imagination and a reasonable budget.
Aside from the ambiance and furniture, don’t forget that you need furniture to hold your home theatre. Obviously the entertainment center has to be the center attention of the room. What kind of TV do you have? Is it an HD/TV, a Plasma? Do you have your own fine wooden cabinet for the entertainment center already picked out? What does the wood look like? If you have a TV that hangs on the wall, well how do you accessorize that? Where do you put the speakers? Where do you put the DVD player? All of these questions are considerations you need to keep in mind, and the selection of furniture is critical to all these elements.
There are a lot of different options as far as what kind of furniture you need and/or want. Accessories for this area could include audio visual cabinets, video cabinets, TV cabinets, stereo cabinets, multimedia storage cabinets, or entertainment cabinets. There are cabinets of every shape, color, make, and design that can accommodate almost any need or desire you have for the room.
Beyond the necessities, there are even the fun little things people don’t expect. Popcorn machines are cheaper than they used to be, and for the bachelor with the great home theatre, why not build a bar right in the back of the room? It’s your home theatre, why not get the home theatre furniture and other miscellanea that gives it your personality?
No one ever made a good impression by following everyone else, so find the home theatre furniture and accessories that will make that home theatre distinctly yours. After all, you’re the one spending the money, you’re the one putting in a home theatre, shouldn’t it be something you can truly enjoy?
Brainstorm all the ideas you have, make a list, and do your homework. Do these three things are you’ll be sure to end up with the home theatre system, sound, and furniture you want to make it one of a kind.