As the LG Techorator, I know how important it is for your technology to integrate seamlessly into the home and with your lifestyle. With a few easy “techorating” tips, you can make sure your new technology works with the look and feel of your home, rather than overwhelming the space.

LG Techorator Tips Fall is the Perfect Time to "Tecorate Your Home"

Doug Wilson | The LD Techorator

October 2008

LG Techorator Tips
Fall is the Perfect Time to "Tecorate Your Home"

Author: Doug Wilson, The LD Techorator

As the LG Techorator, I know how important it is for your technology to integrate seamlessly into the home and with your lifestyle.  With a few easy “techorating” tips, you can make sure your new technology works with the look and feel of your home, rather than overwhelming the space.

When integrating new technology into your home, it is important to keep in mind the size of the room you are updating. If you are working with a larger living space, remember not to go overboard with one particular theme, pattern or technology. Pick one focal point and work from there.

As summer fades into fall, people will be spending more time indoors, updating and remodeling their homes. Now is a great time for people to upgrade the technology in their home, and there’s no better way to do so than with “Techorating,” a concept introduced by LG Electronics.  This concept is based on the art of integrating technology into your home design in a way the suits both your lifestyle and the layout of the room. 

As the LG Techorator, I know how important it is for your technology to integrate seamlessly into the home and with your lifestyle.  With a few easy “techorating” tips, you can make sure your new technology works with the look and feel of your home, rather than overwhelming the space.

 

Keep a Clean Design
 
With the TV, speakers, DVD players and more, people today need to practice cord control.  New technology and a few easy steps make it easy to maintain a cleaner, more organized look.

Go wireless – many leading technology companies offer wireless speakers and other peripherals, giving your living space a crisp, modern feel.  One great new option is the LG LHT888 DVD Home Theater System, which can add impeccable sound to the room without taking over your interior design and cluttering your room.

 

Pick a Focal Point

When integrating new technology into your home, it is important to keep in mind the size of the room you are updating. If you are working with a larger living space, remember not to go overboard with one particular theme, pattern or technology. Pick one focal point and work from there.

By choosing the focal point in your room, you can decide where to begin your efforts and work from there.  With just a few integral pieces, the room can be made to feel spacious, yet comfortable.

 

Clear the Clutter

Some consumer electronics companies like LG are introducing recycling programs for consumers to clear out their old technology and make room for their new home theater. Recycle your old TV and bring in a new flat screen for an instant style upgrade. (www.LGusa/green.)

Once the old TV is recycled, table-top or wall-mounting the new flat screen can add space to your room and streamline the look and feel.  With so many new innovative models on the market, there are many ways to upgrade this focal point of the home while creating a stylish design that complements the décor and incorporates unique tastes and personalities.  The LG 50PG60 plasma HDTV is one option that can be wall-mounted and easily integrated into your space, maintaining the overall feel of your interior design.

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Right Place, Right Time

Often times the place were most people want to position their televisions seems the most impossible to carry out.  Don’t fret! The place that looks perfect for your television may actually be the best spot.  Don’t be afraid to put that new 50-inch flat screen above the fireplace, but remember that competing design elements – large mirrors, picture windows – will make the space look too cluttered.  Here are some tips to consider:

 

    1. HDTV delivers the most impact when your eye level is at the center of the display; so budget money for a stand or wall-mounting system that puts your TV at eye level. Many people mount their flat-panel HDTVs too high for optimal viewing.
    2. Try painting the wall behind your flat screen a darker shade than normal.  If you want to be daring, a dark charcoal will help your black frame blend in.  If you are looking for something more subtle, paint the wall a shade or two deeper than the others for a more pleasing viewing environment.
    3. Don’t let your flat screen be the only thing on the wall.  Fill out the space using symmetrical design and equal proportions that still let the eye focus on the TV – such as matching pictures on either side of the screen with high gloss frames to mimic the television to achieve balance and symmetry.

By following these simple Techorating tips, you can easily integrate any new technology into your home, without losing the look and feel of your interior design.

For these and more techorating tips during fall redecorating season, check out www.lgusa.com/techorator.

Celebrity designer Doug Wilson, best known for TLC’s “Moving Up” and “Trading Spaces” programs and author of “Doug’s Rooms,” is the LG Techorator, the expert on integrating style and technology into today’s lifestyles.


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