Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 25th, 2018 - 12:30:03
Don’t forget that we see rooms in 3D, and not just as a series of separate walls. Sometimes the best way to balance out a TV is by putting something with a similar visual weight on the opposite side of the room, like this dark bookshelf.
Designate a room. For those with the space to spare, nothing beats having a separate cinema room in your own home. It’s a surefire way to make any film night you host unforgettable. Be warned, though: Your guests will be so impressed, you might have a hard time convincing them to leave!
Choose 7.1 surround sound. The latest in surround-sound technology requires eight separate audio channels to truly immerse viewers in the film. But it can be difficult to decide whether you should try to disguise the speakers or make them a feature of the room. Plenty of speaker manufacturers make devices that both sound good and look beautiful. Wood paneling offers a great combination of acoustics and aesthetics. Remember to check the wiring options when looking to make a purchase — no matter how good the speakers look, a tangle of cables is always a turn-off.
So often TVs are installed far too high, as people tend to place them where they look best from a standing position, forgetting that they will actually be viewed while sitting down. Placing your TV at a proper low angle helps take your eyes off it the rest of the time, especially if you tuck it under some shelves painted in a fun hue. Dark floors or a dark rug will help it visually sink away into the ground where it won’t be noticed until it’s TV time.
One of the challenging parts of keeping our room elegant is choosing a media storage that would superbly blend in our normal furnishings. These days, finding a suitable media cabinet is very hard to do especially if you have little or no experience at all in fulfilling this delicate task alone. In addition, this storage has to help your furniture create a soothing or wonderful atmosphere in your room.
Modern media centers, rather than full-height cabinets to enclose the TV, often simply surround the TV with a wall of floating shelves to help visually distract from the screen while adding useful storage (which often would be filled with DVDs in the past, but are more often just decorative in the age of streaming).