Designing Around the Television

A living room with brown furniture and a tv, designed around the television.

Most homes today have at least one television.  Designing around the television can sometimes pose a challenge when the room is used for more than just screen entertainment.  You can either integrate the television into the room design, conceal it when not in use or simply hide it in plain sight.  Here are ways to take the challenge out of designing around the television.

A modern living room with a tv and a coffee table.
The television integrates into this stylish room (3dhousedownload)
A living room with gray couches and a fireplace designed around the television.
The television can be concealed with a sliding panel (European.web.org)
A living room with a fireplace and tv, designing around the television.
The television is out of the way and blends in nicely in this home (41up)
A living room with couches and a fireplace, designing around the television.
The television is barely noticeable in this stylish room (roomserviceinteriors.wordpress)

Integrating the television into the room design can be accomplished with a little creative decorating.  Create a wall design that centers around the television, frame it with custom cabinetry or inset it over the fireplace.  Today’s modern flat-screen televisions are less cumbersome and very low-profile, making them easier to fit within your room design.

A living room with black and white striped walls designed around the television.
Integrating the television into the room design (qc2framework)
A living room with a wall-mounted TV.
A beautiful wood cabinet surrounds the television (easiteco)
A living room with brown furniture and a tv, designed around the television.
This television fits right into this room (freeinteriorimages)
A white living room with a fireplace designed around the television.
The television is unobtrusive in this room (indianhomemakeover)
A 3D rendering of a living room with a TV, designing around the television.
The television blends into the room (decoragogo)
A living room with a fireplace and tv designed around the television.
The television fits nicely above this modern fireplace (culturedlifestyle)
Designing a living room with a tv and bookshelves.
Surrounding the television with other items shares the focus (interiordesign777)
A living room with a centrally placed television.
The area around the television is stylishly designed (interiordesign777)
A living room with wooden furniture and designing around the TV.
A handsome cabinet houses the television and forms a nice surround (homesoo)

Hiding it in plain sight is sometimes the best solution.  This is actually just accepting the television as part of the room and even accentuating it as a focal point.  Display the television prominently in the room on a feature wall or mount it to the wall with a custom display.

Designing a black and white living room with a tree on the wall.
The television is integrated into the room (home-designing)
A living room designed around a flat screen tv.
A television is secondary in this room design (3dhousedownload)
A modern living room with a flat screen tv, designing around the television.
Unique wall shelves create a tidy niche for the television (waycoolmusic.blogspot)
A modern living room with green and yellow accents, designed around the television.
The television is a strong focal point (3dhousedownload)
Designing a living room with a television as the focal point while incorporating a large wall mural.
Make the television part of the wall art (postmoderndir.blogspot)
A living room with a couch and a tv designed around the television.
A panel is created for the television in this room (crevero)
A modern living room with white furniture and a large flat screen tv, emphasizing the design around the television.
The television is part of the room’s design (javachiro)
A living room with a fireplace and TV, designed around the television.
The television balances out the fireplace (qc2framework)
A living room designed around a flat screen TV.
Including the television as the focal point of a feature wall (crevero)

Concealing the television is the only option in some home designs.  If you want to create a more authentic historical design, a modern television is not going to fit the scene.  When you want to hide the television when it is not in use, you can do so with barn doors, sliding panels, cabinets, mirrors and artwork.

A bedroom with a blue comforter.
Creative television concealment (decoist)
A living room with green chairs.
Television is concealed behind mirrored doors (foter)
Designing a modern living room with wooden slats.
A sliding curtain conceals television when not in use (essenziale.hd.com)
A living room designed around the television.
Wood doors conceal television when not it use (lushome)
A living room with bookshelves and a chair designed around the television.
A sliding panel conceals the television (interiorredesignseminar)
A living room with a fireplace and bookshelves, designed around the television.
Beautiful woodwork conceals the television above the fireplace (newwayhomedesign)
A modern living room with a stone fireplace designed around the television.
Panels hide the television (interiorclip)
A living room with a television as the focal point.
Panels slide to conceal the television when not in use (karfid)
A living room with couches and a fireplace, designed around the television.
A stylish panel hides the television (culturedlifestyle)
A living room with white furniture, a fireplace, and designing around the television.
Concealing the television behind art is a stylish option (Pinterest)

Designing around the television doesn’t have to be a challenge.  With some creative concealment it can be hidden.  On the other hand, you can simply accept the addition to your design and highlight the television, making it part of the focal point.  Overall, there are ways to make your room with a television more adaptable without sacrificing style.

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