Tips For Designing The Perfect Home Cinema

May 17, 2021

Photo by Dylan Calluy on Unsplash

If like most of the world, you’ve been watching a lot of Netflix during the pandemic, then your tv is probably looking a little small by now. 

Having your own home cinema is the ultimate luxury. So if you’re lucky enough to have space and the budget, then you can have some fun designing the ultimate in-home entertainment. 

Decide on the space 

Not everyone has an entire room that they can devote to their movie watching. In fact, it might not even be a traditional home that you’re kitting out to be the ultimate at-home cinema, there are a number of specialist RV audio video systems too that being that bit of extra luxury to your road trips. 

Screen Size

It’s all about viewing angles. In order to create the ultimate movie viewing experience. Map out where you want your seating to be. Then, draw lines from each sitting position to either edge of your desired screen size. 

Your perfect viewing angle is between 33 - 40 degrees. You don’t want it to be any smaller than this, or the screen will look small, and that’s the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve with your cinema room. If the viewing angle is any wider, you’ll feel like you’re too close to the screen and it will be disorienting. 

Projector or Screen? 

There are pros and cons to any screen type you choose. Slimline TVs have excellent picture quality and can hang on the wall. Whereas a classic projector gives a great atmosphere of a proper movie-watching experience. 

If you’re looking for a very large screen, then it might be too cost-prohibitive to buy a TV in the size that you want. 

In order to get the sound and picture quality you’re looking for, then consult a specialist who will be able to help. 


When it comes to your cinema room, it’s as much about sound as it is a picture. Think about soundproofing the room if it’s in a busy part of the house or the noise from the movie is going to disturb people. 

If you don’t have the budget for full soundproofing, then install carpet on the floors (and partially up the walls too) in order to create the best environment for sound. There is also a range of decorative acoustic baffling canvases that you can display on the wall as art. 

Air Flow

Cinema rooms can become uncomfortably hot. The amount of equipment in there will generate heat, which can make your movie viewing uncomfortable. Air conditioning should be considered, but only if it’s a particularly quiet system that can’t be heard or felt over the movie audio. 

Final thoughts

Having a cinema room is the dream of many. The ultimate way to watch your favorite movies and TV shows. But planning the perfect cinema room takes a lot of work to ensure you get the details right, then you can sit back and relax, and maybe watch a movie. 

*contributed post*

Post a Comment