So I have an extra room in my home that I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with. I was actually considering a home theater, but then worried about the costs of not only the equipment but the decor as well. Well, that was until I saw my friend’s home theater. I was surprised when she told me her actual budget for her decor and how she did most of it herself! As I start on the creation of my theater, I’m going to share with you some tips I learned along the way:
Frame movie posters
While I understand that in a home theater it is best to keep the walls dark, but doesn’t mean you can’t add a little bit of color and fun! Why not frame some of your favorite movie posters? You can align them along the back of your theater, or sporadically spaced along the walls. You can find high quality frames at super affordable prices at websites like Poster Frame Depot (posterframedepot.com), that offer such a great selection.
Dark walls don’t always mean black walls
People often think they have to paint their home theaters black to prevent any light glares. Why not consider a dark color such as navy or maroon instead? You can paint your trim a rich gold of silver to give your room a little theater elegance flair.
Curtains aren’t just for windows… Use curtains to frame your screen! What a great way to add a little bit of cinema style flair.If you decided not to paint your walls a dark color, you can use dark curtains to frame sections of the wall. Once the movie is about to start, just simply draw the curtains to darken the room.
Don’t forget the importance of seating
Think comfy! Comfort is a must when picking out the seating for your home theater. Think big, think plush, and think plenty of it. Make sure you install plenty of seating. What fun is a home theater if you can’t share it others? Also consider stadium seating. This style helps your guests view the screen better from all seats.
I was financially compensated for this post. However, this is 100% my own honest opinion. No one has influenced me otherwise.