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Five Best Home Theater Seating Ideas for 2022

Whether you are creating your very first home theater or giving a facelift to an existing one, you have so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know where to begin. In this article, we share our top picks of the best home theater seating ideas for 2022. We take our cue from what’s trending in residential interior design – after all, your home theater is one of the most important rooms in your home and should reflect the trends, as well as your taste and style. 

Color: Serene and Neutral Tones

The choice of color is a major factor in your home theater design because it sets the room’s tone. For 2022, we are going with a neutral color palette. Beiges, taupe’s, grey’s, and creams are a great starting point, offering a blank canvas that can make even a small home theater appear larger. If you think that’s too boring, you can always liven the room up with bright splashes of color, such as a bright pop of red piping.  Neutral colors are a good way to warm up any space, by creating a reassuring vibe, and help you feel serene and centered. 

Then there is green in the soft, pale hues of sage leaves and aloe vera, one of the hottest color trends in interior design in 2022. It is a versatile and neutral color that can be paired with just about anything. Green represents nature, evoking a feeling of abundance and creating a sense of refreshment, peace, and security. It is often associated with growth and renewal and is said to promote optimism and balance.  

The two theaters below showcase examples of neutral color palettes.

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Theater design by ‘Design for the PPL’ featuring Model N6 recliners by Elite HTS
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Grey tone home theater featuring Home Theater Beds by Elite HTS

Check out Elite’s wide selection of upholstery fabrics and leathers in neutral and green tones: 

 Silk Leather: Buttery soft, beautiful and comfortable, it has the look and feel like real leather. Its polyurethane surface is durable, and easy to clean and maintain, and unlike genuine leather does not require conditioning.

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Home Theater Recliners upholstered in Silk Leather. Model F9

Valentino Leather: This luxurious genuine leather is imported from Italy. It is a highly versatile but luxurious aniline-dyed leather with a protective topcoat.

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Home Theater Seating upholstered in ‘Saddle’ Valentino Leather
  • Cine-Suede: This faux-suede velvety microfiber fabric is as luxurious and soft as genuine suede, but is highly resistant to stains, discoloration, and fraying. 

Using the above materials, customize and colorize your theater seating using the Elite HTS theater chair customizer.

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Cozy and soft, reclining Cinema Chaise seating upholstered in Grey Cine-Suede

Furniture: Sculptured Curves

Curved furniture has proved to be a top trend in 2022. A curved form is interpreted as safe and welcoming. From subtly rounded to circular, curved furniture can add softness and a sense of effortless flow to your home theater. Furniture with sloping lines and curved silhouettes not only adds some glamour to your theater but also makes a statement. It is a style that goes well with virtually any design style, from traditional to contemporary. 

There are lots of reasons why this trend is back in fashion, especially as we all feel some degree of pandemic fatigue. Curves are not only fun and playful but also cozy. Their organic shape is also deeply connected to the biophilic design trend.

Take a look at the sumptuously curved seating in some of our custom projects, such as the Cuddle Couches used in the Safe & Sound project. Or consider curved rows of theater seating for your layout, which will break up straight lines and add a sense of softness and relaxation to your home theater. With our Build-Your-Chair option and unlimited custom capabilities, your home theater can be as sculptured and curvy as you like. 

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Theater design by ‘Safe and Sound’ featuring Cuddle Couches by Elite HTS

Comfortable Lounge Seating

The desire for comfort remains a huge trend in home theater seating ideas in 2022. In the past year, design trends have largely been a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With families spending more time at home, homeowners have become very creative in finding new ways to enjoy the experience.  The home theater is a place to go to relax and unwind, where comfort is key. 

No one wants their home theater to look like a commercial one. For a personalized, cozy ambiance, consider large-scale lounge furniture that will enhance a feeling of security and calm to create a homey feel. 

Elite HTS offers an array of ultra-comfortable and luxurious home theater seating. From our home theater sectionals to our theater beds, you have many options for stretching out in a living-room-like atmosphere. Watching your favorite movie doesn’t get more comfortable than this.  

Build and Customize your Theater Bed, Cuddle Couch, or Sectional by clicking here

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Home Theater Beds by Elite HTS

Multi-Functional Spaces

2022 ushered in a trend away from single-use spaces. Homeowners are making the most of every nook and cranny of their homes by exploring options for multi-functional rooms. The demand for versatility in which a space can be transformed for different activities has resulted in the multi-functional home theater.

Turn your home theater into an “entertainment space” that can be used for activities that appeal to everyone in the family. Also referred to as a media room, multi-purpose, dual-purpose or hybrid room, your home theater can also be a place to listen to music, do a home workout routine or play video games.

Media room with Elite HTS recliners
Theater Design by Martin Perri Interiors for client C.C. Sabathia, featuring home theater recliners by Elite HTS

Texture

Texture has always played a big role in interior design. This year, interior designers are predicting a huge uptick in textured materials that feel good to touch and are interesting to look at. Texture It is used to keep a space from feeling flat or one-dimensional and adds warmth and dimension. It can also be used to make a room pop. It has “visual weight,” drawing attention to itself, and creates contrast to help the room look balanced. 

The use of texture also useful when you’re working within a particular color palette in which the shades are very similar. With a monochromatic color scheme, a textured fabric to create contrast will bring a sense of harmony to the space.

Like the idea of texture as a home theater seating idea? Check out our diamond quilting option which you can use on any of our leathers and fabrics. It looks especially dynamic on a chair’s inside back and seat panel. Or consider our Cine-Suede for a rich, nappy texture that feels just like suede.

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Elite HTS, Model C1 Theater Recliner featuring optional Diamond Quilting

Elite Home Theater Seating is an internationally recognized manufacturer of ultra-luxury home theater seating for residential and commercial projects. Visit our website to learn more about your options for keeping up with today’s interior design trends on your home theater seating, or contact one of our theater home seating specialists.