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Why blockout curtains are an essential when designing your TV media or home theatre space

Posted by Jane Dodge BA Fashion Design RMIT: Textile Designer Quickfit Blinds and Curtains on 7th May 2015

Create the perfect darkened room with some cost effective solutions: blockout curtains available right here at Quickfit Blinds & Curtains.

We all find great relaxation and entertainment when watching a movie, your favourite soap opera, or playing a video game on the big screen. That in a nutshell, is why a TV media or home theatre room has more or less become a fixture of modern day Aussie homes. 

Whether you have created a specific room for this purpose or you're utilising an existing lounge space and creating a modular or multifunctional entertainment space, chances are you're trying to find ways to ensure that you and your guests can have an optimum viewing experience.

But how can this be done? 

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It's actually a fairly effortless endeavour to create the perfect home theatre environment. Perfecting this particular space in your home is all about ensuring two crucial design elements are in place:

Light control and the elimination of external light

You should aim to minimise and mitigate any risks of screen glare when watching a movie, as this all-too-common occurrence can greatly inhibit you and your family's ability to become immersed in your viewing experience. Just as a cinema turns its house lights off before the main event, you should always keep your home theatre space as dark as possible when it's in use. 

This means turning your interior lights off, but it also means ensuring that no external light is able to enter the room through your windows! That's where blockout curtains come in quite handy, to say the least. Using blockout curtains to curate your home theatre space will ensure that your entertainment zone stays as authentic as possible! More on this later, however.

Creating an optimal acoustic environment

Of course, the worst thing about trying to take in any media content at home can be having to combat incessant sounds of traffic, dogs barking, and any other external noise that may be leaking into your home when all you're after is absolute silence. 


When putting your home theatre together, you should also be mindful of sound escaping from that theatre space as well. Whilst the control of sound can feel a little trickier to remedy than the control of light, you'll be happy to hear that blockout curtains are also an elegant solution to ensuring your home theatre space becomes an optimal acoustic environment for you and your family to enjoy your media content with ease. 

How do blockout curtains control sound? The thick fabric, even pleating, and triple layering of our blockout curtains available online, can essentially keep sound from being absorbed and thus lost through your windows. This thick and even fabric is also the reason why blockout curtains are effective natural insulators for your home as well.

How to find your perfect pair of blockout curtains

Our selection of blockout curtains are readily available in a range of colours, fabrications, and styles, so you can trust that we have a pair of blockout curtains to suit almost every conceivable interior decor (including yours!). We even have pairs of cinema red curtains for those of you who are looking to pay homage to traditional theatre spaces in your home theatre design plans.

There are several options on the market when it comes to blockout curtains, but the most effective blockout curtains are made from thick, woven fabric with 3 layers of foam coating applied to the reverse. The coating is white in colour which provides good street appeal from the outside and reflects the sun. They are available in almost any fabrication, style, and colour. Whether you are after a modern, no fuss look like the eyelet style curtain or a more traditional curtain with pleats and gathers, there is sure to be a style for you. 

Ready Made Curtains are an easy solution and are very cost effective with prices starting from around $49.00 a panel. If you are after a lush or very full look, then Custom Made to Measure Curtains can be made starting at $95.00 and can be delivered to your door within 2 weeks.

You can find over 100 designs and styles of curtains online right here. So why wait? Take a look today, and be on the way to creating your perfect home theatre environment!