Mahindra Splendour: Living Room
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4. How can I make the TV less obtrusive in the living room?The most obvious way would be to hide the TV inside a cabinet with sliding shutters. If it is mounted on the wall, create a gallery wall around the screen – this camouflages it and tricks the eye into looking at things other than the TV. Another option could be to create a different zone, however tiny, within the living room. Demarcate the zone with either a folding screen, a decorative hanging divider, or even a bookshelf.Find more innovative ways to hide the TV
Make sure to buy media-storage furniture that will coordinate with the rest of the furniture in a room. You could either consider custom cabinetry or reimagine a favourite piece of furniture, such as an armoire. Tip: Do note all equipment (including the TV) needs proper ventilation, so an enclosed cabinet should have enough air vents.
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7. Bare the floorsAccessories like carpets and rugs can the raise indoor temperature by absorbing and retaining heat. On the other hand, stones like marble, granite and other natural varieties have a lot of mass and don’t tend to warm up very easily, making them an ideal choice for the tropical Indian climate. So bare the floors to make the most of all this coolness. The subtly shaded natural stone in this room won’t absorb too much heat and will help keep the indoor temperature on the lower side.Tip: If you really have to use a carpet, go for chatais (reed or jute mats), which don’t absorb as much heat as thicker carpets do. They are also easy to roll up and store. 6 Stone Floors Best Suited for Indian Homes