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4 Clever Design Ideas to Improve Your Media Room Experience

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Retractable TV Mount for Better Views

While it’s best to install your TV so that the center of the display is at eye level, some rooms don’t allow this because of impeding structures like fireplaces. If your TV is installed above a mantel, it may be too high for comfortable viewing. In this case, consider a TV mount, which allows you to pull down the screen manually or with a remote and swivel it to your desired position so that your TV is in perfect alignment with your eye level. When you’re done, a quick button tap puts your TV back in place.

Hidden Display to Keep Eyes on Décor

If your media room also serves as the dedicated space in the house for hosting friends and family, you may not like having a big black wall-mounted screen distracting from your interior design when you’re not watching TV. Instead, consider a TV that transforms into beautifully framed artwork when turned off, like the Samsung Frame. Or conceal the display entirely by opting for a motorized projection screen that hides in a discreet cassette in the ceiling and reveals itself when you’re ready to use it.

Custom Media Furniture to Store Components

AV components stack up fast, causing unwanted clutter and wiring beneath your display. What’s the point of choosing a hidden display if your cable box, Blu-ray player, media server, and streaming device are in plain sight? Media cabinets solve this problem by storing and supporting your gear in a modular, ventilated cabinet that features sliding or removable rear panels for easy access to components and wiring. All that’s left to see is a beautiful, custom-finished credenza.

Dual Roller Shades for Better Light Control

You use the media room to watch movies, but you may also use it for daytime sports, reading, and playing games. These activities happen at various times of the day and require different levels of light.

For optimal light during any activity, try dual motorized roller shades that combine a light-filtering front shade for daytime relaxing and a room-darkening back panel that blocks light when watching movies. Both shades operate at the touch of a button so you can easily manage light levels. Eliminate washed-out picture and glare during a film and enjoy filtered natural light during other activities.

Ready to level up your media room experience? The designers and technology professionals at Avidia can bring your vision to life. Learn more about our home entertainment services and solutions or start your project by contacting us here or sending us a chat in the box below.

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