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Designing a Media Room?

Media Room ShadesAs the prices of large, high-quality TVs come down, more people are turning a room in their San Francisco area home from a simple TV room to a state-of-the-art media room.  One of the biggest considerations when designing your media room is the control of light. Whether you’re watching the big game or a blockbuster hit, managing glare and controlling the ambiance in the room are important. Here at Blinds & Designs serving Los Altos and the greater San Francisco and Marin County areas, we carry a variety of window coverings that work great to control light in your media room.

Covering Media Room Windows

A media room needs light control to minimize glare and create that movie theatre 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.

Blind, Shade & Shutter Options

Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, the premier window covering company, has window treatments to complement any style while providing the light control you need. 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.

  • Blackout blinds, shades, and shutters block 100% of the light. Blackout window treatment examples include horizontal and vertical blinds and shades, Duette® Honeycomb blackout shades, shutters, wood blinds with de-light feature or fabric tapes, room darkening shades with liners and more.
  • Semi-Opaque blinds or shades are room darkening. They provide a softer appearance with a “halo” of light, but are effective at filtering light. Room darkening window treatment examples include horizontal and vertical blinds and shades, Duette® Honeycomb opaque shades, woven woods, roller shades, Skyline® Gliding Panels, Pirouette® Window Shadings, Luminette® Privacy Sheers and Modern Draperies, wood blinds with traditional routing, and more.
  • 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. If you want total darkness, you may want to consider adding drapes. Light-filtering window treatment examples include horizontal and vertical blinds and shades, solar screen shades, woven woods, Duette® honeycomb shades, Silhouette® Privacy Sheers, Luminette® Privacy Sheers and more.

Motorize Your Media Room Shades

Almost any blind or shade can be motorized to give you the ability to control the amount of light from your window treatments by remote control. Many media rooms have lighting and entertainment modules controlled by a phone or tablet app. This can be true of your window treatments, too, using the Hunter Douglas Platinum App™.

Media Room Window Treatments in Los Altos Area

Blinds & Designs offers a full line of quality window treatments to homeowners and commercial clients throughout the San Francisco and Marin County areas, including Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, and Los Altos. With an ongoing commitment to high quality products and exceptional service, we’ve been serving our communities for over 14 years. Stop by our showrooms in San Francisco or Tiburon to see a variety of motorization displays in our showroom or call 415-921-4217 Ext 101 for more information.

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