As cinemas get increasingly expensive, more Australians are opting to create their own home cinema. Whether it’s to enjoy a movie with the family, invite the guys over for a sports night, or to binge-watch the latest sci-fi series, a cinema room makes for an exciting addition to a home. Given that you’ve likely invested a lot into the equipment and furniture for your dedicated cinema space, you’ll want to finish off the space with good quality home theatre curtains or blinds to create an immersive experience. To help you choose the blinds and shutters for your cinema, we’ve put together our best media room window treatment ideas in our handy guide below.
Media Room Window Treatment Ideas
Things you’ll want to consider when choosing home cinema curtains and blinds include:
Undoubtedly, one of the most important things you’ll need to factor in when choosing home theatre curtains and blinds is the ability to effectively block out light. When you visit a movie theatre, flecks of annoying light are something you never have to deal with as it’s a completely closed space. But if you’re planning on converting a lounge room into a theatre space, you’ll have to contend with windows. This means time and care need to be taken when choosing the right coverings as poorly fitted curtains or drapes that are too sheer will quickly disrupt your cinema experience. Luckily, there are quite a few blockout curtains options that can effectively ward off light if fitted correctly.
If you’ve invested in a proper cinema system, the last thing you want is sound reverberating around the room or outside noise interrupting your movie. To create an immersive home theatre experience, you’ll want to spend a little more on high-quality custom made curtains with thick drapes. One of the best options available is acoustic curtains, which are designed to block the sound coming in and out of your space. Though it’s little more expensive than your traditional style of curtains, these types of home theatre curtains are a must-have if your home is in a noisy area.
Cinema Room Blinds
Cassette Roller Blinds
If you’re not a fan of curtains, one of our favourite cinema room blinds options are cassette roller blinds. These types of cinema blinds effectively block out all light as the headbox and side channels cover every possible gap that light can escape through. They can also come motorised, so you can lower them down from the comfort of your armchair.
Blockout Roman Shades
The simple roman shade is very effective at warding off light and can be paired with thick curtains to block out any flecks of light from entering through the side channels. This is a great option if you’re looking to decorate your theatre room on a budget or planning to keep a cohesive look throughout the home.
Blockout Roller Blinds
Roller blinds are perfect for a modern cinema room as they’re subtle, sleek and take up very little window space. These low maintenance media room blinds can be easily optimised with a motor system, so you can lower and raise the blinds without even getting up. If you do find light streaming through, you can purchase light blockers to add to the side of your blinds. These easily attach to the sides of your blinds and will stop all light from coming through.
Buy Home Theatre Curtains with Blindo
We hope our blog on home cinema curtains and blinds have given you some good ideas on how to fit out your cinema room. You can browse our range of media room blinds and curtains online or contact the team if you have any questions about any of our home theatre curtains. You can call us on 1300 884 749 or via our online form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.