Specifying Home Cinema Seating
How to choose a specific type of Home Cinema Seating
Home Cinema Seating is one of the most important elements to a successful Home Cinema Installation – clients can spend a lot of time spent in one position watching a film or a box set and they must be comfortable. If the seating choice is wrong then the home cinema will not be a success!
We have a number of factors we take in to account:
- What is the make up of the family and age of any children? This may seem a really strange question to be top of the list but we specify different seats for different ages of children. If a home cinema room is mainly going to host adults and older children then more formal cinema seating will work just fine but if children are younger then day bed type seating allows younger children to lie down (maybe even fall asleep if you are very lucky!). Our standard approach for families with smaller children is day bed type seating for the front row and more formal seating behind – providing the best of both worlds. The relaxed nature of the day bed front row also allows viewers from the second row to look over the top without a particularly large step up – something which can be necessary if all seating is the same.
- Would you like all individual seats or shall we incorporate some sofas too? One of the main benefits of a home cinema room is enjoying films as a family – it may therefore be preferable to have the main seating area as a sofa arrangement rather than individual chairs. Even for our more formal options we can specify the seating without arms to allow a hybrid of formal seating and sofa.
- Which kind of fabrics? Traditionally home cinema seating is leather but really this is only due to the fact it is perceived to be luxurious and hard wearing. In our more bespoke home cinema rooms it can be comfier, warmer and more personal to cover the seating in fabric. As part of the full room design we can ensure fabrics complement the room aesthetic and different rows can have different types, finishes and colours. There is also a slight acoustic benefit to fabric chairs as opposed to leather.
- Electric or Manual Recliners? Most of our home cinema seating comes with moving back rests and foot rests – we can even program the seating to move to your exact seating position (and perfect recline!) when a film starts – in conjunction with dimming the lights!
- Cup holders, chillers, chargers and mini fridges! Home Cinema seating is very much at the luxury end of the market, cup holders seemed extravagant a few years ago but can now be chilled too. Wireless charging stations can be built in to the armrests allowing clients to charge their phones but also ensure the iPad which provides main room control is also charged. We can even incorporate transducers in to the seating – allowing you to actually feel the bass in the room!
The bespoke nature of our home cinema seating means almost any request can be accommodated – from materials and stitching through to electronics integration and size.