How to Fashionably Disguise Your Air Conditioner

Ductless cooling systems are gaining popularity due to the fact that they are energy efficient, environmentally friendly and completely customizable. Homeowners are able to cool and heat specific areas of their home to the temperature they desire so they don’t waste energy cooling a room they aren’t using. Chances are you have seen the small indoor devices installed high on walls in homes, offices or restaurants.

Although ductless air conditioners offer many benefits, from an interior design point of view, they present several challenges. These A/C units need to be placed high in a room so that cool air can have the greatest effect as it drops to the floor. But how do you work the unit into the room’s decor? How can you make them not stand out or look tacky?

Here are some good places to install your unit and a few great types for how to design around it:

Above a doorway

Since this spot is difficult to use for traditional storage space, it can work well for an air unit. If the air conditioner and door are both white, chances are it work well together and you will be less likely to notice it.

Above an armoire

Another great spot is above an armoire or cabinet since it is usually difficult to reach and would otherwise collect dust. If you are looking at the cooling system from a lower angle, it can actually have the same minimal visual effect as recessing it into a false beam or wall.

Above a bookcase

If you place the air system above an open shelf that shares the same width, it will look like one vertical element instead of a box hanging in the middle of a blank wall.

If you are staying cool this summer with a wall-mounted cooling unit, try to make it flow with the rest of the room and get creative with the placement. Looking for more interior design tips? Visit our blog page often. Here at Sherwood Studios, we offer elegant, sophisticated and high-end contemporary furniture and interior design services. Contact us today at 248-855-1600 if you have any questions. We can’t wait to help you turn your dream into reality!

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