For better or worse, technology has come to consume our daily lives. While there are many advantages to having virtual assistants and endless smart devices throughout the house, they can also make your living environment feel stressful and cluttered. After all, humans were not meant to be surrounded by screens and wires for 24 hours a day. If you’re looking to make technology less visible in your home, here are a few tips for concealing gadgets while still maintaining their many benefits.
So, you want a state-of-the-art sound system that delivers the best possible listening experience without taking up the entire room? One foolproof solution is to opt for in-wall speakers, available from top audio brands like Bose, Bang & Olufsen or Bowers & Wilkins. They’ll discreetly blend into any living space while providing theater-quality surround sound.
Gallery Mode TVs
When not in use, a lot of people like the idea of hiding their television from view. Otherwise, there’s just a large black box hanging from the wall. A popular solution to this is to put it in a cabinet or install a retractable pop-up system. But as screens keep getting bigger and bigger, this becomes less practical. However, some of today’s best TVs, like the LG OLED and The Frame from Samsung, can be put into gallery mode and look strikingly similar to priceless paintings that hang on your wall.
Whenever possible, go with wireless technology in the home. You can pretty much control everything by voice command or with your smartphone via Bluetooth these days, and the benefits of this go far beyond convenience. This allows you to get rid of that tangled mess of unsightly cords once and for all. Even if you’ve learned to just live with it, your living space will certainly feel decluttered as soon as you do away with the wires.