If you’re looking for a great movie-watching experience or you simply want a place where you can entertain after your dinner party, introducing a home theatre to your home is always a great idea. Still, what to do if you own a vintage home and you don’t want to turn it into a space shuttle? Luckily, there are things you can do to design your home theatre to match your vintage home and fit into the space perfectly. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at 4 ways you can make your new home theatre appear vintage.
Have you ever got a chance to take a look at how theatres in the 1950s and 1960s looked? Well, most of them were almost completely in red with just a little bit of a golden touch. So, if you want your home theatre to look vintage, going for red paint color and red furniture is a great idea. You can also hang red curtains right around the entire room in order to make it look like a real small theatre. You can hire experts to install a quality home theatre system that will suit your design ideas. When it comes to gold, you can try to incorporate it in your seating options and decorations. For example, hanging a couple of the most iconic movie posters with golden frames will always do the trick.
Even though the lights will be off when you’re watching a movie, you’ll still have to put a lot of effort into finding the perfect lighting options for your home theatre – especially if you want to stick with the vintage look. The best option is to go for the same types of lights used in old theatres. This means you should aim at hanging a couple of vintage sconces on your walls. Just make sure you find sconces with a gold finish that will match the colors you used for your home theatre. Also, you’ll want some aisle lights that will help you find your way around the room eve while the movie is playing.
Another thing you’ll definitely need next to your home theatre is a couple of cupboards. That’s where you’ll keep all of your movies, remote controllers, and other things necessary for making your home theatre run smoothly. You can even turn one of the cupboards into a mini-fridge where you’ll keep drinks and other specialties that will take your movie-watching experience to another level. Black cupboards with golden hardware are probably the best pick, since these will match the style of your room perfectly. Keeping a popcorn machine or a vintage phone on your cupboards is another great idea.
Who says you need a new plasma or LED TV in order to play movies in your home? When going vintage, getting a projector is a much better idea. There are plenty of these available on the market and you’re guaranteed to find just the perfect one for your home theatre. Just make sure you have it installed properly in order for it to work. And no matter where you live, you’ll be able to find experts who can help you out with the projector installation.
Follow all of these tips and your vintage home theatre will look amazing. Just make sure you get a bunch of old movies that will match the looks of the entire room. Curtiz’s Casablanca (1942), Mankiewicz’s All About Eve (1950), and Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) are just some of the absolute musts.