How To Create the Illusion of a Floating Display

How To Create the Illusion of a Floating Display

Anthony Nguyen
Jul 13, 2010

For creating optical illusions in your home office, high contrast is your friend. Take Arunan Sritharan's desk, for example. By purposefully combining a bright white furniture palette with glossy black LCD displays and then mounting them on the wall, he's made it seem as if the monitors are literally floating in mid-air. A few more tips to help recreate this cool look, after the jump.

The secret formula to Arunan's eloquent execution is the design choice of controlling those wires that feed into the displays with proper wire management. The fact that the plastic is the same shade of white as the desk and walls makes all the difference.

And when it comes to wire management, you've got plenty of choice at your disposal. Here are 5 solutions for 5 wire conundrums (including home theater and home office setups), as well as a guide to help choose the perfect LCD mount for your wall. Our readers have always recommended avoiding big box stores when purchasing LCD mounts and instead, taking a look at cheap online retails like Monoprice.com where you'll often find nearly identical mounts for 50-70% less.

Got a tip to share when wall mounting an LCD? Experienced a nightmare that you wish to warn your fellow readers about? Let us know below!

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