Need design help in our new living room
April 9, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We have decided to forego a formal living room and want to use this room as more of a family room. The fireplace mantel is too high to mount our TV above (and I think there are other issues with mounting TVs on fireplaces). So, we really need help with the layout of the room, assuming that we want to incorporate our 60" flat screen TV somehow. Any ideas on TV placement and seating options?
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It sounds like your TV is also just too large to put in the space above the fireplace…

The only wall for the TV (assuming you don't have another room you could use as a TV room) would be the big wall the sofa is on…

Furniture placement is a really challenge, because the sofa looks too large to place across the width of the room… But, I guess this is an option you could try.

The room really looks well laid out as you have it in the photo---just not any place for the TV, which--let's face it--is important to include...

The reality is (unfortunately) objects purchased for one house don't always work in another house. Did you buy the large TV when you lived somewhere with a different shaped living room?

Can you finish the basement? Use an extra bedroom as the TV viewing room?

Can you buy a smaller TV and use that above the fireplace?

Sorry not much help.

Maybe others will have ideas???
April 9, 2014 at 9:16PM   
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Is this your furniture that you're working around?

Good choice not putting TV above FP!!!
April 9, 2014 at 9:54PM   
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No, this is actually a picture from the sales listing, not our furniture :). We did buy the TV for our previous home a while back and want to use it in this house. The issue isn't just the size of the TV keeping us from putting it above the fireplace. The fireplace mantel is pretty high and mounting the TV above it would not be a comfortable viewing angle for someone seated on the sofa.
April 10, 2014 at 8:05AM   
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