The 5 Best Window Treatments for the Ultimate Game Day Experience

Natasha Ero | 01 Feb 2023 | Window Treatments

a game room with a foosball table and white solar shades in the background

Super Bowl LVII is almost here! And what's game day without the food? The spread is arguably more important than the game itself. You've got to have all your favorite game day snacks - wings, buffalo chicken dip, you get the picture. But you may have forgotten one important thing -- lighting. You don't want to miss the winning field goal because of glare coming from your window.

Don't fear, we'll help you prep your entertainment space for Super Bowl Sunday with window treatments for media rooms that are easy to install and more importantly, affordable. Check out our list of the best blackout window treatments for media rooms, living rooms, and anywhere you entertain.

a modern living room with football playing on the tv

Photo via: @oliviaquinlan.

a modern media room with beige sheer shades

Pictured: Levolor Light Dimming Sheer Shadings in Astoria Smoke.

1. Room Darkening Roller Shades

Pictured: Roller Shade in Interlude Black. Photo via: @mnfalle.

Pictured: Levolor Room Darkening Roller Shades in Woven Blockout Charcoal.

Roller blackout shades are an incredibly popular choice for media rooms right now. They block out light for an authentic movie theater experience. Although they're available in black as pictured above, lighter, neutral fabrics will give you the same darkening benefits.

Choose an outside mount to prevent light gaps along the edge of the shade.

2. Set the Mood with Cellular Shades

pink media room with white cellular shades

Pictured: Light Filtering Skylight Cell Shades in Cloud.

Cellular shades can be made for nearly any size window, in hundreds of colors, and they have unrivaled blackout benefits. Blackout cellular shades are lined inside with Mylar, so they don't let in any light, and give your room extra insulation against outside temperatures.

media room with grey blackout cellular shades

Pictured: Budget Cordless Blackout Cellular Shade.

3. Settle on Smart Motorized Shades

motorized blackout roller shades in a media room

Pictured: Classic Blackout Roller Shade in Verona Onyx.

Instantly block glare (and impress your guests) by lowering your shades with your phone or remote. Motorized shades help create the authentic movie theater experience at home, without the crying babies and sticky floors. Choose from light filtering or blackout fabrics in a variety of colors.

If you prefer a sleeker, more contemporary look, Solar Roller Shades are available with a motorized lift.

4. Say Goodbye to Glare

Pictured: Levolor Room Darkening Roller Shades in Woven Blockout Charcoal.

Consider blackout or room darkening shades in spaces where you really want to focus on blocking exterior light. Room darkening roller shades are subtle and contemporary enough to work in any room, whether its decor is traditional, farmhouse, or somewhere in between.

5. Great Lighting Starts in the Kitchen

a couple smiling and dancing in the kitchen. there are woven wood shades above the kitchen sink.

Pictured: Natural Woven Shade in Antigua Bahia with Light Filtering Liner. Photo via @the_cobblestone_farmhouse.

With guests coming in and out refilling their drinks or getting seconds of your homemade buffalo dip, you'll want to make sure your kitchen looks as inviting as possible. Bring texture and visual interest to your windows with Woven Wood shades. They're a unique choice and a conversation starter, because no two shades are the same.

modern kitchen with Designer Roman Shades and tons of natural sunlight

Pictured: Designer Roman Shades in Camden Dark Storm.

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  • About Author

    Natasha Ero is a Social Media Marketer for She is a native Houstonian and proud graduate of the University of Houston and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In her free time, she enjoys trying out the latest workout classes and the newest restaurants in town. Follow her on Twitter + Instagram at @nicetrynatasha.