I know, I know- how embarassing. I've tried not to show that end of the living room because I knew it's not the best design move ever. But in my defense 1930's homes weren't built with TV location in mind. Our fireplace should be a focal point in the room, but where to put the TV? Our living room is our main hang out spot so we use the TV a lot.
There is much debate about TV's and living rooms. Should you try to hide it in a cabinet?
Leave it out in the open for all to see?
I thought of several options for our living room when we first moved in.
On a TV stand on the small wall between the dining entry and hallway entry? Nope, it's the first thing you see when you walk in the door and not good for traffic flow.
Switching the TV and the chair location? I didn't like this very much either. Covering a window didn't seem like a good idea. Even if we had pushed the TV up into the corner I felt it would have been awkward.
We always thought we'd buy a flat screen and just hang it above the fireplace, we just never got around to it though. So with our house going on the market we finally bit the bullet a few weeks ago and bought one.
Hello HDTV! We've been enjoying our new TV and I don't mind "The Big Black Box". It's something that is a part of our culture and lifestyle and I don't feel the need to hide it.
I know a lot of people are against having the TV above the fireplace. Some people feel it it should be reserved for art, or it's to high for viewing, ect.
What are your thoughts on this great debate?