Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 17th, 2018
Media walls generally look best if they echo the architecture of the home. Cabinetmaker True studies the trim throughout the house and runs matching base and crown molding across the front of the built-in. He’s also fond of incorporating fluted pilasters and arches when appropriate to break up the unit’s rectilinear lines.
Adara Noya Media Storage January 17th, 2018
Don’t forget that we see rooms in 3D and not just as a series of separate walls. Sometimes the best way to balance out a TV is by putting something with a similar visual weight on the opposite side of the room like this dark bookshelf.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 17th, 2018
So often TVs are installed far too high as people tend to place them where they look best from a standing position forgetting that they will actually be viewed while sitting down. Placing your TV at a proper low angle helps take your eyes off it the rest of the time especially if you tuck it under some shelves painted in a fun hue. Dark floors or a dark rug will help it visually sink away into the ground where it won’t be noticed until it’s TV time.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
Ottomans are often one of the most overlooked pieces of furniture in the home. We spend a great deal of time finding larger items like couches and beds but choosing an appropriate ottoman is often an afterthought. Whether you choose to make a large or small investment your space will feel more like home with one of these simple additions.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 23rd, 2018
While it may not seem practical to place items in front of the TV to block it (after all it is meant to be seen at least some of the time) keep in mind that the TV doesn’t necessarily need to be hidden from all angles. A chair placed between you and the TV will hide it (at least partially) when people are traversing the hallways and passing by so the screen is at least hidden when you aren’t plopped down on the sofa. Note that pushing a TV into the back of a deep bookshelf will similarly minimize it from many angles making this technique doubly effective.
Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
Optional seating. Whether it is styled in the form of a box or a chair on short legs an ottoman is upholstered and can be used as a seat. Perhaps not as comfortable as an armchair but sufficient as an emergency or alternative seating option in your home during parties or when a crowd of friends descend upon you. It can be stored away under a table and pulled out when needed - or rolled out if your ottoman is fitted with casters.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 23rd, 2018
Gallery walls are an enduring trend so why not take advantage of this style and hide your TV in plain sight among a crowd of paintings or framed photos? Use artwork with black frames and even consider mixing in some other items (such as plaques or busts) to create a full-on mixed-media installation.
Fioralba Emma Media Storage January 23rd, 2018
Integrate it into your living room. Most people don’t quite have the space for a designated room for their home theater but integrating similar features into a living room can create a comparable cinematic experience. You will need to be extra careful to avoid compromising the existing style of your space though.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
Accent pieces. While ottomans are footrests seats and storage containers they can also be used as accent pieces that pick out a color in your décor and display it is bright vivid color. In fact it can scream out to everybody in the room "Look At Me!" - I am beautiful so don't ignore me. Ring a bell? Ottomans can be used as occasional furniture for storage of these ugly bits and pieces you need in your room but want hidden and as an extravagant item of furniture showing itself off.
Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
The fireplace has been the most prominent architectural element in the home for centuries. It can be designed in just about any configuration using a world of materials. From the height of the firebox opening to the shape of the hearth to incorporating mantels and lighting the most distinctive detail remains what we choose to cover it with. Take a look at some of the most popular materials that designers are using.