Televisions just keep getting bigger and bigger . . .
It’s no surprise that incorporating supersized televisions into an interior design project is getting more and more challenging. Just a few years ago, I remember considering 42″ flat screens in a room’s design; now it’s not unusual to work with a 60” or even a 100” screen. These televisions take up some serious real estate and can overwhelm a room, so it’s necessary that to consider how these can be creatively incorporated into the room’s layout.
Mark LaFave at Maverick Integration had some interesting points about incorporating televisions into your interior designs. Mark suggests to first take a look at the way you are going to view television in the space. Is this room hosting passive or active television viewing? If you want a room to be used for active viewing, ie, inviting friends over to watch a ball game, then go for the huge television screen. The company is specifying televisions as large 70”, 85” even 103” on a regular basis. That is some seriously active viewing!
On the flip side, televisions used for casually watching the news when you are getting ready for work can be kept to a more manageable size. A smaller television is certainly easier to camouflage into a room’s design.
In this media room that I designed for the Boston Design Center Dream Home, I used a grid of millwork to create a design with the speakers and added a frame around the television.
Televisions can be incorporated into the bathroom with a technology that integrates the television into the mirror.
In this Boston condominium, I chose a location for the TV that is seamlessly integrated. Can’t find it? It’s right above the breakfast bar for convenient viewing!
This clever design has the television integrated right on the kitchen cabinet.
You can read more about incorporating television into your home’s interior design here.