Why Try a Home Theater Sofa over a Typical Entertainment Room Couch


So, you’ve decided to build a DIY home theater. You’re excited to have a dedicated movie-watching space in your home, but you’re not super keen on totally losing the basement hangout room or man cave vibe of the room you’re converting. After all, home theaters are the place in the home to go to relax and recline after a long day and watch some of your favorite flicks. But, at the same time, you have to change up the room a little bit to make it look more like a theater, and one of the easiest ways to do that is to invest in some of the best home theater chairs for sale out there. Maybe you already have an entertainment room sectional couch with a few cool functions like a reclining section or a convertible chaise/ottoman situation. And that’s been cool for lazy Sundays, but that giant entertainment room sofa isn’t really going to cut it as dedicated home theater seating. But again, you don’t want to lose that hangout vibe and still have some kind of seating that looks inviting and is luxuriously comfortable to sit down on for a while. 

What to do?

It’s time to repurpose that man cave seating for somewhere else in your home and instead design your own home theater sectional, sofa, couch or loveseat. Or a combination of several! Home theater recliners don’t only come in rows of seating on theater risers anymore – you can get all the comfy and techy perks of home theater furniture, but you keep the living-space feel only a well-loved entertainment room couch can give. They’re practical, cozy, and a fantastic way to elevate your space—not to mention, they’re some of the most comfortable home theater seating out there. And if you’re getting hung up on the materials or fabric used in the upholstery, fret not—home theater chairs that are the epitome of luxury are going to come in almost any and every variation imaginable. Do you want stark white home theater recliners? A tasteful brown multimedia room chair with leather upholstery? What about vegan leather recliners for media rooms? They’re all possible, and you don’t have to compromise one bit when it comes to style when you’re building out your do-it-yourself home theater room.

If your soon-to-be home theater is in a smaller space in your home, there are also plenty of ways to work around that with the seating. If you’re looking for ideas for media room seating layouts, it’s always easy to use the internet as a resource and hop on sites like Pinterest for quick bouts of inspiration. But, one of the easiest ways to work around a smaller space is to skip out on that row of entertainment room chairs that fit up to six people, and instead look for singular chairs. By buying single recliners, you’re at an advantage where you essentially have modular seating and can move them around to fit whatever the current situation calls for without compromising your space.

While you’re doing the rest of your DIY home theater buildout, take a peek at our list of fundamentals to keep in mind while designing and DIYing the home theater of your dreams.

Home Theater Sectional Sofas are a Cozier Approach to Media Room Movie-Watching

Like we said, stadium-style home theater seating isn’t for everybody – and that’s okay! If your new movie room is for family most of the time, a home theater sectional sofa makes for cozier (but no less feature-packed) movie nights. Every family has a favorite movie-watching couch – it’s real. So why not make that favorite hangout spot for you and the kids a luxury, high-tech, full-grain leather home theater couch or sectional? Or both? As one of the companies that make some of the best entertainment room seating on the market, we can attest to the fact that the difference in comfort between a regular entertainment room couch and a luxe home theater sofa is incredibly apparent from even the first time you sit down. With all of the technology packed into them, they’ll definitely be the new favorite movie-watching couch. Heated seats, lumbar support, and automatic recline? Yes, please.

A multimedia sectional sofa and a theater recliner or two let you set up your room nearly the way it was before, when it was just a flat screen TV and an entertainment room sectional, except now it’s a cutting-edge audiovisual equipment and fancy high-tech media room furniture. Awesome. With the option to change the seat number (4 and 5 seat theater sofas are always popular) and layout of our theater chairs, you can make loveseats, sofas with dropdown consoles, a sectional couch with bass shakers. It’s the best of both worlds. It’s no secret that nearly everyone loves to rearrange their homes from time to time—sometimes it’s because you’re bored, but sometimes it’s because that space really needs some new energy put into it. With different seating types, you’ll almost never run out of ideas for rearranging your movie chairs for home theaters. So, put on your interior designer hat, and get to work! Your options are limitless.

One of the other biggest benefits to having a home theater sectional couch is that they’re going to provide you with immense back support. Long-gone are the days of sitting on any old regular couch for hours on end, getting up, and wondering why your body feels so stiff. With the advent of ergonomic design and luxurious features like lumbar support, power recline, and adjustable headrests, you’re in for a world of comfort and back support. And if you go the extra mile and find a reclining home theater chair with heated leather cushions, you’re basically treating yourself to a spa day any time you sit down to watch your movie or show. It kind of seems like a no-brainer.

Choosing Couches for Your Home Theater Allows for Versatility

Another massive pro to choosing a home theater sofa for your entertainment room? Versatility. And it’s not just versatility in how the sofas are laid out in the room or the customizable dimensions of the theater seating, but also the features within each theater couch. What do we mean? Well, you could make one of the seats convert to a drop-down console for extra snack space when you don’t need all the seats. Or, you could make a row of 4 seats set as a home theater loveseat flanked by a recliner on each end. Play around with the arrangement and see what works best for any given situation. If not everyone is present for movie night, what’s stopping you from pulling up all of the arms on your home theater sectional, grabbing a comfortable pillow, and laying down on incredibly soft leather theater seating?

One of the best parts about home theater recliners is that with additional add-ons, you can fully customize your movie room experience to suit your needs. What do we mean by that? If you’re going for more than one home theater sofa – like one couch and one sectional – you can add features like LED lighting and theater accessories to one but not another. If you’re looking for full-on immersion when you’re curled up watching the latest films, choose bass-equipped theater seating for the sectional you’ll be spending the most time on so you don’t miss a beat—with the vibrations and rumbles, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the action. Want to turn the immersion up another notch? Check out some home theater chairs equipped with D-BOX. You’ll be so immersed that the writers may as well have given you your own lines. Or maybe choose soft microfiber theater seating for the couch the kids fall asleep on most often. Options for fabric home theater seating in layouts like sectionals and sofas lend a cozy vibe that still says “living space” without making it look like a full-on movie theater decked out with media room furniture at every turn. Or you could lean heavy into the movie theater aesthetic with the fabric and pick up some media room recliners upholstered with luxurious Parisian velour. The choice is yours.


Here’s another idea we love that we’ve seen our customers do a few times that gives off a premier theater seating vibe: Have one front row of home theater recliner chairs and a riser platform behind with a big home theater sectional sofa. It looks really upscale, and it gives everyone the option to watch a movie in whatever furniture is their favorite—since all the theater furniture pieces in your media room are full of cool features like power headrests and lumbar support, every seat will be a favorite. Plus, with the addition of the platform for home theater recliners, everyone is guaranteed a great view of the screen while watching. That means no craning your neck to see around the person in front of you, and you get to relax in complete and total comfort.

How to Use our 3D Customizer to Explore Options for Your Home Theater Sofa


If we’ve got you thinking home theater couches might secretly be one the best ideas ever, you’ll love our “Build Your Own” option for brainstorming your media room furniture. You can choose your desired theater seat model, and then customize the configuration into a home theater sectional, couch, or loveseat that’ll be sure to complement the rest of your DIY home theater. When you customize your entertainment room recliners with us, the sky is the limit. Nearly any configuration you can imagine is possible—for example, you can get a row of entertainment room seating to sit four with vegan leather upholstery or a home theater chaise lounge upholstered in premium velour fabric. Really—we mean almost anything.

You can also customize literally anything else about the multimedia sofa you want for your home theater seating – leather type, color, LED lighting, bass shakers, and embroidered headrests, just to name a few. We also offer fabric home theater seating (velour and microfiber theater sectionals galore) and a vegan leather seating upholstery option. You can even change up the color of the upholstery to suit your specific aesthetic desires. Choose from easy-to-match neutrals like grey leather-upholstered multimedia seating, or go with something brighter like a pop of red leather. Is one color not enough? We also offer the ability to design entertainment room recliners with two-tone colors. Our arsenal of customization options lets you express your style almost exactly how you want it. Every home theater is unique, so why not offer a plethora of design options while customizing? Choose from the 2D or 3D Customizer to actually get to see what your movie-theater-style couch will look like while you make it your own. Questions? We’re here for it – let us know.