Choosing Your Home Theater Decor
popularity of home theater rooms has resulted in an increase in the
availability of home theater decor items. The companies
selling the basic receivers, screens and speaker systems have
abandoned the clunky square versions and new models are well
designed with low, unobtrusive profiles and decorative details such
as exotic woods appear on the higher end models.
With viewing screens that are placed flat
against a wall, many homeowners add richly textured curtains to
hide the screen to mimic the velvet curtains opened in movie
theaters just as the film begins.
A large part of the budget in designing such a
viewing room will be spent on the seating. From linked chairs
that copy the design of traditional movie houses to specially
designed recliners providing total comfort, the design options have
increased rapidly. The chairs and loveseats are carefully
crafted so as to not limit the viewing area of others in the room
with lower backs designed so as not to block the surround sound
Not to be missed are the unique accessories sold
just for this special family room. Game tables for those who
enjoy doing two things at once, wall sconces with dimmers, blackout
shades for any windows in the room, and novelty drink holders are
just a few of the offerings. Posters of old time
movie stars are quite popular and often designed to look like a
film strip are matched to wallpaper borders printed with Hollywood
era memorabilia. There are authentic clapboards, movie
tickets, velvet pillows stitched with theatrical designs, round
wall clocks with dim lighting on the inside edge – just as we used
to see in commercial theaters.
You can buy copies of movie award trophies such
as the Oscar in many sizes, have a disc made that provides a
personalized introduction to the movies you show, and even buy an
authentic EXIT sign.
One of the most popular products is the popcorn
machine. From small table top varieties to full sized models
with the rich butter sauce used in theaters, the popcorn machines
are one of the most often purchased home theater decor items.