Living room without a TV can be comfortable and attractive. However, this item is necessary when, by tradition, it unites the family circle or guests at home.The number one task is to set the screen so that viewing is comfortable. The second is to correctly enter it into the interior so that it does not visually discord with other objects. This is especially important for the classical style and directions close to it.
Rules for placing TV in the living room
For people who are ready to turn the living room into a home theater, the question of placing a TV is solved as simply as possible. One wall becomes a place for a large screen, while the opposite is comfortable sofas and armchairs, low tables. What could be better?
If the living room is also provided for other activities: playing music, chatting near the fireplace, playing games or reading, it is important to avoid disharmony between the objects in this room.What matters is the style, color, size, and proper arrangement of all the interior details, including the TV.
The simplest rules when installing a TV:
- look at him optimally not half-turn, but directly;
- it should be at eye level;
- the distance to the screen depends on its size, this provides comfort when viewing;
- the screen should not get natural light;
- next to it do not have objects that can damage the technical device (mechanical impact and overheating are excluded).
Given these requirements, it is worth considering all the details of the interior.The TV, due to its functional features, will dictate the arrangement of other items. Such dictates are not always liked by designers who want to give the room originality in accordance with the chosen style, and they try to disguise equipment - close it with doors, curtains and so on. But even in these cases, one has to reckon with the screen in the room: the placement of other things in the living room will depend on its location, otherwise viewing will become impossible.
How to make a wall under the TV in the living room
If the interior of the living room with a TV serves for different purposes, and not just for watching movies and other media products, then the designers offer several interior solutions that can conditionally be reduced to two directions:
- Separate living room areas with decor;
- decorate the wall under the TV, taking into account its external characteristics and size.
The wall, decorated for a TV, not only draws attention to it, but emphasizes the zonality of the room. This is achieved in a variety of ways - painting the wall in an alternative color, special wallpapers, artificial stone, panels, etc.
One of the best traditional options is to install a TV cabinet in the living room interior, the photo of which you see above (even attached to the wall), a chest of drawers, a cabinet, a shelf. It is no less familiar and convenient to place shelves above it and around it or integrate the screen into a closet specially made for the living room, taking into account the video equipment located in it. Books, albums, vases, souvenirs are placed on such shelves and cabinets. The screen among them looks quite natural, without becoming a boring accent.
If the wall above the TV stand remains too empty, then paintings, posters, photographs in frames whose color is in harmony with the interior are selected.
Placement of TV in classic and modern living room interiors
If the interior is strictly designed in one of the recognized stylistic directions, then inevitably special attention to all details, starting from the architectural features of the room, to accessories and souvenirs in the room. This applies to any equipment located indoors.
Sometimes designers try to remove the TV “out of sight”, so as not to spoil the overall composition. More often this need arises in classic interiors. It is much easier to link the screen with modern interiors, especially with minimalism or with high-tech style.
Classical style in its most general sense refers to baroque, rococo, classicism. There are columns, arches, exquisite furniture decoration. How to avoid the dissonance between such a simple object as a TV and the uniqueness of stucco moldings, a headset in the style of Louis the Fourteenth, expensive vases resembling ancient Greek or Chinese counterparts?
If you do not hide the TV in a special niche, do not mask it in the closet or behind the drapery, then the search for an adequate design solution becomes a little puzzle. It is complicated by the fact that often a fireplace is included in the interior of a classic living room. These two objects are considered dominant in the room, and therefore, in a certain sense, contradicting each other. Two centers are not only illogical, but also inconvenient. Therefore, the room must be zoned for different types of activities.
However, true professionals manage to find a solution in this case as well: a not-too-large artificial fireplace, placed in the same plane with the same-sized screen, looks quite harmonious. Although a small fireplace is a compromise in relation to the classics.
In any case, they try to remove everything related to technology - wires, sockets, etc., and choose the TV frame in a color that matches the color of the furniture set and walls.
Eclecticism, hi-tech or laconic style in the interior are more lenient to the TV screen, they are almost the same age. Therefore, to enter a "black square", or rather a rectangle, in modern interiors that are dark, light or shiny with metallic surfaces is much easier. They are not overloaded with details, and the functionality of the TV is fully combined with the general style of such rooms. Including with the Scandinavian design. However, for this style, zoning and wall decoration under the screen are good ideas.