Creating The Cinema Atmosphere At Home
If you’re reading this, we’re going to assume you love movie nights at home. I mean, don’t we all? There’s just something exciting about recreating that cinema feel in the comfort of your home – lights off, snacks at the ready, your favorite films lined-up, maybe even a duvet or blanket too. But what if we told you you could do even more to recreate the cinema vibe at home?
If you’re a serious movie-buff or if you just want the most realistic cinema set-up in your home, there are a few things you can do to seriously ‘up’ your cinema game.
Why Do You Need A Home Cinema?
A home cinema isn’t just for movie geeks. If you regularly have guests or if you’re looking to get new experiences from your home, the option of a home cinema is an appealing choice to provide top-tier entertainment for you and your visitors. And don’t worry if you think you don’t have space for a fully equipped home theatre, everything in this post can be done even in the smallest of living spaces.
Creating that cinema feel at home is also a great way to ensure you ‘switch off’ from work and other pressures of daily life. Watching films and binge-watching series are both great ways to relax and relieve stress, so you can imagine how much more effective they are in a home cinema.
Creating The Cinema Screen
When you think about a home cinema, one of the first thoughts that jump into our heads is a giant, wall-to-wall screen which, of course, simply isn’t practical for the average home. A large, flat-screen TV will do the trick if you have one already or have space for one. But again, this isn’t always possible. So, what do you do if you don’t have much space for a large TV?
Projectors are the perfect option for getting that wall-to-wall screen without taking up a lot of space. This piece of tech makes it so easy to get the cinema-style screen and simply requires a computer, laptop or MacBook and an HDMI cable. What’s more, a projector gives you plenty of options to decide where you want to set up your cinema screen thanks to its mounting options. A traditional projector can be set up wherever you wish, by mounting to a wall or ceiling or by simply placing it on any other flat surface. They need a power source nearby (or anywhere with an extension cable) and the entertainment system you would usually use for watching movies. Since projectors use an HDMI cable, you could even use it for gaming if you want more dynamic gameplay.
A mini projector is a great option if you’re not committed to using one room exclusively for your home cinema as it’s small and portable. While only some mini projectors match the picture quality of regular projectors, they make up for it with their portability. The mini projector can easily be moved and stored thanks to its small and sleek design, or even kept in view as part of your decor. An added bonus with most mini projectors is the ability to connect wirelessly, making it easier to project content directly from your phone or other devices. To use your projector, simply aim it at a large flat wall or projector screen and watch your movies come to life as you’ve never seen them before in your own home.
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So you’ve got a big screen, what more can you do to get the cinema feel at home? Well, there are few more items you might want if you’re looking to achieve the most authentic home theatre experience possible.
Exceptional speakers make a huge difference to your cinema experience, it’s one of the reasons cinemas provide such an immersive experience. Whether you opt for a soundbar or strategically placed surround-sound speakers, improving your entertainment system’s audio is one of the best ways to heighten the home cinema experience. Bonus tip: a subwoofer is an ideal choice to get the rich bass sound you’d expect from a movie theatre, perfect for making your home cinema even more immersive.
Who doesn’t want snacks during movies? Making your home cinema truly authentic requires another level of commitment so why not treat yourself to a ice cream maker and beverage cooler? Although they might seem a little much for the average movie watcher, these options ensure you get the cinema feel at home and are useful features for many occasions. They provide snacks throughout your binge-watching experience and are perfect when guests come over for parties or celebrations.
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Getting the cinema feel at home doesn’t require a designated room with recliner chairs or a wall-to-wall screen. Using a projector and some important extras, you can create the most authentic home cinema experience in any room of your house. After setting up your home cinema you can be sure of one thing, movie nights will never be the same again.
- How to Make a DIY Home Theater – Instructables
- 10 Ways to Make Your Home Theater More Like a Real Theater – HowStuffWorks