Home theater decorating presents you
with many options to make your home theater as inviting, lovely, comfortable,
and enjoyable as possible.
If you currently have a home theater replete with top of the line home theater
equipment, but it’s missing some pizzazz, then this can easily be solved with
the right combination of color and decorative accessories.
Color works wonders for any space and
is the most inexpensive way to give a room an instant makeover.
Along with selecting the right color to achieve the desired effect, you will
further set the desired ambience by adding decorative accessories, stunning art
pieces, and lighting.
Other must haves for a home theater include theater seats, a popcorn popper, a
concession stand, and luxurious velvet drapes – to name a few.
So let’s get started in helping you
transform a drab home theater into one that breathes grandeur and
Home Theater Decorating Themes
One of the first things to consider
with a home theater is location. In order to have as little interruption from
outside light as possible, consider choosing a room that has the fewest or
smallest amount of windows.
By installing blackout shades, along with sumptuous
drapes, you will darken the room, thus creating that theater feel. This will
also provide optimal viewing during the daytime hours.
Once you have established the perfect
location for your theater room, consider what type of theme you would like for
your home theater.
Knowing the theme in advance will help guide your decisions
on color, wall hangings, furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories.
Home theater decorating themes consist of the
President’s Home Theater
Another idea is to fill your home
theater with old movie memorabilia. Some items you can collect include movie
posters, autographed photos of movie stars, a vintage movie popcorn popper,
movie props, and old movie ticket stubs.
Home Theater Wall Colors and
Wall Colors: To give the room
the illusion of infinity while helping minimize distraction, consider opting for
darker colors for both the walls and ceiling. Some color ideas include dark,
deep colors, such as brown, red, or charcoal gray. These colors will take the
focus off the walls, especially while the movie is playing. To prevent screen
light reflection and shiny walls, consider a textured wall covering or matte
Wallpaper Border: You may
also wish to include a wallpaper border to further accentuate the walls.
is a lovely movie theme border available that features a film reel, popcorn, a
soda, ticket stubs, and a mega phone.
Another wallpaper border to consider is
one that consists of legendary stars from classic films.
This will add a dose
of nostalgia to your home theater.
Home Theater Decor
Popper (with cart)
Seating and Furniture
Pillows with a Movie Theme
Art: There is an abundance of
art that you can choose from to make your home theater feel more authentic.
You may select movie art from the
Concession Stand: Home
theater decorating wouldn’t be complete without a concession stand that is accented with
fun movie themes. You may include a concession stand with a candy case, along
with a popcorn popper, hot dog rotisserie, and rotating pizza oven.
Lighting: Even though the
lights will generally be off in your home theater, it is important to have a
good source of lighting for entering and exiting the theater.
avoid overhead lights since they can cause too much glare.
Good lighting choices include sconces
because they provide soft light as well as recessed lighting.
to control the lighting. Using dimmers will allow you to adjust the brightness
keeping family and guests’ eyes comfortable.
Marquee and Lighted Signs: A
marquee or lighted sign is another way to make your home theater unique.
Marquee and lighted signs are
available in the following:
Chaselight "Cinema" Sign
Illuminated DVD Display Marquee
Illuminated Hollywood "Cinema" Sign
Illuminated Two Line Marguee Chaselight
Two Line Illuminated Marquee Sign
Personalized LED Illuminated Theater Marquee
Popcorn Popper with Cart:
Popcorn is the perfect complement to any movie. Having a popcorn popper in your
home theater is a convenient way to serve up fresh hot popcorn to friends and
You can find popcorn poppers in a vintage style with a cart.
machine features an antique brass finish, etched glass, and is accented with two
stately ornamental filigrees.
Switch Plates: Replace those
dull switch plates with movie themed ones.
Movie themed switch plates are
available in the following designs:
Theater Seating and Furniture:
Home theater seating needs to be low to the ground with a reclined back in
order to provide maximal comfort and ease of viewing. Consider centering the
seating both to the screen and surround sound system.
Theater seating is available with the
of two, three, or four pieces
microfiber, or velour fabric
bone, brown, red, chocolate, and wheat colors
motorized or non-motorized reclining option
cup holder that is either antique gold, black metal, or stainless steel
The exquisite styling of theater
seating will bring an upscale look to your home theater decorating.
Other home theater furniture includes
A pub table set creates a wonderful
conversation area near the concession stand or popcorn popper. It gives guests
another place to sit and converse.
Theatrical Clocks: Telling
time has never been prettier.
Theatrical clocks feature the
James Dean and Marilyn Monroe
(with neon lights)
Las Vegas Neon Clock
Marilyn Monroe (with neon lights)
Plain Clock with Neon Lights
Projector (glow in the dark)
Throw Pillows: If you enjoy
the look and feel of throw pillows, then you may wish to consider ones that
feature the following:
The pillows are available in
burgundy, blue, and green colors.
Ticket Booth: To recreate the
experience of paying for movie tickets, you may wish to include a ticket booth.
You can find one that comes with a base unit, background curtain, along with the
words, “Box Office” on top.
Wall Decor: Wall decor
includes items, such as:
Comedy/Tragedy Masks Metal Sculpture
One Metal Sculpture
Digital Metal Sign
Night Ticket Metal Sculpture
Personalized Wooden Plaques (for example, Welcome to the Johnson’s Theater)
Soda/Popcorn Metal Silhouette
Wall Décor consisting of the following designs: tickets, popcorn,
projector, masks, and clapboard
Window Treatments: You may
use window treatments, such as velvet curtain panels to conceal a window.
Velvet is luxurious looking and will bring a sense of elegance to your home
Velvet curtain panels are available
in a variety of colors, such as:
After spending a lot on high-tech entertainment equipment, your home theater
merits having an assortment of beautiful furniture, lighting, and accessories to
create a true home theater decorating experience