5 Home Theater Design Trends for 2017
Embrace the Latest Technologies in Your Highland Park, TX Home Theater
Private theaters offer so much potential for interior design. Unlike living rooms or kitchens, you can really go all out with something extravagant and fun without compromising on everyday functionality. There are a lot of great design styles available, especially if you go with a certain theme, but if you’re interested in learning about what designs and technologies are going to be most popular in the coming year, then keep reading. Below, we outline our top five predictions for the home theater design trends that will make a splash in 2017.
Home theater seats are subject to certain constraints. They can’t be too tall; otherwise, you risk affecting the acoustics and making the movie sound muffled for everyone behind you. Even the type of material used on the seats can make a difference. However, these constraints don’t mean you have to stick with the stereotypical seating style! Couches, cushions, and even bean bags will be popular seating choices this year as people prioritize comfort over the traditional cinema design.
Multipurpose Media Rooms
Not sure if you want to devote an entire room just to watching movies? You’re not alone. Multipurpose media rooms are the new hot thing. Because movie theaters require such a specific environment (low lighting levels, acoustic paneling, etc.), it was hard to make the space suitable for other activities, but smart home automation has made it easy. Now, you can transform a regular room into a home theater at the push of a button. Blackout shades close to block out the light coming in from the windows, a movie screen and projector lower from the ceiling, and carefully placed speakers create an acoustic sweet spot for movie watching—all without you having to do anything more than simply pull out your smartphone.
Hidden technology is popular for more than just media rooms. Dedicated home theaters are also getting a design boost from it. Imagine the possibilities for décor if your theater is no longer cluttered with speakers, sound equipment, remotes, projectors, etc. Instead, all of these devices are hidden in the walls or ceiling. With the right setup, you get a blank canvas for all your favorite artwork and décor without compromising at all on sound or visual quality.
How often do you have your phone out while the television is playing right in front of you? These days, people want options. Especially in multipurpose rooms, a video display wall gives you countless possibilities for customizing the space for every occasion. These individual screens can come together to form one big image or each display a different show or movie. The value of this option really lies in its flexibility.
Take It Outside
The Texas outdoors are too beautiful to stay cooped up inside all the time. So why not turn your patio area into a full outdoor cinema? With weather-resistant TVs and speakers and a special screen that blocks out ambient light, you can create a perfect outdoor oasis for enjoying your favorite films. One of the key advantages that makes outdoor cinemas so popular is that you’re not constrained to the usual small space, which makes these theaters perfect for entertaining. You can even watch a movie while you’re relaxing in the Jacuzzi or pool!
If you’re considering adding a theater to your Highland Park area home, give Smart Systems a call at (972) 488-5100 or reach out to us via this quick form. Our team of home theater experts can help with everything from the initial design through to the final polish on the installation.