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Enhance Your Home Theater Setup with the Right Lighting

How to Transform Your Home Theater With Dramatic Lighting Elements

Enhance Your Home Theater Setup with the Right Lighting

Our customers love home theaters and the convenience and accessibility they bring to family entertainment. We often get asked how someone could make their home theater setup even more engaging and fun. Our answer: we love dramatic lighting elements to enhance the atmosphere in a home cinema.

Should a movie be watched in the dark? According to vision professionals, the answer is no. Watching a film in complete darkness can cause a strain on your eyes. Therefore, having a certain amount of light in your home theater is much better. 

Let's explore lighting options available for your Eden Prairie, Minnesota, home cinema. 

SEE ALSO: Does Your Home Theater Setup Sound the Way it Should?

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is one of the most common options for lighting in a home theater. These lights work with dimmable LED bulbs and provide homeowners with versatile options. Placement is flexible, as is the number of lights and how they are operated. Additionally, because you build recessed lighting into your ceiling, these lights are nearly invisible and won't distract from your feature film. 

Statement Lighting

Like older movie theaters, you could have fun with statement lighting, such as a chandelier. With this type of lighting, you can decide whether to give your movie theater a more modern personality or some of that old-time luxury. In addition, you can inject creativity into your home theater setup using unique lighting hues to go with it. However, for obvious reasons, you should reconsider the chandelier if it is in the way of your projector.

Wall Sconces

Most movie theaters utilize wall sconces as ambiance-enhancing decor. You could add wall sconces to your home theater setup as well. Because they are typically off to the side of the movie, they provide enough light to help you find the popcorn but not too much light that they are a distraction from the show. 

LED Light Strips

LED light strips can highlight special architectural features in your room. For instance, if you have a cut-out ceiling, place light strips on the borders to illuminate that unique design. In addition, many homeowners will install LED light strips along floorboards or around the television to give the appearance of it glowing. Adjust the color of your light strips easily to add a little fun this way as well.

Star Ceilings

The star ceiling is a unique feature that makes watching movies in your home theater feel like watching movies outside under the stars. There are several options for star ceilings. Some provide a dual purpose and can serve as acoustic paneling and dramatic lighting.


Depending on your seating layout, add small lamps to end tables or bar areas to add another element of intrigue. Lights let off a soft glow that helps to enhance the entertainment atmosphere.

Those are just some ways to use lighting to enhance your home theater setup. Please contact us if you want more information on adding creative elements to your personal theater in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.