What would the benefit of custom framed movie posters be to a home theater system? On the surface, some may say that they will add little or no value. After all, such accessories do not contribute to any functional purpose. While it is certainly true there is no functional aspect to their inclusion, it is also true a positive psychological component is present. When people sit down in a home theater room and look at custom framed classic movie posters, stills, and lobby cards, there comes the feeling that they are in a special room. The impact this can have on one’s viewing experience can be quite far reaching.
This is not only true of just framed movie posters. It is true of a variety of accessories that can be added to a home theater room. When these accessories are added to the mix, you will soon discover the uniqueness of the room increases significantly. This will turn the viewing experience into something special and memorable.
The consumer electronics of a home theater setup will always be the epicenter of the room. Without such components, you do not have a home theater! However, it is not accurate to say a bare room with nothing but consumer electronics devices will be the perfect setup. Often, the accessories can truly make a home theater system something special. In fact, with the right design and aesthetic approach, these accessories can boost the look and feel of a home theater room immensely.
Consider this example…
Have you ever seen commercials for sleek reclining chairs intended to be placed inside of a home theater room? Now you understand why the manufacturers of the chairs promote their value to the viewing experience. The look and not just the feel of the chair will adds a sense of psychological positive vibes that might not be realized on the surface, but the impact will definitely be there on a subconscious level.
A home theater system must maintain an emphasis on the word theater. If the viewing experience remains little more than a mere television and sound setup in a room – no matter how technologically advanced – the setup will be missing something. Namely, it will be missing the theatrical flair needed to make it truly memorable. This is why many accessories are popular. They truly do add the theatrical component to the mix.
The same could be said of the lighting setup. Most people assume a theater is little more than a darkened room. To some degree, this is accurate since too much light can wash out the colors on the screen. The lighting setup does not have to be too elaborate but it does need to complement the picture in order to make it more visible.
Of course, you can add many other accessories to a home theater system. They key here is that the accessories you include deliver on expectations and provide an enhanced viewing experience. Preferably, it will be one that delivers on all your expectations.