25 Ways To Hide The TV – The Ultimate Guide
In years past, there were three posts about how to hide the TV and one that focused more on the TV technology. So, the three posts are now two posts. Please enjoy the technology post here, which is very funny, especially if you watch the video near the top of the post.
Since television became widespread in the 1950s, hiding the TV has been a common decorating issue.
Via Wikipedia – First mass-produced TV set, sold 1946-1947
Before I go on, there is a related post that covers much of the history of TV and its innovations – through 2022. And it also has some ideas about how to hide the TV. It’s a sister post.
However, this post focuses on how to hide the TV and sometimes decorate around the TV.
Often the best and easiest way to hide the TV is to hide it in plain sight.
My mother said it so well…
It’s like a marshmallow in the snow.
Or, in this case, a piece of licorice in a tar pit. ;]
In other words, the wall gets painted a dark color to make the TV less obtrusive.
The idea is to make the TV blend into the surroundings. So, let’s begin with that idea.
From a job I did in Chappaqua, NY, in 2008! The Wall color is Benjamin Moore – Gentleman’s Gray, one of the Laurel Home Paint Collection colors.
@VanessaDeighton – Instagram – hidden TV in plain view
It wasn’t that long ago that decorating around the TV was not only a problem but sometimes a huge problem. The TV was big and boxy, and the only solution was to stick it in an armoire or have it sitting out on something. Remember?
I remember in the early days of my career (the mid-90s), I found myself in many a home that seemed to be made entirely out of windows.
And where there weren’t windows, there were doors or stairs– or it was open. No walls.
One time, during an initial meeting in such a home, I suggested to the prospective client that she consider covering up the windows and flanking the fireplace. After all, there were about 30 other windows. We could then install two matching cabinets, and one could house the TV.
She looked at me like I had three heads, and then I never heard from her again. Haha. I believe I mentioned another prospective client around the same time, who looked at me with just as many heads.
However, in other projects, occasionally, we covered up a window to put in a built-in. Nobody missed the window, but the payoff was huge!
Now, of course, we have our beautiful sleek flat screens.
There’s even a new TV that rolls up. Again, please go to the post (The living room TV as we know it is over) to check out the rolling TV and read what I think about it.
We no longer need the bulky equipment; if we do, it can go to another room. Still, we’re not completely satisfied because now we have the option of putting the big black thing on top of the fireplace.
Maybe. Maybe not.
Let’s get to the good stuff and look at various ways to hide the TV.
Fabulous living room with a built-in TV over the fireplace. They could do a Samsung Frame TV in the niche. They could also’ve done bi-fold or sliding doors. But, this is fine too.
See what the Giannettis did in their own home. It’s astonishing!
Below is another TV that is hidden in plain sight.
Mark D. Sikes
I love how unobtrusive the TV is in this traditional library.
Let’s explore other options for hiding or decorating around the TV.
Here are some of my favorite ideas for hiding the TV over the fireplace
Blue Egg Brown Nest
I love these folding panels using the art prints. When closed, it looks like pretty prints over the fireplace.
Another screen with art prints
And one more with the same idea.
McKinley Residence, designer, Suzanne Kasler, Atlanta, GA – via Southern Living
And another view when the screen is shut.
I have long admired the work of Raymond (RL) Goins.
Raymond [RL] Goins These are hand-painted scenes that he turns into a flat-screen TV cover.
@NivenBreen on instagram hide the TV @RLgoins
Another view of the same gorgeous room.
Raymond Goins Design – via Facebook – gorgeous TV screen
This screen is like the one above with two additional panels.
RL Goins Red Coromandel Chinoiserie Screen
And the last one, I adore more than I can say.
RL Goins – exquisite Verre eglomise mirror
Let’s look at some other ways to hide the TV.
This is a more unusual treatment but perfect for this rustic home.
Traditional pocket doors in a built-in fireplace surround house a flat-screen TV. One word of caution regarding pocket doors. Sometimes they break or get stuck or are just hard to work. So, what happens is that they are always in their pocket.
Hence, what is the point? It is much better to use either a bi-fold or sliding door. Or if a small TV, just two doors might be fine.
Looks like a William and Mary-style highboy, right?
Nope. Not really.
By Maitland Smith (but discontinued, I believe)
Pretty cool, huh?
An antique Swedish or French Secretary could be used to house a TV.
A free-standing cabinet perfect to house a wide-screen TV. And it can even be a bookcase because we no longer have to deal with the big box. That’s a big help! Of course, you can use any cabinet you wish.
via Attic Mag
One of the best-known ways to hide the TV is in a case where it comes up when summoned. For another image of this cool room, please check out this post about radiators and hiding them.
via Dwell.com – James Wagman – Architect – hide the TV – behind a sliding panel
This is beautiful for a contemporary setting, but it could be adapted for a traditional room, as you’ll see in a bit.
via Dwell.com – James Wagman – Architect – Panel over fireplace – conceals the TV
However, it looks kind of plain. You could do some large-scale art on the flat panel.
UrbanartCN on Etsy – large scale art
Clever design by Tom Stringer – Via Traditional Home
This is reminding of the post about hidden doors.
Photo – Gordon Beall – Traditional Home – Meredith Vieira home.
I’d love to see this closed. I bet that the panels are very pretty. Lovely fireplace mantel. It looks very similar to some of these we were looking at.
If the TV were integrated into the wall, one could lean a lightweight piece of art over it. Or, anchor it down like we were discussing if it’s heavier art. OR, create a sliding system with the art, as we saw in the other post.
Dee Dee Taylor Eustace
This has to be one of the nicest TV installs in a kitchen I have ever seen. I don’t mind it being open.
Trefurn in the UK
I’m totally in love with this integrated panel with storage behind it.
And one more which is very cool.
Veranda- Design Peter Pennoyer photo – Christopher Mason
No TV, but there could be. Fabulous millwork!
Let’s go back to hiding a TV in plain sight.
Via Rainonatinroof.com – Definitely check out Jenna’s post. She gives a detailed tutorial on how to do this. And there are several more photos.
One of the best ways to hide a TV in plain sight is to paint the wall a dark color.
Decorating Around the TV with Art
The rest of the images will incorporate the TV into a wall of art.
Little Green Notebook
Check out her tutorial on how she refinishes that Parson’s console!
Coastal style. The table in the foreground is a ping pong table!
This one’s fun; if you can’t afford art, draw boxes on the wall!
Please also check out this post where I did a little gallery wall and incorporated it with a TV.
And there are also some tips for making the wires disappear.
My old living room
please pin to Pinterest for reference
I hope that gave you some great ideas for hiding the TV or integrating it beautifully into your decor.
What do you do with your TV? Is it out in the open or behind closed doors?
And, for the latest innovations in TV, please check out the sister post, here about how the living room TV has changed – completely.
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How to Decorate Around a TV on a Wall
Kristin Hohenadel has written on design for publications including the New York Times, Interior Design, Slate, Fast Company, and the international editions of Elle Decor.
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Some people seem to enjoy the look of a black TV screen dominating the wall. Others simply regard a wall-mounted TV as necessary equipment and treat it like an afterthought rather than part of a room’s décor. But interior designers and home decorators who consider a wall-mounted TV nothing short of an eyesore are always looking for creative ways to decorate around this common design dilemma.
There are many ways to help camouflage a wall-mounted TV so it doesn’t spoil your décor, from choosing a picture frame design (like Samsung’s “The Frame” TV) that turns into a work of art when not in use, to choosing a mirror with an integrated TV, to all manner of cover-ups such as sliding cabinet doors or curtains. But if you are looking for ways to integrate a visible flat screen more seamlessly into your space without compromising your carefully considered interior design scheme, here are some designer ideas that might do the trick.
In the Mix
Erin Williamson Design
“I like to integrate wall-mounted TVs into the rest of the room by surrounding them with art, so that the TV becomes a part of a larger gallery wall,” says interior designer Erin Williamson. “Adding a shelf, credenza, or console table below the TV anchors it to the space and lends a sense of permanence.”
Part of the Scenery
Cuban-born, Florida-based interior designer Maite Granda chose a frame-style TV mounted in a custom built-in wall unit. The beachy scene looks like a photograph when not in use that complements the setting and overall design.
The Art of Distraction
LA Designer Affair
For better or worse, placing a flat screen above the fireplace has become the modern equivalent of hanging an antique mirror or oil painting over the hearth. In this design from LA Designer Affair, bold and colorful wallpaper distracts the eye and steals the show when the TV is off.
A Beautiful Mess
“I don’t really have a big desire to 100% hide my TV in my house because I don’t mind seeing them in spaces,” A Beautiful Mess blogger Emma Chapman writes. “But I don’t really love when they feel like the most prominent thing in the room. So I like how this helps to blend the TV into the wall, unless it’s turned on and we’re watching something. But the second thing this black accent stripe does is it really showcases the artwork that we hung just above the TV.”
Above and Beyond
LA Designer Affair
In this living room design from LA Designer Affair, the TV wall is a focal point but not the main event thanks to a deep blue adjacent wall with custom paneling and bold artwork keeps the TV from dominating the room. In addition, hanging decorative baskets above the TV draws the eye up.
Mike Chajecki / Pizzale Design
Canadian interior designer Gabriele Pizzale of Pizzale Design chose black marble for the wall behind the fireplace insert and wall-mounted TV that looks seamless and sophisticated.
Margaret Austin Photo / Cathie Hong Interiors
The TV nook in this Japandi-style living room from Cathie Hong Interiors has a minimal feel that is softened by a pair of hanging industrial wall lights and plants, objects, and art.
Sara Tramp / Emily Henderson Design
This cozy TV room was designed by Velinda Hellen for Emily Henderson Design in order to keep a flat screen from dominating the living room. The whole room is painted in dark saturated tones to make the TV screen virtually disappear when not in use (squint and you can just make it out on the right).
Mini Gallery Wall
A Beautiful Mess
Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess turned an awkward corner of her living room into a nice-looking home for her flat screen with a custom table that hides cables and equipment as well as a cute mini gallery wall that gives you something to look at other than the TV screen when it’s not turned on.
Forbes + Masters
Interior design firm Forbes + Masters used a textured black wall to erase the TV screen, adding an extra layer of visual trickery in the form of a pair of matching lamps with black shades on either side of the TV that give the eye something else to look at when the screen is dark.
Mike Chajecki / Pizzale Design
This deep blue wood slat wall helps tone down the look of a wall-mounted flat screen in a design from Canadian interior designer Gabriele Pizzale of Pizzale Design.
Forbes + Masters
The lacquered walls, mirrored ceilings, imposing chandeliers, and general maximalist bling of this karaoke room from Forbes + Masters takes the focus off the TV screen, which is not given pride of place over the fireplace but built into the custom millwork where it takes a back seat when not in use.
A Beautiful Mess
Blogger Emma Chapman from A Beautiful Mess writes that her favorite accent wall décor to hide a TV involves hanging empty thrifted picture frames and painting the whole thing black. “I love how the TV kind of disappears into the space,” she writes, “but when it’s on and in use it’s actually even more visible with the darker background.”
Use a Dark Credenza
For a low-effort way to help integrate a big black flatscreen into a light and airy room, take a hint from Desiree Burns Interiors and anchor it with a black credenza that helps it to blend into the room.
Black and Blue
LA-based interior designer Lori Dennis used dark blue walls and a moody black ceiling in this sophisticated man cave, where the TV virtually disappears on a back wall when not in use.
Black and White
Forbes + Masters
In this sleek living room from Forbes + Masters, the TV is simply hung on a white wall above a white credenza. The designers subtly balanced out its black box effect by using touches of black scattered throughout the otherwise white and light neutral room, giving it an overall balance and making it feel like part of the scenery rather than an unsightly interloper.
Mike Chajecki / Pizzale Design
Interior designer Gabriele Pizzale of Pizzale Design housed the TV in this open plan living and dining room in a taupe-colored wall unit with plenty of drawers and shelving filled with objects and art that allows the TV to recede from view when the screen is dark.
Gray Space Interiors
A contemporary black-framed fireplace helps balance the wall-mounted flat screen in this design from Gray Space Interiors, while a concrete effect wall finish creates a polished feel.
Talitha Photos / Cathie Hong Interiors
A large flat screen hung above a credenza in this design from Cathie Hong Interiors doesn’t overpower the space due to its position on a side wall, and thanks to the large windows on adjacent walls, and the addition of a pair of framed prints.
Sara Ligorria-Tramp / Emily Henderson Design
In this living room designed by Arlyn Hernandez for Emily Henderson Design, a midcentury credenza anchors the flat screen mounted above it, adding earthy warm wood tones and balance.
Just Another Box
In this white and bright living room from Studio KT, the TV is hung in a custom recessed box above the chunky wooden mantel that mimics the architecture of the surrounding windows. A black fireplace that is the same width as the TV and plenty of warm woods throughout create a harmonious feel.
Balance It Out
Mike Chajecki / Pizzale Design
In this living room from Pizzale Design, a pair of framed prints on either side of the TV helps to create balance and tone down the TV.
The whole point of a home theater is the screen, but in this design from Studio KT, framed black and white photos on the surrounding walls give a nod to old-fashioned Hollywood glamour and create a gallery effect whether or not there is a movie playing on the silver screen.
Sara Tramp / Emily Henderson Design
A simple way to distract from a dark wall-mounted TV is by using greenery, like this vase filled with vibrant leafy branches in a room from Emily Henderson Design.
26 Clever Ideas for Decorating With Greenery
Virtual TV Wall
Ellie Lillstrom / Emily Henderson Design
For those who love a giant screen but don’t want to look at it when there’s nothing playing on it, the ultimate way to decorate around a TV wall is to swap a flat screen for a projector and treat the wall as a blank canvas, as seen in this room designed by Albie K. Buabeng for Emily Henderson Design.
“How to hide the wires from the TV on the wall with your own hands?” — Yandex Q
how to hide wires that significantly spoil the external aesthetics of the interior
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Network technology specialist. Website author https://it-tehnik.ru/ 19Oct 2020
So that the wires from the TV, appliances do not lie in a visible place, do not stick out in a tangled ball, they can be hidden behind interior items or decorative casings. The simplest solution is to install the TV receiver on a cabinet, to which you can connect the network cable from the nearest outlet.
In a more complex version, the socket is equipped on a stand, and the wire supplying electricity to it can be put down. The cable for connecting a set-top box, media player in this case is also supplied from behind. For convenience, the bundles of wires are fastened together with self-tightening plastic clamps. So they don’t get confused.
If the TV is mounted on the wall, and the nearest socket is far away, the mains cable is passed under the plinth, and then it is led to the device in a plastic box. It turns out neatly and almost imperceptibly. Laying the cable in the wall is too costly, time-consuming. Moreover, it is not always feasible.
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TV wall: 70 design ideas
TV in a modern interior is not just an interior element, but a compositional center around which the rest of the furniture is located. Since this place attracts the most attention, it is necessary to make it visually appealing and in harmony with the rest of the details. Today we are going to tell you about some of the most interesting TV screen wall ideas and how you can hide it.
How to choose and install a TV screen
There are not so many options for installing equipment: it can be placed on an RTV cabinet or any prepared surface, as well as hung on the wall. The second method allows you to save space and more organically fit the TV into the living room. However, this is more difficult to achieve – some practical considerations must be taken into account.
Watching TV should be as comfortable as possible. The mounting position is ideally determined by the eye level of the viewer, and any deviation from the established position may cause discomfort. To determine this moment, you should focus on the height of the sofa and adjust the position of objects.
When installing appliances, consider the direction of artificial and natural light. Direct rays cause glare on the screen, interfering with viewing. It is also better not to hang the TV on the same side as a radiator or other heating appliances.
It is important to determine if the wall will be able to withstand the intended load. However, the weight of modern models is critical only in the case of plasterboard partitions. The best solution is to install a wall bracket on a concrete or stone foundation. In addition, it is necessary to determine the number of additional equipment that will take care of hidden cabling.
After solving practical issues, you can start decorating the wall. A black screen on a plain background without additional elements will be appropriate only in a minimalist interior. In other cases, it is advisable to organize the space in accordance with the requirements of the design project. Wall decoration and design For this, contrasting colors are often chosen, so you can not be afraid to overload the room with bright colors – they can be balanced by the rest of the walls.
Alternatively, the floor can be decorated with frescoes and geometric patterns that blend seamlessly with the perimeter TV screen. It will fit well in the Art Nouveau or Pop Art style.
In addition to colors, other materials can be used to create accents. Decorative plasters, stone, cork and masonry, for example, look natural in modern interiors. Or traditional wallpaper with classic ornaments.
However, it is important to strike a balance when using artistic expressions, as overly bright details can be distracting when watching TV. The image on the screen against a dark background is well perceived, especially in the evening. Light surfaces with interesting textures will help keep the feeling of spaciousness even in a small living room.
The TV wall is an area where decorative elements can be concentrated. Wall photographs, art collections, small panels or other aesthetic objects placed around the center of the TV screen will look great.
Panels and partitions
90 006 It is not always possible to create a suitable background for appliances to visually highlight the area. To solve this problem, you can buy ready-made panels or make them yourself.
Materials to choose from: it can be wood with a beautiful, deep texture or a partition covered in leather or fabric. The latter will add a touch of comfort to the interior, but they are more difficult to care for due to the texture that absorbs dirt.
These panels can occupy the entire wall or be located locally according to the parameters of the TV screen. They can also be fitted with shelves to create additional storage space. For example, a neutral-colored wall cabinet looks great against a wood backdrop.
Drywall constructions its resistance to negative environmental influences, but most importantly, it is also very malleable. It can be used not only for framing, but also for decorative elements of various shapes.
It is not recommended to hang the TV screen on a plasterboard partition, but you can decorate the space around it with columns or stucco, especially if it is a classic-style interior.
A monolithic plasterboard product with a recess for household appliances or small shelves with decor and fittings will perfectly fit within the framework of modern trends. Keep in mind that contemporaries gravitate toward geometric shapes that should guide your design choices.
Television in a niche
Furniture with built-in appliances or with appliances that require a built-in niche is now in vogue. This solution allows you to most effectively organize the useful and storage space and visually hide the plasma screen.
The highlighted area can be the same size as the screen, or have additional space for a decorative backlight.
The niche can be framed with the aforementioned drywall constructions, wooden frames or mirrored tiling. They will create an unusual effect in the living room, doubling its size.
TV in living room with fireplace
Once upon a time, in the pre-electric era, families used to gather around the fireplace to warm themselves and watch the flames dance. Today, the TV performs a similar function, and their juxtaposition creates an imbalance in the room.
There are two solutions to this problem. First, divide the living room into two zones – entertainment at the TV screen and relaxation by the fireplace, preferably in different parts. A fireplace can be a real fireplace in a private home. It is desirable to integrate the equipment into the furniture, distracting from its modern look.
Secondly, instead of a real fireplace, you can purchase an electric fireplace and place a plasma screen above it. These devices have a modern design, so they fit into any interior. While they don’t capture the charm of a real fire, they can spice up your living room.
Please note that the distance between two objects must be at least one meter. This solution has the disadvantage that the screen is above eye level, which affects the viewing experience. You can purchase compact models or adjust the height of the sofa.
TV and cabinet
Despite the variety of hanging models, you should not give up the traditional option with a TV on the furniture plane. It has its own advantages such as seating level, mobility and no need for installation.
In larger rooms it can be leaned against the wall, and in smaller rooms it can be propped up with a small TV stand. However, if there is no need for additional storage space, a minimalist option can be chosen, since a low-key theme is important in modern design.
Electronics can be placed in any suitable space, even on a wall shelf. Comfort and ease of use should come first.
You can use the backlight to enhance your TV wall. While direct lighting can make the screen dazzle, local light sources do not affect the quality of the image, but help to make the area as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
The type of illumination depends on the basis of its installation. Basically, these are cabinets or drywall structures – created by attaching LED strips or spotlights under the cabinet.
Lighting serves not only to illuminate the TV, but also to illuminate other elements of the environment. How to hide the TV
06 This paragraph contradicts all the previous ones, where the emphasis is on drawing attention to the wall with a TV screen. However, there are situations where the technology must be hidden from view and only revealed during use. There are some handy solutions to this problem here:0003
1. sliding panels. Simple, uncomplicated design that hides the TV behind the front panel. To access it, a simple retractable rod is sufficient. Often combined with a wall cabinet.
2. panels with swivel mechanism. A more elegant solution that requires more room to rotate the TV screen 180 degrees.
3. mirrors. These can be doors or a sliding panel with a mirror finish. A great way to hide the device and visually increase the surface area due to the reflective effect.
4. Painting. The screen can be placed in a frame, turning it into an object of contemporary art. Or cover a niche with a ceiling with a TV, opening it as needed.
Each of these solutions requires special skills to install, but the neat and beautiful result is well worth the effort.
TV in your living room: 130 photos of the most beautiful applications and designs
Gadgets play a very important role in the world of innovative technologies. A TV can sometimes be not only an electrical appliance in an apartment, but also a part of the family. In many families, it is used throughout the day, and its proper placement should not be a fantasy.
TV in the living room should look harmonious without standing out.
Where to place the TV
When choosing a place to place the TV, you first need to determine the angle at which it is convenient to watch it.
The distance varies from 2 to 3 meters (depending on the diagonal) – this is the optimal position in which the eyes do not get tired and viewing will be comfortable.
If the distance is too short, you will have to constantly turn your head, which will obviously be very uncomfortable.
If you have a TV with poor picture quality, the farther you place it, the better the picture quality will be.
On the wall – in this case, choose the sunny side of the room.
During the day, the light should not fall from the window onto the screen, as the sun’s glare will interfere with viewing. As a last resort, be sure to cover the windows with curtains.
The TV wall in the living room should be in harmony, you can make an accent on it. The wall will draw attention, then the black screen TV will not look gloomy in the room.
Pedestal is the most popular installation option. The main advantages of this arrangement are ease of installation of the TV, compact design and compatibility with the interior.
Installation height should not be too high – normal is 120-130 cm. Of course, the height of the TV in the living room is an individual consideration for everyone, but for a city apartment 120 centimeters is just right.
In an apartment with high ceilings, the height of the TV in the living room should be slightly higher than usual, about 140 cm, otherwise the plasma screen may be lost against the wall.
Recently, wall lighting has become quite common.
Today’s manufacturers often incorporate LED elements into TVs to add a little aesthetic to the background at night.
Often the TV is placed above the fireplace (in urban apartments above the interactive one). Indeed, this tandem of modernity and antiquity harmonizes perfectly and creates amazing comfort.
The only thing to pay attention to is that such a composition should not look depressing and should not overwhelm a person with its scale.
Wall panels and shades
You can find many pictures of a living room TV on the Internet and recreate the same design in your home. You can decorate the wall with decorative cladding, stone or brick, or use 3d panels.
If you choose softer shades for your walls, don’t forget to use darker shades (just a little) that will harmonize with the color of the plasma panel.
An abundance of black colors will create a gloomy atmosphere, while bright colors will give the room space and lightness.
If you think choosing a TV wall design for your living room is a complicated and lengthy process, you are wrong. Some lovers of natural textures use wood as a decoration for the surface of the walls.
In this case, not only natural wood will look good, since ordinary laminate is also suitable for finishing.
For those who like high prices, this is a good option. The skin should be soft in color and warm undertones.
This design will not only look harmoniously with the TV, but also emphasize the status and financial situation of the family.
Minimalism as a design for TV in the living room also has the right to exist. This is a budget design option, but with the right approach, you can achieve good results.
Observe the following rules: a smooth wall, a minimum of objects, simplicity, precision and clarity of composition.
Stone decorative wall
Although this material has a cold texture, it can be a very attractive design option in an interior with warm-colored furniture.
This style is suitable for uneven walls with visible imperfections. The stone will hide all the flaws, and the TV will look great against such a background.
The wall will look great in high-tech or loft style. Such a panel gives a reflective effect that will fill your room with light, giving it space.
In addition, the metal wall is very durable and resistant to mechanical stress.
A mirror wall will also fill your living room with more light, but maintaining it is very difficult and time consuming.
Mirrors, unlike metal, are fragile, so if you have children or pets at home, it is better not to do this.
If you don’t want the TV to be visible, you can hide it.
This method is suitable for those who have the TV hanging on the wall. Sliding panels (like a closet) can be perfectly combined with the wall and become part of the living room decor.
An excellent solution would be a TV mounted in a mirror. This saves a lot of wall space and doubles the mirror function.
We talked about wall design above, but it can also act as storage for a TV.
With the special swivel mechanism, you can create a wall that is always at hand when you need it.
Interior design, TV placement – everything depends on individual preferences, but in order for everything to look harmonious and not cause discomfort, you should follow the rules that will help you plan the most suitable environment.
How to decorate the wall behind the TV: 13 fresh ideas
TVs are getting thinner and lighter – and no longer require bulky cabinets for them. If you decide to hang your TV on the wall, the question of how to decorate the wall will definitely arise.
We’ve put together 13 practical and stylish ideas for you to highlight your TV wall or disappear visually from your living room.
1. storage systems
If your home lacks storage space, you can place storage systems on the sides of the TV or around it. A compromise for those who don’t like bulky cabinets and drawers is a pair of small wall and/or floor storage cabinets.
The combination of a neat console or cabinet with several open shelves will also not visually burden the interior.
How to decorate the TV wall in the living room?
The TV is an integral part of the living room or hallway. In addition to its main task, this element performs a decorative function in the interior. Modern TV models are much more compact and functional than their predecessors. Thanks to convenient sizes, new ways of placing multimedia equipment have appeared.
To save space in the room, the equipment is placed on the wall. This option is ideal for compact spaces. The process of installing a TV is complex and requires special knowledge and equipment. Before installation, it is necessary to determine the structure of the wall on which we plan to install the device.
Designers note that large models automatically become an element of decor. If you choose the wrong wall design (color, finishing material), you can ruin the entire interior.
Before hanging appliances, furniture and various decorative elements, you must arrange them correctly.
These aspects must be carefully defined:
- The color of the walls and the texture of the finishing material.
- Choose the most convenient and practical place for your TV.
- Human exposure to radiation (eye strain).
- Exposure to negative external impacts on technology.
Once the renovation of the room is complete and the furniture is in place, the ideal place for the TV needs to be chosen.
- The receiver can be hung above a dresser, cabinet or other low furniture. This is a very common installation idea.
- Another option is opposite the dining area or sofa. Make sure the distance between the viewer and the screen is acceptable. The larger the screen, the greater the distance.
- TV looks great over a fireplace, but only if it’s artificial. The wall will be the dominant design element. The size of both elements should be almost the same so that they do not overlap each other.
It is strongly recommended not to place the unit near radiators, real fireplaces or artificial light sources. The TV should also not be placed in front of a window.
The TV wall can be made from various materials available on the market.
Let’s take a look at the most popular and sought-after options.
- Wallpaper. This is a practical, inexpensive and stylish material that comes in a variety of colors. With it, you can easily select a specific area specifically for household appliances or organize a utility room from ceiling to floor. Experts recommend using 3D 3D designs. The theme of the photo should match the style of the interior.
- Enamel paints. The paint is rich, inexpensive and long lasting on the wall. It is an ideal material for wall decoration. The area next to the TV is best painted in colors with a “warm” temperature. If you want your subject to stand out, use bright colors. Each decorative direction is a specific color palette. On the empty space around the TV, you can draw any image: flowers, birds, abstractions and others.
- Textile. Use textiles to add coziness and comfort. Prefer natural fabrics. The color and texture of the fabric should be in harmony with the furniture and other textile elements. Try using the technique of contrasting the color of the TV and textiles.
- Plaster. With the help of decorative plaster, you can give the wall an unusual volume and texture. With it, you can divide the wall into zones with different textures. Place the TV on a flat surface and use the textured part to decorate the blocks on different sides.
- Bamboo. Bamboo is a natural, reliable and economical environmentally friendly material. Canvases from this plant adorn ethnic, Far Eastern and African styles. Bamboo goes well with a variety of furniture and modern appliances.
- Brick or stone. The above materials are ideal for decorating the TV wall. The wall, finished with natural stone or brick, goes well with the fireplace.
These are the most common ideas. The evolution of the design world leads to the emergence of new jewelry using natural and synthetic materials.
When choosing a color palette for your TV wall, remember that the hue should not be too saturated and catchy. The optimal color palette is white, cream, pastel colors, beige and brown. If the size of the room allows, you can choose black.
How to repair a TV?
Assembling a TV requires not only skills, but also a preparatory process. During operation, maximum care must be taken, especially if the device is large.
Decide how high the TV will be from the floor. Find the optimal point from which it will be convenient for you to view the video on the screen. The optimal height is at eye level or slightly lower. As for the distance, it depends on the screen size. Information about this should be indicated in the instruction manual of the corresponding TV model.
Do not install appliances on drywall. The material is unable to support the weight of the device. Even if the installation was successful, the TV may fall at any time.
Do not fix the device firmly to the wall. Leave some space for air circulation. This will allow the TV to cool down during operation.
Plasma can be mounted on the wall in two ways: with a bracket or with a bracket.
Special design. It is securely attached to the wall, and the equipment is installed on it.
There are several types of brackets:
- Tilt. It can be used to tilt the screen approximately 20 degrees from the base of the structure.
- Rigid. Safe and stable, no moving parts.
- Tilt and rotate. With this option, you can not only tilt the screen, but also rotate it in any direction. Very convenient and practical. The price of this option is higher than other models.
The stand is a device that fixes the screen to a solid strip of metal. You can buy it from a specialty store or make your own.
Each element must be in harmony with the style of the interior. In some areas, this technique is easy and simple, while in others it is necessary to use special additional elements.
It is very difficult to achieve harmony between wall decoration and modern plasmas in a classic style. The austere forms and futuristic look of the TVs contradict the main aspects of classic trends.
Special carved frames, decorated with three-dimensional elements, serve to harmonize all elements. As in the picture, TV sets are placed in them, giving them a look corresponding to the Baroque, Empire or Rococo. Such an element will enrich the entire interior design. The frame can be several times larger than the TV model, or just the right size for the equipment.
The second option is a plinth. The TV is placed on the wall with a decorative molding around it. For more drama, copper, gold or silver patina is applied to it.
Gentle and cozy style. Ideal for a wooden wall to which a TV screen can be mounted. If you can’t afford solid wood panels, you can purchase a wall mural depicting wooden planks. Finishing color palette: light and pastel colors. To make the technique blend perfectly with the decor, place it in a massive wooden frame. You can decorate it with a photograph of flowers or antique elements (scuffs, faded paint, cracks).
An unconventional and bold style that successfully combines both modern and classic elements. The wall for the TV can be decorated in light or, conversely, bright colors, contrasting with the finish of the floor, ceiling and other walls.
Plasma panel of any size fits perfectly into the interior in its natural form, without the need for additional elements. The wall can be either flat or with a large texture. If you place a black TV on a white background, it will look stylish.
Minimalism is known for its austerity, conciseness and simplicity. The clear rectangular shape of a modern flat-screen TV fits easily into the interior. The standard black color of the model is universal and is often used to decorate this modern style. It is recommended to use wallpaper or paint as a finishing material.
Hi-tech is a high-tech style, so modern plasma has not only a functional, but also an important decorative purpose. This is an accent piece of the interior. The black color of the model, the strict form and the glossy surface are the characteristic aspects of this style.
Wall finishing material includes volumes, enamels and glossy plastic panels several times the size of the blocks.
Mirror tiles can also be used for wall decoration. These elements, along with chrome surfaces, are widely used in high-tech decor. These devices will look especially impressive against the background of mirror elements.
Stone or brick finish is the best solution for a loft-style TV wall. Instead of natural material, you can use wallpaper with a similar image. This technique is recommended to be used only on one of the walls to create a dynamic effect in the decor.
Mounting the TV on the wall is a practical and convenient way to place equipment that will save space in the room. This option significantly reduces the intensity of human interaction with the equipment and adds originality to the decor. This mounting method can be used in both classic and modern applications. The most important thing is to listen to the advice of designers so that the equipment is in harmony with the style and its elements.
See the video below for a living room TV wall design guide.
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