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10 Ways to Make Your Home Theater More Like a Real Theater


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Added Lighting
To really class up the room, use wall sconces instead of regular lights.
To really class up the room, use wall sconces instead of regular lights.
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Yeah, we just spent the last step doing away with pesky light peeking into our theater from the outside. Light is the enemy, right? Yes -- but we still need to be able to see, so consider installing your own controlled lighting to add some style to the room -- and to prevent tripping or other incidents that could occur in complete darkness.

In the vein of a real theater, LED rope lighting is an awesome pick for illuminating the floor. You can wind it along a set path to guide people from the door to their seats. If long strings of lights sound like too much hassle, install lights under the seats where they'll offer just enough illumination once you sit down. Of course, those subtle lights won't be enough to light up the entire room; when you're not watching movies, you'll want some overhead lighting. Use dimmers so you can slowly bring the lights down low when it's show time. To really class up the room, use wall sconces instead of boring regular lights -- they'll be the perfect complement to our next home theater must-have [source: HTMarket].


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