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Blacking out the room

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by (GTV)Chris, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. (GTV)Chris

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    Ok, hopefully getting a room that is 14' x 9'.
    It has a window and a glass door leading to the garden.
    What is the best way to totally black out the room but doing it in an attractive way ...(keeping the other half happy)
    I know thick lined curtains will cut out a lot bu there will still be light leakage?
    Any help would be fab.

    Ta

    Chris
     
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    Provided that you have the curatins going a decent distance either side of the windows to stop any spill that should be great.
    Ditto with the height of them if you don't go for a pelmet (or whatver the top bit is called).

    They'll help with acoustics also, especially if you have a bright room (no pun intended).:smashin:
     
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    I'm just about to get some curtains for my viewing room. If you get them made up - though not the cheapest option - you can have them lined with blackout lining, which should help reduce the light leakage.

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    Cheers Fellas

    Thought about painting the windows black :)

    The Pelmet and black out lining sounds thike the way to go.
     
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    I was always told that you should never watch TV in a totally blacked out room and that you should always have some ambient light so that you could occasionally look around to prevent permanent damage to your eyes, so any good quality thick curtaining should be quite sufficient
     

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