Setting Up Your Brand New Home Theater Seating

It’s finally time. You’ve been working hard on creating the perfect DIY home theater, and the custom media room furniture you ordered from Valencia has shown up at your door. You’ve already painted all the walls of your home theater a dark blue, set up all your audiovisual tech, and even found a retro popcorn machine to place in the corner of the room. All that’s left is installing the theater chairs – arguably the most important aspect of a successful DIY home theater. 

But before you can enjoy the ultimate comfort of your new Valencia theater seats, you need to set them up. When you initially order a product from Valencia, they come packaged in a box requiring some setup. (Can you imagine if we shipped them already assembled? The shipping costs would be absolutely insane! You’re welcome.) This post is here to provide you with some helpful tips and walk you through unpacking and setting up your brand new home theater chairs.


Once your new theater chairs arrive, the first step is to remove them from the box. This may seem like a very simple step, but if you are not careful, you may damage the chair when opening the box. 

Firstly, you need to make sure the box is the right way up so the multimedia chair can easily be removed from the box. 

Next, open the box by cutting the tape. It is recommended that you use a knife or an exacto knife to cut the tape. Make sure the blade is not cutting too deep into the box, or else you can risk slicing the chair’s leather. We’ve all gotten a bit too excited about a package before, only to immediately damage it by being too aggressive with a knife. 

Once the box is open, take the disassembled chair out and remove all plastic covering. It’s best to do this on an open floor space, preferably carpeted, in a space where you won’t be interrupted by unruly kids or pets.

Assembling Your Home Theater Furniture

Once your chair is out of the box, it’s time to put it together. These steps describe how to assemble your new movie theater chair:

1. Start by attaching the backrest to the base of the chair. You do not need any tools to do this; all of Valencia’s products have been designed so that they can be assembled with minimum tool use. The backrest has rails on its side. To attach it to the base, you need to slide these rails onto the rails of the base. If you’ve ever moved a regular recliner chair, this is very similar to that.


2.After the backrest is attached, you need to hook up all the wires so that all the motorized features work correctly. The wires are located at the back of the chair in the area where the backrest and base are connected. Attach the wires that are connected to the backrest to their corresponding wires on the base of the chair. Notice that the wires have clips that keep them connected. Make sure when you plug the wires into one another you ensure that the clamps are also attached so the wires don’t disconnect.


3. Next, you need to remove the protective padding from the lumbar support mechanism. In the same location where the wires are connected, you’ll notice there are two bars with white protective padding over them. Remove this padding, and then your chair’s motorized lumbar support is ready to go. 

If you still find yourself getting confused about how to assemble your chair, take a look at the instructions to get a more in depth description of how to set up your chair. If that doesn’t help, feel free to call or email our support team for help.


Adding the Finishing Touches to Your New Theater Chair

Now it’s time to add the final touches to make sure your chair is fully set up. First of all, you need to make sure that your chair is placed correctly in your home theater. Since the chair reclines, you need to make sure that it is placed at least 12 inches from a wall to make sure the back does not hit the wall when it reclines. 

If you ordered a double chair, loveseat, 3 seat row of chairs, or any seating arrangement that contains multiple chairs, make sure you push them together in the proper arrangement. Note that your chair may have clips that need to be used in order to attach the chairs together. The very final step is to remove the protective plastic covering that is over the accessory port. 

Even though this was probably the easiest part of building your DIY home theater, it’s still always an awesome feeling to step back and admire something you built. These new theater chairs are the height of luxury at-home movie-watching. Now that you have your chairs set up, you can let the kids in and start enjoying movies and TV to the max.