In most homes, the TV is the focal point of not only the living room but also in bedrooms, too. For many people, the TV is simply an addition to the room. They don’t think about how it can actually be part of the décor and add to the ambiance of the room.
If you’re in the market for a new TV, here are a few things to consider while shopping. These tips will help you incorporate your new TV, so it becomes part of the room’s décor. Remember, just because the TV is the focal point of the room doesn’t mean it has to stick out like a sore thumb.
Your new TV will likely be larger than the current one. If this is the case, the larger size may mean changing the way you display it. Will it fit on an existing entertainment center or hang on an existing wall mount? If not, you’ll need to make accommodations for the new TV.
Frequency of Use
How often you plan to use your new TV can help determine how you display it in a room. For instance, if you use it on a daily basis, you’ll want to display it in a way that makes it easy and convenient to use. If you only turn it on once in a while, you may want to choose options that minimize or hide its appearance until you want to use it.
Its Location in the Room
Have you ever tried to watch TV from a chair that’s not situated within a comfortable line of sight? After a while, you probably got a stiff neck or eye strain, right? No one likes to watch TV this way, so be sure your new TV’s placement is within a comfortable line of sight for most seating options in the room. You may want to enlist the help of a second person for this to make sure every chair is placed just right.
Lighting plays a huge role in the ambiance in a room. It also makes a big difference in how you view your TV. Certain lighting can glare on larger TV screens, so it’s a good idea to have multiple lighting sources that are adjustable. Warm lighting is best, with a couple of lamps placed around the room that will allow you to adjust where and how much light reaches the TV when you’re watching it.
Cables and Cords
Unsightly cables and electrical cords can ruin the look of any room. Since all TVs have at least one cord, it’s impossible to do away with this problem altogether, but there are solutions for cord management that work well with every décor.
For example, you can choose wireless options as much as possible to minimize the number of cords you see streaming from your new TV to various other components. Alternatively, you could choose one of the many cord management systems available for purchase rather than opting for twist ties or cable ties, which can be unsightly.
TVs are often the focal point of many rooms, so it’s important to think about the things listed above to make sure your TV looks good as part of the décor.