How to Find a Huge Movie Experience At a Smaller Space

The words “home theater” often conjure up pictures of grand spaces worthy of a Hollywood movie mogul. However, these days almost every home, large or small, has some kind of space for watching films. Why don’t you turn this space into your own home theater, or at least steal some tips to make it look more like one?

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Creating a house theater does not require swathes of crimson velvet or a dedicated windowless space, but take some cues from rooms that do sport those features. Use heavy draperies and draw them when it’s movie time. The fabric not only excludes outdoor light, in addition, it absorbs extraneous sounds, eliminates echoes, and retains the movie’s soundtrack from seeping into the rest of the home.

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Dark walls on the other side of the screen provide essential contrast that sharpens images. You don’t require theater-style curtains or a backdrop, but painting the wall behind the display a darker color than the remainder of the space is both a good design move and a practical device that makes movie watching more pleasing.

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However small the space, listen to noise. When TVs started getting skinnier, manufacturers began skimping on the internal speakers.

But films are filled with various sounds as well as special effects. Missing them signifies missing an important part of the movie itself. Five-channel home theater systems, offered in a selection of sizes and costs, deliver all of it.

For a small space in this way, a top notch home theater in a box (HTIB) is all you need. Two small front speakers, two both small back speakers, a centre channel (that is the box below the display) plus a subwoofer for bass that could easily tuck into a cabinet or corner or sit beneath a basket will deliver the surround audio that movie lovers need.

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Larger media rooms, or fantastic rooms that double as them on movie nights, can manage larger speakers. Here, the three observable speakers are custom-installed into the walls. All we see are the grills, which can be painted to blend into the background. The back speakers are from the ceiling, visible just as round grills that look remarkably like may lighting. That is a more expensive option, but it is one that eliminates the observable components and frees up floor space.

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These larger, more visible speakers offer you exceptional sound quality. Such speakers are usually used for audio systems but may do double duty as a movie sound system when connected to your TV. You can go out and make the investment in five speakers for the full five-channel surround audio. It is not a fantastic solution for a smaller area, but audio lovers will appreciate the more nuanced noise.

These layout and audio alternatives are choices for movie lovers with TVs. I’ll cover projection alternatives in my next Ideabook.

But I’m curious, how have you made a house theater work inside your everyday living area? Tell us below!

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