Home Theater Accessories for the Floor
When decorating your home theater with accessories, what better way to start than from the ground up? There are dozens of area rugs and carpeting options that will make you and your guests think you are walking into a cinema.You can choose from one of two basic themes. Select an area rug or carpeting with a distinctive theatrical print, or opt for a more subtle flooring choice that is reminiscent of the carpet you might see at a movie theater. An added benefit to using theatrical carpeting or rugs as a home theater accessory is that these flooring options tend to be sturdier and more spill-proof than typical carpet or area rugs.
Choose an area rug with a whimsical motif, such as this Admit One print rug offered by All Movie Replicas. This home theater accessory measures 3' x 5' and is currently priced at $229.99. Other designs available through this retailer include a "Comedy and Tragedy" design and a movie reel pattern, each selling for $229.99.
Another vendor of rugs and carpeting decorated with a home theater print include HT Market. Along with standard sized area rugs, this retailer also offers cut to order carpet with patterns such as Silver Screening Room (pictured here), Cinema Black, which features a reel and popcorn design on a black background or a Walk of Fame print, with swirling ribbons and stars. The prices for these vary depending on the size you need, and each has a minimum size order, which also varies by design.
If these designs are a little too theatrical for your taste, you can choose area rugs or carpeting that is still sturdy and provides a movie theater appearance without as much embellishment. HT Market offers carpet tiles and industrial carpeting that is attractive, sturdy and will suit your home theater decor. KidCarpet.com also offers a variety of options that are sturdy, suitable and attractive yet will not compete with your other furnishings or home theater accessories, such as Mariner's Tale, pictured here in chocolate. This print is also available in emerald, navy, onyx and wine and is sold in a variety of sizes.
Along with rugs and carpeting, if you really want to create a cinematic experience, there are other home theater accessories for your floor. For instance, Cinema Builder sells movie theater posts in chrome, black or brass and velvet or naugahyde ropes in red, black, blue or maroon. You could use these to make guests feel as though they are at a private film viewing or cordon off the area to imply that you want privacy and quiet, although spouses and offspring may not take kindly or adhere to this implication!
Photo credit, posts and ropes: flickr.com/sapphir3blu3