Over the years, TV has gained more and more prominence, becoming one of the main means of communication, information and entertainment in the modern world. Whether to check the programming offered by television channels or the many options available on streamingsthe device is still present in the living rooms and also in the bedrooms.
But how to combine comfort and well-being during these occasions? The professionals from PB Arquitetura, Cristiane Schiavoni Arquitetura, Dantas & Passos Arquitetura and Patrícia Penna Arquitetura & Interior Design, list the main tips they implement in their projects. Check out!
1. Create a relaxing environment
In many projects, when one of the objectives is the good division of rooms your home, creating a TV room becomes essential to separate a specific space for contemplation and relaxation surrounded by the right equipment.
“The living room without a TV is more dedicated to socializing and meeting people and, therefore, emphasizes a lighter decor composed of sofas, benches and armchairs. The focus of the TV room is always the screen: therefore, our process consists of in creating an environment conceived with the idea of relaxation – from the layout to the definition of the furniture used”, explains Priscila Tressino.
two. Assess the dimensions of the TV room
According to professionals, the first step to idealize the TV room is to evaluate the dimensions of the room, considering aspects such as the distance between the sofa and the television, distribution of electrical points, use of acoustic equipment and special lighting.
To be the protagonist of the project, the size of the equipment needs to be compatible with the area of the environment – both for reasons of harmony between the items, as well as for visual convenience. “It’s no use buying a huge device if the space is small. It’s necessary to be compatible and respect a certain distance from other objects”, says Bernardo Tressino.
3. Calculate the size of the television
According to the architects, simple parameters drive interior architecture. In the case of height, it is recommended that the TV axis is always in line with the eyes – considering the height of a person in the sitting position, the references are between 1.20 m and 1.30 m from the floor. In terms of minimum and maximum distance, Priscila and Bernardo punctuate the minimum dimensions of 1.5 m and the largest of 2.5 m. But how to make this calculation?
Considering that the screens are indicated in inches, it is necessary to carry out the conversion in centimeters, where 1 inch is equivalent to 2.54 cm. Follow the example for a 50″ TV:
(50*1.5) * 2.54 = 190.5cm or 1.90m – in minimum distance.
(50*2.5) * 2.54 = 317.5 or 3.17m – at maximum distance.
4. Choose comfortable furniture and welcoming
In addition to television, another key direction involves the selection of complementary items to ensure a comfortable climate. This list includes a soft, deep sofa that can even be wider to stretch your legs.
“The more cozy the better. In small rooms, retractable models respond well to those who have a small room. The version with chaise responds very well to wider proposals, which can be complemented by poufs, used both for sitting and as support for the popcorn bucket”, guides the architect Paula Passos, from Dantas & Passos Arquitetura.
As a key part of the TV room, it is recommended that the sofa is pleasant to the touch, with a higher back and upholstery that ‘hugs’ the user. “The firm sofa is not suitable for this purpose, but for environments designed for living”, says architect Danielle.
Colors for fabrics
Regarding the colors of the fabrics, the indication is to adopt tones over sober tones, which are always easier to combine. To complement, a rug with a pleasant touch when stepping on, adequate lighting and the inclusion of blackout curtains and blinds to control natural light are very welcome in the design of the home theater with cinema airs.
5. Choose the right support
In general, racks are mostly used by people who have many devices connected to the television. But also the direct supports on the wall are often seen in masonry and drywall structures – the panels are always effective solutions to better hide the wiring without having to break the wall. Suitable for small apartments and integrated environments, swivel supports optimize space, allowing a television to serve two types of environments.
6. TVs in the rooms
Darling not only of the living rooms, we can often watch television in the dorm designs. The ratio of screen size and distance from the bed can be the same applied to the TV room, but for the resident to be able to watch lying down, it must be raised to 1.40 m and 1.50 m in height.
Generally, television support is used, but to define the appropriate model it is necessary to analyze the functionality. “The support can be fixed to the wall, articulated, ceiling and even automated, depending on the specificity of the project. In cases where there is no free wall to hang the TV, it can be installed in a hidden way, with a flip built into the lining, or even inside the wardrobe door itself, in the woodworking project”, details Priscila Tressino.
By Emilie Guimaraes