With the rising prices of almost everything right now, people across the length and breadth of the country certainly seem to have less disposable income than they probably did just a few years previously.

One expense which is particularly hard to justify right now is taking the whole family to the movies and, as such, more and more people are turning to home movie theaters instead. So, whether you are fortunate enough to be able to dedicate an entire room to the project or not, continue reading for a concise guide to creating a movie theater in your home.

A White-Washed Wall

Now, unless you are planning on investing in a massive television screen, by far the more affordable and frankly, more effective, way of screening your movies would be to invest in a home movie projector.

You can choose from different styles and set-ups of projectors, but without exception, you will need a plain white, or else light cream, smooth wall on which you will project the screening, so this should be your first port of call.

Comfy Seating

Admittedly, these days, movie theaters provide far more comfortable and luxurious seats than they have done in the past, but to truly relax with your friends and family members when watching your favorite movies, there can be nothing better than a colorful and comfortable bean bag ottoman.

By all means, you could include different styles of seating in the room, with higher and more traditional cinema seating, which may well be better for the older people in your family, but bean bag chairs will keep your children comfortable and occupied whilst watching the movie.

Reduce Ambient Lighting

Essentially, ambient lighting refers to any light source which is either coming from another room or else through a window in the room itself, and when wanting to create an immersive and sensory experience when watching a movie, ambient lighting is not your friend.

When choosing your home movie projector, make sure that you purchase one with the highest possible lumens rating, as well as install high-quality blackout blinds over any windows in the room, and use light-blocking shades and drapes.


As much as it is essential to reduce the volume of ambient light which escapes into the room, you also need to focus your time and attention on reducing and controlling the ambient sound in the space too.

There are plenty of sounds within your home, especially a busy family dwelling, which can reduce the experience of watching movies in your new home movie room, such as the clothes washers, any plumbing noises, and even outside interference.

The best way to ensure that the ambient sound in the room is kept to an absolute minimum is to soundproof the entire space with the addition of a second layer of drywalling, or else replace the drywall already there with specific wall boarding, which is designed to reduce and even eliminate unwanted outside noise.