Home Theater Decor

Get all the info you'll need on home theater decor, and prepare to create a stylish entertainment space in your home.

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If installing a new home theater or updating an existing one is on your home improvement agenda, one of the first steps will be to browse various options and styles of home theater decor. From dramatic and thematic approaches that replicate the Cineplex experience to more understated designs for cozier confines, the options are as diverse as your entertainment choices.

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Garage Redo

Beam Me Up, Scotty

Under the Sea

Retro Hollywood Style

Cool and Contemporary

Lonely Space Becomes Popular

Rockin' Around the Theater

To the Batcave!

Entry-Level High End

User-Friendly Home Theater Controls

Wooden Elegance

Beneath the Garage

Star-Studded Wonder

High-Dollar Home Theater

Trendy Theater

$6 Million Theater

Personalized Entertainment

High-End Experience

Hidden Screen and Projector

Rustic Retreat

Combination Media Room and Theater

Framed Artwork TVs

Multipurpose Entertainment Room

Traditional Meets High Tech

CEDIA

Great Viewing, Day or Night

CEDIA

Cozy Retreat

Unobtrusive Design

See It From All Angles

Setting the Stage

Eco-Friendly Viewing

Hoop Dreams

For Art's Sake

Lord of the Theaters

1920s-Style Home Theater

A Movie Gold Mine

Beneath the Stars

Accurate Sound Stage

Wow Factor

Room for a Buffet

Futuristic Aesthetic

Sounds Perfect

Mountain Motif

Music Maker

Classic Old-Time Home Theater

Decked-Out Theater

Clean Comfort

Grecian-Style Home Theater

Silver Screen Space

Jaw-Dropping Home Theater

Form and Function

Concealed Audio

Acoustic Wood Detailing

Classic Hollywood Regency Style

Urban Space

Wall of Sound

One of the first elements to consider when planning your home theater decor is seating. You'll have many choices here, from plush sofas and traditional armchairs to cinema-style rows of custom-designed seating. When considering the latter, home theater enthusiasts often opt for stadium seating within the room itself, so no guests are troubled by obstructed views. Whether you opt for more traditional seating or thematic, cinema-style seats for your home theater, comfort and convenience are two key considerations. Guests will potentially be seated for long periods of time, so place comfort first when considering your seating options.

Next, it's important to think about accessories, particularly if you've opted for cinema-style chairs or rows. These often come equipped with trays or cup holders, key elements when you want your decor to emulate the big-screen experience. High-end seating for your home theater will often feature sturdy construction and premium fabric or leather upholstery—even features like the ability for chairs to automatically respond to the action on screen by vibrating or moving. But there are less feature-rich options for media room designers on a budget. Standard armchairs or couches are always an option, and for smaller spaces, a selection of throw pillows and beanbag chairs can go a long way.

When you've determined your home theater's seating scheme, you'll want to consider the accessories you'll feature. There are many choices in this category as well, from thematic and extreme to more traditional. If your goal is to emulate a cinema via your home theater decor, many companies offer custom media room curtain designs so that you can unveil your screen in style and create a cinematic atmosphere.

Artwork can be a great addition to a home theater, and many entertainment rooms are adorned with vintage movie posters or other nods to the silver screen, from movie memorabilia to autographed headshots.

Lighting will be a key element of your home theater decor, and your options will be varied here as well. Many home theater enthusiasts opt for sconces or track lighting in their entertainment spaces, often with a remotely controlled dimming feature to ensure the optimal brightness and darkness levels in the room are easily maintained. Additionally, LED-style floor lighting may be a good idea, especially if your home theater features stadium seating. This safety feature will allow guests to navigate the space in the dark, and it'll provide the added benefit of recreating an authentic cinema-style experience.

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