Tips On Turning Your Family Room Into An Entertainment Center
Do you remember the days when going to the movies was so cheap that you’d go almost every week? Popcorn and a soda didn’t cost that much, either. Things have definitely changed, and now more and more families are turning to their homes for their entertainment purposes. Besides the fact that watching movies at home is less expensive than going to a movie theater, there’s just something very special in centering your entertainment at home. If you’re turning your family room into an entertainment center, here are some ideas that might help you to create something unique and fun.
The Furniture – Buy chairs and a sofa that recline and that have a compartment for drinks and snack trays. Measure your largest wall and buy shelves that will cover that entire area. By doing that you’ll have enough room for a large-screen television set and for a turn table. By shelves that have space for your collection of DVDs, CDs, games and vinyl records. In addition, select shelving that has enough space on which you can place rolled up lap quilts or blankets that can be used for snuggling up for a movie or television watching. If you have enough space, include a billiard table that can also be used as a ping pong table.
The Equipment – If you’re focused on watching movies and your favorite television shows, invest in a big-screen television set. Also, buy a turntable, also known as a record player, so you can introduce your kids to all different types of music. Install an excellent sound system that will make you feel like you’re right inside a movie theater. If you’re handy with electronics, you can install everything in a day or two. If you’re not comfortable doing the job yourself, professionals such as The Good Guys can do your home theater installation in less than a day.
The Decor – Buy posters of classic movies and frame photographs of famous entertainers. Include movie stars, music legends and television stars. Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke and Johnny Carson are among classic stars that will add interest to your home theater decor. Another idea is to add fun signs with words like, Feel Free To Put Your Feet On The Furniture, Sit And Stay Awhile and The Movie’s On Us.
Have a book ready for your guests to sign. It will be a lot of fun to look back later and see how many friends and family members have enjoyed being entertained right in your own home.