09 January 2017
Showcase Your Artwork with Hidden TVs
The Interior Design Trend Taking Chicago by Storm
When you walk into a room, would you rather look at a classic Degas or a blank television screen? The choice is clear from an interior design perspective, but from a practical perspective, things get a little more complicated.
The good news is that Chicago, IL area homeowners can get the best of both worlds—a room where the focus stays on your priceless artwork while also giving instant access to high-definition television whenever you want. Hidden TVs behind the artwork make it all possible.
How It Works
There are several different methods for achieving the hidden TV look. Typically, the technology follows one of these three styles:
- Rolling Canvas: If the artwork you’ve chosen is printed on flexible canvas, you can install a frame over the television that utilizes a silent motor to pull the canvas out of the way. When you’d like to watch a show or movie, all you have to do is pull out your phone or tablet, and a single tap will have the TV ready for your viewing pleasure. The canvas rolls up completely out of sight, hidden behind the frame.
- Flip: What do you do if your artwork isn’t able to be rolled up? A good option is to go double-sided. The artwork hangs as normal, then quietly flips around to reveal the television on the other side at your command.
- Recessed in Wall: One of the most popular options for homeowners who want a sleek, clean look for their artwork is to use a motor to make the artwork or TV disappear into the wall or ceiling. You could have an in-wall television that reveals once the painting slides into a nearby cabinet, for example.
All of these technologies are designed to blend seamlessly into your existing décor—no cords, racks, or distracting lines on walls at any time.
While it is true that you can purchase a pre-made television frame that has a standard photography print on the canvas, you don’t have to compromise on your art. The flexibility in installation options allows you to hide a TV behind any type of artwork. Having artwork commissioned specifically for the installation is usually a good way to ensure that the size, shape, and design style are all perfect for the space.
The rule of thumb is that the best designs will have artwork as large if not larger than the television behind it, so if you’re a fan of the big screen, make sure your chosen décor has the appropriate dimensions.
The best interior design styles blend practicality and aesthetics together, and what better way is there to do that than with hidden TVs? If you agree, contact a local Bravas partner to explore the options for your home.