Media rooms are the must-have space for the new century. Men especially love them. Kids covet them. Designers across the country concur that all their high-end residential clients now require a well-designed media room.


Three of the big issues for media rooms are convenience and light and noise control, especially at the window.

That is where Hunter Douglas, the window fashions leader, can help. Its products provide great style at the window and are engineered to not only block and diffuse light, but also to control noise — at the push of a button on a remote control, if desired.

Duette honeycomb shades in room-darkening fabrics, which feature an aluminized polyester core, block out close to one hundred percent of outside light and rate high for sound absorption as well.

Duette shades also receive high marks for convenience, as they are available with PowerRise battery powered remote control motorization, an ideal option for large windows and especially for media rooms where sound and light control at the touch of a button are high priorities.

In situations where light control is required for varied activities, some of which might benefit from bright or diffused natural light, many designers favour Silhouette window shadings that softly diffuse light through two sheer fabric panels and gently curved fabric vanes. This window covering also has the unique ability to provide protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays, while still revealing the view out the window.

The new Matisse Collection of Silhouette shadings features fabric vanes with matching sheer fabric panels in bold black, brown, purple, blue, burgundy and more — a stunning choice for a media rooms now and into the future.

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