You may think that all it takes to create the ideal den or family room is a great entertainment center with a big flat screen TV but you’d be mistaken! It’s just as important to create a comfortable environment for the whole family to enjoy. Having the right lighting, cozy furniture and energy-efficient window treatments can go a long way towards designing the den of your dreams. On the latest episode of DIY Network’s Blog Cabin: Mega Dens Takes over Blog Cabin 2014, Budget Blinds window treatments, along with other home décor products, helped transform a space into the perfect den.

On the episode, DIY experts and hosts Anitra Mecadon and Chris Grundy joined forces to turn the old and outdated Blog Cabin living room into a multipurpose family room. They enlisted the help of their local Budget Blinds Style Consultant, Nelson McCullough of Budget Blinds serving Lakeland Highlands, to help them determine what window coverings best fit the needs of the media room. Nelson selected Tandem™ cellular shades featuring a blackout liner.

Tandem cellular shades with a blackout liner are a great option for a den or family room because they give homeowners enhanced versatility in light and privacy control. They combine a front shade with an independently operated back liner that can be lowered to any desired length. This gives you full control over incoming sunlight so you’ll be able to enjoy movies and TV shows without having to worry about glare. Dens and family rooms can sometimes become very warm in the summer or cold in the winter. The double layer nature of Tandem cellular shades also provides insulation to help keep rooms at an ideal temperature and help you save on energy costs.

Budget Blinds offers a wide variety of window coverings from many trusted manufacturing partners, including Custom Brands Group who donated the products used in the 2014 Blog Cabin. For more behind the scenes footage and a virtual walkthrough of the Blog Cabin, visit

To learn more about how you can add blackout cellular shades to your own den in order to create the perfect environment, request a complimentary in-home consultation from your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant today!