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Wall panelling on TV wall

Hi all, seeking some thoughts/advice on a feature wall I'm planning.

 

In my FIFA Room (AKA Theatre) I'm doing panelling on the TV wall. I'm trying to decide if I do horizontal or vertical panelling...

 

Will horizontal compliment the width of the TV? Or will vertical look better? I have an 85inch TV and the wall is about 4m wide including a 1m doorway so the TV gets centred in roughly 3m section.

 

I've recently done horizontal shiplap in my entry (unfinished area so ignore the random placement of plants).

 

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Re: Wall panelling on TV wall

My vote for what it is worth is horizontal.
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I also vote horizontal. It will look fantastic @ProjectPete!

 

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Thanks for your input gents @Brad @Jason. Still keen on other people's thoughts. I love the look of the vertical batten cladding (about 25-30mm width) but feel it'll take the focus of the TV, even be a bit distracting, so will save it for a different area.

 

I'm thinking about the colour I paint it too now. I love the Dulux Domino which I used in the Entry but don't want to double up and I'm thinking a really deep, dark green could be the go. I have a French Oak TV unit with black and dark grey accents, a dark grey couch with timber feet along with dark brown leather cushions and pouf, white walls and ceiling and of course any beloved polished concrete floor. I'll also have a set of cacti in the corner. It's a very earthy, raw, masculine look/feel I'm going for. 

 

Suggestions on the best green? Or any other colours I should consider?

 

Thanks again 

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I vote horizontal. My colour choice gun metal grey.

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Just my two cents (as I am CAD drawing my home theater design as well!) but horizontal will always look better due to the inherent 'width' 16:9 of a TV screen...vertical would clash. Then again that is design - contrast can be used extremely effectively - but just IMHO KISS works and go horizontal!

Depending on your setup remember those cables mate...I have a Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 system going in and with just with a computer, PS4 and Foxtel (of course amplifier, but dont forget power boards, Ethernet cables/splitters, transformers etc) I have HAD to go with a false wall rear to hide them all.

 

I'll be honest and say that I was OCD enough to do a spreadsheet up and count all the cabling up. That was when I started to panic! Just IMHO anyway, good luck man :smile:

 

EDIT ps: before it gets jumped on by a grammar/spelling Nazi; I am aware of my spelling of 'theater' and the fact that it is incorrect (in this country; Australia). I override the spell check in homage to my favourite band :smile: peace

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Def see where you're coming from @Former Workshop member 

 

I have my conduit set into my brick wall (new home) so nothing to worry about there except when the head/end of a cord is too big for the condut haha.

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@ProjectPete Whoa...conduit chased into the wall is going to the next level...nice commitment to a quality finished product mate :laugh: I guess I managed to get lucky with my home theater placement; the other side of the single brick wall the TV and gear will be on is the inside of the Bed 2 wardrobe *thumbsup* neat little poke through the wall and run a conduit up (hidden inside the wardrobe) to the roof cavity for the ceiling and rear speakers :wink: just personally chasing conduit into a wall is too much...kudos to you for committing to that kind of an install though mate :smile:

 

I don't even want to think about the number of times I have had 'x' number of cables perfectly running through a specific opening...only to realise there was a power cord I'd forgotten! I don't know about anyone else but it always seems to be a power cord (with the big plug that is tenths of a mm too big for the hole...of course...) that has taken a couple of years off my life :hysterical:

 

I currently keep changing my mind with my design (it seems to be a relentless loop of trying to incorporate some appealing aesthetics without compromising the function of the home theater itself...I have a dozen CAD efforts that haven't cut it) so I'd love to see any pic's or sketches or whatever as you work through it mate :smile:

Cheers

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Re: Wall panelling on TV wall

Firstly I would definitely go with the horizontal paneling..It will have the effect of stretching your horizontal axis to a more cinemascope aspect ( 2.35:1 )..
And secondly, use the same grey paint that is on your existing paneling...Grey is the ideal colour background because it's a neutral colour..
BTW..Who makes an 85" TV.? That's HUGE!!!
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@Prof Horizontal it is :smile:

 

I was thinking last night of using the same Dulux Domino I use din my entry coz I love it and it's perfect for theatre room, was just trying to mix it up a bit. Also considered Dulux Oolong which isn't as dark and looks like it has a blue tone in its grey (to my eyes anyway).

 

Typo :cheeky: It's an 82" https://www.jbhifi.com.au/samsung/samsung-q75-82-qled-4k-smart-tv/392570/ although I wish it was this https://www.jbhifi.com.au/samsung/samsung-q900-82-8k-uhd-qled-tv/380891/ (which seems reasonable given you get a $2500 gift voucher in return haha)

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