It can be a struggle to find the ideal place for the television in today’s open-plan homes, lofts, and rooms using floor-to-ceiling windows. Putting your seats can be meant by the TV against a wall will have its back. Or it can mean you have large problems deciding whether to situate furniture to face the TV or face the opinion.
Imagine if you can just get away from the wall and set your TV out in the center of the space? You can! There are just a few key elements to doing this successfully and having it seem like it was meant to be.
Here are the 3 key elements to float your TV away from the wall.
1. Hide the back of the TV with cabinetry.
2. Place all your parts inside the cupboard.
3. Use a power strip inside the cupboard so all wires and cords are contained inside the cupboard. You will then just need to deal with a single power cord emerging from the cupboard.
The cupboard within this photograph fits the bill. Beautiful on either side and a good deal of space for parts, cables, a power strip and cords. By keeping it no taller than is necessary it defines the TV and dining areas without breaking up the space.
Tip: Floor-mounted electrical outlets are the friend. If you are installing a new socket, place it right under the cupboard, and permit space below the cupboard for the plugs since they will stick up from the socket a few inches. Make an access panel in the base of the cupboard so that you can reach the plug.
At a living room such as this, with floor-to-ceiling windows all the way round, walls to the TV are tough to come by. They have assembled a box to house. They’re near enough to a wall to maybe have a wall socket to plug in to, but with all those windows, they might have used a floor plug.
Hiding the back of the TV makes viewing it from outside no worse than viewing the backs of chairs or other furniture. Again, it’s essential that your cabinet has space to house the elements and their wires.
Tip: If you don’t want to find all the additional parts — dvd player, cable boxes, etc — keep the doors of the cupboard opaque. You can install a device known as an”IR repeater” (pronounced”eye-are-repeater”) below the TV screen for each item you need to run using a remote. The IR repeater is quite tiny so that you can mount some of these below the TV screen to run many parts.
Susan Diana Harris Interior Design
A TV holder such as the one in this photograph hides the back of the TV and can be fine looking from behind. It will not conceal all the cables, therefore that I would suggest this kind when you have just a minimum number of elements. I would be tempted to place a box onto the bottom of the that housed the parts and their wires using a power strip inside. It’s ideal to have no more than 1 power cord emerging from your cupboard.
Tip: In case you cannot install a floor-mounted electrical socket, then utilize the best cable cover you can get to conceal the cord and allow it to lie flat on the ground as it runs to your wall socket. Remember you use a power strip within your cupboard so that you merely have to hide 1 cord. I will say more about this afterwards.
Sam Crawford Architects
I understand this TV is not in the midst of a space, but it sure may be. This TV cabinet has a motorized lift indoors so that you can raise the TV up to observe, then…
Sam Crawford Architects
… reduced it so the whole thing is hidden the remainder of the time. I don’t know why I didn’t find scads of photos of them on Houzz, since I think they are the best thing since sliced bread! You can purchase the motorized lifts separately and put them in any cupboard with enough space.
Since the TV needs to descend into the cupboard, and you will also need some room for the motor, I would use a longer cupboard so that the components can be put to either side of the TV rather than under it.
Folks have been using motorized lifts in TV cabinets at the base of a bed for years now. Look carefully, and you can see the panel on the top of the cupboard in which the TV comes up. The sole difference in floating the cupboard in the main living area is that you can’t conceal the cable under a bed.
Hiding the cord cover: In case you can’t find a cable cover that fits with your floor, here is an idea. Self-adhesive touch paper comes in woodgrain and a multitude of colours. Purchase contact paper that fits with your flooring as tightly as possible and use it to wrap the cable pay. In case you have carpeting, the cable covers are made of fabric with Velcro strips running the length of either side. Make one out of heavy or wool felt to suit your carpet as tightly as possible.
I know some people don’t like to watch cable covers, but ask yourself exactly what disturbs you : a cable pay, sitting with your back to the space, or facing the wall rather than the view?