When it comes to creating the ultimate home theatre experience, the selection of seating is just as important as the technical components. After all, if your seat isn’t properly positioned and comfortable, the film will be spoilt for you from the start. And we’ve all experienced that after being stuck in a bad seat behind a tall person in the local cinema. So, now that you hold all the cards, here’s how to choose the seating that will guarantee the perfect viewing experience.
Meet All Your Comfort Needs
As you’re likely to spend 2 or more hours sitting, it’s important that you feel comfortable doing so. For that reason, home cinema sofas often come with more support and cushioning than the traditional living room sofas do. What’s more, features like armrests, footrests and reclining backrests allow you to enjoy an absolute level of comfort. But, why stop there? Many home cinema sofas also come with additional amenities such as cup holders for your drinks and hidden storage for your remote controls or snacks. Super convenient, right?
Consider the Materials
Home cinema sofas are available in a wide range of materials, just like regular sofas are. However, while you might not approve of your kids snacking on your living room sofa, you just can’t take away their snacks while watching their favourite movie. So, if you want your cinema sofas to be easier to maintain, it’s best to choose a material that’s resistant to stains, like for instance leather or vinyl. However, the downside to leather is that it can make you sweaty, which you don’t want to experience when you’re seated for hours on end. So, if maintenance is not a problem for you, you can choose a fabric material that will allow you to stay cool.
Measure Your Available Space
Just like buying any piece of furniture, what you need to do is to assess how much space you have available to fit your seating. A helpful rule is to leave at least 1.5 m of clearance from the screen to the seats for a comfortable viewing distance. Additionally, you should also remember to leave some space for people to move around. After you’ve measured your available space, you can get a better idea of how large the home theatre seats can be. If your home theatre room is big enough, you can even fit several rows of home cinema sofas, allowing you to host fun cinema nights with family and friends.