Nowadays, a screen is a focal point of almost every living room in Australia, however, why go for a simple TV setup when you have the option to turn the central point of your home into a proper entertainment dome; a media center for the 21st century. Keep in mind, however, that this will require you to do a ton of work in order to prepare the room for such a feat. No matter the effort invested, however, the end result will definitely be more than worth it. With that in mind and without further ado, here are several designing and entertainment room ideas to help you get started.
1. Do some preparatory work
The first thing you need to do in order to cover everything is do some preparatory work in terms of painting and soundproofing the room. First of all, you need to clean the walls and apply a primer. Then, you need to opt for a colour that is non-reflective, so that it doesn’t take too much focus off the screen. When it comes to improving the acoustics of the room, there are a couple of things that you can do. First of all, try to remove hard surfaces, as well as things that vibrate from the room. In other words, the softer your seating is, the better. Also, you might want to prioritize working on corners.
2. Choose the place for the position of the screen
The next thing you need to take into consideration is the position of the screen and its alignment against all your seating. What you need to realize is the fact that some of your screenings are going to take place during the day, which is why the reflection might turn out to be a major issue. The position of the screen will also affect your perception of the rest of the room, as well as how you are going to distribute the seating. In other words, this is not a choice that you can make lightly.
3. Consider the lighting situation
One of the most important issues for you to consider is the issue of light in the room. Previously, we’ve talked about the problem caused by the natural light, yet, this is the issue that can be resolved with some heavy floor-to-ceiling curtains or some blinds. On the other hand, when it comes to artificial lighting, you first need to be aware of the fact that the screen itself has its own light source. Other than this, you probably want to go for remote-controlled smart lighting in order to gain a functionality boost. Furthermore, in terms of feature lighting, why not invest in a neon Japanese sign or a similar LED light in a bright and bold color? Neon signs are easy to install, energy-efficient, and will never go out of style.
4. A choice of the screen
Basically, there are two major options that you should go for when making an entertainment centre – a smart TV or a projector. A TV is always a better choice for those who are interested in quality and aren’t really that concerned with the price. What you also need is some help making the setup, due to the fact that it’s a delicate (and expensive) piece of equipment that we’re talking about. These Adelaide TV installation experts, for example, propose wall mounting that improves performance and comfort, gives you more space and provides a greater level of safety and security. As for the projector, the only thing you get from it is a better price of the screen per inch.
5. An adequate sound system
There are some genres where the sound can make all the difference in the world. This choice, however, needs to be based on the size and the general layout of the room. In general, what you usually get to choose between is 2.1 and 5.1 soundbar. In some scenarios, even 7.1 would be an option.
Finally, in order to give this room the attention it deserves, you might want to consider accessorizing it a bit. Why not go with some movie posters or props in order to further support the theme of the room. This is a project that you can bring the entire family on.
Designing an entertainment room with the entire family in mind might be a difficult and expensive project, but the end-result will provide you with an amazing audio-visual experience. You can also give each member of the family a task – even if it’s just to pick a single accessory – thus making the project into a family activity as well.