Elements of a Great Media Room

Media Room Window TreatmentsMaybe 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.  Today, the traditional media room or theater environment has become more affordable than ever before. Almost any room in your house can be turned into an engaging theater room. Here at Window Products, with showrooms in Southbury and Branford, 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. 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.

How to Cover Media Room Windows

A key element to a great media room is the control of light. 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. 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.
  • Semi-Opaque blinds or shades are room darkening. They provide a softer appearance with a “halo” of light, but are effective at filtering light.
  • Blackout blinds, shades, and shutters block 100% of the light. Blackout window treatment examples include horizontal and vertical blinds, blackout honeycomb shades, shutters, wood blinds with de-light feature or fabric tapes, room darkening shades with liners, and more.

Media Room Window Treatments in Southbury CT

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with two showrooms – one in Branford and one in Southbury. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.