Setting up a home cinema: The latest trend in home decoration
Would you like to enjoy your favorite series or movie from your living room? Learn how to set up a home theater and enjoy your free time like never before.
Who hasn’t ever thought about having a home theater? As with swimming pools, jacuzzis or gyms, having these private and exclusive spaces at home is a luxury. But is it really possible to set up a home theater to enjoy movies and series like on the big screen?
In today’s article we are going to present you the keys to place a home cinema in your home.
A very booming trend, which makes a difference in both the interior design and decoration of the new post-pandemic houses.
If you are one of those who enjoy Sunday plans with series or movies, popcorn and blanket … You’ve come to the right place! Stop thinking that these areas or domestic spaces are exclusive to large villas and stay to discover how to make a home theater at home.
Why should you set up your own home cinema?
From Molins Design we have seen how private movie theaters inside the home have been gaining strength, becoming in recent years essential spaces for the daily lives of many homeowners. As we will explain below, this is not a trivial fact, but rather a direct consequence of several changes in our habits, as well as several transformations in home interior design. Let’s explain!
The arrival of the pandemic in our lives had a lot to do with this paradigm shift in homes, which we now consider them as our great shelters. Since then, we understand our home as a space in which we not only eat, wash and sleep, but where we can also telework, play sports and even enjoy with family or friends in a tailor-made leisure room.
In addition, and according to the latest data published by the consulting firm Kantar, about 12.4 million Spanish households hired some streaming video platform during the period from July to September 2022. Amazon Prime, Disney +, HBO Max and Netflix are the digital tools that group more subscriptions and that make up the current Spanish market for movies and series on demand. A figure that continues to increase, since its growth is still very exponential, and may reach in the near future more than 80% of the population.
This latest data, together with the new trend of creating private, safe and comfortable spaces within the home, have made the setting up of a home cinema the ultimate desire to be fulfilled by lovers of movies, series and even video games.
Trends in home cinema equipment
There are several requests for home theater that come to our interior design studio, and these are the most interesting proposals:
The Home Cinema
The most common option and installed in single-family homes. To make it a reality it is necessary to convert the dining room into a real cinema room, adding a large TV screen or projector in the living room. In addition to other elements such as the latest generation speakers, dim lighting to avoid eyestrain and recreate a cozy atmosphere, etc..
A dedicated cinema
Or what is the same, to condition a space in the home so that it resembles a traditional movie theater. To do this, certain aspects of the room must be renovated, as well as the acoustics and brightness of the room. And finally, add the most professional home theater furniture and equipment on the market.
For houses with large terraces or gardens, where it is possible to adapt a home cinema with all the details to enjoy it during the summer season.
Whichever option you have in mind, setting up a home cinema room becomes a unique concept to spend time with the family, save on leisure outings and enjoy our hobbies from the comfort of our home.
Tips for setting up a home cinema
Here are a few last tips to make your home theater room the right choice:
Acoustically condition the room
Before buying your home theater equipment for home, you must soundproof with insulating panels the living room or room that you are going to convert into your viewing room. It is very important to prevent the sound from leaving the room once we start watching our favorite movie or series, as well as to prevent the sound from outside or other rooms from penetrating the room.
Adopt the best lighting
Another of the basic technical requirements for setting up a home theater room lies in the lighting. Choosing a practical, aesthetic design that allows the image to be seen without glare or glare is essential.
Choose an audio and video system that is easy to use
Make sure that the screen or projector you choose is at least 120 inches. For the speakers, it will be essential to place them in the right position to have an immersive sound experience. As a rule, three front speakers, two surround back speakers and a subwoofer are usually placed. In turn, the processor must support Dolby Atmos audio technology and high-resolution video formats for a fully immersive experience.
The budget for a home theater at home can vary greatly, because as we have seen different actions come into play. In most cases we must add, to the purchase of the audio and video system, the preparation of the room and all the furniture that will be needed to prepare a high-end home theater.
Therefore, we recommend you to contact professionals, so we can guide you with the best proposal and give you the best budget to set up a home theater at home. Send us your idea and we will make it come true!
22 February 2024