Decorating is something we do to impact the mood of a room. You can make it feel traditional, modern, cozy, cold, and anything in between. But what are you supposed to do when you have a TV in the room? It may feel like a struggle to decorate around your TV. Some people go so far as to cover up their TV just like they used baseboard heater covers, but that isn’t realistic for everyone. Here are some ways you can use your TV as decor in your room instead.
Not the main focus
One thing you can do is include the television in your design, but don’t make it the main focus. With a smaller TV on a large wall, you have the ability to include a lot of different art and shelving in order to make the TV appear almost as a large picture in a collage as opposed to the biggest, most important thing in the room.
If you don’t want your TV to be a focus but don’t want to cover it up, one thing you could do is make it blend in with the wall and decorations on the wall. Make everything black, and the TV will blend right in. A black wall used to be taboo in the design world, but it has become more of an accent to decorating now and can really modernize the feel of the room.
Entertainment Center centerpiece
One thing many people like to do is get a floor-to-ceiling entertainment center to really focus in on the TV watching experience. The entertainment center itself acts as decor for the room and allows you to have plenty of places to hide away your DVDs, video game systems, and DVD players. It also is a great way to hide away toys if your room doubles as a toy room for children.
Centerpiece of the room
Another popular thing people do when designing their living room space is to use the TV as the centerpiece "art" for the room. The TV takes the center of the wall and the decor comes out from there. Shelving and art gives the room a very symmetrical feel and helps make the TV even more of a focus than it was previously.
Working with a fireplace
If you have a fireplace in the room you are trying to decorate, that can really impact where and how you decorate with your TV. It is very popular to put your TV directly above the fireplace to keep the main design features in the room together. Others want to separate the features to give a different feel to the room. Either case is fine, but remember to place your furniture in the room in a way that both features are easily viewed from seating. You and your guests will likely want the ability to easily look at both features. When decorating around your fireplace, make sure you check to make sure it is safe and there won’t be too much heat coming out near the area of your decor.
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Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.