Tips for Color and Decoration for a Home Theater Room
With audiovisual equipment getting more affordable, making a home theater room is becoming possible in many homes. When putting up a home theater room, it is good to keep in mind that long hours will be spent here. This is one room where luxury and comfort are paramount. Color and decoration are the two elements in the room that signify your tastes. It also plays into the general feel of comfort in this room. How can you make color and decorations work to make your home theater room the ultimate comfort zone?
Color in a home theater room
Color plays into the lighting of the room. Darker colors will absorb most of the light, while lighter colors will reflect light. It is good to note that cinema halls feature dark colors for walls, ceiling, and even furniture. Here are some color schemes that work well for a home theater room.
Raspberry and burgundy have always been favorite colors for theaters. Most theater drapes are red-toned. Red tones tend to absorb color which works well with the low lighting. You can have deep red tones for your drapes and lighter red tones for recessed wall and ceiling lights.
Flat black for the TV wall
You want to highlight the TV as the main feature on the TV wall. Flat black takes away all the light on the wall and frames the TV. When viewing, the fat black helps reduce reflection highlighting the focus on the TV in a better way.
Gray is a neutral color which means that the lighting scheme in the home theater room will not be affected by reflection or absorption of light. The color gray works well for the ceiling and walls. There is no reflection to affect the image.
Shades of brown give a vintage ‘club’ feel in the home theatre room. This works well for furniture. Deep brown leather movie seats are very good at giving an impression of class and luxury. Add a few brown toned rugs as well.
Decorating for improved picture and acoustics
Lighting and textile accessories in a home theater room can make a big difference in the quality of picture and sound reaching the viewers.
• Use directional and track lighting
This type of lighting avoids casting a glare on the TV which could reflect and spoil the quality of the image. Couple this lighting with dimmers for easy control of brightness.
• Use thick fabrics for better acoustics
Roman blinds and thick carpeting or rugs improve the quality of sound. How? By absorbing echoes from hard floor and wall surfaces.
So there you have it folks. Picking the right color and decoration for a home theater doesn’t have to be so stressful; if you follow this guide line.