Hinged TV shelf in the living room interior
The TV shelf on the wall is a unique solution for placing any plasma or LCD. A TV is an integral element in many apartment and house spaces, and if earlier, during the existence of huge monsters, you had to show maximum ingenuity in order to somehow fit it in the bedroom, living room, in the kitchen, today there is no need to come up with something new , because large-sized TVs have been replaced by unique small novelties. Despite significant changes in design and shape, as well as in dimensional characteristics, each TV requires a competent design and placement. The optimal solution is to hang the shelf on the wall, because this has many advantages.
Wall-mounted TV shelf – a solution for those who love laconicism and restraint in the interior
Minimalist TV shelf
A spacious room with a minimum of details: a shelf with a TV, a large window, a sofa, a coffee table
- Opportunity to save free space.
- No need for financial costs.
- The ability to make a product yourself.
- Large selection of design solutions for you.
- The strength, reliability and durability of the shelf.
If a man’s hands grow from the right place, then he can easily cope with the task of independently making a TV shelf.
An example of a simple DIY wooden shelf. Durability is provided by the wall mount and the thickness of the board. The shelf is painted white, which makes it fit into the overall interior of the room
The size of the TV shelf must be at least as large as the leg. Some designers deliberately choose long shelves for storing the remote control and cute interior gizmos.
Shelf for a TV in the interior of a children’s room
You can put the shelf anywhere, however – everywhere where the TV is relevant:
- on the kitchen;
- in the bedroom;
- in the living room.
Corner TV shelf suitable for a small children’s room
TV in a small living room
A small TV will make the kitchen cozy at home
The bedroom has the ability to place designer shelves. At the same time, in order for all of them to be supported and aesthetically pleasing, it is possible to use small-sized shelves to decorate design ideas. If you wish, you can pay attention not to the TV shelves themselves, but to the products conceived to be placed around the TV, which should be suspended by means of special brackets. In this case, everything will look as if you have allocated a separate niche for the TV, and interior decorative details will be located around.
Non-standard design of a niche for a TV: wall shelves with interior items placed around the TV
Design solution for the living room of a country house: a TV shelf is placed against the diagonal shelves for books
A shelf located in the area under the TV is an important problem, since it has in its arsenal a solution to a functional problem – to create comfort and equip the owner with security. Therefore, in the course of solving problems, it is necessary to take into account the peculiarities of human physiology..
Separation of functional surfaces in the room: white wall with a long black TV shelf
TV shelf in an Art Nouveau house
A TV shelf can be a great continuation of other interior items, for example, a fireplace.
When watching TV programs, the distance from the screen to the viewer should be equal to 4 diagonals of the screen, only in this case it is possible to achieve the absence of eye strain. If you have a plasma, keeping this distance will be especially important..
The location of the TV from the viewing place should directly depend on its size
In the billiard room, the TV can be placed under the ceiling, because the audience will almost always stand and not sit.
The angle at which you want to be located from the TV should be 30 degrees. Therefore, if a decision is made to build a shelf structure on your own, it is important to pay special attention to each of these nuances..
Placement of the TV in the kitchen-living room: maximum viewing angle from each area of the room
The height of the structure’s placement also plays an important role, since for comfortable viewing of films, news and broadcasts, the optimal parameter will be the height of a person’s height or 1 m from the floor. The height indicator associated with the dimensions of the chair, sofas is taken into account, since it is important to start from the placement of eye level and other elements even before the full design of the structure.
The TV and the sofa are located on the same axis so that the eyes do not get tired of watching programs
The TV on a shelf in a home theater is just above human eyes.
Advice! Too high an arrangement of shelves is appropriate if the TV is rarely used and if there is a style feature that provides for the possibility of such placement.
If you decide to install the TV on a wall with shelves, you need to correctly determine the level of their placement..
The placement of the TV should be based on more than just aesthetics. You have to do some simple manipulations to determine the place for the TV
- Sit on the couch and keep your eyes closed.
- Open your eyes and look at the place where the TV will be located.
- Spot the area that the eye touched: this will be the top of the screen.
The height of the TV is directly dependent on the position of the eyes of the person in the sitting position on the sofa
If the TV is planned to be placed in the bedroom, you need to do the same manipulations, only at this time you need to lie on the bed.
Instead of shelves, brackets can be widely used, over which the TV will neatly fit. But there are areas in the house or apartment in which it is not recommended to put this entertainment attribute. For example, experts do not advise placing a TV in the area above the stove and against the wall above the fireplace. It is not recommended to place shelves and the TV itself in the area of small niches and confined spaces. This arrangement is harmful, in particular for plasma-type structures, designed to heat up extremely quickly. If you place the TV in a room where the ventilation is too weak, it can provoke equipment failure..
It is not recommended to place the TV over the fireplace. Many designers neglect this rule to create a beautiful home environment.
TV on the shelf in the living room with large windows and biofireplace
Advice! You should not be led only by aesthetic vision, if it contradicts safety rules. If you want to place the device in a niche, you must ensure its large dimensions and a distance of 20 cm between the niche and the TV.
There is no need to hang shelves on walls that are made of certain materials with a large weight parameter. If it is imperative to invent a design refinement, such walls are strengthened with plywood..
Any wall can become a place for placing a TV – it is enough just to strengthen it with plywood. The wall decoration in the form of wooden boards will help to hide the place.
Everyone chooses what to do and which shelf is suitable for the TV on the wall. It will not be difficult to buy, but you can be original and provide an individual design solution. The most practical and reliable materials are elements such as glass, wood, metal, MDF. For glass shelves, a thick material is taken, since too thin structures may not withstand the load, which will have an adverse effect on their overall service life..
Wood is the most reliable material for making shelves
White painted TV shelf in Provence style living room
Wooden two-level TV shelf
What needs to be foreseen
For a process involving the independent execution of shelves with your own hands, you will need several tools:
- building level;
- dowels and screws;
- MDF boards, boards;
- ruler and tape measure.
Shelf execution process
The most common is a furniture board, taking into account the rotation of the screen arrangement, additional shelves for consoles and other accessories. An important role is played by the organization of hidden wiring for cables. To give an aesthetic and perfect look, it is necessary to cover the shelves with varnish or paint, if they are made of wood.
It is necessary to ensure that the necessary wires are connected, which are important to hide from children and the gaze of strangers. In this case, the manifestation of personal imagination is useful. The cable ducts can be made of plastic or rack structures can be taken into account. As a result, it is possible to get the possibility of the original design of the television zone..