January 19, 2009
| by Arlen Schweiger
So you want your flat-panel TV covered for only your eyes to see when it’s turned on. Artwork is a great way to go in this manner, with a few really good solutions out there.
One of them, from Media Decor, lets you better visualize how all of the pieces will come together and look in your media room with an online builder section called Frame-It.
This way you can see real examples of details you may not have counted on, like the frame scaling smaller as the TV size gets larger—you can input the size of your TV to see how it will be affected.
Per the website, the steps are as follows:
- Select the approximate size of the TV
- Select an artwork or upload a file from your computer
- Select a Frame
- Select (optional) a wall color
- If you like the result, SAVE it as a Project
- If you want to make another Project, Click New Project and start again
- Print, save, email or request a price from the top menu
- To return to the website, click the ‘back’ button or click the Media Decor Logo
We’re particularly fond of the step that lets you upload a file from your computer—you may think you have a great family photo to use, but when it’s blown up to cover a 46-inch TV, you may think differently. Of course, the fact that you can use one of your own photos is cool enough in itself, so go for it. Or maybe that photo you took of the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone would especially stand out.
If you want something more traditional, Media Decor has more than 2,000 prints, from 15th-century artwork to contemporary, for you to try also.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.