Seating is something that many new home theatre owners overlook. Sure, you can make do with any furniture you may have at home from the couch in the living room or your bed to the lawn chairs from your backyard. However, the quality of the seating in your home theatre can considerably improve your viewing experience. While in most aspects of the home theatre we aim at movie-house like quality, seating is something in which you can do much better than a movie house.
The foldable chairs found in theatres are the cheapest option you have if you are going for a professional choice. It is economic both financially and specially. They usually have frames made of metal, or a combination of metal and wood, and have leather or microfiber upholstery. If you are planning to invite a lot of people over to watch movies with you, this might be your best choice of seating. But if you are a more private person and wish to keep your home theatre for the family, you can get loungers. They are very comfortable theatre seats with footrest and reclining action. If you plan to get tactile transducers for your theatre seats, loungers will be a better option than regular theatre seats. Some loungers even offer built-in wireless Bass Shaker.
Many of the reclining chairs come with mini theatre tables. Others will have cup holders built into the arms. You can also get chairs with adjustable headrest and remote baskets built into the armrest.There are so many variations of reclining chairs available in the market you are sure to find something that grabs your interest. You can have a set with steel cup holders embedded in the arms, or a set that comes with storage space in the armrest, or seats aesthetically lined with LED lights, which can be very helpful in the dark. You can even get seats with the logo of your favourite sports team stitched into the backrest.
You might find that club chairs suit your taste better. Reclining chairs with cup holders are available in many models. Although sheep leather upholstery is considered the authentic choice for club chairs, you can find club chairs covered with materials such as velvet. Some of the high-end models of theatre seating incorporate removable table-tops. So you can comfortably have your dinner while watching your favourite movie. Another sort of seating that you might find the best option for your home theatre is cuddle couch. It often comes with a removable swivel tray and you can comfortably cuddle with your loved one. You can also get a chaise extension for some models of cuddle couch.
You can either get individual recliners or those that come in sets of three or four seating, in a straight row or curve. You may also want to consider sofas that can seat three or four people comfortably. There are so many options for the upholstery and many companies making personalised furniture for home theatres. So you can really go crazy with your imagination. When you order theatre seats, make sure that you can get them through your doorways. Consider the shape of your home theatre and the spacing when choosing the seating. You might also be able to include a combination of two kinds of seating in your home theatre. For instance, having one or two rows of loungers and a couple of cuddle couches is a popular choice.
Bottom line is, home theatre seating requires as much research and careful consideration as any other aspect. The comfort in which you are watching the movie will definitely affect the all-round experience. When you have spent a fortune on getting the décor right, it will be a shame to ruin the effect with any random choice of seating. Since it can take some time to get your choice of seating delivered, this is something you need to think of well ahead, and not after all the other elements have been dealt with.