How to Integrate a TV in the Room

Do you know what I’ve been thinking about the new house? How to make sure that TVs don’t affect the design of the rooms. I wouldn’t have posted this photo usually, because the TV is pretty unsightly and there is a cable hanging down. So it would have gone into my bank of images ‘not good enough for the gram’. Then I thought, rather than waste it, why not try to come up with a few solutions on how to make a TV work and share them with you. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do – and these solutions are ones I’m going to use in our own home too.
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• Build the TV into the wall. Now you can’t usually cut a hole in the wall and put the TV back into it. But you can build the wall out, and then set the TV into a new wall. This is exactly what we’re going to do in our living room. We’re creating a faux chimney breast, and setting the TV into it, so that’s it’s flush with the wall. The wires will all be hidden, and it will no longer look like it’s just stuck on like it is here.
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• Panel around the TV so it looks like it’s meant to be there. I’m going to do this in our kitchen, and I did share the plans for this on stories a few weeks ago but might share the same again today so you know what I’m talking about. By paneling around the TV, and then hanging artwork either side that’s the same height as the TV and paneling around them too, again it just looks like it’s meant to be there. Particularly with black and white artwork.
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• Hide the TV using artwork. You could physically do this, but having the artwork on sliders and moving it up/down or to the side when you want to watch it. Or look at buying one of the snazzy Samsung Frame TVs that looks like a piece of artwork when you turn it off!
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So many options, and ones I’m using when we move into our first home.

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