Finding a spot to build the ultimate entertainment space is a gift you can offer your friends and family. You can celebrate your home, invite friends over and offer everyone a relaxing and enjoyable spot to hang out and enjoy one another’s company.
Are your friends gamers or would they prefer to come over for a movie? No matter what entertainment you’re planning, try to keep the space you’re using flexible so you can change the seating arrangement whenever possible. If you’ve got a big screen, consider mounting it on a unit that will allow it to tilt. For friends who prefer to watch or game from bean bags on the floor, a tilted screen makes the visuals of the game much more striking.
Stay Age Appropriate
Are most of your friends young and limber? Easily movable cushions and chairs are a great option. If your grandparents are coming for the holidays and you want to schedule a movie night, you will need some real chairs with support that are easy to get up from and comfortable to sit in. It is important to have enough seating. Do you plan on having a small get together or a large bash? Make sure everyone will have a place to sit.
Every movie is better enjoyed in the dark, but your friends and family will be much safer if you also are able to shine a bright light on the space after the film is over. Consider putting in a system with dimmers so you can use the sliders to create the right mood. Twinkle lights are great option if you want to create a fun environment. They give off just enough light to be able to see your surroundings while still being dark enough to give off movie theater vibes.
Don’t Forget A Quiet Space
Not everyone can tolerate a lot of visual input. Consider creating a spot in your entertainment space where your guests can get away from the screens and enjoy a moment of quiet. A small table and a chair or two, even a foldable setup, can give overloaded guests a break.
Make The Set Up Easy
If your friends are ready to stop gaming and want to watch a movie, make the switch as easy as possible. Make sure you’re ready to move from system to system with the right cables at hand to avoid delays. Do you plan on streaming your movies or will you be kicking it old school with DVDs? Always go through a test run to make sure all your equipment works before having your guests over.
Don’t Forget The Food
Be ready to feed your company. If your system is in the basement, consider adding a small refrigerator for snacks and drinks. Of course, lay in a stock of napkins, disposable cups and plates, and invest in a good covered trash can for the space.
Your entertainment space should also be fun for you. Celebrate your hard work with a beverage, some snacks and your favorite movie. Enjoy!