If you’re an interior designer, you know the importance of blending form and function in a home. Your customers may want the latest and greatest speakers, home theater equipment and automation systems, but you’re the one who needs to make it look appealing. One way to create a better-looking home while still allowing for smart home automation is to make the equipment invisible until it’s ready for use. Because of their size, TVs can be a major eyesore in many rooms, but they don’t have to be. In this blog, we’ll walk you through some hidden TV solutions we like to use and how they can benefit interior design professionals in the Laguna Beach, CA, area.
The display is the largest component in any home A/V system, which makes it the most challenging piece to conceal. There are a few easy solutions: Homeowners with a projector can roll the screen up whenever it’s not in use. If you have a customer interested in a new standalone display, LG’s Signature OLED TV R9 features a screen that rolls down into the base for easy concealment. By and large, however, these solutions aren’t applicable for most homeowners. Don’t despair if you’re a designer in this situation; there are still ways to hide TV and get a cleaner look for the home. One popular way to hide a TV is for it to look like a piece of art or a mirror hanging on the wall. A cheap and simple way to do this is to add a frame around the edge of the screen, especially if the TV is set to display personal photos or some other decorative artwork when it’s idle. Another choice is to go to a company like Séura that makes specially designed displays that look like a piece of art or a mirror until it’s time to watch something. The other, more costly method of concealing a TV is to hide it inside a piece of furniture or behind a wall panel. This approach requires special furniture or some wall modifications to your walls, which can work with new construction but can be a challenge with remodel projects. But if that’s the approach you choose, we can help you make it happen.
If you’re designing homes that don’t meet the expectations of potential buyers, you’ll find yourself in trouble very quickly. With this idea in mind, the benefits of hidden TVs become obvious. It’s much easier to blend a mirror, painting or photograph with other design elements in a room than to do so with a bulky display. Instead of a chunky piece of electronics taking up lots of space and drawing attention away from other aspects of the room, the TV meshes elegantly with whatever aesthetic you’ve chosen. Less clutter on the walls or the floor makes for a much more seamless, attractive design. And your customers can still enjoy a cutting-edge TV integrated with the latest automation technology. Your clients will also enjoy showing off this high-tech wonder to their friends and family. Want to learn more about hidden TV solutions from Launch Systems? Give us a call today at (949) 515-7030. You can also visit our website and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page, or you can leave a message in the chat box in your browser. We look forward to hearing from you!