• Color
    •     Ice White
    •     Optic White
    •     White
    •     Daylight
    •     Cool White
    •     Ivory Beige
    •     Natural
    •     Cream
    •     Cloud Blackout
    •     Greige
    •     Beige
    •     Vanilla
    •     Dove Grey
    •     Linen
    •     Tussah
    •     Ivory
    •     Grey
    •     Light Brown
    •     Amber
    •     Silver
    •     Coffee
    •     Brown
    •     Storm
    •     Slate
    •     Antique Linen
    •     Ash
    •     Navy
    •     Hunter Green
    •     Black
    •     Espresso
    •     Coal
  • Outdoor / Water Safe
    • Outdoor Use
  • Lift Styles
    • Motorized
    • Cordless
    • Top Down Bottom Up
    • Corded
  • Light Control
    • Light Filtering
    • Room Darkening
    • Blackout

They’ll also improve acoustics and provide a distraction-free environment.

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The last decade witnessed lots of innovations in home-based entertainment technology, such as 3D, VR, and instant streaming.

So, people have stopped going to traditional movie theaters. Instead they prefer creating their own home theaters to enjoy watching their favorite series and playing games on big screens.

Want to create your home theater oasis? How would you know which one is the right window treatment for you?

Blackout shades are an ideal choice for media rooms where you need darkness even during the day.

Through their excellent room darkening and noise absorbing effect, these budget-saving home theater blackout blinds can recreate your movie theater feelings and make your favorite TV shows come alive.

Here’s a comprehensive buyer’s guide. Read on to learn more about blackout window treatments for your entertaining family room.

Key Benefits of Each Type of Home Theater Blackout Blinds

  • Excellent light-canceling to enjoy the full movie going experience
  • Good acoustics to take your movie night experience to another level.
  • Lots of options and opacities - from total blackout to light filtering
  • Perfect light-free, glare-free, optimal viewing experience on big screens
  • Made from opaque fabrics
  • Improve room acoustics
  • Fully customizable to suit your home theater’s function and decor
  • Get two-way (day and night) privacy
  • 100’s of fabric sizes, colors, & textures
  • Kid-safe (CPSC-compliant) cordless option
  • Bluetooth & app-powered motorization/automation for convenient control of home theater window treatments
  • Compatible with your existing smart-home system
  • Easy to measure and DIY-friendly installation
  • More affordable - buy a nightfall cellular shade for as low as $70! 

Best Blackout Blinds for Home Theaters

Blackout Double Cellular Blinds

Cellular window coverings with two layers of honeycomb pockets are a better option than single cell shades for your entertainment room.

In addition to blocking glare and glow from the sun and the street lights, they help insulate and block noise! These window blinds come in lots of colors to suit your home’s aesthetics.

Plus, they retract to such a small size that you won’t have to sacrifice your view!

Blackout Roller Shades

If you are looking for a sleeker, light-blocking shade for your modern home cinema, go with roll-up blackout blinds. Without any extra fabric, they offer a more space-saving option.

Even closing this blackout roller shade takes up very little space, preserving your full view to the outside.

You can also add a super high-tech motorized option for remote, voice, or app-powered operation. This option is best for skylights and other hard-to-reach windows.

Blackout Roman Shades for Home Cinemas

Either buy a heavy fabric roman shade or add a blackout liner option to your existing roman shade. Light-rejecting liners beautifully add function and fashion to your window treatment.

They are often made from the same fabric as draperies and can be color-coordinated for a cohesive look in your entertainment room’s interior.

Light-Blocking Media Room Drapery Panels

Want to make your home theater look more like a real home cinema? Choose light-blocking drapery panels with a blackout liner to achieve hotel-level darkness.

A shade with bellowing (coated-textile folded in accordion) fabric comes with an added bonus - it can dampen sound. Go with this option if your media room is struggling with echoes or a lot of noise from outside.

For better light control and a more stylistically perfect look, layer your draperies over light filtering window blinds. A completely cordless control makes them an ideal choice for family movie nights.

Room-Darkening Curtains for Home Theaters

Made from heavier and thicker fabrics, room darkening curtains are a classic solution to control light in your entertainment room.

They come with lots of patterns to match and beautify your movie room’s interior decor. However, they have a drawback – they only create a room darkening effect, and not a 100% blackout.

99% Opaque Solar Shades for Media Rooms

Choose 99% opaque solar shades to control light, kill glare, and save furniture and furnishings in your movie room from fading or greater sun damage.

With just 1% openness factor, they will allow minimal diffused light to sail into your movie room.

Customization Options and Filters

Choose the right product for your needs, based on:

  • Light control
  • Room type
  • Color
  • Size
  • Control style (cordless, motorized, etc.)
  • Material, and more.

Expert Tips for Choosing the Right Window Treatments for Home Theaters

  • Size: Measure true width, height (e.g. 115 x 120), and depth (for an inside mount) of your cinema’s window.
  • Color: Consider colors like daylight, amber, ivory, dove gray, etc.
  • Fabric: Choose a heat-resistant, long-lasting synthetic fabric.
  • Weave Type: Select a tighter weave for better light control and acoustics
  • Mount Style: Mount your new, fresh nightfall blinds for home cinema inside, outside, or to the exterior.


We recommend a free sample to see how the opaque fabrics, colors, and textures look and work in your unique decor settings before finally selecting and buying custom-made movie room blackout blinds for windows.

Additional Benefits

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  • Up to 70% discounts

Measuring Instructions

Here is our DIY step-by-step guide on how to measure window frames to get started.

  • Measure Width: Measure the width of the media room windows in three places - top, middle, and bottom. Record the narrowest measurement.
  • Measure Height: Measure the height of the top of the window casing to the window sill in 3 places - left, middle, and right. Record the shortest value.

Installation Instructions

All hardware components included for all covers. For a professional, inch-by-inch, edge-to-edge fit, follow our DIY step-by-step guide on how to install blackout window covers.

  • Step 1: Drill holes (using a ⅜-inch drill bit)
  • Step 2: Set up the brackets with screws and a screwdriver.
  • Step 3: Insert the tracks and hang your blackout home theater blinds.

Installation Time

Varies across different product types and sizes (on average 10 to 12 minutes). For example, ‘room darkening rollers’ are quicker to install than ‘light-canceling roman shades’.

Shipping Information

Shipped from San Diego, CA.


How do you blackout windows in a movie room?

Want to create an immersive viewing space in your home theater for improved image quality, color, and brightness?

Hang blackout curtains, paint the window panes with a dark color, or put up a wall in front of the window openings. Additional tips include painting the room and furniture darker, and limiting reflective objects in the media room.

What blinds are best for night shift workers?

If you work during night, you will need a night-like, noise-free, and temperature regulated environment to enjoy perfect sleep during the day.

We recommend double-cellular blackout blinds or vision blinds that are made-to-measure for a perfect fit. You can also combine amber glasses with insulating rollers.

How do you cover a window for a media room?

When installed on the windows of your media room, opaque fabric shades, such as double cellulars, rollers, and romans, can make a big difference! They also take care of the visual interest of your home theater’s decor.

What are the disadvantages of blackout blinds?

Blackout blinds are more difficult to clean, as they are made from tightly woven or cellular fabrics.

They may not provide as much insulation. Plus, they may completely rob you of natural light.

Need More Help?

Still not sure which product to choose? Use 24/7 live chat or give us a call at (800) 863-6109 to contact our design consultants to choose the functional and budget-saving blackout window coverings for home theaters.




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