How to match the TV to your living room?
The television is one of the main elements that make up the living room, especially in most Brazilian homes, where the living room is the place both to receive visitors and to enjoy rest and leisure. However, it is not always easy to position this equipment, which varies so much in size and above all to combine it with the rest of the space.
Television has its origins in the early 20th century when John L. Baird assembled electronic components and assembled the first prototype television. From 1930, this equipment will evolve to become one of the main means of communication of the century, having a wide impact on the culture of modern society. The television has become one of the main pieces of equipment in the house and currently has to share its space with other elements, alongside bookcases, ornaments, paintings, lamps, dining tables, musical instruments, etc. , integrating into the rooms according to the routine of each inhabitant.
Concretely, television basically needs a power source and to connect to a network, which can be cable television, Internet or an antenna. The most common is to reserve a wall for the TV wall, where it can be hung or supported under a bench. This wall, generally, should not be against openings through which sunlight enters, as this affects the visibility of the image. Although the models available today have already come a long way in terms of screen quality, it is nevertheless important to guarantee visibility to ensure good positioning, or to solve the lighting with curtains and other shades.
When mounted on the walls, televisions can be accompanied by worktops or shelves. In the case of counters, it is common to place other electronic equipment as well as decorative and lighting parts. In addition, the rear surface of the TV can be highlighted, either for its materiality or also for its color.
Low counters can also become versatile elements that fit into any environment, adapting as benches, or even cupboards and drawers to store objects.
When fixed to the wall next to storage spaces, TVs can be immersed in open shelves or also integrated in closed cabinets, with discreet or more striking finishes, becoming an eye-catcher.
On the other hand, it is possible to place the television in a space organization element, such as a shelf, or in front of a partition. This solution is interesting because the shelves and partitions often allow visual permeability which helps the integration of this space with others in its environment, such as the kitchen, an office or a balcony.
In this perspective of spatial integration, televisions can also be placed in multipurpose spaces, which adapt to the use of the moment. This can be integrated into a large paneling that visually marks the space, or even take advantage of the space on the side of the staircase.
In small spaces, such as studios, the TV can be placed in strategic locations to allow visual connection and multiplicity of use of space, close to dining or traffic environments, for example.