How to Turn your Living Room into a Movie Theater

Home movie theater lighting

Having to drive out, stand in line for tickets, and sit next to boisterous strangers is sometimes part and parcel of the movie experience, but do you really want to deal with that? If you just want to relax and watch a movie, then why not do it at home? These days, you can order movies off the internet, and turn your living room into a home theater will be a fun reason to stay at home during the weekends. Here are a few tips on how you can achieve that movie house look. 

Deal With your Lights First, the theater is a dark area, so dim the lights. Since you can’t really get rid of all the lights, use a dimmer to control the main light source. Dimmers are little knobs that you can install in the light system and these let you adjust the amount of light that comes out of the bulbs. You can get these at any hardware or home improvement store and they’re compatible to most light systems, even for LEDs

Sound Matters When you watch a movie at the theater, you get to hear sounds coming from different parts of your surroundings depending on the film. Surround Sound can be mimicked by positioning your speakers in a certain way that it equally distributes the sound in the space. Try to move the speakers around to find the best places for them. 

Pop Some Corn It’s not the movies without popcorn. Some people even get one of those mini-popcorn machines to use and decorate their home theater with. Try to stock up on some theater food like chips and candy as well, just try not to eat all of them in one setting. 

Decoration Place a few movies posters up, install a few colored LED light bulbs, hang a few light signs and you’ve turned your living room into your own theater. You don’t have to spend a lot, just be creative and try to look for items that you can use at sales or even flea markets. For any comments or questions on which LED bulbs to use for this application, contact our customer support hotline.


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