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4 Tips for the Perfect Home Theatre

The world is slowly getting used to the new normal, with many of us working from home. In keeping with this, it’s time to implement your plans for a dedicated home theatre.

Before designing this space, IKEA experts say that there a host of factors to consider. In this article, we jot down four essential designing tips for building your enviable home theatre.

1. Pay Attention to The Walls

It’s important to make your room as soundproof as possible for the best experience.

You can choose between several excellent and inexpensive options ranging from drywall to acoustic wall panels or even carpet tiles.

Remember that it’s not advisable to hang any sort of framed art on the walls as glass is too reflective of both sound and light.

2. Get Your Speaker Placement Right

Your home theatre will most likely have 5.1 surround sound. Hence, it is important to figure out the placement of the five full-range speakers and the woofer which comes with it

The ideal placement involves keeping three of the full-range speakers towards the front of the room and placing the remaining two behind you, slightly behind your viewing position.

Pro Tip: It is generally advised to position the speakers about 20 inches away you’re your walls for a better sound. You can browse through IKEA’s collection of a full range of customizable shelves for the speakers.

3. Bigger Isn’t Always Better

While you might be tempted to buy the biggest screen in the market because that’s what you always fantasized about, however, it would be best to measure your room first and then decide on the ideal screen size.

You’ve hit the sweet spot when you have an immersive experience without having to move your head from side to side to follow the action.

4. Matching Décor

Many people make the mistake of assuming their home theatre has to blend in with the aesthetic choices of the rest of their home.

The truth is, this is a space you can dress up to suit your fancy, really utilizing it to bring out your passions and interests.

For instance, think of a unique theme or color for your furniture that doesn’t clash with your home theatre. This way, the rest of the room hangs together, thus complementing the electronics in between.

Once you take care of these elements, you’re all set to enjoy the latest action flicks or family movie nights in your home theatre. Happy watching!

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