Smart media unit ideas to incorporate your TV

While you love your big new television, you might be concerned that the large black screen will spoil the look of your living room. So, here are some smart media unit ideas to integrate your TV stylishly.

Frame and feature

Create a frame effect for the TV screen with a combination of customised shelving and cabinetry. This will make the TV look and feel part of the design. You can achieve this by commissioning bespoke custom-built furniture that is tailormade to fit.

As you can see in this example, the TV is not an afterthought in the room. The bespoke shelving reinforces the idea that the television is a considered design element. By styling the media unit to blend with other features in the room, its function doesn’t scream TV.

If you want to deflect attention away from the TV screen you could surround it with a beautiful collection of artworks, photography or ornaments to create a gallery effect. Integrated spotlights could be used to highlight the art or accessories, rather than your television.

Cleverly conceal

If you would love the TV screen to disappear completely when you’re not viewing, why not hide it behind a tailored enclosure? For instance, a wall-mounted screen could be concealed behind two hinged doors or a bespoke full-length panel could slide aside to reveal the TV. Doors or sliding panels are ideal if you have other media that needs to be tidied away. With bespoke storage all your AV equipment, wiring and cables can be beautifully concealed.

(Image courtesy of Lamco Design)

Fit the architectural style

If you live in a period property, make sure your TV unit suits the style of your home. A black TV will often tie into the black grate in a fireplace to give balance to the room.

This design is a perfect example of how Acorn Bespoke Carpentry and Joinery can incorporate the latest technology into a classic style. The made to measure TV unit was crafted to fit in perfectly with the look and features of the traditional property. At picture rail height it feels a natural part of the room. The closed storage on the bottom and open on the top is timelessly classic.

Coordinate with colour

The bespoke fitted furniture shown here was finished in Farrow and Ball Down Pipe, a rich dark lead grey. A dark shade works well to reduce the impact of the screen. Note here how the deep grey really helps the TV to blend in, while also making a dramatic style statement.

The beauty of having a bespoke media unit is that you can have it in any paint colour of your choice. You could have a colour that matches your wall colour to blend in with the room décor or perhaps opt for a contrasting shade to create an impact.

For lots of inspiration for your TV fitted furniture or built-in media unit browse platforms like Pinterest, Instagram and Houzz and look through the Acorn gallery too.

Let Acorn create your bespoke integrated media unit

Large TVs are now the centrepiece of many living rooms and with the help of Acorn’s expert carpenters, you can have a truly fabulous, functional, media display solution. Whether you want your TV to be the focal point, less obtrusive or hidden away, a bespoke display means your TV will integrate effortlessly into the style of your room. For more information about the bespoke personal customer service from Acorn Bespoke carpentry and Joinery click here>.

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