It can be tricky to know how to incorporate your TV unit into your living room. It’s usually the focal point, but large screens can dominate the room. There are other things to think about – the TV needs to be at the right height for easy viewing and there needs to be space for additional equipment, such as remotes, consoles, and media hubs.
Get inspired by our favourite TV space ideas, including a floating entertainment centre, modern TV wall units and TV wall décor.
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Install a floating entertainment centre
A floating entertainment centre looks contemporary and stylish. Each element: TV, console cupboard, speakers and shelving are mounted separately to the wall to give a ‘floating’ effect. They work brilliantly in larger living rooms, especially those that are open plan, and they’re easily customisable to suit your needs and entertainment system. They’re also a practical choice if you have little ones – floating stands can be installed higher and out of reach.
Choose a sleek modern TV wall unit
Block TV wall units or freestanding console cabinets are popular. They make the TV space look tidy, as wires are hidden, and remotes have a shelf or cubby to live in. They can provide additional storage for DVDs, books and more and they are available in a vast array of designs and styles. Go for a bespoke TV unit to make the most of your space, especially if your living room is on the smaller side.
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Integrate your TV into your living space
Your TV doesn’t have to be the centrepiece of your living room. You could opt for a hidden TV unit where the TV is easily accessible on a swivel mounted arm, by opening shutters or seamlessly integrated into paneling or a cabinet. The TV can almost become invisible, or even look like a piece of art, if your TV has that customisable option. You could also opt for a projector, rather than a TV, all you’ll need is a white wall or projector screen.
Upgrade your TV wall decor
Standard TV wall brackets are a cheap and widely available option for mounting your screen. Plus, they’re easy to install once you’ve repainted or applied new wallpaper. However, if you have the budget, we love the idea of mounting the TV screen – wooden slats or paneling are a trendy choice – to give the TV area a sense of depth and sophistication. You could also use LED lighting along the paneling or wall area to provide mood lighting for cosy film nights.
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