The ideal location for the average home theater has to be basement room that enables very little or no natural sunlight
to sneak into the room. There are so many things you can do inside a basement that simply intensify the theater experience of your
average home theater.
From actual stadium or theater seating to string lights that line the side of the walls (where it meets the
floor) for lower background lighting that will not distract from the screen or cause any unnecessary glare. Out of the several things
you can choose to further improve your home theater, lighting may likely be the most important as well as the most often
If you are fortunate enough to have a basement, it is really an ideal location for a home theater but don’t despair if you reside in
a climate that is not exactly conducive to home cellars and garages .. Even in the sunshine downstairs room there are steps you can take in order
to prevent too much light from affecting your home theater experience. Some really good ideas with which to start should be to purchase
black out curtains that prevent sunlight from creeping into your room. This looks much better than the old fashioned magic pill
of placing aluminum foil over your windows without a doubt.
Even inside your room if you’ve taken the time to make sure natural light isn’t intervening you may find that poorly placed
lighting badly affects your viewing pleasure. When installing your home theater system you should pay careful attention
to both natural and artificial light at different times of day in order to discover how they affect your ability to see the
television (this is particularly crucial if you have a projection television) as well as in order to see if there is any
glare on your own television screen from light peeking through your curtains or from lamps and overhead lighting inside the room.
Recessed lights are a good option for most home theater rooms as is rope lighting as I mentioned above. For those who have this kind
of lighting you can see well enough to maneuver without interrupting what is taking place on your television screen.
Additionally, low lighting in the room makes the actual television become the focal point of the room whenever it is on and the
overhead lights are down.
If you are developing a home theater themed room you will probably find some of the interesting film era wall sconces of great interest.
These sconces prefer low levels of light that are unlikely to interfere greatly with what is happening on your television screen.
You will find all kinds of wonderful sconces in a wide selection of themes. It makes sense that with home theater lighting playing
such a crucial role in the overall enjoyment of your home theater experience that many businesses are being created simply to
fill this need inside the lighting industry.
Some will argue that the television you select for your home theater is wildly more important than the lighting within the room by
far. I tend to disagree. If you do not take care to insure the fact that lighting in the room isn’t appropriate it is unlikely that
you will be able to fully enjoy the television you selected. For this reason I always think you should keep your present
television for a while, check it out with the lighting and invest in proper lighting before making an investment in a bigger or
better television to add to your home theater system.
Everything when it comes to a home theater are relative to personal preference just like all things in life. Take the time to consider the affect that the lighting in the room that will become your home theater will affect your ability to see the flicks or television shows that you enjoy so much. Once you have the perfect situation in terms of lighting you will be very impressed at how much more you actually enjoy your home theater.