For Comfort - Home Theater Seating Is The
of home theater seating has exploded with the popularity of massive
entertainment rooms. After all, what is the point of having a
huge screen television or an expensive projector system if you
aren't comfortable while using it?
As with many home decor products, the seating
ranges from simple couches and recliners to refurbished antique
move theater seating and sleek modern stadium seating
designs. Viewing websites selling these seats it is clear
that this is a new status symbol in high end homes.
Home seating chairs are often what we call
recliners but the designs are quite different from the recliner in
your family room. Extra cushioning in the headrest
automatically raises your head to a comfortable viewing position
with no need for additional neck or head pillows. Most of
these chair are leather with the main design difference being in
the area of the arm rests. The wide, squared arms often have
built in drink holders and snack holders which eliminates the need
for several side tables and allows the chairs to be placed in a row
in front of the screen. Other reclining viewing chairs have
ergonomically rounded armrests while still others have armrests
that can be raised or lowered.
Theater seating may reflect the traditional big
theater design with seats that raise and lower and one popular
version has the appearance of first class seats on a plane.
There is no lack of innovative design here and finding color is not
If you are on a budget, you can find used
versions that were available when home theaters first became
popular. The fabrics are usually in a tight weave velvet or
an industrial type upholstery yet the color choice is good.
Legs and armrests (with molded cupholders) on these used models are
of heavy plastic or painted steel with fixed backrests. The
main drawback of this seating is that most of the models available
must be attached either to the floor or to a base of wood or other
rigid material with screws to provide stability.
With costs ranging from about $100 for used
versions to $800 and UP for new designs, it is likely that your
choice of home theater seating will be based primarily on your