Designing a Family Games Room with Plantation Shutters


Whether you are designing a children’s game room, games room for entertaining friends and family or a man cave, it’s a task that requires careful window covering consideration as these types of rooms need to be comfortable and enjoyable as well as being functional and practical.

Getting the right lighting with plantation shutters

Lighting has always been one of the most important aspects of interior design and if used well, can completely transform a room, making any space seem larger and brighter. At the same time, if used wrongfully, it can spoil the whole design and comfort of the room.

With your games and entertainment room being a special part of the family home where you can escape and have fun, it’s important to get the lighting and ambience right.

Generally speaking, the more natural light the better, but windows can pose a problem since reflections and glare on a TV screen can ruin the whole viewing experience. Plantation shutters stop glare while letting sufficient light in, or they can completely block out all light for the ultimate cinema-like experience.

Gain privacy and keep the sound in

Games and entertainment rooms are used throughout the day and night, so the correct mix of privacy and light is essential to make the room look and feel how you need. Many families have snooker tables, table tennis, entertainment systems and TV screens with games consoles in their games room.

Plantation shutters are great for gaining privacy in your games and entertainment room. They also act as a sound barrier helping keep sound and noise in, helping avoid annoying the neighbours.

Plantation shutters also help to insulate properties, keeping the room warm in the nights and colder months, as well as allowing the louvres and panels to be open in the summer months when airflow is required. Meaning your games and entertainment room can be used all year round, in summer and winter.


For more information on plantation shutters for your family games and entertainment room, or to book your no obligation in-house survey, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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