The design of the living room is of particular importance. This room is the center of the whole house. Here they receive guests, spend evenings, relax after work. An integral part of the modern living room interior is the TV. It is necessary to place it so that it does not stand out from the general style of the room, it looks stylish and appropriate against the background of furniture details. We understand the intricacies of the design of the accent wall of the video zone.
Where to place?
When designing a living room, it is necessary to determine the location of the TV. The area of the room is of particular importance. In a compact living room, it will be irrational to hang a large plasma panel on the wall for the simple reason that the size of the room will not allow you to comfortably sit for viewing. The optimal viewing distance is one that is equal to two diagonals of the device. Small living rooms will not be able to meet this requirement.
Layout also plays a role. Better to hang the TV on a long wall. It gives more opportunities for decoration, allows you to embody different ideas and harmoniously fit the device into the interior of the hall. At the same time, it will be appropriate to look at the TV on such a plane, drawing attention to itself from the long walls, visually changing the space of the room.
When choosing a place for a TV, you need to take into account the fact that it should be located at some distance from the floor (just below the eye level of a seated person) … When calculating at what height it is better to install a TV, you need to take into account the height of the furniture. It is especially important if it will be located on a long pedestal. The main criterion for choosing the location of the TV is the degree of convenience. The picture should be clearly visible from any angle (from any part of the room).
It is necessary to take into account the proximity of all kinds of lamps, floor lamps, heating elements. This fireplace should be located at a considerable distance from the TV. The heat generated by the appliances can negatively affect the TV.
Having chosen the correct location for the TV, you can take on its fasteners. In this case, you need to follow some rules:
- before perforating the wall, you must make sure that there is no wiring in the selected place, there are no wires;
- it is important to leave free space on the sides, behind the TV, to ensure air circulation and protect the device from overheating;
- you need to hide all the wires.
You cannot mount a TV on a plasterboard wall. Lightweight material will not support the weight of the product in 25-35 kg. Better to mount the TV on a brick or concrete wall. If there is no other way out, and you will have to mount it on drywall, before installation it must be strengthened with boards or thick plywood.
Installation of the TV is carried out in two ways - using a support or bracket. The support is the part that secures the monitor to the metal strip. It can be ordered from the factory or made by yourself. Bracket - the structure on which the screen is fixed. He might be:
- rigid (the monitor is strictly fixed and cannot change the angle of inclination);
- tilted (allows you to tilt the screen 20 degrees from the base);
- tilt-swivel (the screen can be rotated and tilted in different directions).
The next step is to decorate the wall.
Before starting work, you need to think about:
- the color of the finishing material of the wall;
- the texture of the material used;
- the degree of visual convenience of the location of equipment on the selected wall;
- possible factors affecting the TV (for example, reflections from mirror and glossy surfaces).
It is necessary to find out how much space the screen will take up, whether the selected model will be too large. To do this, you need to make a sketch of the future wall design, having worked out all the options.
The choice of colors depends on the general palette of the living room. For example, in a room decorated in light pastel colors, the TV will be perceived as a black spot, which is completely inappropriate in this interior. In completely dark interiors, it can get lost, merge with the environment. In certain cases, this is even good (for example, in a classic interior, it is better to hide such pronounced elements so that they do not violate the integrity of the composition).
In the case of modern styles (high-tech, minimalism, loft), the TV should harmoniously fit into the interior, emphasizing its individuality.
There are several ways to do this.
Use of different finishing materials
It can be contrasting wallpaper, highlighting exactly the part of the wall on which the TV is located, photo wallpaper, wallpaper with a 3D effect glued to the entire wall. It is appropriate to partially paint the wall (space near the TV), highlight it using plaster, bamboo canvas, textile elements, brick or stone decoration.
Use special designs
These can be niches, racks, shelves, modular furniture, wall panels. Their parameters depend on the TV model. Furniture is selected so that the shade is contrasting. Niches are trimmed to match the main wall, or pasted over with self-adhesive, painted.
Highlighting with decorative elements
For this technique, you can use vinyl stickers, frames, mirrors. However, it should be borne in mind that any decor attracts attention, even if its size is small. It is more expedient to put a statuette near the TV, rather than a large mirror that can compete with the TV.
If the room is small and performs several functions at once (for example, it is a living room and a bedroom or a living room and an office), the best solution would be to use furniture that provides space for a TV. Most often, it is located in the center of a rectangle formed by shelves, side racks and a curbstone. In this case, you can place decorative elements, books and other trifles on the shelves and racks. The curbstone can be continued with a work or dressing table.
A good technique that is used when you need to hide equipment is sliding panels.
In the same classic style, it will come in handy. Panels that move according to the principle of compartment doors, if necessary, can easily hide the TV. Another method is to use frames. Framed in this way, the TV turns into a kind of picture, the content of which changes daily. If you hang pictures or photographs around the TV in harmoniously combined frames, you get an interesting composition, the center of which will be TV.
The now popular surfaces made of stone or brick will be appropriate in the loft style or any other modern direction. On a white brick-lined wall, the TV will look especially advantageous. It is not possible to cover the entire wall with a stone or brick, but only the part on which the device is located.
Wall decoration with decorative plaster is in no less demand. It allows you to create an accent zone that attracts the eyes and is the center of the entire interior. An unusual structure, unique patterns that can be emphasized with paint - all this allows you to create a coating that can perfectly fit into the interior of any style orientation.
In selective finishes, shades are of great importance. They should stand out from the main range of the room, but fit into the overall style of the interior. The optimal solution would be to choose a color for the walls, which will be 3 tones darker than the main shade. Most often, classic shades are used (cream, chocolate, ivory, black, white). This technique is a good way of zoning a room, which is especially important with a small area. But the shade chosen for partial wall decoration must necessarily be repeated in some decor elements or textile pattern. It should not be a single spot in the interior.
A variety of stickers, posters, collages will help to harmoniously fit the TV into the interior. They can be hung strictly along the perimeter of the TV (the center of the composition), or in a chaotic manner. It is necessary to maintain integrity so that such a design does not evoke the feeling of a disorderly, thoughtless heap of elements, and is perceived as an integral composition. An interesting result can be obtained by drowning the TV in a niche. It can be decorated with contrasting or related colors. For example, a niche made in dark colors, emphasized by columns of contrasting shades, looks spectacular.
Textile, bamboo and wood elements will be appropriate in a Japanese, rustic, eco-style. They will create a contrast between the modern technology of TV and their natural naturalness. This is especially true for wood and bamboo. Furniture made of untreated wood, as well as natural colors (olive, sand), living plants in pots, and appropriate decor can support the theme of nature in the interior.
For an interesting DIY wall decoration with a TV, see the next video.