Demo Lesson

Chapter 1

1. Navigating the Presentation

2. Introduction

Chapter 2

1. General Guidelines...

2. General Guidelines (cont.)...

Chapter 3

1. Choosing Artwork

2. Hanging and Displaying...

Chapter 4

1. Choosing Accessories

2. Choosing Accessories (cont.)

3. Displaying Objects

Chapter 5

1. Grouping Artwork...

2. Growing Good Energy

3. How Does the TV Fit In?

Chapter 6

1. Summary

2. Conclusion


How Does the TV Fit In?


Before we wrap up our discussion on accessories, I want to say a few words about working the all-too-common television into your plan. Where should you put it? Should you work hard to camouflage it by placing it inside furniture with closing doors? These are matters of choice for you and your client. When asked to define their tastes, the majority of homeowners describe their decorating style as “casual.” Considering this, the presence of the television in living spaces feels more authentic than attempting to camouflage it. Modern designers accept the central role TVs play in the household, and they look for interesting ways to integrate it into the living space. Newer LCD and plasma TVs are much less bulky than older CRT TVs, and they have sleek designs that allow them to blend in well with their surroundings without being hidden in a cabinet. 

Room interior with TV
Modern TVs can blend into your décor

You can sometimes use a television to your advantage, too. Put a television in a room, and it immediately becomes a gathering place. Why does a television make a room seem friendly? Because being in the room with the TV is like entering the private spaces where the family really functions, and people would rather be in the inner circle than on the periphery. It's the same reason people always end up in the kitchen at parties—there's something intimate about being in the room where the family prepares meals. Rooms without televisions or places to eat and drink are usually not used enough. 


Room interior with TV
Televisions signal a gathering place


Even so, the TV doesn't need to be on all the time, nor should it be the absolute focal point of the room. Try to think of the TV as another accessory that needs to work in harmony with the rest of the room.