Home theater blackout shades are a key component to making a dedicated home theater or media room. True blackout brings out the colors in your video and let you focus on the media itself, with no glare and no distractions. Fortunately, blackout shades are now available in a number of materials and types of shade, so there isn't a style compromise needed to create a dedicated home theater.
things to remember
While home theater blackout shades will bring out the best media experience, there are a few compromises that may impact the way you use the room for other things. If you need blinds for privacy but still want some light to come in, blackout shades don't usually offer both - at least not at the same time. One possible exception is blackout cellular shades with a top down bottom up lift option; these allow light in at the top where privacy isn't usually an issue. Otherwise, if your home theater requires some light and simply opening a blackout shade isn't a good option, you can layer two different window treatments to allow more flexibility.