- First check to see if it's possible to relocate the cable hookup so you can put the TV where you want it. If you have a crawl space or basement, it's often an easy change.
- Think about the areas you need to be able to view the TV - example - would you like to watch TV while cooking or doing dishes?
- There should only be 8 to 10 feet of space between people (between sofas and chairs). This allows ease of conversation, and it often means you need to pull furniture out from the walls. In the photo below, we pulled the gray sofa out from the wall about 3 1/2 feet, this allowed them to be closer to the TV and provided a walkway behind the sofa.
- Think about the size of your TV, before purchasing it, check to see if it will it fit in an unexpected place, such as a bookcase wall or over the mantle?
- Keep in mind every view, it's nice to be able to see out the windows as well as being able to see the TV, so you don't get that "closed in" feeling.
- Use 1/4" graph paper to create a room layout, make several copies so you can sketch furniture in different configurations. Or, a qualified interior designer can do a room layout.
Our comfortable custom furniture with the
Flat screen TV (notice we moved to above the fireplace per the homeowner's request)
Furniture was pushed against the walls, which was awkward for viewing
|Flat screen TV recessed into the sheetrock|
This would require remodeling but it's a nice clean look
Because the flat screen is recessed deep, it does not demand attention
and it looks nice from a side view, when you first enter the room
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