Living room interior design: decorating a wall with a TV

The design of the living room has a special meaning. This room is the center of the whole house. Here they receive guests, spend evenings, rest after work. An integral part of the modern interior of the living room is a TV. It should be placed so that it does not stand out from the general style of the room, looked at the background of the furnishing details stylishly and appropriately. We understand the intricacies of the design of the accent wall of the video zone.

Where to place?

When designing a living room, it is necessary to determine the location of the TV. Of particular importance is the area of ​​the room. In a compact living room to hang a large plasma panel on the wall will be irrational for the simple reason that the size of the room will not allow you to comfortably sit for viewing. The optimal viewing distance is one that is equal to two diagonals of the device.Small living rooms will not be able to meet this requirement.

Planning also plays a role. It is better to hang the TV on a long wall. It provides more opportunities for decoration, allows you to translate different ideas and harmoniously fit the device into the interior of the hall. At the same time, it would be appropriate to watch TV on such a plane, dragging attention away from the long walls, visually changing the space of the room.

Choosing a place for TV, you need to take into account the fact that it should be located at some distance from the floor (just below the level of the person’s eyes). Calculating at what height it is better to install a TV, you need to take into account the height of the furniture. It is especially important if it is located on a long bollard. The main criterion for choosing the location of the TV is the degree of convenience. The picture should be well viewed from any angle (from any part of the room).

It is necessary to take into account the proximity of various lamps, floor lamps, heating elements. This fireplace should be located at a considerable distance from the TV. The heat generated by the devices may adversely affect TV.


By choosing the right location for your TV, you can pitch in its fasteners. In this case, you must follow some rules:

  • Before perforation of the wall, make sure that the wiring does not pass at the chosen place, there are no wires;
  • It is important to leave free space on the sides, behind the TV, to ensure air circulation and to protect the device from overheating;
  • need to hide all the wires.

TV can not be mounted on the drywall. Lightweight material will not withstand the weight of the product in 25-35 kg. It is better to mount the TV on a wall of brick or concrete. If there is no other way out, and it will be necessary to mount the drywall, it must be strengthened with boards or thick plywood before installation.

Mounting options

Installation of the TV is carried out in two ways - using a support or bracket. The support is a part that fixes the monitor on a metal strip. It can be ordered from the factory or made independently. Bracket - the design on which the screen is fixed. He might be:

  • hard (the monitor is strictly fixed and can not change the angle of inclination);
  • oblique (allows you to tilt the screen 20 degrees from the base);
  • tilt-turn (the screen can be rotated and tilted in different directions).

The next step will be decorating the wall.

Wall decoration

Before you start work, you need to consider:

  • the color of the finishing material of the wall;
  • the texture of the material used;
  • the degree of visual convenience of the location of the equipment on the selected wall;
  • possible factors affecting TV (for example, reflections from specular and glossy surfaces).

It is necessary to find out how much space the screen will occupy, whether the selected model will not be too large. To do this, you need to make a sketch of the future design of the wall, having worked all the options.

The choice of colors depends on the overall palette of the living room. For example, in a room decorated in light pastel colors, the TV will be perceived as a black spot, which is completely inappropriate in this interior. In completely dark interiors, it can be lost, merge with the surrounding situation. In certain cases, it is even good (for example, in the classic interior such pronounced elements are best hidden, so that they do not violate the integrity of the composition).

In the case of modern styles (hi-tech, minimalism, loft), the TV should harmoniously fit into the interior, emphasizing its individuality.

There are several ways to do this.

Using different materials of finishing

It can be a contrasting wallpaper, highlighting exactly the part of the wall on which the TV is placed, photo wallpaper, wallpaper with a 3D effect, glued to the entire wall. It is appropriate to partially paint the wall (the space around the TV), highlighting it using plaster, bamboo cloth, textile elements, brick or stone finish.

Use special designs

It can be niches, racks, shelves, modular furniture, wall panels. Their parameters depend on the TV model. Furniture is selected so that the shade was contrast. Niches trim in the tone of the main wall, or pasted over with self-adhesive, paint.

Selection of decorative elements

For this reception, you can use vinyl stickers, frames, mirrors. However, it should be noted that any decor attracts attention, even if its size is small. It is more expedient to put a statuette near the TV than a large mirror that can compete with TV.

If the room is small and performs several functions at once (for example, it is a living room and a bedroom or a living room and an office), the best solution would be to use furniture that has space for TV. Most often it is located in the center of a rectangle formed by shelves, side posts and a pedestal. In this case, on the shelves and racks you can place decor elements, books and other trifles. The cabinet can be continued with a working or toilet table.

A good technique that is used when you need to hide the technique - sliding panels.

In the same classic style, he will be the way. Panels moving on the principle of compartment doors, if necessary, easily hide the TV. Another method is the use of frames. Framed in this way, the TV turns into a kind of picture, the content of which changes daily. If around the TV to hang pictures or photos in harmoniously combined framework, you get an interesting composition, the center of which will be TV.

Surfaces of stone or brick that are now popular will be appropriate in the style of a loft or any other modern direction.On a white wall lined with brick, the TV will look particularly advantageous. It is possible to revet stone or brick not the whole wall, but only the part on which the device is located.

The decoration of walls with decorative plaster is no less in demand. It allows you to create an accent zone that attracts the eyes and is the center of the whole interior. The unusual structure, unique patterns that can be emphasized with paint - all this allows you to create a coating that can perfectly fit into the interior of any stylistic direction.

When selective finishing are important shades. They should stand out from the main range of the room, but fit into the overall style of the interior. The best solution would be to choose a color for the walls, which will be 3 tones darker than the main shade. The most commonly used classic shades (cream, chocolate, ivory tone, black, white color). This technique is a good way to zoning a room, which is especially important when a small area is used. But the shade chosen for the partial decoration of the wall must be repeated in some elements of the decor or pattern of textiles. It should not be a single spot in the interior.

A variety of stickers, posters, collages help harmoniously fit the TV into the interior. They can be hung strictly around the perimeter of the TV (the center of the composition), or in a chaotic manner. It is necessary to preserve the integrity so that such a design does not cause a feeling of erratic, thoughtless clutter of elements, was perceived as an integral composition. An interesting result can be obtained by drowning the TV in a niche. It can be decorated with contrasting or related colors. For example, a niche in dark colors, accentuated by columns of contrasting shades, looks spectacular.

Textile, bamboo and wood elements will be appropriate in Japanese, rustic, eco-style. They will create a contrast between the modern technology of TV and its natural naturalness. This especially applies to wood and bamboo. Furniture in untreated wood, as well as natural colors (olive, sand), live plants in pots, appropriate decor can support the theme of nature in the interior.

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