Technology and Interiors: Style Tips

It’s a never ending dilemma. How to incorporate technology, tv’s and multimedia gadgets into our gorgeous, well designed home interiors. Several years ago the choice was quite limited but theses days there are endless ways to make our tv’s look good.

Here are a few of my favourite ideas for incorporating your gadgets into your home decor:

 

IKEA Units:

I know, you either love it or hate it. But however you feel about IKEA and its offerings there’s no doubt it can offer versatile pieces at affordable prices. What I do love about IKEA is the range for modular living room storage that can handle large tv’s and make them look stylish and incorporated.

 

Source: thedesignfile.net via Madi on Pinterest

 

I have some Besta units in my own home, like these in the image above, and they’re great. Build them to suit your space, add doors, glass tops and legs that fit your decor. Like this one, you can even hide the tv when you want to!

 

Wall Mounted Technology:

If you have limited space and need to take the tv and dvd off the cabinets or off a stand, think about how you can mount it on the wall. I’m currently working with a client to redesign the children’s playroom into more of a den and we’re looking at doing this very thing.

 

Source: interiorsbystudiom.com via Joni on Pinterest

 

Instead of hiding your tv and technology away behind doors, think about how you can make more of a feature of it as above. If you’re worried about how to do this safely, then do look at the range of wall mounted brackets available. Plan ahead and ensure you chase the walls creating a cavity in which to hide the cables. Then look around at sites like Dekomount TV Brackets and source the right kind of securings for your tv.

 

Statement TV Units:

If we’re talking about making more of a feature of your tv and technology, think about splashing out on a statement piece of furniture on which to stand it. Be as daring and bold as your purse will allow. For something modern, contemporary and high end, try Heals – I love the sleek, minimal look of this unit.

 

Source: heals.co.uk via Love on Pinterest

Upcycled TV Furniture:

If recycling and upcycling is your thing, how about taking this idea and creating your own entertainment unit like this one from Little Tree Furniture. Made from reclaimed fishing boat timbers, it still has the authentic colours and markings after 150 years!

 

 

So hopefully you’ve picked up a few ideas here on how to incorporate your technology into your interior design. TV’s look pretty cool these days and you don’t always need to hide them away. Whatever you do though, consider how to hide the cables!

 

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7 Comments

  1. February 18, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    Technology, really isn’t that nice to look at, and anything that make it aesthetically more pleasing is good with me. I actually don’t mind out wall mounted TV above the fireplace, as it look like it should be there. It fab as well as I can swing it round to face the kitchen end when I’m cooking and pretending to be Nigella šŸ˜‰

    • Jen
      Author
      February 19, 2013 / 11:44 am

      I like the wall mounted tv too, anything that makes it feel more incorporated into the decor is a good thing šŸ™‚

  2. February 19, 2013 / 9:39 am

    Anything is better than the awful unit we have currently, it is glass and so gets covered in sticky hand prints and is open, so always needs dusting. I love the idea of hiding the telly and having a lockable cabinet (and losing the key to the cupboard!)

    • Jen
      Author
      February 19, 2013 / 11:42 am

      I’m with you there on a lockable cabinet Penny, what a fab idea!

  3. July 9, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Combination of kitchen and technology is nice i loved this post

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