Posts Tagged ‘big screen’

Dark – But Not Boring – Paper for Media Room

July 10, 2021
Media room before.
After
It was tricky getting the paper into that 1 1/2″ wide space between the windows, but it really makes the windows stand out.
Close-up. The non-woven material is made of synthetic fibers, rather than cotton or wood pulp.
The manufacturer is Schumacher, and the pattern is called Cymbeline.

When you’re cocooned to watch a movie in your tricked-out media room, you want the room nice and dark. But a dark wallpaper doesn’t have to be plain or simply textured.

The vining tree limbs and leaves of this wallpaper pattern add interest and movement to the walls and keep the mood from falling somber. But don’t distract from what’s going on on the big screen.

Schumacher is not one of my favorite brands. But this paper was not one of their contrary screen prints, but rather a non-woven material. It was stiff and thick, but pasting the back softened it up and made it pliable and cooperative.

The home is in the Montrose neighborhood of central Houston.

Remove TV Before Wallpaper Goes Up

July 9, 2021

Here is the wall in a media room where the big screen TV hangs. It’s virtually impossible to hang wallpaper around these wall-mounted TV’s. It’s just difficult to do, plus paste gets smeared all over the TV.

So I request that the TV be removed. The black horizontal bars are the mounts for the TV. These are pretty secure in the wall, and I feel it’s better to not mess with them. It’s easy enough to trim around these bars and the cables. And once the TV is back in place, you’re not going to see any little gaps between the wallpaper and the brackets.