Mariette Josephe Media Storage November 24th, 2017
Choose 7.1 surround sound. The latest in surround-sound technology requires eight separate audio channels to truly immerse viewers in the film. But it can be difficult to decide whether you should try to disguise the speakers or make them a feature of the room. Plenty of speaker manufacturers make devices that both sound good and look beautiful. Wood paneling offers a great combination of acoustics and aesthetics. Remember to check the wiring options when looking to make a purchase — no matter how good the speakers look a tangle of cables is always a turn-off.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 16th, 2018
Teak isn’t just for your porch. Crate & Barrel takes this Regatta ottoman to an entirely new level with its wide-slat design. Add it as a small seat in your mudroom and you’ll never fall over while putting on your rain boots again.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 15th, 2018
Integrate it into your living room. Most people don’t quite have the space for a designated room for their home theater but integrating similar features into a living room can create a comparable cinematic experience. You will need to be extra careful to avoid compromising the existing style of your space though.
Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 15th, 2018
Pottery Barn doesn’t wimp out with ottomans. Case in point: this Caden ottoman. The large leather top on strong wooden legs makes it a perfect table or stellar seating.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 15th, 2018
Integrate your lighting. Home automation can help replicate that real cinema experience by adding those special touches such as lights that automatically dim when the film begins or LED step lighting that comes on when the film is paused for a bathroom break. Lights and film have always gone hand in hand — a smart host like a smart director should use lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for a film.
Fioralba Emma Media Storage January 15th, 2018
Modern media centers rather than full-height cabinets to enclose the TV often simply surround the TV with a wall of floating shelves to help visually distract from the screen while adding useful storage (which often would be filled with DVDs in the past but are more often just decorative in the age of streaming).
Adara Noya Fireplace January 15th, 2018
Matched in scale. This fireplace and television one on top of the other make for a stunning lesson in scale. The perfectly sized components almost make them look like they're combined. When placing your TV above your fireplace make sure it's low enough to be comfortable to look at. You don't want anyone to crane a neck when trying to relax and watch TV.