Back in the day, the television was an enormous piece of furniture that took up most of the space in the living room. It was difficult to move and there were very few options to where you could place it. However, these days with the prevalence of flat screen televisions many more options have opened up. A flat screen is lightweight and compact and can be installed in a number of ways. It can be placed on a stand or secured directly to the wall in any room of the house. The wires and cords for most modern flat screen televisions are minimal, which means that they can even be hidden behind the screen for a seamless look.
When it comes to installing your flat screen television, why not think of an unusual and creative placement? If you can do something new and innovative with the placement of your TV it will become not only a home appliance but also a decorative element and a conversation piece.
You invite your friends over to watch a film, but when they walk into your living room there is no television to be seen. They are about to call you crazy when you press a button on a remote. An imperceptible hatch in the ceiling opens and a flat screen television gracefully lowers itself down on a hinge. Your friends gape in amazement and now equate your house with some sort of futuristic James Bond villain’s lair.
However, you don’t have to be a wealthy super villain to have a hidden TV mounted in your home, as they are available from a number of different retailers and just require a little bit of installation.
In the Fireplace
Although it is common, mounting your flat screen television above your fireplace is not recommended because the heat from the fire can do damage to the electrical components of the TV.
However, an innovative design can be to use a fireplace mantle that you don’t use for its customary purpose and place your television inside it instead. If you measure things up perfectly, you can get the TV to match up with the opening of the fireplace and create a neat optical illusion. It is a very chic look and it will make everyone take a second glance when they walk into your living room.
On a Beam
If you have an open-plan style home and don’t have a lot of wall space within your common areas, it is completely possible to place your flat screen television on a supporting beam instead. This way it can be in a more central location so that it can perhaps be enjoyed by people cooking in the kitchen as well as sitting in the living room. Another option to improve on this even more would be to place it on an articulating arm, so that it can be swiveled around to multiple directions.
In the Bathroom
Do you wish you could watch the morning news while you brush your teeth in the morning? Why not install a small flat screen television above your bathroom mirror. It doesn’t have to be big, just one of those little screens so that you can keep track of the football score even if you need to have a bath. It is the little luxuries like this that make you feel like you are really pampered in your own home.
These are just a few of the hundreds of fun and creative ways that you can install your flat screen television in your home. Do you have any other ideas?