How to Design a Home Theatre

How to Design a Home Theatre
How to Design a Home Theatre

You can take your home entertainment to the next level.

People are increasingly embracing home theatre rooms after months of being housebound.

There are no more options than tacky recliners or heavy red velvet. 2022 is a new year of luxury and sophisticated design for the home theatre market.

We have the details on how to improve your home entertainment and start a new project.


You can easily add a home theatre to an existing floor plan if you don’t want to renovate, expand, or build. This is possible by partitioning a room or converting a room. To ensure you get a precise read, use a laser distance measurement. This can help you calculate area and volume and store it for later reference so that you don’t lose your measurements. A basement is a great place to convert!

Size it up

You should consider the space available. Is it big enough for a home theatre with a projector? Or is it large enough to accommodate a large HDTV? A BenQ 4k UdK projector is the best option if you are looking for a projector.

Don’t sit too close to your screen. Measure the screen diagonally across and allow 1.5-2m between your seat and the screen. The layout is also important. Do you have enough space to accommodate tiered seating levels?

Create your shell

After you have your space and layout set, it’s time to construct the shell or frame for the theatre. For curved walls, you can choose a metal or wooden frame with plasterboard. Or ply for an arch framing your screen. To create interest, you can play with the height of your ceilings. You could also install recessed panels with LED lighting or a starry night feature.

A cordless drill, circular saw and impact screwdriver are essential tools for fitting the wall channels and floor of the frame and forming the framework for the partitioning walls. A ladder to reach the top of the frames and a small scaffold to paint and fit the partition material are other tools that you will need.

You will need to frame the space to create a back wall if you have chosen to divide off an area. To improve acoustics, it is best to make sure that the space can be closed off completely.


Noise complaints are not something that anyone likes (or has to deal with). It’s important to ensure that your home theatre has sound insulation. Acoustic baffling is insulation that’s often found in concert halls and cinemas. It covers the ceilings and walls. This insulation absorbs sound waves, stops them from reflecting back and creating echoes, and allows you to hear the sound more clearly.

To ensure that you don’t hear the sound echoing throughout the house, head upstairs. To ensure you don’t exceed the limit after you have installed insulation, you can hire a sound level monitor.

Get it done

It is worth looking around and researching the various sound systems that are available. A 5.1 sound system will include a central speaker, two corner speakers, two rear units, and a subwoofer. Two more speakers are added to a 7.1 system, as well as two additional rear corner units and a subwoofer.

If your room is smaller, you don’t have to use as many speakers as you would like.

Cables and cords

It’s worth making sure that your cables run inside the ceiling cavity behind your framework. You can fix your speakers to the ceiling by pointing them towards where you will be sitting.

Create the mood

Imagine yourself in a movie theatre. It’s dark and dimmed with lighting. The furniture is extremely comfortable. Make it home! The most elegant and tasteful home cinemas have been recently introduced. The long curtains created a feeling of luxury and soundproofed the rooms. Lighting was dimmed from LED runners or dramatic spots. Seating consisted of a mixture of comfortable loungers and elegant recliners. You can keep things simple by choosing a neutral palette and playing around with textures.

Of Course, You Can Always Hire A Professional Home Theatre Installation & Designer Expert

Hiring an electrician who can provide home theatre installation services in your home can save you time and potential extra costs by minimising the risk associated with DIY projects and faulty wiring.