11/28/2011

TV Integration



So, I fought the idea of having a TV in our upstairs living room mainly because, they are big black holes that tend to become the focal of any room they are in.  I'm not a fan of that.  However, they are also, kind of an important part of family life (for better or worse,) and I enjoy being in the living room more than I do in the man cave (basement) where the big TV is.  So, I gave in and am now considering ways to integrate a TV into my living room as seamlessly as possible.  This salon wall, built around the TV is my favorite option and most likely the direction I will go when our second TV is bought and finds it's final home in our LR.    

Shown are a couple of great examples of what I am talking about.  They don't completely disappear but they also aren't so jarring either.  They are part of a larger composition, which helps the big black box to become a little less of a focal point, and yet still, is obviously there when needed.  Problem solved.



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12 comments:

Margaret Ryall said...

I always struggle with the aesthetic v.s. functional aspects of a TV in a room and as a result spend too much creative energy figuring out how to downplay this modern must. I see I'm not alone.

Designwali said...

love both images...but what about all the wires & components...drives me bonkers too!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I've always liked the idea of a television on a black wall. It seems like it would blend in much more. (At least when off!)

Amanda Hill said...

I love the off centered one...more appealing! xoxo

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Hmm! I like the first pic! But I am wanting those acrylic helves in the second!!!! Hope you had a great holiday.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Hey...loving the new look over here! And so with you on the mask the TV business...love the idea of surrounding it with artwork.

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

Oh I love both examples...a beautiful room helps tremendously. :-) Our big honkin tv is on a navy wall which works for me for now. But what about when I inevitably paint to white??? Hmmm...

the classy turtle ♥ said...

Great ideas. Ps I love the new header.

Thrifty Military Mommy said...

That looks great! Awesome problem solving!

I love what the lady from John's Journal did here: http://johnsjournal-maria.blogspot.com/2010/08/art-over-tv-diy.html

Absolutely fabulous :)

Gabrielle | Savvy Home said...

I hear you. We have two big TVs in our living areas, thanks to my TV aficionado bf. We’ve agreed to hide them in the next house because as much as I love watching it occasionally, they are definitely an eyesore!

Brandi said...

I saw a photo where they hung the tv on a gallery wall and found frames the same thickness and glossy black as the frame of the tv. It blended in perfectly. I'm with you on trying to hide it though.

Jenna at Homeslice said...

I did this with our computer screen over our desk. It's worked great, and I love that it blends in with the aesthetic of the room now. It's a good way to go!

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