There are times in life when you just want to stay indoors and watch your favorite show. With the advent of online streaming services and accounts, binge-watching is more common now than in the past. This is because the service gives you endless watching options. Whether you want to binge-watch alone or invite friends over, there are a few strategies that you can apply to create the perfect watching environment. They are:
1. A Good Couch
Since you are most likely to spend the majority of your time sitting down as you watch your favorite show, you need to make sure that you have a comfortable couch. You can go for a corner couch if you intend to do most of the binge-watching with friends. Such a couch is comfortable and capable of sitting many people at one time. Make sure that the couch also comes with plenty of pillows to allow you and your friends to comfortably sit in.
2. The TV Matters A lot
We are slowly shifting from LED and digital tv to smart and OLED 4k tv that have more functionality and better resolution. If you intend to spend most of your weekends binge-watching, make sure that you invest in an OLED 4k tv. They don’t come cheap, but they are totally worth it. You can also go for a large screen TV to get that cinema feel. Additionally, invest in a modern tv stand like this one you find in public places. The tv stand should be able to rotate so that you can adjust the angle of the tv for a better view.
Another thing that a good binge-watching spot can’t miss is a warm blanket. Make sure that you have blankets for everyone present. It can get cold sometimes; therefore, having blankets can keep you warm and enhance the watching experience. It can also give you the chance to cuddle with your loved one as you both enjoy the show.
4. Surround Sound
Most modern TVs have a good inbuilt sound system. However, if you want to spice things up a little bit, you can get a stereo with excellent speakers to create that large and noisy theatre sound effect. As a precaution, make sure that it’s not too loud to wake up or disturb the neighbors. The sound system also helps get rid of the monotony. You might want to get a break from all the watching and put on some music to listen to. The stereo system comes in handy for such a scenario. Some people may dance while for others it may be a good time to engage in small talk.
Your binge-watching spot should also have the right lighting to create the perfect ambiance and mood. You can switch off the main lights and turn on your floor lamp. Alternatively, you can link your lighting system to your streaming account. That way, the lighting will change according to the scene in the series, creating a cozy and rich environment. You’ll be so excited that you won’t want to leave the couch.
6. Take Care of your Stomach
It’s pretty obvious that you are going to be binge-watching for quite a long time. In the process, you are bound to feel hungry. Nothing spoils the momentum of a binge-watching session like pausing the video and going to the kitchen to get or prepare something to eat. This is why you need to have plenty of snacks and food in handy before you begin the session. Prepare some pie, drinks, get some potato chips or pizza and put them close to the sitting area. They should be placed strategically so that you and your friends can easily reach them.
7. Ottoman and a Good Rag
If you are going to be watching something for an extended period of time, you need to find a place that you can easily rest your legs. If you have recliner seats, it’s an added advantage. If you don’t have one you can get rid of the coffee table and use the ottoman to place your feet. Make sure that you get a leg rest for everyone. The Persian rag can act as a good resting spot for those that get tired of sitting on the couch.
Use the above strategies to create the perfect binge-watching spot and improve the entertainment experience. Who says that you can’t have fun being indoors? Spice up the binge-watching session with short breaks that allow for light interaction and fun games.