Bring a new experience to your home theater or media room with specialty window treatments from Hunter Douglas.
When you and your family settle down to watch a film – whether in the living room, home theater room, or other multimedia room – you’ll want a comfortable space that creates the best atmosphere for movie watching. While a large screen, surround sound, and cozy chairs are probably the first thing that comes to mind for these spaces, the right window treatment is a must for the best at-home movie night. Let’s go over what sort of shades, blinds, or drapery you should look out for.
The Dark(er) Side
While viewing any movie or show at home, the darker your room, the better. Whether binge-watching shows or marathoning your favorite film series, exterior light can still filter through your windows, creating distracting glare and washing out the image on your screen. Room-darkening or opaque window treatments can make a big difference. Shades and curtains from an opaque fabric completely block light, making it ideal for any media room. This fabric is available for many types of window treatments, including Roman and roller shades, allowing for great flexibility in style. Prevent exterior light by adding side channels, which trap and absorb light. And if you’re looking for the best of both worlds, try The Duolite system, which combines two different fabrics of varying opacities so that you can adjust the amount of light streaming into the room even more finely.
While a darkened room makes the viewing experience more enjoyable, the same room with excellent acoustics takes it to another level. Carpet, furnishings, and acoustic panels improve sound quality by absorbing sound waves and limiting reverb. Window treatments can also help with this—the heavier the fabric, the better the sound absorption. Layering your blinds or shades with drapery or side panels can significantly assist in this too. Honeycomb shades are also a fantastic choice, capable of absorbing up to 70% of sound energy.
After you’ve settled into the couch with a bowl of popcorn, there’s no need to get back up to adjust the lighting. Increase the smarts of your media room by automating your shades and blinds.
Using PowerView Automation – in conjunction with your smart home system – you can easily open or close window treatments via a remote control, smart device, or voice activation. Create a “movie time.” the scene that controls shades, lighting, and more.
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