Top tips for setting up a home cinema

Have you ever thought about setting up a home cinema, or your tired of watching movies, live sports and television on a tiny screen or through the laptop? A home cinema is definitely something i’d be thinking about creating once I own my own home, so here’s some tips below on making sure it’s right for your home and to get the best out of your cinema with the right projector and comfy furniture.

Getting the right projector

This one is obvious, if you’re going to create a home cinema then it’s important to make sure the visual aspects of it are right. When looking for a good projector, you need to make sure you’re looking out for the right things. Researching projectors can be confusing, with the terminology used when describing them can often be mind-blowing to the normal person like you and I.


First things first, look out for ones with a good resolution. This is the number of dots or pixels used to display an image. The best ones to look out for are 1920 x 1080 for high definition image, any less than this then your image may be blurry as it has stretched out to fit full screen. Also look out for the contrast ratio, which is the difference between light and dark on the screen. If the contrast ratio is 1000:1, this means that the brightest white is 1000 times lighter than the darkest black. If you’re looking for a good project for a decent price then you can find some great ones from Latest Deals.

Making it comfy

Did you ever used to watch MTV Cribs and you’d see these celebrity houses in Hollywood and they would always have a home cinema? That’s how I imagine my home cinema to look, so if you have space in your house for one, and you’ve got your projector sorted, then the next step is to make it comfy. There is nothing better than lounging about whilst watching a movie on the big screen, no one wants to be sat in an armchair for that!


If it’s luxury you want, and you’ve got some money to splash, then there is a great collection of seating options at a brand called Coleccion Alexandra, but these might be out of many people’s price range. Another cheaper alternative is to get a load of bean bags, spread them out across the room and get cosy. My favourites are these ones from MADE.

Setting up a home cinema? Let me know in the comments below and send through your pics!

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