The ambience of your home theatre completely dictates the experience you will have in your home theatre. A home theatre is meant to offer a dedicated viewing experience, and lighting plays a crucial role in the space. Many homeowners are opting to have a home theatre set up in their space to have an experience like never before. But many forget that the dull lighting simply kills the ambience of the space, even when you’re using the space just for leisure. There is a misconception that the home theatre has to be pitch-black, and most homeowners are completely convinced by it. But it is literally the worst thing you can do with this space that can flaunt so much flair and flavour.
Even if you’re an avid cinephile, you know that you will need a minimal amount of ambient lighting even if the movie is playing. There are multiple reasons for that. Your eyes need to adjust to the low lighting level in the space, and that is why ambient lighting is quite important. Also, the moment you finish the screening, you need ambient lighting to adjust your eyes to the normal lighting level. There are many functional aspects that ambient lighting covers, but it is equally important to lend elegance to the space and accentuate the aura of your home theatre. Now, take a look at everything you can do for this space.
Begin with overhead lighting
Overhead lighting will set the foundation for the lighting layout of your home theatre. It is important to have recessed lighting designs in the space as it will be the primary lighting design when your home theatre isn’t being used for screening. You can use lighting designs like ceiling lights or chandeliers to adorn this space. And if the lighting fixtures are dimmable then there’s absolutely nothing better than that. Dimmable lighting designs save time when you’re about to begin screening, as you don’t have to manually switch every light off. You can simply do it at the convenience of your seat with a remote. You can use downlights in the corners or the perimeter of your home theatre’s ceiling to spice up the decor of your space.
Wall lights and table lamps for added convenience
Consider placing wall lights on the pathways as they can not only lend to the overall ambience of the space but also add an element of safety to your home theatre. Seat-side table lamps are also a good idea if you plan to pause the screening mid-way for whatever reason.
LED strips for the floors
This is a common sight to see in movie theatres, and you can create something similar in your home theatre with LED strips too. LED strips are just bright enough to illuminate the stairs and the pathways and not spoil your viewing experience too.
There are many other lighting options that can consider for your home theatre, including wall sconces, cove lighting and backlit panels, depending on the space available and your preferences.