Maybe you’ve dreamed of building a media room where family or friends could gather to watch a movie or sporting event, but you’re concerned about cost. You don’t have to give up your dream — you just need to open your mind to all the possibilities. Today, the traditional media room or theatre environment has become more affordable than ever before. Almost any room in your house can be turned into an engaging theater room. Here at Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Ft. Myers, we carry a variety of window coverings that work great to control light in your media room.
How to Cover Media Room Windows
A media room needs 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. This is when window treatments take center stage.
Blind, Shade & Shutter Options
Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, the premier window covering company, has window treatments to complement any style while providing the light control you need. Location and exposure of your room, as well as the effect you are trying to achieve, will determine which product and fabric selection will best achieve your goals. Many window treatment product categories offer multiple opacity selections to choose from.
- Semi-sheer blinds or shades are light-filtering. They provide a light and airy ambiance. When the media room is not in use, they allow light to enter the room. If you want total darkness, you may want to consider adding drapes. Light-filtering window treatment examples include horizontal and vertical blinds and shades, solar screen shades, woven woods, Duette® honeycomb shades, Silhouette® Privacy Sheers, Luminette® Privacy Sheers and more.
- Semi-Opaque blinds or shades are room darkening. They provide a softer appearance with a “halo” of light, but are effective at filtering light. Room darkening window treatment examples include horizontal and vertical blinds and shades, Duette® Honeycomb opaque shades, woven woods, roller shades, Skyline® Gliding Panels, Pirouette® Window Shadings, Luminette® Privacy Sheers and Modern Draperies, wood blinds with traditional routing, and more.
- Blackout blinds, shades, and shutters block 100% of the light. Blackout window treatment examples include horizontal and vertical blinds and shades, Duette® Honeycomb blackout shades, shutters, wood blinds with de-light feature or fabric tapes, room darkening shades with liners and more.
Installing Window Coverings in Media Rooms
To ensure you have no light gap around the window, you should consider mounting your blinds or shades on the outside of the window frame. This will cover the entire window and keep light from seeping in. However, if you like the look of an inside mount or don’t want to cover up your molding, then you might want to consider adding drapery panels.
Motorize Your Media Room Shades
Almost any blind or shade can be motorized to give you the ability to control the amount of light from your window treatments by remote control. Many media rooms have lighting and entertainment modules controlled by a phone or tablet app. This can be true of your window treatments, too, using the Hunter Douglas Platinum App™.
You have your television and surround sound setup. Your furniture is in place and your window treatments are hung, your movie is about to start. All you need now is the popcorn!
Media Room Window Treatments in Ft. Myers
Visit our showroom in Estero, FL, serving the areas of Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Ft. Myers. Contact us today for a design consultation – we’re looking forward to serving you!