Winding down at the end of the day, getting underneath a heavy blanket, and then watching your favourite Netflix series is a great luxury to many. Some cast their shows to the living room TV while others use their laptop computers and sit in bed. Both are potentially very cosy options. However, if you are looking to make the ultimate Netflix experience, then you may need to try something else.
Building the ultimate Nextflix room isn’t just about getting the biggest screen or the highest definition projector (although they might help). Instead, it’s about the atmosphere and about how ideal your room is to draw you into the cinematic experience. If there are distractions or discomforts, it won’t be perfect.
Here’s everything you need to know about designing the ultimate Netflix room.
Your projector or screen can only do so much and they can easily be compromised by external light. Since you may not always want to watch Netflix at night, you need to ensure the room is as close to being totally dark as possible.
To do this, you should firstly choose a room that lets the least amount of light in, such as a cellar. Alternatively, attics can be appropriate or, if you are really dedicated, outbuildings and garden log cabins. Typically, these rooms such rooms won’t be designed for optimal natural light and, instead, be easy to make as dark as possible.
Another part of the ultimate cinema experience is sound. Similar to light, the ideal room should eliminate any invasive noise, such as outside traffic or street ambience. This is another reason to choose an outbuilding, attic, or cellar, as they are conducive to a quiet atmosphere.
In addition, the sound of your Netflix show is also important for immersion. High-end speakers are great but ultimately limited if the noise will breach your neighbour’s comfort. If you can choose a room that is separate from neighbouring walls, consider a room that will allow makeshift soundproofing instead.
Comfort comes in so many forms. In its most obvious, it is the furniture on which you sit, recline, or lay, which is why choosing and fitting a comfortable piece is essential. Additionally, however, it is also in the details too.
Having dedicated and nearby table space for drinks and snacks is a useful asset. Even more decadent is a cooler or refrigerator specifically for your binge-watching habits, one that might also hold enough for friends and family to share too.
Having a room that will be interrupted won’t do. There are few things more frustrating than having your cinema experience disrupted by a housemate or guest. So, ensure that the room you choose is away from shared living spaces and free from potential distractions. This way, you’ll be able to feel totally isolated and cosy when watching your favourite shows.