Updated: Dec 16, 2020
With COVID restrictions set to be in place for some time to come, staying in is the new going out and what better way to enjoy a night in than watching a great movie in the comfort of your own home.
Dedicated cinema rooms are the ultimate in luxury interiors. Cinema rooms should provide an opulent yet comfortable space, providing the very best entertainment experience. The trick is to create designs that include all the best features and technology without it feeling like a commercial cinema.
Working with a team of experts is critical to a well thought room that looks fantastic but also delivers the very best viewing experience. Mike Beatty of Pulse Cinemas explains the importance of choosing the right systems and set-up.
" We have documented many times the ability Pulse Cinemas has to deliver our own in-house home cinema designs offering a complete package to the end user from design content, through to build and commissioning. We do of course however have many fantastic relationships with the UK’s vibrant and innovative interior design community and just such a relationship is highlighted here as technology from Pulse Cinemas meets the design flare and expertise of Rebecca Edmunds.
This development has been born out of the company’s commitment to gain a thorough understanding of clients' lifestyles and as the concept of home cinema has become more widespread, Rebecca has gained a thorough understanding of what is required when designing a home cinema space, enabling clients to enjoy the very best home cinema experience possible."
A home cinema should feel intimate and inviting. Where you might not be comfortable with darker tones in the rest of your home, this is the perfect space to include rich deep colours.
More than any other room, designs need to work both aesthetically and practically. Soft furnishings, carpet and wall coverings will add texture in addition to absorbing sound and therefore providing better acoustics. Upholstered wall coverings such as Arte’s Eclipse collection are a fantastic way to make a style statement.
Include soft, low level lighting that provides just the right amount of illumination without distracting from the screen. Lighting is not only functional; statement lamps or wall lights provide style and warmth.
Seating is another important element to get right. Deep seats that you can stretch out on are a must. Adding side tables or modular sofas with integrated tables means you never have to leave your seat to reach for a drink.
Creating a room that feels like it is cohesive with the rest of your home is key. Although you might be a little bolder with some of the choices it should still reflect your personality. A real triumph of comfort, style and performance, this room really underlines where home cinema is today, a desirable concept of the most sophisticated homes created via companies working together both expert in their field.