Designing Your Media Room
Have you dreamed of creating a media room where family or friends could gather to watch a movie or sporting event? Media rooms are comfortable, perfectly lit spaces that allow you to enjoy televised entertainment like never before. Today, the traditional media room or theater environment is affordable and easy to do in most any space in your home. With light control critical to any media room environment, the right window treatments can make or break your entertainment experience. Here at The Shutter Guy in Charleston, we carry a variety of window coverings that work great to control light in your media room.
How Much Space is Needed for a Media Room?
With advances in technology, you don’t need a huge room to fit the latest media components. Big projection televisions have been replaced with flat screen TVs that take up less room and can be mounted on the wall or in a cabinet. It’s easier than ever to turn any space into a fun media room for your family. A few other considerations for your space:
- Sectional couches; ottomans and chairs make it easier to configure any room for maximum viewing pleasure.
- Surround sound and speakers are available at a variety of price points to meet any budget.
- Introduction of Netflix, On-demand, etc. make movies and televisions shows available 24-7 for a fraction of what you would pay at the cinema.
Window Coverings for Media Rooms
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. 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, including:
- Semi-sheer blinds or shades are light-filtering.
- Semi-Opaque blinds or shades are room darkening.
- Blackout blinds, shades, and shutters block 100% of the light.
Installing Window Coverings in Media Rooms
Mounting your blinds or shades on the outside of the window frame to stop light from creeping in. If you prefer the look of an inside mount or don’t want to cover up your molding, then you might want to consider adding drapery panels.
Media Room Window Treatments in Charleston
Serving the greater Charleston area, the window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.