People seek more privacy in their homes, especially when visitors are around.
My friend Caro told me that she needed to create TV room for her boys because it was very difficult for her to switch off the TV and send her children away to give her time to talk to her visitors every time they came calling.
Welcome to the world; the newest trend in interior décor is to separate TV room from the living room. Gone are the days when it was a must have for TV to be in the living room.
Having a separate TV room is a great idea, but unfortunately most urbanites live in small spaces and there is nothing much one can do to determine how many rooms they should have. This is especially challenging if you are renting and cannot make any permanent changes. Fortunately, separating your TV room from your living room can be done easily.
Being creative with colour, furniture and other accessories are all you really need to achieve two beautiful spaces in your home.
Did you know that you can arrange your furniture in a way that you are able to separate two rooms? You can either use a room divider or bookshelves to make an excellent room divider. Putting a couch in the den with its back to the living room can also create a visual separation and you can have your TV room separated from the living room.
If the divider is not enough to separate these two rooms; you can hang curtains from hooks in the ceiling to close off the TV room completely from the living room so that people watching movies or TV will not distract those who are on the other side.
Another way to separate these two spaces is by painting the walls in different but complementary colours to visually separate the two rooms. Always use a colour wheel to make sure that your tones match and that you are not mixing cool and warm colours. But remember this is not the most effective way to divide two spaces.
Some thinking is needed here. The use of big pots lined up creates the visual impression of a wall without blocking light or disrupting air flow.This kind of a divider is good for people with children because it is easy to monitor what they are doing on the other side.
It is a great idea to have a separate TV room from your living room; you can have quality time in there with your family, especially if you have movie nights with your spouse or the entire family.
Whether it is permanent or temporary; a little effort in your home and you can have your TV room in place.