Mistake #1: Making the TV the focal point
While televisions have come a long way from their big, boxy beginnings to evolve into neat, sleek flat screens, they’re still not always worthy of centre stage. It’s no secret that having your television as the focal point of your living room flies in the face of good design, but hiding a big screen isn’t easy. “Consider purchasing an Art TV,” says Naomi Nimmo, Interior Designer and Co-Founder of Nimmo Nielsen Collective. “Select a frame to suit the space and choose from hundreds of readily available artworks to display on-screen, to ensure nobody knows you have a TV in sight.” Try the Samsung 50" LS03A 4K UHD The Frame QLED Smart TV.
Clever custom cabinetry will also help to disguise your television. “Designing joinery that conceals the TV is a great idea, with the added benefit of extra storage and shelving,” says Naomi. Depending on the colour palette of your interiors, consider a dark charcoal, navy or black accent wall, and mount your TV there. That way it disappears as soon as you turn it off.