5 tips to style your living room around a hidden TV lift

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5 tips to style your living room around a hidden TV lift

One of the fundamental rules of interior design (or any sort of design for that matter) is to design around a centrepiece; a focal point that occupies people’s attention.

And for most living rooms, that centrepiece is the TV.

With minimalist styles like Scandi all the rage right now, it’s little wonder we’ve seen demand for TV lifts rise (no pun intended) in popularity in both homes and workplaces over the last couple of years.

Of course, as with anything interior design-related, it’s crucial that all the elements in your home work well together to form a cohesive flow and appearance.

While popup TV lifts are a great choice for your place, you can take it even further by bringing in other ideas…

Why TV lifts?

Compared to conventional TV cabinets, popup cabinets bring a whole range of neat features beyond their slick, sci-fi appearance:

  • Protect your TV screen from physical and sun damage
  • Free up your TV cabinet when it isn’t in use and reduce visual clutter
  • Eliminate the risk of tipping
  • Creates space, allowing you to do more with your living room

If space is tight, TV lifts are something you should be thinking about. As you’re no doubt aware, every single inch of free space is valuable, and by being able to hide your TV whenever you want, you’ll have that much more space to play with.

Not only that, but as anyone with kids has probably guessed, they can also be great ways of protecting your TV from damage caused by young kids running around.

Not to mention, they’re just plain cool, end of story!

Learn more about the benefits of TV lift cabinets.

Styling your living room with TV lifts

TV lift cabinets aren’t like regular cabinets – since they allow you to show or hide your TV whenever you want, they open a whole world of new options when it comes to styling your living room.

  • Don’t really have an eye for interior design?
  • Aren’t sure what you can get away with?
  • Eager to learn what sorts of mistakes you need to avoid?

Luckily for you, we’ve put together a couple of pointers, suggestions and tips you can use when trying to figure out how to work a TV lift into your living room…

Be careful when putting something where your TV is

This is one of the biggest advantages of TV lifts – just think what you could do with all of that extra space you now have.

Just remember to give it a second thought.

When styling around a TV lift, some people make the mistake of assuming that they need to put something where the TV usually sits in order to avoid having empty space.

Just remember to think about the practical considerations. Depending on how much space you have, your TV and whatever you use to fill the space when it isn’t in use could interfere with each other, causing problems.

Have you thought about where you’re going to keep your CDs, DVD player or games consoles?

Because you might not be able to keep them in the TV cabinet like you’re used to!

The lift mechanism and the screen itself take up room. While this depends more so on the size and specifications of the cabinet your carpenter is crafting, be sure to consider what you store in your current unit – and remember that now, you’ll have a TV lift mechanism to house as well.

Luckily, for most people it isn’t a problem – a lot of us hardly have a large collection of DVDs or CDs anymore! Still, it’s worth thinking about.

You don’t need to make the TV the centrepiece anymore

In most homes, the TV is the centrepiece of the living room.

That doesn’t have to be the case anymore.

Since TV lift cabinets allow you to show and hide your TV as needed, you can get away with designing your living room layout around something else instead – after all, your TV isn’t going to be taking up space all the time anymore.

Whether it’s your prized collection of vinyls, a feature wall that you want to show off or the piano you inherited from your grandparents, TV lifts give you the freedom to make something more meaningful the focus of the room.

It’s perfect for minimalist styles

After all, the main draw of TV lifts is that they free up space and reduce the amount of visual clutter when you aren’t using your television!

It’s this attribute that makes them the perfect fit for minimalist designs.

When creating a minimalist living room, there are a lot of hurdles you’ll have to overcome. One of the biggest (literally) is the TV screen in the middle of the room, which can occupy a lot of space and force you to compensate by cutting other things out of the room:

  • Other decor or accessories
  • Photos and paintings on your walls
  • TV cabinet decorations like vases

With a TV lift however, you’ll be able to hide the screen when it isn’t in use, giving you more freedom to bring other decorations in without creating clutter and ruining your carefully-crafted minimalist theme. 

Get creative with locations

The most common place people get electric TV lifts installed are in living room TV cabinets.

However, that isn’t the only option – so long as there’s enough space for the screen, the lift mechanism and the electrical wiring, you can fit a TV lift just about anywhere!

One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to designing rooms with these innovative devices is that since they’re new, a lot of people haven’t quite figured out what to do with them, and thus stick to a handful of more common ideas.

Really, there’s no limit to what a TV lift can do to your interior design!

For example, some of the more creative uses we’ve seen are:

  • Installing a popup TV lift at the end of a spa, jacuzzi or bathtub
  • Putting TVs in kitchen counters
  • Fitting screens into bed frames
  • Using TV lifts to integrate computer screens into conference tables
  • Making the most of limited space on a boat!

Long story short, it isn’t just the living room anymore!

Click here to see some of the creative ways our TV lifts have been used by our clients.

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More than just standing desks

Style your living room with Ergomotion’s range of TV lifts

While we’ve been doing a pretty strong push for our Edesk standing desk range recently, by no means are electric standing desks the only things we offer!

Just like our standing desks, each of our popup TV cabinets:

  • Are custom-built to your specifications
  • Can be retrofitted into existing pieces of furniture
  • Are made with high-quality motors and workmanship

While we may not be able to help you style your living room beyond general tips about what you can do with TV lifts, we can supply some of the best TV lifts in Melbourne!

10 FAQ’s on TV lifts

We supply lifts in a wide range of sizes, allowing us to accommodate screens running from computer monitors to TVs up to 65-inches across.

Call Ergomotion on (03) 9579 1454 or fill in this form to find out how we can help you.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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