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5 Ways Blockout Curtains Will Elevate Your Home Theatre Room

Posted by Jane Dodge BA Fashion Design RMIT: Textile Designer Quickfit Blinds and Curtains on 20th Nov 2014

There are only a few things that are better than finding a spare two hours to sit down and watch a really good movie. Watching films with friends can be a fantastic way of making time for one another on weekday nights where all you want to do is wind down. This age-old activity can also be the basis for a great weekend in too.


Having your own home theatre essentially means always having a space where you can have a premium viewing experience. Whether you're watching sports, an epic trilogy, a Pixar film, or the latest superman flick, you'll always be guaranteed to have a quality experience so long as you put effort and care into the design plan for your home theatre space.

Here at Quickfit, we firmly believe that no home theatre space is complete without a set of blockout curtains. But mitigating any risks of screen glare with total ease isn't all that these thick and luxurious curtains can do.

Here are five more reasons blockout curtains are a must-have in your home theatre set-up.

1. Light control

Building off of the importance of eradicating any signs of glare, there are also reasons why theatres turn their house lights down before a movie or performance is set to start. It's simply to reduce the risks of the audience to be distracted. When you're watching anything, it's safe to say that you'd prefer to be totally immersed in your viewing experience. 

This is why blockout curtains are so vital to home theatre set-ups. They will make your room dark, enhancing the colours and imagery of your viewing material, thereby mimicking the experience you'd have in an authentic cinema.

2. Sound control

The more soft furnishings in the room, the better the acoustics. Our blockout curtains are made to be thick and plush so that they can keep the audio of your viewing material totally contained, thereby ensuring that you stay fully immersed in your film-watching experience.

3. Versatility 

Any great home factors versatility into its design plan and layout. Your interiors should ideally stay as versatile as possible, especially in rooms and spaces where you'd like to host guests. As most households tend to turn their living spaces into home theatre set-ups, you'll want to find ways that you can transform this theatre space back into a more general, versatile space for other forms of entertainment.

Our blockout curtains here at Quickfit are designed to feel like they belong in a theatre space when they're pulled together, but as they also come in a range of different colours and sizes, you can find a set that works best with your home decor, allowing your cinema space to feel cohesive with every other interior space in your home. If you pull your curtains apart when the credits are rolling, you'll be guaranteed to have a nice, bright lounge that can be used as a space for entertaining guests without the need for screens.

4. Temperature Regulation

With Australian winters feeling increasingly chilly and our summers infinitely hot and dry, ensuring that our homes are fitted with insulation that caters to both of these seasonal extremes is becoming more important than ever. However, not all of us can afford to swap out our home insulation, which is where other features like window coverings and draught stoppers should be considered. 

Our blockout curtains are thick enough to act as natural insulators for your home. You can reap the total benefits of their great thermal properties when they're pulled together, and let your home feel warm and cosy on winter nights, so all you need to do is grab some snacks and sit on the couch in time for the film to begin!

5. Adding a Touch of Luxury

Finally, it goes without saying that our blockout curtains are absolutely luxurious, from their look to their texture and everything in between. These thick, hanging curtains will undoubtedly add a sense of grandeur to any space in your home, but they will be sure to elevate your home theatre set-up with ease, and ultimately add to your movie-watching experience.

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When it comes to home theatres, nothing can ruin the experience more than a heavy glare. If you're looking for an affordable solution that still looks great, look no further than our range of blockout curtains available online today. You can pick up your cinema red curtains online right from our selection here at Quickfit Blinds & Curtains.

Not a fan of traditional red theatre curtains? Well you'll be happy to hear that our range of blockout curtains also come in loads of colours and sizes to suit extra wide or extra long spaces. You can see our total collection available right here.