It’s that question we all face at some point when decorating our homes, how do we incorporate the big black box into our everyday decor? In my home, we’ve done it two different ways (see #4 and #6 below), but everyone’s situation is different.
Some people have both a living room and a family room, which allows one to be more formal and the other for casual TV watching, however many need to squeeze that television into just one main living space. Everyone has to deal with their television, where to put it, and how to design around it, so I rounded up nine different options for television placement in a main living room.
1. Curate Around It. Position the flat screen above a console and gather a group of artwork to surround the television with prints, photographs, or other favorite framed works of art. Adding multiple rectangles (in either symmetrical or asymmetrical format) takes the spotlight away from the big black screen and also allows you to showcase meaningful images.
2. Flank It. Bookcases both skinny and wide enclose a television and visually frame it with their vertical placement. Flanking a television with free standing or built in bookcases and surrounding it with decorative objects balances the weight of the big screen and reduces the television’s dominance in a living space.
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