When designing your home, numerous considerations come into play. From the colour scheme to the textures, ornaments to furniture; there are numerous variables to contend with but where do your appliances fit in?
To make electrical appliances more than just a functional, necessary piece of equipment and incorporate them into your interior design plans follow these simple tips:
Think purpose and function
Think about the purpose of each room you are designing and how you envisage your electronics to function in that particular room. How often will you use it? Will you need a TV in a room to be hidden away or is it to be shown off and displayed? Will there be a surround sound system involved? By answering these questions you help eliminate the feeling that these items are just tacked on out of necessity. The room will feel more complete and purposeful as a result.
Find the right appliances
The way your actual devices look will have much to determine how well they can be incorporated into a room design. Some look boxy and heavy, whereas some look elegant and graceful.
Depending on the style and colour you have in mind for your room, you’ll want to choose electrical appliances that match or compliment it or furniture to hide
it away – you may go as far as to think about how speakers might be concealed behind walls or appliances behind fitted cupboard doors. Many electronic devices now come in a range of colours so look for something that’ll fit in with your existing colour scheme.
Some things need to be out in the open, however. When setting up your internet for example, your router will always have to be placed somewhere unobstructed so as to provide maximum wireless signal. When you choose an internet service provider, you should try and choose one that supplies a free router that is stylish, and will fit in with the style of your room, such as the pictured BT Wireless Broadband device.
Leads and cables running from your electronics can appear unsightly. One of the major challenges will be hiding them under carpets or behind skirting but this should be taken into consideration when designing how the room will look and be used.
If you don’t want carpet in a particular room, you might have to invest in a wireless sound system rather than a wired one. In addition, think about where your power supply will come from – the last thing you want is to ruin your aesthetic by having chains of extension leads running all over the room.