Best Home Theater Wall Decor Ideas

If you have a cozy movie room, make the most of it! This luxurious space is meant to kick back, relax, and unwind. Your home theater should be your happy place, which is why it’s crucial to pay attention to the décor! Instantly elevate your movie room with wall art. This guide will help you choose the perfect print for the ultimate cinematic experience. Read on for expert interior design tips and tricks and home theater wall decor ideas below!

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Movie Room Wall Décor

Home Theater Wall Art: Shapes

Cinema Wall Décor: Sizes

Theater Room Wall Décor: Styles

Cinematic Color Concepts

Décor & Design Topics for You

Movie Room Wall Décor

Don’t leave the walls bare in your home theater. Set the mood for a cozy night in with a well-decorated room. Choose a print that shows off your love for cinema, or choose a stylish piece that showcases your expert taste. The possibilities are endless when it comes to selecting wall art for your movie room.

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Home Theater Wall Art: Shapes

First, in order to choose the right piece of wall art for your home theater, you have to select the right shape for your space:

Nothing Beats the Classic Canvas: The Single-Panel Rectangle or Single-Panel Square

Save Space with These Shapes: The Single-Panel Vertical Canvas or the Single-Panel Panoramic Canvas

Give Your Room a Modern Look: The Triptych Tri-Panel Canvas or the Symmetrical Five-Panel Canvas

Make a Major Statement: The Split Two-Piece Canvas or the Four-Panel “Wave” Canvas

Dare to be Quirky: The 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas Set

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Home Theater Wall Décor: Pro Tip

Before you hang your print, follow this tip from our guide on how to hang wall art the right way:

“Leave enough room in between the edge of the wall and your canvas print. There should be at least a foot from where the wall ends, before your artwork begins. Hanging your art too close to the edge of the wall can make a space look cramped and disproportionate. Your interior should feel comfortable, so it’s important to avoid an unsettling layout. Give your home the greatest potential to feel open and welcoming.”

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Cinema Wall Décor: Sizes

The next step it to choose the right canvas size for your empty wall. These tips from our ultimate wall art size guide will give you a head start:


Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the available empty wall space, the portion not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Now, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.

For instance, if your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then multiply 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the same for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 feet - 6.75 feet and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet.


Wall art that you want to hang over furniture, such as a fireplace, a bed or a couch, should be between 2/3 and 3/4 of the furniture's width. To measure the ideal art size above your furniture, consider this example: If your couch is 6 feet wide, multiply it by 0.66 and 0.75. You need a canvas between 3.96 feet and 4.5 feet wide to fit impressively above the couch.

Foolproof choice for…ABOVE THE SOFA: 48"X32"

A canvas size that measures 48 inches by 32 inches in height and width looks awesome above a 78 inches sofa in the living room.
Also, pay attention to the height at which you hang the art. Generally, for a pleasing aesthetic, you should place the center of the canvas at eye-level. Hang it between 6 and 12 inches above the couch to give it some room to breathe.

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Theater Room Wall Décor: Styles

When it comes to the style and overall aesthetic, there are endless wall art options. If you want to create a sleek, modern movie room, go with a minimalist print. For homeowners who want a little more drama, select something vibrant and eye-catching. If you’re a traditionalist at heart, hang a piece of classic art or a rendition of your favorite film poster.

Abstract Wall Décor

ElephantStock's interior design expert Elimar Lobo Sáenz suggests considering an abstract-style print for your home theater:

Consider abstract or contemporary art. Whether you want to create a balance of edgy and elegant, or you want to lean into the urban-glam trend, there’s something special about contemporary art. The inherent mystery that lies behind an abstract painting is eye-catching and attention-grabbing.”

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Cinematic Color Concepts

Use wall art to tie together your movie room color scheme. Pull from the shades of your furniture and décor, and find a print that combines these hues. If you’re starting from scratch, determine whether you want a sophisticated, dark-toned space, or something bight and lighthearted. A few trending colors for 2021 include yellow, teal, ruby red, and purple.

Black and Beige Home Theater Ideas

You can’t go wrong with classic. Black and beige are the perfect shades if you want to stick to a sophisticated, neutral color palette. Your space will look effortlessly chic, and perfect for a night of Hollywood glamour.

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Décor & Design Topics for You

Speaking of Hollywood glamour, check out our guide to bring a bit of glitz and glam into your home. Looking for more home theater décor ideas? We’ve got you covered! View this article on even more movie room wall art tips. If you’re itching to decorate the rest of your home, our inspiration blog covers every room imaginable.

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