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How to Create the Perfect Space for a Holiday Movie Marathon

There's something about binge-watching your favorite movies that make the holiday season instantly feel more magical. While curling up on the couch to rewatch a timeless classic or going to the theater to check out a new flick can be fun, what could be better than indulging in a holiday movie marathon with your loved ones in your own home theater? Check out these simple tips from Murphy Door to create the perfect space to watch your favorite holiday movie collections all season long.

Choose the Perfect Space

To make your movie marathon experience feel more like you're in a theater than in your own home, it's important to choose the best space. If you think that any room in your home with a screen and a chair will do, then think again. Here are some helpful tips to making sure you pick the perfect spot to tune into your favorite holiday flicks this season:

  • Choose a space that can be closed off from the rest of the house to limit distractions, including loud noises and strong smells.
  • Avoid picking a room that will be used for a variety of purposes. You don't want your holiday vibe to be ruined by someone trying to exercise or do homework right next to you, after all!

Control the Lighting

How your home theater is illuminated can make or break its entire atmosphere. While maximizing the amount of natural light in every other space in your home is typically desirable, the exact opposite is true for your movie room. The darker the room, the better to bring your dreams of creating a personal theater in your home to life. Be sure to block out any light that could spill into the space, including from underneath the door, through the windows, or even from electronics within the room.

Be Strategic About Seating

Along with having a room that is quiet and dark, you'll want to consider the seating arrangement in your theater area to ensure your holiday movie marathon is as joyful as possible. Before investing in oversized chairs or a new sofa, keep these seating factors in mind:

  • How many seats will your family need? How many can the room comfortably hold?
  • Where should you position them within the room for everyone to have a clear view of the screen?
  • Are the seats you have in mind comfortable?

Keep It Simple

The great thing about creating a place to watch movies in your home is that it won't require an array of fancy decorations. In fact, it's best to keep the decor and accessories in your personal theater to a minimum, especially around the screen. Having too much decor can distract from your holiday movie marathon. If you do choose to hang things on the wall, consider doing so in the back of the room. Then they won't compete with the star of the space: the movie.

Take It to the Next Level

Designing a space in your home to exclusively watch holiday films may seem like the ultimate luxury to movie lovers. But the good news is that it doesn't have to be out of your reach. With the right space and some thoughtful planning, you can create a comfy, attractive spot. Then you can binge your favorite movies all year long. To take your home theater to the next level, Murphy Door is here to help. By bringing in one of our customizable hidden doors, you can effortlessly:

  • Block out sound and light from your movie room
  • Store blankets and pillows to cuddle up with
  • Enhance the beauty of your home

Visit us online to browse our extensive selection of secret doors ideas today!

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