A home cinema is more than just a big TV and a sofa

July 13, 2021

You might think that a big TV and a comfy sofa make a home cinema. But, if you want to get the best possible experience, there’s a lot more to it than that.

For example, have you considered the effects that lighting can have on your movie experience? Are you getting the most out of your sound system? And is your current setup really giving you the best image possible? If you want to have the ultimate movie-going experience at home, then all of these must be planned.

What makes a cinema room?

To take your media room up a notch and make it a home cinema you need to consider a number of things.


Are you doing the visuals in your movies justice? To create the perfect home cinema experience you’ll need to make sure that you are getting the best possible picture. A projector is often the perfect way to achieve this. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re ready for future releases by getting a projector with 4k definition capabilities.


For some cinema rooms you may be able to achieve good sound by using a soundbar. Soundbars can often be a great addition to a home cinema. However, if you are looking to create an authentic cinema experience, you’ll want to invest in a Dolby Atmos surround sound system. This can be cleverly integrated into your room, or even into your walls and ceilings, and can take your home cinema experience to a whole new level.

Room acoustics

You’ll also want to make sure that your room is ready for your immersive sound system. This is where proper acoustic treatment can help. Every room is unique, and that means that certain features can help, or hinder, the sound your speakers produce. Many rooms have few materials that absorb sound; this can create echoes and distortion. On the other hand, some rooms may be too absorbent; this can make the sound appear duller than it should be. Ensuring that your room is acoustically ready to be a home cinema is an important step you should take.


Depending on your individual room setup, light should be used to focus attention on the screen. This means blocking out as much daylight as possible. Motorised blackout blinds are a fantastic way to achieve this darkness in your cinema room, ensuring that your picture is as clear as possible. These blinds can be recessed into the wall so that no daylight can enter. Small accessory lights can be used inside your room to create that perfect cinema atmosphere.

Movie system

So, you’ve made sure your room is ready for that full cinema experience. The only things left to add are the movies. In order to achieve the perfect immersion into your movie, you’ll want to have the very best picture and sound quality available. That’s where Kaleidescape comes in.  Kaleidescape offers a stunning collection of movies and plays them in the highest possible definition, along with lossless 3D sound. Forget streaming services – this is the only way to watch movies in your own cinema room.


It’s time to bring everything together. At the touch of a button, you’ll be able to close your blackout blinds and fire up your system. There’s only one thing left to do: enjoy the movie.

Lights, camera, action!

A lot goes into making sure your home cinema creates the perfect experience, and there is nothing better than being fully immersed in your favourite movie. Ask the team at SONA today about how our experts can help you build your perfect cinema room.