By Shrabana Das
Photography: Courtesy IAnD Archives
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Revel in the theatre experience from the comfort of your home environs. Check out our spot-on DIY tips to help you achieve that perfect edge-of-your-seat feel...
With the home theatre gradually becoming important in every residence, the right ambience adds the perfect edge, especially if you want to recreate a holistic experience. After all, it is not simply a trendy television strapped on to some neat surround sound stuff, right? So, here we go…
Setting the right atmosphere: While daylight is the delight of every home, it is a strict no-no in the home theatre. This is the bat-cave of your residence. Therefore, it is a good idea to utilize the dead areas or the basement for this room, where you can totally cut off the sunlight.
Lighting: LED strip lights in the ceiling are one of the best ideas for a home theatre. The lighting in the home theatre should be preferably muted, indirect. Plus, you can experiment all you want with the colour, like the groovy pink in the picture above.
Size matters: While buying the screen for the Home Theatre, it is imperative to consider the size of the room. Balance being the key, the screen should dominate the room, yet, not be too diminutive!
Seating: While a side table or end table can be considered for keeping the popcorn on, the main element of furniture here is the seating. The target – as comfortable as possible. One should sink into the movie through the plush seating. So, go for couches, sofas, the Lazyboy… absolutely anything soft and definitely with a backrest. Alternately, consider comfortable informal sprawl-on-the-floor ambience for an earthy yet contemporary feel!
A tad of monotony is advised, when it comes to the walls and the floor. After all, you wouldn’t Van Gogh on the adjacent wall distracting you and company! Monochromatic wood, wall panels and tiles are a good way to go.
After all, your home theatre defines who you are!