15 August 2017
Embrace these Family Room Design Trends with Hidden Speakers
Enjoy the Latest Stylistic Tips Without Sacrificing Your Entertainment
Your living room is the place in your Minneapolis, MN home where you’ll be hosting friends the most. In that regard, there are two main goals when designing this space. You want to create an entertaining area where they can listen to music, watch the Vikings game, or put on a movie. At the same time, you also want it to be a room where you can show off your unique style. One way to balance out these two goals is to take advantage of hidden technology. In this article, specifically, we'll showcase how hidden speakers can help you achieve three stylistic trends.
Give Your Room an Outdoors Feel
With the summer sun shining bright, it’s the perfect time to embrace the outdoors. But that doesn’t mean you have to ignore it once the cold weather creeps back in. Instead, you can bring some common outdoor elements indoors with the right stylistic features. This also lets you tap into the Feng Shui principle that a minimalist, naturalistic style can breed calm and relaxation. Which means, no room for cluttered speakers!
Give your family room an outdoors feel by adding green and yellow accents to a white or beige interior décor. Finish out the look and feel of an outdoor space by adding plants or showcasing artwork that features landscapes. The room should also have large windows or French doors that let people enjoy your beautiful view without having to get off the couch.
In this type of décor, you can keep speakers completely hidden within the walls or ceilings. You can also use a few items in your favor. With the right acoustic film, you can place the speakers behind your landscape portrait. If you have large plants, you can even incorporate speakers that blend in with them.
Design a Multi-Purpose, Adaptable Environment
The family room is the most versatile space in your home. It's used for hosting, resting, and spending time with the family. For this reason, adaptive designs have become increasingly popular. Depending on your stylistic bend, there are two primary ways that you can make your room more adaptable.
One thing you can do is to choose versatile furniture. Make it easy to move so you can create multiple arrangements depending on the function. Your furnishings can also serve multiple purposes. The bookcase showcasing your book and magazine collections can also include compartments for hidden speakers. Your vintage desk can also have a niche with a lift-up television.
If you have a more minimalistic design, you could use hidden technology. Your TV can drop down from a niche in the ceiling. Speakers can stay completely hidden from view with in-wall and in-ceiling installations. This way it's easy to entertain family and friends without sacrificing your sleek décor.
Fill Out a Large Space with Gallery Walls
In luxury homes, a common challenge is finding the best way to fill large spaces. A growing trend is the emergence of gallery walls. You can fill up an entire wall or large section of it with a collection of artwork. They can come together in a variety of ways whether they’re part of a series, by the same artist, or feature the same theme.
Not only is this a great way to add a spark of color and culture to your family room, but it's also a great way to hide a surround sound system. With the right acoustic prints, you can place speakers behind some of these pieces. Your interior designer and technology integrator can work together to find the ideal layout to optimize your stylistic preference and sound.
If you have other stylistic themes you want to embrace that could benefit from hidden speaker solutions, reach out to your local Bravas partner. We can work with you or your designer to find the perfect fit for your home.