Guest post contributed by Diana Smith
Chilling in your own bed while wearing pajamas must be one of those most magnificent things you could do on a lazy Sunday morning. If the late 1940s were known as the golden age of television, we can safely say that we now live in the platinum age. All the best TV shows are being produced right now, and they’re available to us at all times thanks to the wonder of modern television.
Watching a TV is great, and your TV should be the centerpiece of your room, but you can also decorate around it. Big things like paintings can take the focus away from the TV, but there are some other things that you can use to decorate the room without drawing the attention away from your TV. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Too much light around a TV can be bad for your eyes, but putting some LED lights right behind the TV will actually help your eyes. This so called bias lighting raises the ambient light levels in the room without shining the light directly at your eyes. By turning on these lights, you’ll get all the benefits of a completely illuminated room without the problems of glare.
In general, it’s a good idea to mount a TV right above the fireplace (if you have one) and in between small paintings. By doing so, you’ll make your room seem larger, and you’ll avoid clutter. If the paintings you have are bigger than your TV, then your room will be disproportionate, but since the TVs can now be just as big as the biggest paintings in the world, this shouldn’t present a problem for you.
You know that grandma’s armoire that you always wanted to throw away, but you just couldn’t do it? Well, we have some good news for you. You can now turn that armoire into a media center.
Put the TV right in the middle of it and put your sound system (if you have one) around it. Use every inch of the armoire. Put your favorite movies on Blu-ray discs on the shelves and maybe just a couple of them around a TV to show your friends which movies you really like.
The truth is, sometimes your new TV won’t really look that great in your apartment, especially if you bought it after you’ve already designed your place. In that case, the best way to decorate the area around your TV is to do nothing!
That’s right, leave all your books, mementos, and plants just where they are. The best thing that you can do, and most professionals who do TV installation in Sydney agree, is hiding a TV behind a sliding panel.
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Sometimes there’s simply no space to mount a TV on the wall. It happens, especially in tiny apartments and bedrooms. But don’t worry, that’s not the end of the world! If you have any empty shelves or cabinets, then mount your TV there.
Of course, that might not be an option if your apartment is really small and you need every shelf to hide your things. In that case, consult a carpenter to customize the space for you. Sometimes fresh and experienced eyes can see what you can’t.
Never let your TV overpower your room. Ultimately, your room is your sacred ground, and you should feel comfortable in it. Don’t decorate around a TV in the same way as your neighbor – do it in a way that’ll be original, unique and most importantly, make you feel happy.