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How to Create the Perfect Media Room

Media rooms are a fun space in any home. This is where you get to host movie nights, catch up on new shows, and re-watch your favorite moments in cinema history. Media rooms can also double as spaces where you place your favorite video games as well. No matter what type of media you consume, there is one thing that many media rooms have in common: Screens. If you have bright sunlight or streetlamps streaming into your media room, you will have to deal with unwanted glare. Fortunately, we are how to help you create the perfect media room that you will love stepping into. Read on to discover how you can create the perfect media room with our tips below.

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Tip 1: Blackout Shades

Part of the fun of going to movie theaters is the total darkness that blankets the room. This immerses you in the movie or show while blocking out outside light that can cause glare. To achieve this same type of mood, we suggest adding blackout shades to your media room. In fact, the LightLock system available with Duette® Honeycomb Shades is the first operating system of its kind to offer unparalleled darkness for rooms that need it most. The secret lies within the patent-pending side channel design that is optimized to absorb or deflect nearly all incoming light. This can include natural sunlight or artificial light from street lamps and passing cars. The result is a dark media room that is undisturbed by glare and unwanted light.

Tip 2: Automated Shades

Speaking of movie theaters, if you really want a luxurious feel to your media room, then adding PowerView® Automation is a must. This system opens, closes, and adjusts your window treatments from the PowerView® App on your phone, the Pebble® Control, or your voice if you hook your PowerView® Automation up to your favorite smart-home system, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri. Instead of getting up to close all of your shades, you can sit back and relax as PowerView® Automation goes to work by closing your shades before the movie starts and opening them when it is over. This will give your media room an upgrade that will impress any houseguest.

Tip 3: Comfort

One of the advantages of having a media room in your home versus going to a theater is that you can be as comfortable as you wish. To create the best media room possible, we suggest adding comfy pillows and blankets to the mix. If you just moved into your home and are building your media room from the ground up, adding a comfortable couch will make all the difference. You can also add fun movie memorabilia, such as posters, old cameras, and popcorn machines to elevate your media room.


Media rooms are a fun addition to any home. With our list of tips on creating the perfect media room, we hope that you are well on your way to creating a space that you will love. To learn more about creating the perfect media room, be sure to contact or visit us today at Raineys Decorating Center. We are located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and proudly serve all of Mount Prospect, Palatine, and the surrounding North Shore Chicago area, including Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Wilmette, and Winnetka, Illinois.