Once you’ve configured your premium home theater system for the best audio and video outputs, you will want to purchase and arrange your home theater furniture to maximize your viewing and listening experience. Fortunately today’s market offers a tremendous variety of audio/video furniture and home theater seating, making it easy to find pieces you love that blend right in with your decor.
It may be helpful to ask yourself these questions when determining what pieces of furniture you need in your home theater:
1) Where will my television sit/hang?
2) How much storage space do I need for CDs and DVDs?
3) What components do I need to situate immediately below or next to my television?
4) How many viewers do I want to accommodate in my home theater?
5) Will children be using the space?
Home theater seating is crucial to ensuring your friends and family have the best possible experience while enjoying the listening and viewing environment you’ve created in your home. The last thing you want you or your guests to be thinking about is how uncomfortable your seating is, or how they can’t quite hear what’s going on in the movie because your seating options don’t work well with the placement of your surround sound system.
Home theater seating options range from luxurious single recliners to two-seaters, or even a curved row of comfy reclining seats with room for three or four guests. Accessories include cup holders and built-in storage space. Smaller versions of home theater recliners are also available for children.
Most manufacturers of theater seating offer styles that will coordinate with any decor, available in wide ranges of colors and fabrics. You can even get products with officially licensed sports team logos and colors. Personalize your space with extra features like ground-effects lighting, Butt-Kicker built-in subwoofers, and even motorized movements. Do you need even more comfort? Look for seating selections that are extra-wide, have tall backs, or extended footrests to fit any size body.
In addition to seating, you may want to consider an entertainment center to hold your components, a wall or ceiling mount or other type of stand for your television, CD and DVD storage towers, shelves or cabinets, and speaker stands. You may also find that you need some sort of cable management system to conceal the various wires and cables that are used to connect your television to your audio components.