For most people, a fifty inch plasma screen is something we’d rather not be the entire focal point of our family space. When entertaining at our homes it can be especially important to downplay the screen in favour of creating an atmosphere conducive to conversation and sociability.
The problem of course for many people is just how to work with the ever larger screens whilst still keeping these from becoming the central focus of our living rooms. While some people are fortunate enough to have a separate family room or media room, the rest of us must find ways to incorporate television screens more subtly.
For those in smaller spaces especially, such as a Yaletown condo, choosing ways to incorporate your television without overwhelming the space is essential. If your Yaletown home is slightly smaller in size, you need to choose pieces that function to full utility.
New furnishings are increasingly taking this television dilemma into account. New pieces that allow space for sleeker screens without huge boxy entertainment units are becoming more common.
Some manufacturers are even leaving room for venting, ensuring that electronics do not overheat. Many pieces now also offer ways of hiding the screen or at least minimizing its centrality.
Opting to forgo a television entirely is of course another option. As so much screen time is used on a personal computer, opting to do without an actual television doesn’t have to mean never having access to a movie or show.
A slightly larger screen in your office space is another option that allows you to keep your living room screen free.
Though screens are such a huge part of our lives today, it is important to remember that making your television a centerpiece in your home tends to disrupt other ways of engaging with one another.