How to incorporate your television in your design scheme
Custom built storage can really make the most of your space and is often a more cost effective option. In this room, the television is mounted on a hinged platform which can be swung around and hidden.
A box has been created in the wall cavity to hold the TV which then swings around when needed, and is fully hidden in the cladding when not in use.
An ingenious sliding panel has been installed so that this television can be hidden, making the room a formal entertaining space.
I love this idea for a holiday home where you will not be watching the television during the day (unless it's pouring down!). In the evening the TV simply slides out from its hiding place behind the adjacent fireplace. No need for curtains or blinds!
And here's the television on display.
An elegant option for above the fireplace, the marble inlay doors swing open to reveal the television behind.
This is so cool, where's the television? The mirror IS the TV! Mirror when off, TV when on!
I love the look of this piece of furniture and the idea behind it is a good one, how many people actually have the room for a home cinema? And if you do have a cinema room, wouldn't it be great to be able to use it for something else?
The bottom of the cabinet contains ventilated cupboards to hide speakers.
And a screen drops down from the top to turn the area into a home cinema! Genius!
An oriental disguise!
I don't normally like televisions above fire places, but in this room the TV totally blends into the wall by painting the chimney breast black.
In this room, the television is in full view but blends in beautifully with the scheme and the fireplace is still the ultimate focal point, very clever.
The television doesn't dominate this room because it has been offset and placed on top of a dramatic piece of furniture.
For when you want your television on display, it is highly recommended that you think about disguising the brackets and wires. So often you see a wall mounted television "hanging" off the wall displaying all the mechanism in its ugly glory!
This works really well, a simple white frame completely disguises the television.
This piece of furniture enables you to display the television most of the time and hide it occasionally with the sliding doors. Ikea sell a similar version (see link below). I like this because the TV is at normal eye height; placing it over a fireplace or console can give you a crick in your neck unless your room is vast! http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S19866978/#/S99895161
And finally, for the television obsessed! Need I say more?