Okay, raise your hands “How many of you have a television in your master bedroom?” If you do, do you wish it was a little less obvious? There are solutions!
Below is guest post about TV Lift systems. Options for a cabinet at the foot of your bed, drop downs from the ceiling and even in-floor automated systems are available.
On a personal note, I do not have a TV in the master bedroom, however if I did I would surely want the in-floor automated system!
Give Your Master Bedroom a Facelift with a TV Lift
Of all the rooms in your house, the master bedroom is the one space that should be devoted completely to your comfort. This area serves a single purpose: helping you rest and relax. That doesn’t just mean sleeping, listening to music, or reading a book. It can also be very soothing to lounge on a luxurious memory foam mattress and watch a favorite show before it’s time for lights out. For many of us, that’s actually part of the ritual of “winding down” as we prepare for sleep. The biggest problems with putting a TV in the master bedroom have to do with space and aesthetics. Here are three ways you can use an automated TV lift mechanism to keep your master bedroom looking serene and uncluttered.
Foot of the Bed
One favorite master bedroom project is installing a TV lift at the foot of a bed. It can go in a prefabricated TV lift cabinet or in a custom-made piece of furniture to match the headboard. If you pick a screen the correct size (between 42 and 46 inches on the diagonal), the viewing distance is just right. This is the type of setup to choose if:
- The space at the foot of the bed isn’t needed for a walkway
- You like to sit propped up in the bed while you watch TV
- You want a lift cabinet that blends in with your existing bed frame
- You want a piece of media furniture that provides storage for additional A/V components, DVDs, and more
Ceiling Drop Down
Sometimes, adding another piece of furniture can really throw an entire room off-balance. That’s OK; you don’t need a cabinet to install a TV lift. The lift can be concealed in the ceiling to drop down at the push of a button. This is a much more attractive option than having a wall mount looming over the bed. No one will even know it’s there until the lift is activated. A drop down mechanism is ideal if:
- You don’t want a big entertainment center taking up floor space
- You don’t want to block French doors or a picture window with a view
- You like to recline far back with your head tilted slightly up as you watch TV
Under Floor Lift
This is one of the least expected places to hide a TV lift, but it can be a great way to keep your bedroom décor looking streamlined. An under floor lift will work with almost any type of floor covering since the lid floats up with the TV. It blends particularly well with hardwood floors since the grooves in the wood flooring hide the outline of the lid easily. This is the style to choose if:
- You want to install a very large, heavy TV that isn’t suitable for a ceiling mount
- Your bedroom faces a wall where there isn’t generally any foot traffic
- You like to watch TV from a longer viewing distance
With so many great options for installing a TV tastefully in a master bedroom, we bet you won’t rest until you have a TV lift to call your own!