Top tips for choosing the best seating for your home cinema

Your home cinema is the room in the house where you go to relax and indulge in a bit of ‘me time’. This is your sanctuary in an otherwise crazy world. If you have found the best screen for your room that gives you an amazing visual experience and the best speakers giving you the optimal auditory experience, the last thing you want to do is detract from the experience by choosing the wrong seating. Here are some tips for getting it right and making your home cinema the best room in the house.

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The position of your furniture

Many make the mistake of placing seating against the back wall or in the middle of the room, but this will detract from the experience. The walls will create too much bass, while the middle will have too little. How many seats do you need and how much room do you have? These are the most important questions to ask yourself.

Comfort and design

Most home cinema theatre furniture will be leather and designed for comfort, but you must take into consideration who will be joining you. Do you want armrests between each seat so that you can sit beside a loved one, and are children going to be using the theatre and will they find the seats comfortable? Many home automation companies will be able to advise you on suitable seating that includes everyone.

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Size matters

If you have a modest space, the worst thing you can do is buy oversized and overbearing furniture. While you may feel comfortable, you will also feel cramped and it will not be the relaxing experience you hoped for. If you are having difficulty configuring the space, ask a specialist company such as for help.


Creating your home cinema can be a pricey investment, so it helps to have a budget in mind and stick to it when creating the room. Shop around for cheaper options or add to the room slowly as your financial situation permits. There are some cheaper ways to create the experience, such as using a projector instead of a screen.


Why not add some finishing touches, such as movie posters, special lighting or even a drinks/popcorn holder or concession stand to finish the room?

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