The Perfect Seats For Your Home Theater

The Perfect Seats For Your Home Theater

Eric Chen
Dec 1, 2011

We write a lot about home theater setups, from picking the perfect size TV to your surround sound options. But one of the most important part of having a home theater is getting to enjoy the comforts of your own home, most importantly the comfort of your own seat. Having the right seating can make all the difference in your home theater setup. Read on for our top five picks for the best seats in the house.

Kivik by IKEA
Our lowest priced option came from our favorite budget furniture retailer, the Kivik from IKEA is the perfect starter sofa for those looking to limit their budget. We not only love the Kivik for its simple look and comfort but also the ability to expand. Tack on the Kivik chaise for the ultimate layback movie experience. The low and reinforced armrests also allows for additional seating for the overflowed guests.

Movie sofa by CB2
You can't really go wrong with a name like Movie sofa. Nice deep cushion coupled with sloped back makes this the most comfortable sofa we ever laid in. And the comfort does not mean sacrificing style, we love the rounded, tapered legs that gives the sofa a clean classic look that will go with anything in the house. The Movie Sofa is the perfect combination of mid-century look combined with modern day comfort.

The Shelter sofa by Crate and Barrel
Taking a step back in time, we think the 70s inspired Shelter sofa is perfect for movies because of its high arms and comfy cushions. Imagine leaning against the high arms and cuddling up for a distraction free movie watching experience. This sofa can be a bit decor specific, but if you have the look we can't think of many sofas better than the Shelter sofa.

Womb Chair by Knoll
When we think about home theater seating, we usual think of sofas. But if we have a minimalist, mid-century set up, the armchair that comes to mind is definitely the iconic womb chair. It's simply too comfortable to not mention it. The womb chair is designed to envelop you, so you can curl up comfortably in your seat or scoot down the seat and lounge on the low armrest. Being able to really get comfortable is the what watching movies at home is all about.

Theatre sofa by DWR
For those looking for the comfort of the Movie sofa but want to upgrade to a sleek, minimalistic look, the Theatre sofa could be your answer. The Theatre sofa is comfortable not because of its abundance of cushion but it is designed specifically to fit the human body. They took into account the angling of the backrest as well as the depth of the cushion to provide a high level of comfort without having the bloated look of the sofa. This is the ultimate high end home theatre sofa, that will go well with any modern homes.

Check out our other advice on setting up your home theater:

  • 5 Steps To Building Your First Home Theater System
  • The Upgrade Guide: Home Audio System
  • Check Out These Home Theater Makeover Project "Afters"
  • The Five Elements of a Perfect Home Theater

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