The only thing that makes a TV look “nice” is its familiarity to us, which is why it often gets a pass when it comes to better integrating it into our home décor.
But, in reality, it’s a Big Black Box that deserves more attention than it gets, at least from an interior design perspective. After all, watching it is not the same as looking at it; aside from its size and slimness, a TV isn’t all that aesthetically pleasing.
So, how do we make it work with our décor when we’re not watching it? Let’s see:
Many entertainment centers and TV cabinet designs offer closed storage for televisions. And, if you want to get fancy, there are consoles that feature lift systems that will lower your TV out of view at the touch of a button.
But, there are other, less expensive ways to work with your TV look.
Like any piece of bad art, you can make a TV look a whole lot better with a nice frame; or, nice framing, anyway.
Create a balanced look by introducing symmetry in the décor that surrounds your TV. Shelving, statuary and planters are all options that can help bring your entertainment area into balance.
Mounting won’t always be a cure for décor woes, and can even make the Big Black Box even more prominent, but it always depends on the space.
Sometimes, placing a TV at a higher level can improve a room’s look, or lend the TV itself a more premium aspect.
This is a trick that helps almost every household – packing away all the DVDs, cords and gadgets that are usually in orbit around the TV.
There are endless ways to accomplish this, whether investing in an entertainment center with extra storage or just trying a new organizational style. In either case, this is the easiest way to tighten up your TV look.
In a perfect world, we’d all have a TV room where the Big Black Box could take center stage with no reason to try and make it work with the rest of the décor.
And, if you have such a room that’s not in use, consider moving your TV into it and start living the dream.