Think about it – even if you have opted for top-end audio-visual equipment like the EluneVision EVO 8K In-Ceiling Motorized Screen paired with a JLC NX5 Projector (that’s a mouthful), if you’re sitting in terrible theater seating, it’s not fun to watch anything on that high-quality projection setup. Likewise, you want to be sure those super-comfy, fancy home theater chairs you bought will stand up to use and time so you don’t end up with defunct media room furniture after only a few movie or game nights.
We’re all about helping homeowners make really cool, better-than-the-movie-theater home theaters. Home theater seating is, arguably the most (or second-most) important factor in a successful home theater. Our blog is mostly guides. Here’s some food for thought on the main factors you should take into consideration when choosing the right home theater recliners to fit the ideal look and ideal layout of your media room furniture.
How Many Seats Will you Need in Your Home Theater?
It might seem like a simple question, but there’s actually a few things to consider in order to best answer how many people you’re trying to accommodate with your home theater seating.
- Consider your general watching habits. You just have to think whether you usually watch movies by yourself, with your partner/spouse, or maybe with your entire family.
- How often do you entertain guests? Is this home theater supposed to add to your entertaining spaces or is it just for the fam?
- What are the dimensions of the room where you are planning to set up the home theater? We’re talking width, length, and ceiling height, especially if you’re planning on having multiple rows of movie chairs and will need home theater risers to elevate the back row of home theater seating.
- Then there’s viewing angles to consider. Which means you need to know (1) the size of your projector screen, and (2) the optimal “cone” of viewing angles. This ties into audio as well. We go way in depth about all that mess in another post.
Size Does Matter with Home Theater Recliners
It’s helpful to determine the dimensions of the people who’ll be using the media room furniture the most. For instance, something as simple as the height of the chair’s headrest will greatly affect the overall movie-watching experience.
If you’re a larger person, like to curl up in a chair, or can’t watch movies without your lapdog, you need a bit more room to be comfortable. We get it, which is why we make all our luxury theater seating models in original and XL.
A Home Theater Recliner is Nothing if it’s not Constructed Well
Lots of people tend to focus on the style of the home theater chair and forget to consider the hundreds of hours they’ll spend in these chairs, watching their favorite movies and sports. You should not be fooled by good-looking recliners in pictures because, at times, there are fancy-looking chairs that are not at all well-made, or don’t consider body types or pressure points. You’ll never have that issue with a Valencia Theater Seating product. We use the latest technology and the highest quality materials to engineer truly luxury home theater seating.
All of our multimedia room furniture – chairs, loveseats, sofas – are solid wood construction with metal-constructed Leggett-Platt reclining mechanism – a renowned reclining mechanism known for its ease of use, comfort and longevity. Every one of our luxury theater seating options can also be customized with powered headrests, ergonomic armrests and powered lumbar support, that all work together to provide a movie-watching experience that is comfy, quality and relaxing.
The Comfort of the Movie Chairs in Your Home Theater is Key
Choosing the right chair can be daunting, but we try to make it easy. Not only do we consider over 15 different pressure points on the body in our home theater furniture designs, but we only use dense, high-quality foam cushioning that melds to any body’s shape. Pair these features with our ergonomic reclining system, powered headrests or powered lumbar support, and we’ve managed to make every single home theater chair we create completely customizable to your body and your preferences.
It’s not necessary to choose attractive home theater seating that’s uncomfortable, nor should you choose media room furniture that is comfortable but drab. With different options for material, color, style, arrangements and features, Valencia Home Theater Seating lets you have your cake and eat it, too.