Create a cinema experience in the comfort of your home with these tips for a super effective media room. To set the scene you need to start with a practical and gorgeous TV unit, but comfortable seating and a big bowl of popcorn are all welcome additions to a movie night the whole family can enjoy.
For a successful cinema experience there is nothing like a big screen, surround sound and an appropriately dark room. And a great cinema set-up calls for a fabulous unit to mount your TV and speakers. There is a huge range of entertainment units on offer in a range of styles to suit every home. Some even conceal your TV when not in use – just close the cupboard doors when the movie is over and your entertainment unit becomes a gorgeous and decorative cabinet. Or, for the serious movie buff, a projector with remote-controlled screen is the ultimate indulgence.
Comfort is King
One of the great things about watching a movie at home is that you can lounge around and totally relax while you enjoy the show. Whether you are snuggling up on a comfy beanbag or stretching out on a large L-shaped corner lounge, the experience is so much more laid back than actually being at the cinema. Make the most of the convenience and comfort of being at home with some plump cushions for the floor, a cosy throw, or a soft rug to lie down on.
Choc Tops and Popcorn
A movie night is not complete without a big bowl of popcorn, some soft drink and perhaps a bowl of ice-cream with chocolate topping. Or for the health conscious, some cut fruit and popcorn without the salt! A big bowl to share your treats around and some lovely glassware add a stylish touch to your movie night. Or serve a glass of wine and a cheese platter and you’ll feel like you’re in Gold Class.
Heavy drapes and blinds aren’t just good for insulation and blocking out direct sunlight, they are essential for a totally authentic movie experience. A completely dark room will enhance the picture quality 100% and help you to relax in your home cinema space. Curtains and blinds come in a range of different styles and designs to suit individual homes and windows, and investing in good quality drapes is recommended – not just for a home cinema!
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• A home entertainment unit is essential for a home cinema and there are many stylish designs to choose from. Some even have the added benefit of concealing your TV when you have finished watching the movie.
• A comfortable sofa or snuggly beanbag ensure your movie night is laidback and completely relaxed.
• Don’t forget the snacks! Stylish glassware and beautiful platters and bowls to serve your snacks add a touch of class to your home cinema experience.
• Some heavy drapes and good-quality blinds are a great investment – not only for movie nights but also for insulation and total sun block out.
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