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Shades for your Home Theater

Posted: Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 | Filed under: blackout shades, Folding Shades, interior design, window shading
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Home entertainment centers are becoming more and more popular, particularly with today’s growing technology. Large, flat-screen, high definition televisions, Surround sound, theater quality speakers. Blue ray, gaming systems, and digital music. All of these available products help to make it easier for families to create the ultimate theater room in their home.

In many cases, it is not feasible for families to renovate in order to create a theater-style room with no windows, slanted floors, and a giant screened wall. However, it is still possible to fashion a stunning movie room, without spending a fortune or putting up walls.

Blackout Shading system

Blackout Shading system

Blackout or light-tight shades darken rooms completely, enabling the best possible conditions for watching the latest hit movie on your HD big-screen TV. Window treatments made of special fabric will completely block out all light, not just filter it. These are not the same as room darkening shades that are available through some manufacturers. Room darkening window treatments will diffuse the light that enters the room, making it darker than with curtains or blinds. However, blackout shades stop up to 99 percent of all visible light that enters a window. Light is unable to penetrate the fabric used to make the shade, creating an ideal solution for home entertainment rooms.

To prevent light from seeping in where the window meets the wall, you have several options. Drapes and a fascia over the roller can help. However, the best choice is to attach the edges of the shade to side channels, typically made from aluminum, which are mounted to the wall.

Light-tight shades go one step beyond that of the blackout window treatments. Light-tight treatments provide complete darkness, sealing out all visible light from a room. With sealed edges and special light-blocking material, these shades can make a room go from lit to pitch black with a roll of the shades.

Even though this room will mostly be used in the dark, your modern window treatment can be stylish and stunning. Not to mention completely affordable.

Installation of light-tight or blackout shades will be as important to your media room as your large screen television and the buttery popcorn.

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