The best possible location for the average home theater would be a basement room that allows very little or no natural sunlight to sneak into the room and home theater lighting is a critical consideration.
There are so many things you can do in a basement that simply intensify the home theater lighting of your average home theater. From actual stadium or theater seating to rope lights that line the side of the walls (where it meets the floor) for low ambient home theater lighting that will not distract from the screen or cause any unnecessary glare. Out of the many things you can choose to enhance your home theater, home theater lighting might actually be one of the most important as well as the most often overlooked.
If you are fortunate enough to have a basement, this is an ideal location for a home theater but don’t despair if you live in a climate that isn’t exactly conducive to home basements. Even in the sunshine basement there are steps you can take in order to prevent too much light from affecting your home theater lighting experience. Some good ideas with which to start would be to purchase black out curtains that prevent sunlight from creeping into your room. This looks much better than the old fashioned quick fix of placing aluminum foil over your windows for sure. [Read more…]