Don’t forget the equally important step of creating an interior design that matches your tastes, emotions and desires. The excitement created by a room full of cool equipment fades quickly when you don’t feel comfortable in your own space. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do that make all the difference in the world.
The best time to consider the interior design of the theater is right after the equipment is chosen. When I plan a theater’s interior design, I will walk the space with the technical designer, who will point out the overall location of the screen, how many chairs, the number and location of the speakers and subwoofers. He or she will let me know if there is an acoustical wall system and whether it will be on all the walls, and perhaps the ceiling, too. By this point, the clients may have already been to the theater showroom and selected the chairs.