A modern way of watching television and showcasing books or other items, dedicating an entire wall to your media can be an incredibly stylish option that is also convenient. As everyone has different requirements when it comes to the media they consume, each wall will have different elements to make it suitable for the user. A media wall should have some components that help it to function properly whilst looking clean and appealing. These media wall ideas help you fashion a space for your TV that you love to watch and also beautiful in the room when not in use. Whilst there is a fair bit to consider, taking it one step at a time is the best way to go about it.
Figure Out What You Want
The first thing that you should consider when you’re building a media wall is what you want to include. For the vast majority, the first things that comes to mind when creating a space for all media is a television and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to focus on that first and work the rest of your items around it. Create a list, at least mentally, of everything that you want to include such as games consoles, TV systems like a Sky box, DVD’s, books, and much more. Once you decide what is staying and what is being placed elsewhere, you can then evaluate much easier how you’re going to fit everything and suit it to your preferences.
Treat Yourself to a Top End Telly
Nowadays there is a vast selection of TVs on the market and they’re only getting smarter, so you just choose one that fits your needs, interior, and budget. You need to consider how you want to present your television with a range of options out there. It is highly suggestable that you go for a TV that can access the internet, which luckily a lot of modern ones do, as it will speed up you’re watching experience even if you want to include a DVD player or TV box. Having the TV screen level with your wall creates a seamless appearance that will not only look fabulous but eliminate the risk of it being walked into and subsequently damaged. This is the most contemporary and clean looking option but having it attached to a regular wall or placed on a table are perfectly acceptable options and potentially easier when looking to link it up to other systems. Using a pull-out bracket can be massively helpful when it needs servicing and allows you to face it at a particular angle that suits you. It is vital that all wires for your TV as well as other technology is out of site to ensure your set up is clean and aesthetically pleasing. This will also stop people tripping on wires which can cause injuries as well as damage to your technology.
Surround With Storage
Whether it’s CDs, DVDs, books, or any other type of media, having adequate storage for these goods in a place that is convenient for your system is incredibly useful. This can be in the form of cupboards, shelving, or an entertainment unit, and can be open or closed storage depending on your preference. Having open storage is a great way of showing off your collection of media that will be an intriguing area in your home. If your TV is recessed in the wall, it might be a good idea to match that with shelving units that completes a coherent and smooth look. Whatever type of storage you opt for you should ensure it blends with the rest of your wall and doesn’t look out of place. The other thing to keep in mind might sound obvious but must have adequate space for your items as having your goods spread out across your home ruins the whole point of a media wall.
Don’t Hesitate to Decorate
When creating a media wall, how it looks can be just as crucial as what technology you opt for as if you don’t like the appearance of it then you’re going to be less likely to spend much time in it. Focus on the wall colour, ornaments, and framed artwork to build an exciting display that you could potentially link to your favourite movies. Having posters or art that relates to your favourite pieces of media is a great way of showing off what you like to watch which can strike a chord with guests, becoming a fun talking point. Implementing colour changing LED lights is an easy way of altering the mood of your room instantly so you can provide soft, warm hues in the evening and lighter tones during the day and when the TVs not being used. Think carefully about what you want to be on display, that is matches with the rest of the room, and can be well lit throughout the day. Including items and schemes that you enjoy looking at is important all over the home but, as your eyes will be fixated on this part of the room it is especially prevalent.
If you’re looking for an ultra-cosy display that keeps you warm whilst looking stunning, a fireplace is just the thing for you. Ideal for eclectic homes, there is an abundance of clean looking options that work brilliantly in a media wall set up. Even though the most common fireplace choice for a media room is electric, and therefore not real, it will likely still give off heat without causing a smell and looking spectacular for however long you need. The perfect option for a movie night in the autumn or wintertime, the fireplace is a perfect accompaniment to snuggling on the sofa with your blankets and the cold night draws in. The fireplace is often located underneath the TV and shouldn’t be too bright or overpowering that it regularly takes your attention away from the media you’re watching.
Building a media room should be a fun project that, if you have the funds, allows you to be as creative and extravagant as you see fit. The important this is that the set up looks neat with no wires on show, letting you relax and consume your media in pure serenity. How you decide to design your space will say a fair bit about you but that shouldn’t stress you out; simply choose items that either relate to your media interests or you have a personal fondness for. You should focus on having everything extra such as consoles, audio systems, and DVDs easy to locate within your media room with everything linked up and working. This is something where you can really let your imagination run free, finding unique ways of storing CDs and TV boxes that ensures they work without being an eyesore or trip hazard. For most media walls the television is the most integral part, so get that right and you’re already onto a winner.