It’s hard to pass out the popcorn in complete darkness! That’s where home theater lighting shines (pun intended).

When it comes to home theater design, the choices that you put into your space can make or break a movie-watching experience. This is undesirable, especially since you have already done the hard work of acquiring a home theater

That’s why we’ve put together the top 5 home theatre lighting tips so that you can show off your space with pride and confidence. Using this as a guide, you can be sure that you’re making the right choices with your home theatre and giving your family and friends a great viewing experience. 

Top 5 Home Theater Lighting Tips

Home theater lighting involves a lot of moving parts, so if you want to know the intricacies of lighting you can check out this guide by Elite HTS. But if you want the best run-down of the essentials, read on!

1. Types of Lights

The first thing you should consider is the different types of lights you can have in your home theater. The many types of home theater lights include sconces, soffits, dimmers, and rope lights. 

You can browse many different lighting options and pick whichever ones best fit your home theater design. 

2. Ambient Light Control

Ambient light is the natural light that comes from sources like windows and doors. Normally in home design, you want as much ambient light as you can get. 

However, ambient light is really good at washing out projections, so try to limit the amount of ambient light coming into your home theater. 

3. Lighting Effects

Lighting effects provide you with a lot of options. You can use fiber optics and LED’s to make fake stars on the ceiling, or dimmers with a control board to carefully fade light in and out of your home theater. 

4. Assistive Lights

Assistive lights are lights that help your guests with smaller tasks in your home theater. This could be anything from getting in and out of the theatre to use the bathroom to seeing their snacks in the dark. 

These are normally smaller touches, but do a lot to boost someone’s watching experience. 

5. Lights That Are YOU 

Finally, the key to home theater lighting is your personal touch. The fact that you have a home theatre is great, but if you don’t add your personal flair it’s just another home movie theater. 

Whether it’s a purple carpet instead of a red one or custom sconces, make sure to put yourself into your home theater through accents and design. 

Light Up Your World!

So now you’re up to date on the five best ways to use home theater lighting. We hope you see the difference that these tips make on your home theater experience. 

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show – minus the trailers – in your new and improved, well-lit home movie theater. 

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