Designer Tips to Integrate Heat Pump and Air Conditioner Units with Existing Interior Design and Decor
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Mini splits can be attractively integrated with existing architectural design and decor. The units can be used for creating unique accents if there is no attractive way to hide heat pump and air conditioner units on walls. If you think that mini splits are functional eyesores in your home interiors, Lushome collection of creative ways to hide the units or decorate them gives ideas to achieve more attractive interior design and decor.
Ductless mini split heat pumps and air conditioners became an energy-efficient alternative to central heating and air conditioning systems. These units are great for reducing electricity bills, but present challenges for interior design and decorating. Mini splits are not integrated into the interior design of a house, and often are added to rooms afterthought.
The units extend about 7 – 9 inches from the wall, and to work efficiently need to be unobstructed. To keep the unit from sticking out like a sore thumb, designers offer creative ways to integrate it with architectural features, existing interior design and decor by using enclosures, paint or decorative images. Here are some good places for the unit and attractive ideas for its decorating.
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Designer tips for mini split units
Recessed into a wall or false beam, the unit becomes almost invisible while improving functionality of interior design. Architectural designs help to minimize the distance the heater and air conditioner unit juts from the wall. The units look great with recessed lighting fixtures or above a window, especially in small rooms.
Above a doorway or above large furniture pieces, like bookcases, armoires, cabinet storage systems or beds, are good spots for mini splits. An open shelf system can be used for creating a vertical element with the unit. Just try to match the dimensions of the unit and wall shelf, creating a visual interest and harmonizing interior design.
The unit can be decorated with color to create an accent or match existing interior design an decor. The mini split can be hidden inside an open bookcase, entertainment unit, built-in shelves or in modular storage system.
Creating a custom cover for the unit helps beautifully integrate it with interior design. Decorating with stickers, painting, pattern or color adds visual interest to living spaces, and creatively accentuate interior decorating and decor.
Paint for decorating a unit is a great idea. It will be invisible on the wall of painted a matching color. Simple painting ideas and well selected colors can do great job for hiding mini splits or creating wonderful accents for modern interior design and decorating. Existing wall decorations may help disguise a unit among them and make it less noticeable, blending the function with decorative elements of energy-efficient, attractive, smart and modern interior design and decor.
by Ena Russ
last updated: 24.10.2016