What Are the Best Window Treatments for Your Home Theater?
Whether you have a full-fledged home theater equipped with plush auditorium-style seating and a giant projector screen, or just want to curl up on the sofa to watch some TV, setting the right mood and light levels for an evening’s entertainment can be challenging. Blocking light and limiting external sounds are key when creating the ideal viewing space.
Our Wisconsin summer sun can heat up the room while also creating glare on your screen, making it difficult to enjoy your favorite shows. And, having to manually adjust all your windows to reduce or eliminate light can be a pain when you’re all settled in.
But don’t throw away your remote yet. Check out our suggestions on how you can use window treatments to get the most out of your home theater or media room.
Blackout cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, are the perfect window treatments for media rooms because they are the best at blocking light and insulate the room well too. They’ll keep you comfortable, they’ll keep all of that pesky street glow out of the room, and they’re not obtrusive at all, so you won’t even notice them.
These shades feature a unique pleated honeycomb construction to provide both fashion and superior energy efficiency. Raise and lower the shade as needed for light control and privacy with a pull cord, cordless feature or motorized options. No cord holes are visible.
Another great option is solar shades. Often referred to as “sunglasses for your windows,” these stylish shades block UV rays (reducing heat and damage to your furnishings) while also blocking out light. Available in different openness factors, these shades gently diffuse natural sunlight, block harmful UV rays and keep rooms cooler. Their simple yet streamlined appearance complement any décor or style.
Our solar shades are available in a variety of styles and colors. They’re always clean, simple and add function and style to any room. With Solar Shades, you can block up to 99% of harmful UV rays, while still being able to see through your windows.
Looking for the “Old Hollywood Feel” to your home theater? Then don’t forget about draperies. If you get thick and lined drapes, you can get rid of the glare and most of the light altogether. Coordinate your draperies, side panels, and even accent pillows with fabrics that are designed to complete and coordinate the overall look for your room! We offer only the best, top quality fabrics available — with a multitude of designs and colors available.
Consider adding motorization to your media room window treatments for the ultimate in convenience and comfort. With the push of a button, you can black out the room to watch a film, and then bring back the sunlight with another push when the credits roll. And beyond the convenience factor, motorized blinds and shades are much safer for children and pets too.
Fortunately, the right window treatments can make watching television and movies much more comfortable, so you don’t have to feel like you’re sitting in “the cheap seats”.
Give us a call at 262-643-8484 for a complementary consultation and find out how we can help you tune into a better way to watch television and movies at home.