The Best Budget-Friendly Seating Options for Your Home Theater

Who doesn’t love a good deal? When you’re putting together or renovating a home theater, things can get costly fairly quick with any electrical equipment, speakers, flat-screen televisions, and of course some entertainment room seating that’s incredibly nice to sit in. When you’re working with a bunch of moving parts for a home theater that could end up costing an arm and a leg in its grand total, a good deal on something is heaven-sent. 

Thankfully, it’s possible to find a deal pretty easily these days if you know where to look, and one of our favorite ways of saving a little money on home theater buildouts is to find some home theater recliners that aren’t going to break the bank. Here are some of the types of media room chairs to be on the lookout for that’ll save you some money in the long run.

Manual Reclining Entertainment Room Chairs

Recliners and entertainment rooms go together like peanut butter and jelly. In an ideal situation, you’re kicking for the evening and about to watch your favorite movie or binge that new show on Netflix you’ve been hearing about—you’re going to want to be as comfortable as possible, and those super comfortable media room recliners are going to give you just that. 

But those premium home theater seats with leather upholstery and all the latest features are going to set you back and most certainly aren’t considered budget-friendly entertainment room seating. Enter chairs with manual recline. They’re not going to have the shiny new features that other models might have, but they’re surely going to be much cheaper because of it. If you don’t mind cranking the lever every time you want to recline your media room seating, these types of chairs make a great addition to any home theater on a budget. And the best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice style, comfort, or materials. You can still expect to find that irresistibly soft home theater seating with microfiber upholstery… but you’ll just have to perform some light manual labor to get it fully reclined. A small price to pay for comfort and sticking to your budgets!

Single Theater Chairs

Sure, a big row of entertainment room chairs that fit five people or even a couple rows of three media room seats would fill out the home theater really well, and it would even give everyone more choices on where to sit when getting together for family movie night, but that doesn’t exactly sound like you’re getting home theater chairs on a budget.

Home theater seats built for one person are a much more economical option when buying seating, and you even get to mix and match! This way, you’re not locked into that row of entertainment room chairs with grey leather upholstery. Mix and match with different textures and colors to create a home theater room that’s uniquely you! Maybe you’ll have a red theater room seat with fabric upholstery and a black entertainment room chair in one corner and a velour-upholstered media room seat in another. In this sense, single theater chairs create a modular environment for your home theater that you can fully customize and move around depending on your day-to-day needs. You can rearrange to create unique configurations for when guests are over or if you’re just thinking of switching things up.

Entertainment Room Sectionals and Sofas

When you’re in the market for home theater seating that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, don’t skip out on considering sectionals for entertainment rooms. Sometimes you don’t need all the bells and whistles that come with new recliners and you’ll want something tried and true that gets the job done.

Home theater couches are just that. You’re not going to find heated seats, automatic recline, or adjustable headrests, and that’s okay in some cases. If your back is pain-free and you don’t mind curling up on a couch for a few hours while you binge shows and movies, they’re the perfect choice that isn’t going to break the bank compared to dedicated home theater recliners. Plus, couches and sectionals are almost always going to be stylish and versatile—if you end up getting tired of them in your home theater down the road, you can always repurpose them in a different room in your home just as easily.

Like other seating, they’ll also be available in nearly any sort of material and color you want—play it safe with a white home theater couch or go bold with a bright red entertainment room sectional. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from.

You might not be getting the latest and greatest entertainment room seating for sale, but getting media room chairs on a budget can ease the burden of renovating on your bank account and gives you some additional breathing room in your budget.