With the current economic climate looking the way it does; one word, dismal, it’s not surprising that both first-time and long-time homeowners are choosing to downsize their living spaces. However, there are many benefits to downsizing such as saving money, energy, resources, clutter and time on hours of upkeep. 

“Plus, saving on rates and taxes means you don’t need to skimp on some of the luxuries you’ve become accustomed to, such as having a Smart TV,” says Jaco Joubert, SKYWORTH brand manager. “The SKYWORTH S9A OLED TV is just 3.6mm thick, so it really can fit into any space, it’s that thin!”  

Joubert provides the following tips on how to make your TV work in a smaller space:

Use the corner – Corners are some of the most underutilised parts in a room, particularly in a small space. Take advantage of every nook and cranny by wall-mounting your TV into a corner or placing it on a corner TV stand. This way it won’t overpower the room and, with the S9 A OLED TV’s Wide View Angle everyone in the room, no matter where they’re sitting, will be able to watch. “Whereas an LCD TV can only emit the light straight, each of the S9A OLED TV’s pixels emits light 360 degrees. So, every angle is the best viewing angle, and everyone in the room is a VIP.”

Vertical shelf – Place the TV in the centre of a small wall and make the most of the limited wall space by displaying art on a higher shelf and keeping the lower shelves for storage. This will help create visual balance in the area.

Parallel furniture – For a small area, instead of wraparound seating, place the couches parallel to the TV to make the area seem less cramped. Added to this, the S9A OLED TV’s ingenious design has the ability to make the space seem bigger. The frame almost ‘disappears,’ giving you a wider, interference-free viewing experience.

Dividing shelves – Use open shelves to divide the TV space from the rest of the home. You can also carry through the design with storage shelves around the TV.

Pop of colour – Why not create a vibrant ambiance in a small space reserved for TV viewing by using bright colours that contrast the rest of the living area to give the television space a distinct identity. Joubert suggests painting a feature wall in Pantone’s Colour of the Year Classic Blue. 

Playtime – Since the TV area is a space for fun and relaxation, in a small space, it can be combined with an indoor playroom for children. Colourful shelves for storing toys and comfortable seating will complete the room. Plus, you don’t have to worry about ‘square eyes’ for the kids when it comes to watching the S9A OLED TV. The blue light emitted from screens can, over time, cause eye problems such as retinal injury, myopia and cataracts. However, OLED doesn’t need backlight, thereby minimising the harm of blue-light hazard and making it the best choice for your family, especially the little ones. The eye protection mode of an ordinary LCD TV is at the expense of picture quality. The colour is too warm and yellow, but it can’t reduce all the harmful blue light effects.

Elevation – There are certain viewing angles that create the illusion of space as well as those that are better for you ergonomically. The S9A OLED TV provides both of these things. The optimum viewing angle is between five and eight degrees, says Joubert. The S9A OLED is at an angle of 5.5 degrees providing a healthier and more comfortable viewing experience.

Shutters – A great way to keep the area separate from the other living spaces in the home is to have sliding shutters that add a sense of warmth and cosiness without blocking out the natural light.

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