It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a living room update over here. The wall you can’t see is actually where my desk used to be. We’ve mixed things up recently and I’m pretty excited about the changes.
I loved having my desk and being able to work in the living room. It’s such a beautiful, airy space, but it got pretty old trying to keep my desk functional AND looking pretty all the time. I figured it was time to relocate it elsewhere. I missed having this corner tied into the rest of the living room.
When I was offered a chance to receive the latest Samsung Frame TV I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to rework this corner. We had only one TV, hidden away in our family room, and I’ve always hesitated adding a TV to the living room. I didn’t want a huge, black screen taking away from the room’s character. The Frame solved that dilemma perfectly – I can have a TV in the room without it looking obvious. In fact, it looks like a piece of art, and was designed in collaboration with designer Yves Béhar to be exactly that. It is the perfect accessory for the space.
When you’re not watching the TV, the Frame switches into Art Mode, which means it’s meant to stay on – all the time. Instead of it being a dark void, you get to choose a piece of art to display. The TV comes with a variety of art built in or you can purchase more to suit any preference. You can even upload your own pictures to completely customize it. Also, in case you’re wondering, the Frame is smart enough to adjust the brightness of the screen in Art Mode. Instead of a backlit screen, the art is dimmed, making it look like a real piece of artwork. SUCH a genius concept right?
Oh, and another way it fits into any space? The Frame has customizable bezels available in While, Beige Oak, and Walnut. I decided to buy the light wood frame to blend in with warmer wood tones surrounding it. And as you can see in the pictures, The Frame hangs flush against the wall, like an actual picture frame – Samsung really thought of every detail.
Even the wiring was reworked. Instead of the usual unsightly and bulky cords, Samsung created the “Invisible Connection.” It’s basically a super thin wire of a cord, barely visible against the wall. In fact as you an see in these pictures it’s really hard to detect. The wires attach to the “One Connect Box,” which we’ve hidden in one of the console tables drawers. In the other drawer? The small and streamlined remote. No more bulky universal remote for us thank you very much. The Frame is also a Smart TV and has all of our apps already installed: Netflix, Amazon, HBO. Done and done.
After hearing all of those traits, I was sold – BUT do you want to know what sold my husband on it? 4K HDR Pro. Not sure what that even means? It means it has four times the pixels of a full HD TV. Oh, and the contrast and color on this TV are insane. It’s in a whole different league than our current TV, which makes everyone all around happy.