How to hide that annoying TV!

If this post caught your eye it’s because, like me, you enjoy watching TV but don’t want it to be the focal point of your living room. I find when I do my in-home interior consultations, this is one of the main issues people are struggling with.

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Distraction

Let’s start with the easiest and most affordable method – distraction. Your main goal is to distract the attention away from your TV. The first step is to disguise your TV by painting the wall behind it in a darker colour. The second step is to use objects in the space with PULL POWER: contrasting prints staggered up the wall, books, photos, a feature coloured chair, vivid greenery, vivaciously loud cushions and so on.

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Furniture arrangement

When you walk into your room does the furniture layout say “conversation zone” or is it purely arranged for watching TV? To pull off a social seating space, you need to have furniture facing each other in a layout conducive to having a good chinwag. There are many ways you can do this without making the space look cluttered. One options is to select a slim line sofa with legs and modest sized arms. Combine this with light versatile seating that can easily be moved closer like occasional chairs, ottomans, foot stools and oversized floor cushions.

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Clever cabinets

I’ve seen some pretty cool feature cabinets that simply have hinged doors to conceal a TV. Check out these ideas!

 

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Rightio, let’s get mechanical…

TV lift systems come in a myriad of options. They are generally recessed into a custom-made piece of furniture, or wall cabinetry. You simply push a button and hey presto, your TV lifts up and out of your cabinet top. You can even get TV lifts that come out of your floor, ceiling or for under your bed!

Another option is using a sliding panel mechanism. It allows you to hide your TV in a wall cavity or cabinet with sliding panels. You can get creative with this mechanism by attaching a piece of art as the sliding panel. When it’s closed, you’d never know there’s a TV hiding behind it.

I hope you found this helpful. As always, feel free to post your queries below and I’ll respond asap 🙂

 

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