Two tips for those who want to buy audio-visual equipment for a small living room

21 April 2020
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If your living room is quite small but you would love to put some audio-visual equipment in it so that you could start listening to music and watching films in this space, you might find some of the following ideas quite helpful.

Find a speaker that is aesthetically pleasing

If your living room is tiny and does not, therefore, having any discreet storage areas where you can put your speakers, then you have to accept the fact that the speakers you buy will be visible. With this in mind, you should search for speakers that not only provide the sound quality you desire but which will also look great in your particular living room. For instance, if in addition to being compact, your living room is decorated with a lot of spherical and circular objects (such as a round lampshade, a globe, some spherical string lights, etc.) then you might want to look for a speaker that won't be too visually imposing and which will blend in well with this circular decor.

B&O (Bang and Olufsen), for example, make speakers which, whilst they come with three-legged stands that allow people to put them on any level surface, can also be mounted to a wall. Many brands produce speakers like these and they can work well in small rooms, as if they're attached to a wall, it won't use up any of a room's inadequate floor space. If you want to take this a step further and ensure that this compact speaker really complements the look of the room, you might want to look for one that comes in a circular form so that it matches your decor.

Get a moveable television

When a big television is placed in a small living room and its width spans almost an entire wall of that room, it can make that space look crowded and feel uncomfortably cramped. However, there is nothing quite like watching your favourite film on a huge screen that allows you to spot every minute visual reference that the director included, as well as all of the subtle facial expressions that the actors make. A lot of brands are aware of this conundrum and have come up with their own solutions to this issue.

One way to solve this issue could be to get a moveable television. This equipment will offer you that level of visual detail that you desire; however because a television like this is placed on a wheeled stand, you can wheel it out into the centre of the room whenever you feel like watching a film on a big screen, and then slide it behind your sofa or into a storage area in another part of your home when you're finished with it, which means that this large object does not have to be a permanent fixture in your compact living room. 

For more information on B&O speakers, contact a supplier.