Best Window Treatments For Home Theaters And Media Rooms In Las Vegas

Darik Neilson

For some TV and movie lovers in Las Vegas, the home theater or media room is just not a hobby room, but one of the most inclusive rooms in the house.  The whole room faces the large 4k television.  The sound system envelops you in cinematic scores and rich dialog. Now, you need to cover your windows with the most functional window treatments for your home theater or media room experience.

Your home theater may double as a family room, but you need to get the most from your television.  Nevertheless, you need a shutter or shade that will totally darken the room, so that you don’t get glare on your screen. It’s also nice if your coverings could adequately block outside sound.  Lastly, your window treatments should show some style even when you're not viewing the latest blockbuster.  

So what are the perfect window treatments for a home theater or media room?

Your Window Treatments Should Keep The Room Pitch Black

Shutters in Theater Room 

When you watch a movie in a home theater or media room, you want the room free of outside light.  The obvious choice are shades that shut out distracting sun and street lights.  Opaque cellular shades, roller shades or Roman shades will keep the sun out. And as the shades cover the full window, you can get the room as black as you need, where the movie is the star attraction.

However, as completely as cellular shades are at shutting out the sun, they may not do a great job at directing sunlight.  If you need the benefit of directing light as well, you should consider plantation shutters. Shutters will be able to completely block out outside light when they are closed. But there are times you might need some sunlight, so the room doesn’t seem so closed in. With plantation shutters, you can adjust how the light shines in, so family and friends can visit after the TV turns off.  

Your Window Treatments Should Hinder Sound

Shutters in a living room with a tv 

While ensuring that your home theater or media room has enough darkness is the first priority, don’t forget about the significance of sound.  Outside noise, such as kids having fun in the yard or a passing car, can divert you from what you are watching. What comes from your films and TV programs should also be addressed, as dialog and music can become muffled when it bounces off your window’s glass panes.

Cellular shades can do a great job keeping the room dark, but they can be too delicate to adequately block out sounds.  Blinds can have the same issues as they are open around the sides. Drapes and curtains will hinder outside noise, but might also distort your show’s sound and prevent you from having a true surround-sound experience.  

Plantation shutters, on the other hand, can keep outside noise out and keep your shows sounding nice.  If your street is mostly reserved, any plantation shutter probably will work just fine. But if you live in an area that has more traffic or children, like close to a playground or on a popular street, you may want to use a heavier faux wood shutter. No matter what shutter you pick, make sure you set up your surround sound after the treatments are up so that you get the most from your speakers.

The More Uses Of Your Media Room, The More Practical The Window Treatment

Bedroom with shutters and oar over tv photo courtesy of Kathy at The Daily Nest

As 50” - 72” inch televisions become easier to get, media rooms have begun to become a multipurpose room.  While they still are used for movies and television, media rooms are used for gaming, watching sports, and general entertaining. Now, you will need a functional window covering that looks stylish when it’s the room is being used for other purposes.

When a cellular or roman shade is up, they dissapear into the window sill.  This leaves your windows open , like the window treatment doesn’t exist, and you lose privacy or style. Plantation shutters let your room be used as a general space, and not only as a space to watch movies. And since you can open or close shutters to direct as much light as you want, you can deligate a back area where friends can catch up or play a game. Everyone else can then sit in darkness on the main part of the room catching the double feature .

Which Window Treatment For Your Home Theater Or Media Room Works For You?

If your home theater doesn’t have many outside facing windows, then you may choose a cellular, roman or roller shade.  If you prefer general use media room, then plantation shutters are the way to go. Any way you go, your Sunburst representative can assist.  Call 702-850-6619 and schedule your in-home consultation.