Great, you just got an enormous flat screen TV worthy of Sunday’s Superbowl party, but your living room is now dominated by electronics and looks like a bachelor pad. If you’re experiencing this common pre-Superbowl dilemma, a few “techorating” tips will help give you your living room back.
Doug Wilson, who’s “doable” decorating ideas you love, has come up with easy ways to make electronics mesh with your home decor. Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Try painting the wall behind your flat screen a darker shade—like a charcoal gray—to help the black frame blend in.
- Add space and streamline the look and feel of the room by opting for a table-top or simple wall-mounted flat screen TV.
- Don’t let your flat screen be the only thing on the wall—fill out the space with pictures in high-gloss frames to mimic the TVand achieve balance and symmetry.
- Fill in the space below your TV by adding a credenza underneath, to get extra space for DVDs and remotes, while also drawing the eye into a larger design.
You’ve got a couple of days before the big game, try these tips and let me know how it goes. If you're still shopping for a new flat screen, check out companies like LG who are designing models with ”invisible” speakers and color accents that will help integrate a new TV into your well-decorated home.