Architects teach how to integrate electronic devices into the decor – Casa Vogue

See how to include televisions, computers, and video games in your decorating proposal. Office project of the Guadix studio (Photo: Guilherme Pucci)

Are you thinking about the electronic equipment that will be in the environment before defining the decorations? Knowing the size of the devices, the sockets needed to connect them and how to organize the wires guides you from the electrical project to the choice of furniture. And, of course, it is very important to have a harmonious decor!

Follow some tips so that TVs, computers and video games integrate with the arrangement of every space in the house:

Electronics to match the furniture

Whether in the living room, TV room, bedroom or home office, carpentry enables custom-made space planning for electronic devices. “The initial design must take into account the equipment that the resident has or would like to have in these environments. These are things that cannot be left for later, mainly because they need sockets and internet cables”, notes Priscila Tressino, architect at PB Arquitetura.

Even for those who will be buying ready-made furniture, it is important to check the measurements of the electronics and whether the size of the furniture fits. This prevents devices from being cramped or stacked, for example, which can give the impression that the space is improvised.

Architects teach how to integrate electronic devices into the decor (Photo: Luiza Schreier)

Carpentry organizes the TV room and office equipment, in the Co+Lab Juntos Arquitetura e Interiores office project (Photo: Luiza Schreier)

For those who wish to conceal the presence of equipment, planned furniture offers several options. “When the electronics are not the center of attention, it is possible to create smart woodwork, with doors that hide them when not in use. Retractable door systems are on the rise, not forgetting tilting or sliding options,” suggests architect Bernardo Tressino, also from PB Arquitetura.

Ready-made furniture also has some alternatives for hiding electronics. “video games and modems can be kept inside a closed rack with a straw, perforated or mesh screen, to maintain equipment ventilation and infrared access,” says architect Júlia Guadix, from Studio Guadix office.

Featured equipment

Often devices are more than functional objects, they can represent the personality of the tenant, and hobby and even form a collection. In this case, they can be appreciated in decoration, with exclusive niches and shelves. Brackets can receive special lighting, as long as it does not impair the performance of the device, and it is important to place the sockets in a discreet way.

electronics design

Architects teach how to integrate electronic devices into the decor (Photo: Rafael Renzo)

Thinking about the colors and design of electronics contributes to the harmony of the arrangement. VOA Architecture office project (Photo: Rafael Renzo)

Those for whom the appearance of the environment is a priority can invest in devices that combine functionality and differences in their design. There are televisions that resemble paintings and speakers that resemble lamps, for example.

Another tip is to pay attention to the tones of all the equipment that will be in the room. “Usually we have options in white or black, so it is interesting to choose devices of the same color, so that there is harmony. if a working surfacewhich should be visible, buy a monitor, CPU, keyboard, among other things, all in one tone”, Júlia leads.

Organized wires and cables

Architects teach how to integrate electronic devices into the decor (Photo: Henrique Ribeiro)

Hiding and organizing wires gives a cleaner look to the environment. PB Architecture office project (Photo: Henrique Ribeiro)

The mess of wires and cables often gives the impression of a messy environment, even though the rest is in order. Therefore, thinking about the resources to hide and organize ties is an essential part of the decoration. “When possible, it is ideal to run cables inside walls, through pipes or behind woodworking panels or with drywallPriscilla explains. Some compartments in furniture, such as recessed channels and false bottoms, with niches where wires are located, are features that also fulfill this function.

Even if you can’t make big changes and the connections are obvious, thinking about where to put each device and using a few simple additions will make everything more organized. “The advice is not to cross the cables, pulling them from left to right or vice versa. Ideally, they should take the shortest possible route and always try to place them behind the furniture,” teaches the architect from Studio Guadix.

After connecting, the second step is to wind the remaining wire and group the cables connected to the same device, such as the computer and the TV. You can use plastic or Velcro cable ties, spiral organizers or wire guides for this.

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