Perhaps you’ve been in a movie theater trying to get back to your seat in the dark. You politely ask a young woman at the end of row if you stepped on her toes earlier while getting out of your seat. She replies “you sure did!” To which you say, “great, I’m in the right row!” Finding your seat in a movie theater can be that easy. Finding the right home theater seating setup isn’t always as simple. In this article we’ll take a look some typical furniture pieces used in today’s home theaters and how you can incorporate these into your home.
With the introduction of flat screen TVs and ceiling mount projectors our homes can provide real home entertainment with larger screens and higher quality picture than was ever possible 15-20 years ago. Advances in audio and surround have also played a big part in advancing our culture to have entire rooms dedicated to home theater or family media rooms that rival the movie theater experience from years past. Many people have decided though not to settle for the same seating however which included flip up seats and sometimes uncomfortable padding used in many theater seats.
Naturally the furniture industry decided to become involved in helping consumers find the perfect addition to that media room or home theater room in the way of theater seating. Theater seating provides individual seats that allow each person to sit next to or near each other in the same fashion as being in a movie theater. Many modern cinema seating configurations feature drink holders as well as storage options. These designs make this furniture the ideal addition to any budding home theater owner.
There has always been a choice in leather or fabric for cinema seating. You’ll often have to decide if the furniture is going to be in a room where people will be snacking or eating or primarily just viewing TV or movies without. Always a tough call especially since movies, snacks and drinks all go together much like peanut butter and jelly on two slices of bread. You or your family may feel it a good idea to bring food into a showing of your favorite movie. Having furniture that can be easily cleaned and maintained is an important part of furniture maintenance in your home. This is really up to the individual in terms of the choice between leather or fabric for your home theater seating.
Many sets of furniture are offered with integrated arm rest units between each chair or recliner. These provide the possibility of creating chains of chairs or loveseat units that can make up one row of your home theater setup. Of course there are models that have footrests built in or some that offer separate ottomans that can be stored away or moved easily which can provide more space. Deciding how you want your home theater to look can be an important choice and choosing between these options lets you build the cinema you’ve always dreamed of.
In this article we’ve discussed home theater seating. Today’s home movie experience has been greatly affected by our desire to bring the cinema into our homes but in a much more streamlined and comfortable way. TV’s and screens are large enough to provide better viewing today than older box shaped models. Audio systems are also providing enhanced sound throughout the home theater. Seating however is probably the most important part to having a comfortable home theater. Today’s cinema seating can provide loveseat, chair and storage options unlike anything available in a Cineplex. Adding the right seating to your home theater is the final part of having a great movie experience.