Home Theater Seating in and around the cities of Peachtree, Marietta, Fayetteville, Griffin, Newman, Atlanta, GA
When you want a movie theater experience in the comfort of your home, choosing the ideal home theater seating is just as important as your audio and video system. An uncomfortable or poorly placed chair can ruin the theater experience for your family and guests. Our designers help you answer a few questions to customize the best solution for your home.
How big is the room?
When deciding on home theater seating, consider the size of the room to determine what kind of seating will work best for you. Depending on how big the room is, you may be able to have multiple rows of seating. With enough ceiling height, you could use platforms or risers. You could have a single curved row of seats or be able to fit in a loveseat, perfect for cuddlers. If you’re tight on space, you may consider a wallhugger that sits closer to the wall, yet still allows for recline. Knowing the dimensions you’re working with will help you determine how many seats will fit in your home theater.
How big is your screen?
You will want to maximize your home theater with a configuration that gives the most unobstructed view for all your guests. Proper placement of your home theater seating will prevent first row effect where guests uncomfortably look up at a closely placed screen. The ideal placement for seating is a distance equal to between 1.2 and 1.9 times the diagonal width of your screen. For instance, for a 60” screen, the ideal distance for viewing is between 6-9.5′ of the screen. This measurement helps plan the most comfortable viewing in your home theater.
What kind of Home Theater Seating?
There are many options in home theater seating. Your fabric choice is one. If sound control is important, keep in mind that all furniture absorbs sound, but the more plush the fabric the more it will absorb. Manual or power? Do you want your seats to fully recline to a vertical position or would you consider a simple recline where space is an issue? Do you want a built in “Bass Shaker System” that vibrates at low frequencies to add to the theater experience? Cupholders, storage areas, armrests, folding seats, docking stations for your smartphone, and snack trays are also sought after options. Think of what’s most important to you and what will give you and your guests the most comfort in your home theater seating.
How will you arrange your Home Theater Seating?
When planning for rows, reserve 20” on each side of the row. Plan for alternate seat spacing so that each view is unobstructed by the person in the front row. Platforms or risers are a way to prevent obstructed views without substantial expense. You’ll want each riser to be 12” per row with an additional 2-3” added to the length of your seating for each row. If space does not allow for multiple rows, consider a curved single row to bring each seat’s focus to the screen. We’ll help you configure a theater with no bad seat in the house.
Our team of experts provides home theater solutions throughout Georgia. We serve the cities of Atlanta, Acworth, Alpharetta, Decatur, Kennesaw and Smyrna, GA. We will work to customize a solution that is ideal for you.