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Bigger is not always better – how to make a wall-mounted flat panel TV

Wall-mounted flat panel TV’s are a great way to get the most out of your entertainment and learning experiences. They free up valuable floor space and come in a huge variety of sizes.This tutorial will show you how to make the best flat panel TV for your space, regardless of the size.

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You can find HomeByMe’s current selection of TVs in the library Rooms>For all rooms>Electronics and entertainment and also in Rooms>Living room>Electronics and entertainment. You’ll find lots of units with bases that sit on your furnishings, but only one that is wall mounted.

The Areatua wall-mounted flat panel TV can be re-sized to match your chosen aspect ratio and size after clicking on the Properties button. If the red edge (arrow) doesn’t fit into your color scheme or you just want to design your own TV, it’s easy to do.

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The fastest way is to use one of the wall decorations in Rooms>For all rooms>Home decor>Wall decorations. Choose one that has an image on it. There’s a good selection, both with frames and without.

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This is the key to making  a quick change from a decoration into a TV: in the properties box, change the size to exactly what you want and change the Structure (frame) color to a dark color and the Picture area to a slightly different dark color. Or, use a frame color that goes with your color scheme.

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Now you have a flat panel TV ready to mount on the wall.

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The natural inclination is to make the biggest TV that you can, but it is the viewing distance that should determine your maximum size. The human eye can only take in a certain width at a certain distance.

There are as many different ways to figure out the best distance as there are trees in the forest, so measure your viewing distance, do a little searching online and find the method that you prefer. Bigger is not always better.

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A great way to use your imagination and really add some custom touches to your projects is to use Free shapes (Rooms>For all rooms>Free shapes) to make your own TV. Since a flat panel TV is basically a big rectangle, try some other treatments to fit your project.

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