Media rooms have evolved into more of a social experience where friends and family gather to watch something and spend quality time together. It has become ever more essential to make sure that your room has the perfect ambiance for that movie night in or the latest Netflix binge.
An essential element of a great media room is light control. A media room requires light control to minimize glare and create that movie theater feel. If you’re using your family room for entertainment, your big windows might let in too much light. Location and light display of your room, as well as the effect you are trying to achieve, will decide which product and fabric selection will best achieve your goals. Many windows covering products offer multiple opacity selections to choose from.
Light-filtering shades provide a light and airy ambiance. When the media room is not in use, they allow light to enter the room. Room darkening shades are more effective at filtering light, providing a softer glow. Blackout blinds, shades, and shutters block 100% of the light. Blackout window treatment examples include blackout honeycomb or cellular shades, roller shades, blackout curtains, room darkening shades with liners, and more.
Maybe you have dreamed of creating a media room where family or friends could congregate to watch a movie or any event, but you’re concerned about cost. Today, the traditional media room or theater has become more affordable than ever before. Any room in your house can be converted into an active theater.
How to Reduce Window Glare on your Television?
Most people who watch Television with some level of glare on their screen. Some people can ignore the glare, but most find glare far too distracting. If TV glare is a problem for you, then use window coverings to avoid direct sunlight. Blinds block out most of the light, but blackout curtains reduce the natural lighting in the room. Most people want a little bit of daylight in the room while watching TV during the daytime, but blackout curtains can be very effective if simply reducing the TV’s contact with sunlight is not enough.
So the best way to keep light out of your media room is to install room darkening and blackout window treatments.
Media Room Window Coverings
If you are looking for room darkening capabilities, consider a shade with a room darkening fabric. For media rooms reducing the glare on your TV or projector screen is of utmost importance, so choosing a room darkening or a blackout window treatment is ideal.
Below are the best blackout shades –
Graber Blackout Cellular Shades –
If you need blackout shades that block as much light as possible, our light blocking cellular shades are perfect for you. Cellular shades add convenience along with comfort. By configuring it with your home automation system like Samsung SmartThings, you can set multiple shades in motion with the just touch of a button, all while reducing glare and increasing privacy. They have air pockets which trap the air inside, blocking unwanted heat or cold from the outdoors. Crown and Graber brands offer side tracks or side channels for complete insulation and blackout.