What to Look for in Blinds for a Home Movie Theater
Imagine investing huge amounts of money in the perfect technological equipment, plush recliner couches, and the extra home space only to be done in by poorly selected window treatments that completely spoil the mood and experience of movie watching! Selecting blinds for a home movie theater calls for careful consideration as it needs a cozy and dark space that enhances your movie watching experience.
Dark rooms create the perfect environment for home theater viewing, enhancing the clarity of the stunning visuals on screen to their minutest detail. So when choosing blinds for your home theater, there are various factors to consider like the right slat size, material, opacity, color, light protection, and privacy – all of which are essential in creating the right ambience!
To help you find the perfect window covering solution for your home movie theater, Budget Blinds has created a guide to choosing the right blinds for an awesome movie watching experience.
What Blinds Are Best for A Home Theater?
Knowing what you don’t want in a window treatment is as essential as knowing what you want. Ditto when it comes to selecting blinds for your home theater. So let’s first explore what one should avoid when choosing blinds for the home theater.
The most obvious blind to avoid is one which allows light to filter in through the openings between closed slats. The next obvious thing to avoid is installing blinds with a transparent or sheer material that would obviously be unable to block light. Lastly, the color of the blind can also impact your theater experience. It’s highly recommended to avoid light colors as these too are not as effective at blocking light.
Now that we know what to avoid, let’s explore some great features to look for in blinds for the home theater:
- Blinds with large slats can offer enhanced light control, room darkening, and privacy.
- Blinds with sturdy and robust materials like wood and aluminum are not easily bendable and allow less light to filter in.
- Blinds with a high opacity material have a better room-darkening capacity.
- Blinds in darker shades are more efficient at blocking outside light from filtering in.
So there! While we explore some blinds options that are ideal for home theater spaces, we would also like to draw attention to some exceptional shade options that provide an awesome home cinema viewing experience. Shades offer better light control and room darkening than blinds as the latter have slats through which light tends to filter in. Are we ready to take the first step towards creating an awesome home theater space? Let’s get started then!
1. Wood Blinds
When closed, Wood blinds can block light and increase privacy, enhancing your home theater experience. Budget Blinds’ Wood blinds are even available in a 2 ½ slat size, which is ideal for added light control and privacy. Plus they come in a range of stains and finishes, so you can opt for a darker stain or shade for increased light blocking. Wood blinds also block harmful UV rays, offering protection to the technological equipment in your home theater.
Our Venetian Blinds also offer good light control and privacy, when closed and look beautiful too, instantly elevating any space. In addition, consider installing Budget Blinds’ draperies that are available with blackout liners and come in a range of dark and bold colors and patterns, for complete room darkening.
2. Motorized Blinds for Windows
Budget Blinds’ Motorized blinds are a perfect automated solution for the home theater space. They offer room darkening options at the touch of a button, which further enhances your cinema viewing experience. They come in a range of control options like wireless wall switches to hand-held remotes. Whether you want to enjoy a night (or day!) of binge-watching movies or a game with your family, Motorized blinds can create just the right ambience!
3.Blackout Window Shades
As the name suggests, Budget Blinds’Blackout window shades are great at…you guessed it right…providing enhanced room darkening, which is just perfect for your home theater viewing experience! We offer Blackout shades including Roller shades, Roman shades, and Cellular shades. These are available in a range of opacities that allow up to 100% blockage of the harmful UV rays. They also provide enhanced energy efficiency, keeping rooms cooler during the summer months. There’s no reason why you can’t lower your energy bills while binge-watching your favorite movies!
4. Cellular Window Shades
Budget Blinds’ Cellular window shades are constructed from innovative honey-comb cells that offer great insulation and energy efficiency. But most importantly they’re also available in four light control levels including room darkening and blackout options, which are just what you need for your home theater! Plus, they are designed for keeping the temperature stable, thus enhancing your viewing experience by increasing your comfort level. For enhanced insulation and privacy, Cellular shades can also be combined with cellular fabric on the bottom.
5. Vinyl Blinds for Windows
Budget Blinds’ Vinyl blinds are another cool option for the home theater space as they’re available in a variety of room lighting conditions. In addition, these come with additional light control and privacy options like cloth tapes to cover gaps. Plus, they’re extremely easy to clean, allowing you to maintain them with minimum effort.
Consider opting for the motorized tilt operation for added convenience to further augment your home theater experience. Choose from a stunning array of popular textures and colors.
Tip of the day: remember darker colors offer more enhanced room darkening.
6. Graphic Shades
Budget Blinds’ Graphic shades are offered in a wide range of opacities, allowing you better light blocking and room darkening control. What’s more you can apply any photo or artwork to these shades. So feel free to customize them to create the theme of your favorite movie or Hollywood personalities, which can help create the perfect mood for home theater viewing!
The advanced high-resolution printing technology provides exceptionally high quality of color reproduction, with outstanding clarity and detail. You can go as colorful or as subdued as per your taste. Like all other Budget Blinds’ window treatments, Graphic shades are available in a motorized lift system so you can operate them at the touch of a button, without disturbing your movie watching experience.
Choosing the right window treatment for your home theater space is crucial to creating the perfect environment for enhancing your viewing experience! If you need professional guidance in choosing the perfect window covering solutions for your home theater, schedule a complimentary in-home consultation. Out team of experts will fit your windows with the perfect treatments that will help create the perfect ambience! You can also order free window covering swatches from our exclusive Signature Series™ Collection to experience first-hand the quality of our stunning fabrications.