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Enhancing A Home Theater Experience (page 3 of 3)

Follow these tips to find out how interior-design elements can improve a home theater experience.

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Walls and Doors

  • The color of the room can also help reduce screen glare. When it comes to the walls and ceiling, the goal is to not use anything that would distract from the room's focal point -- the screen.
  • Cover walls with acoustic fabric, like in movie theaters.
  • Paint the home theater a dark color, but don't use a gloss, semi-gloss or satin finish paint. Use a flat, no-glare paint.
  • The door is the weakest link in sound transmission. Standard-grade interior doors can let sound filter into other parts of the house via gaps between the door and walls.
  • Pocket doors can also let a lot of sound leak through. If you do have one, you may have to add special sound-isolation material.

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