Sony and Interior Stylist Selina Lake Have joined Forces To Help Us Make The Best At Home Cinema!


Good Afternoon Lovelies, 

For me, Sunday evenings are the perfect time to snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy a film night in. Even when the sun is shining, I love to do this. I feel like it makes me super calm and ready to embrace the week ahead.

There so, when I heard about the amazing new home theatre systems that Sony were creating I was interested in finding out more on how their products are helping to balance style and cutting-edge home cinema technology into our living rooms.

From soundbars to TVs, there is something that Sony has created that will meet everyone’s wants and needs for a night in and with the arrival of the new HT-ZF9 soundbar with Dolby Atmos®, the company have joined forces with interiors stylist Selina Lake to help us get the home cinema experience we have always wanted.

Having created ten simple ideas that could rework your living room into a cinema, the pair has given us so great advice, which is super simple to do lovelies. Check them out below:

  • Introduce houseplants and single cut stems, such as fern leaves, next to your Sony ZF9 soundbar to soften the look, making sure not to obstruct the viewing
  • Put houseplants and foliage in a mix of containers to fit the eclectic tech-friendly style, such as galvanised metal, glass bottle vases, concrete planters and basket holders
  • Mix textures throughout to complement and juxtapose the sleek feel of your home cinema hardware. Use rattan and woven straw baskets as plant holders or to store extra throws and organic elements like coasters made from bamboo
  • For ultimate viewing pleasure, you need comfort not just style when it comes to seating. Cover sofas in soft natural linen and add extra cushions and throws for cosy nights
  • Rooms look more interesting if armchairs don’t match the sofa. Stick to Scandinavian Mid-Century retro style armchairs for a design statement, made from leather, bamboo or wood to complement your multi-textured room. Ensuring armchairs are easy to move means you can re-set your space for different size groups and styles of entertaining
  • Layer mix-and-match styles of rugs on wooden floors and oversized cushions if you have more friends than seats, creating a cosy, welcoming feel
  • Coffee tables and side tables are also essential to place drinks and film snacks. Continue the theme with natural wood tables again look out for retro mid-century pieces or something modern and simple
  • On the tables, display small houseplants or vases filled with foliage plus baskets of popcorn, wooden dishes for nuts and savoury snacks and recycled glass tumblers for refreshments
  • When it comes to displaying the TV and Sony ZF9 soundbar itself, pick a solid and well-made unit. Ensure it’s big enough for your system and to dress the space around it, thus blending with your stylish room
  • Your TV and soundbar display could even be a sideboard, bench or low table. Retro walnut sideboards with hairpin legs are perfect for this retro/modern mix look

Speaking about her ideas, Selina Lake, Interiors & Lifestyle Stylist and Art Director in London and author of best-selling interior and styling books, including Botanical Style said, “The styling you see in magazines and online can lack technology, in particular, the TV and home theatre systems. Historically technology wasn’t designed with style in mind, so when styling we’ve preferred to remove it from the room. This has meant that many people don’t know how to style the tech in their rooms – and you often see them positioned awkwardly in corners or perched above fireplaces. With technology now becoming increasingly sleek and attractive, it’s time to address this and help people learn how to incorporate these much-needed items in the room in a way that elevates both it and the entire layout.

I’ve worked with Sony to create some smart tips that transform your living room into a beautiful yet tech-advanced space. The Sony ZF9 soundbar can be incorporated not only to immerse you into whatever film or box-set you’re watching but to benefit the style and theme of your room.”

So, whether you choose to follow these tips or find the best Sony products to rework your room yourselves lovelies, it seems that we may need to go shopping this weekend to rebuild our home cinema lives. I am seriously interested in the sound of the new soundbar, as we currently don’t have one in our home and I really want to test out what the difference is with one and without. I may just have to invest!

Let me know lovelies what you do to make the perfect at home cinema experience in the comments below. 

Blog Soon, 
Joey X 

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