What To Do With Big, Blank Home Theater Wall When It's Not In Use?

What To Do With Big, Blank Home Theater Wall When It's Not In Use?

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Tess Wilson
Jan 23, 2016

Q: My boyfriend and I recently set up our dream home theater: a projector almost invisibly tucked away on bookshelves behind our sofa. The problem is, we now have a giant blank wall on the other side of the room (not nice restful negative space, either) and no solid idea what to do with it when we're not watching something...

We use the projector almost every day, so anything we put on the wall needs to be easily converted back to a projector screen. The projection is 5 feet high by 9 feet wide, so pretty ginormous. Ideas we've had so far include: (1) a gallery wall with a wall-mounted white blind to draw down over it; (2) a decorative blind that can easily be rolled up to leave a blank wall; and (3) a cork-mounted map that can easily be lifted down from a picture ledge.

But all these ideas have their flaws (mainly how huge they'd have to be to cover the projection space) and we're still at the brainstorming stage. Do the genius decorators at Apartment Therapy have any other ideas for us? -Sent by Cathnik

Editor: Congratulations on your new home theater—it sounds amazing! Readers, what do you think would work for Cathnik? Links to inspiration images and tutorials might be especially helpful. Thanks!

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