Home Entertainment in Interior Décor

Home is where the heart is, there’s no denying that. But sometimes it can be easy to move mindlessly through your home, just going through the motions of your daily routine.

However, today’s home entertainment systems can give you many hours of joyful diversion in a variety of forms, from streaming movies and TV shows to playing interactive games and listening to your favourite music – all in the comfort of your own home.

Since a home entertainment centre extends beyond your conventional TV room, your interior décor needs to reflect the same luxurious visual experience. So, here are 5 ways to ensure entertainment excellence in your home:

  1. Optimise the Space
  2. Don’t fill the room, keep it spacious and big enough to move around. Pushing your furniture to the back of your room and having the TV on the other side is optimal. Alternatively, if you are in an area that might experience a lot of movement between the furniture and TV, you’ll need to look at removing any possible blocking of the screen by encouraging movement either behind the couch or armchairs or behind the TV.

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  3. Watch Your Screen
  4. Getting the right entertainment system starts with the right visual medium. LCDs and LED TVs are brighter, making it ideal for rooms with lots of natural light. Plasma screens will require a darker room and are best for bigger rooms to allow for more acute viewing angles.

    Of course, Ultra HD TVs are becoming the most common TV systems these days since these curved TVs give an impressive experience.

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  5. Sound it Out
  6. The quality of your speakers will make or break the entertainment experience in your home. Don’t skimp by choosing off-the-shelf speakers that create subpar audio; instead, invest in surround sound speakers that can be placed strategically throughout the room for truly exceptional audio.

    For the most impressive sound system, look into purchasing and installing a 5.1 or 7.1 surround system that includes 5- 7 speakers plus a subwoofer. However, you can also look at wireless speaker systems.

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  7. Supersize on Storage
  8. Even though we store a lot of our entertainment in digital format these days, we’ve all got our big DVD collections, old CD’s, maybe even vinyl, old entertainment books and other technology that’s been accumulated over the years. Buying the right entertainment shelves and cases is going to make a big difference into how clean your entertainment room will be.

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  9. Get Comfy
  10. The home entertainment room is a place to relax. However, choosing the right furniture and accessories means more than just picking the most comfortable sofa you can find.

    • Seating: Many people find a reclining position with their feet elevated more comfortable when watching TV. A recliner is versatile and gives you both seating options.
    • Acoustics: If you don’t opt for acoustical walls and ceiling, you can still enhance the sound in your home entertainment system in wallpaper and draperies.
    • Lighting: Dark coloured paint won’t reflect light from your TV or projection screen the way lighter colours will.
    • Flooring: The best choice for flooring is carpeting. Whether you choose customised carpeting or a commercial style, be sure to use high density foam padding for optimum sound absorbency.
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Thinking of getting the Big E? DDL’s interior décor specialists can set up your home with everything you need to turn your home into a hub of entertainment. No matter what your personal film-viewing preferences are, we work with you to create a home entertainment system that exceeds your expectations.

For more information on our full-service décor and design services, or to schedule a private consultation, call us on 011 262 5225. Visit our website at www.ddl.za.com to view some of our products, or send an email to info@ddl.za.com.

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