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Velvet on Ceiling and Walls

I'm hoping someone can help me determine how to handle a small screen wall. I had to build a soffit on that end of the room, which is rather large. Because of that, my screen wall is only about 7' tall. I was thinking something in the 110" - 130" based on seating distances, but was wondering about light reflecting off the screen and onto the walls since they will be so close to the screen.

Would using Velvet on the walls and ceiling under the entire soffit area be a good idea? Would I want some type of acoustical material behind the velvet, or would I just glue it to the walls?

Or perhaps there is a different approach that someone would recommend?
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I just wanted to bump this for some help.

I was thinking of making friction fit panels for the ceiling, but I have 3 recessed lights in front of the screen. I can't come up with a way to handle the lights if I build a panel that makes things 1" thicker.

Is there another way to attach velvet to the ceiling as opposed to friction fit, wrapped panels?
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You can staple it and have a plan for hiding the staples or you could wrap 1/4 thick plywood and attach the plywood to the ceiling, cut out the holes for the lights in the plywood. You should be able to accommodate the lights with just a 1/4 inch thick panel.
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Anyone ever tried shining lights through the velvet panels? It will dim it of course, but if they're LED there shouldn't be a heat problem.

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I just wanted to bump this for some help.

I was thinking of making friction fit panels for the ceiling, but I have 3 recessed lights in front of the screen. I can't come up with a way to handle the lights if I build a panel that makes things 1" thicker.

Is there another way to attach velvet to the ceiling as opposed to friction fit, wrapped panels?
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You can staple it and have a plan for hiding the staples or you could wrap 1/4 thick plywood and attach the plywood to the ceiling, cut out the holes for the lights in the plywood. You should be able to accommodate the lights with just a 1/4 inch thick panel.
That's a really good idea. I guess that's why you're the resident expert.

Any easy way to attach the plywood to the ceiling? I know how plywood likes to warp.
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