How To: Have the TV Play a Smaller Part in the Home

We've always been a fan of keeping spaces minimal when it comes to incorporating tech into our homes. This means a lots of planning has to come into play before and after designing a space for that's designed to be much more than just for media viewing. Here are a few tips to get you started, and pretty pictures courtesy of Loft Life, and to help you avoid the common pitfalls of tech incorporation into your homes.

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A clubby, snug feel has been achieved in this sitting room, with a walnut veneer wall that incorporates a modern fireplace and flat screen TV, and luxurious chairs dotted about. By doing this, you'll immediately notice that the furniture are the centerpieces here - not the TV.

For a velvet chair like this, try Metroretro, and for a chair similar to the green one, try William Yeoward.

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The boxing technique doesn't have to stop panels. You can always sacrifice a few shelves on the wall to create a built-in look that is classic with a stream-lined effect.

Any other ideas to help remove the focus from TVs in your home? Let us know below!

(Images: LivingEtc)