I’m not sure if I’ve ever been more excited to share a product with you than I am today. Why? Because it solves the age-old dilemma of how to make a room look good – heck, even better – with a TV. Meet The Frame by Samsung. Yes, it literally looks like a piece of art. Here’s the scoop + before & after pics of what our family room looked like with our old TV vs. now with The Frame.
First, I’m not one to typically get excited about technology. Fred Baby thankfully leads the charge on that front. But THIS I am over the moon about. Because this involves design and aesthetics, and getting rid of a major eyesore.
You guys saw how I decorated our Family Room, excuse me, Glamily Room, for the Modernism Week Show House, right? I hung a large piece of art, Swanning, in place of where our TV would eventually go. That’s because I didn’t want to ruin the look of the room. However, as soon as the Show House ended, we hung our TV up so I could get my daily injections of Bravo + binge all my favorite shows.
And this is what the room looked like after. Womp, womp. Now, to be fair, we planned to hide those ugly cords somehow eventually, but it’s been 5 months and that still hadn’t happened and quite frankly, I didn’t know what the solution was. So when Samsung reached out about The Frame I was stoked. And here’s why.
THIS is how our room looks now with The Frame! Yes, that’s a TV.
It lays totally flush to the wall, just like a piece of art, thanks to a no-gap wall mount and invisible cable management (re: it gets rid of the ugly!). When you’re not using The Frame as a TV, you can press one simple button to toggle over to Art Mode.
The Frame comes preloaded with over 100 works of art in every genre, or you can upload your own photos.
So one minute you can be watching TV, and the next your TV looks like art – which comes in handy when someone comes over and you want to pretend you’re fancy.
Plus, it automatically adjusts to ambient light, so when it’s nighttime, the “art” goes dimmer to look more natural. It’s wild.
The screen resolution/quality is also astounding.
Again, not something that I typically even notice or understand the technology behind, but the quality is SO crystal clear and vibrant, you can’t help but notice. (For those who do understand such technical things, it’s “4K HDR Pro, for a superior range of rich color and contrast with four times more pixels than full HD.”)
Also something I wasn’t expecting: Our old TV was technically smaller, but took up more space than The Frame. In fact, when The Frame arrived, I thought they had mistakenly sent the 55” instead of the 65”. But it’s just that the old TV had so much bulky black frame around the screen that it took up more visual space.
With The Frame, it takes up less visual space, but your viewing screen is actually larger.
Also, something I never thought I’d be excited about: the remote. The design is incredibly clean, sleek, feels great in hand, and is uncannily intuitive.
It’s actually really pretty and I was able to navigate it right away. Normally, I’m like a senior citizen when it comes to things like that.
The integration is so good too. We no longer need our Apple TV box.
Everything is on the main screen and there’s no changing inputs or any annoyances like that.
If it’s possible to be in love with a TV, I am. And since I watch a lot of TV, it’s important. I was a radio-television-film major after all, so I’m just furthering my education. Wink, wink.
Oh and get this! You can choose to change up the charcoal bezel frame that it comes with to customize the look if you want, as there are three different frame options you can magnetically (and easily) swap out: walnut, light wood, or white.
Those are sold separately and I clearly couldn’t resist getting the white frame.
What do you think? Isn’t it the most beautiful TV you’ve never seen? Which frame color would you choose?
PHOTOS BY FRED MOSER
Thank you to Samsung for partnering on this post!
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