If you love entertainment, you may want to set up a home theater. A home theater allows you to have a full-scale cinema experience in the comfort of your own home. But after you’ve chosen your projector and screen, you may be at a loss for what else you might need to enjoy your favorite movies and television shows. At Strickland’s Window Coverings, we often help our Wilmington, NC customers select the window treatments they need for their home theaters, so we have become experts in home theater necessities. This list can help you get started!
1. Light-shielding window treatments:
Since building requirements mandate that most rooms in your home have windows, you’ll need to invest in curtains, blinds, or drapes that keep your home theater dark. After all, if you have light entering the room, the light will create a glare that makes it impossible to see your favorite films! Quality window treatments are an essential part of your home theater. Here at Strickland’s, we have decades of experience helping customers select and install their ideal window treatments. Choose blackout blinds and shades to guarantee that no light will ruin your movie experience. We have multiple options to suit your personal taste and decor.
2. Movie-style seating:
For a true home theater look, you can install individual seats. However, some of customers have opted for sofa-style seating as well. While you can buy some seating options at your local store, you can also choose from movie theater-style seats at companies like Theater Seat Store. The company offers seats with back lighting to help you find your way to the popcorn machine during intermission!
3. A popcorn machine:
No theater is complete without popcorn! Of course, you can pop regular old popcorn in your microwave, but if you just love the smell of fresh popped classic popcorn, go for a classic popcorn machine. There are countless options available from online retailers and supply companies.
4. An audio system:
To ensure that your movie experience is high quality, you’ll need a good sound system to complement your projector and screen. When you purchase your projector and screen, consult your retailer about the appropriate sound system for your room.
5. Tickets and other accessories:
For a cute touch that is sure to please your family and friends, you can purchase “tickets” to give to your guests. Or you can decorate your home theater with marquee signs, posters, and other themed items. These special touches will really set your home theater apart from the crowd.
If you’d like to get started on your home theater and enjoy summer evenings in the comfort and cool of your home, call us today at 910.762.0944. We’ll help you get your movie watching off to a fun start at Strickland’s Window Coverings!