Baker Family RoomContemporary Family Room, San Francisco
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This works especially well if some of the pieces are as large or even larger than the TV. The unusual square piece in the upper left draws attention away from the TV, and the other little pieces keep the eye moving around.
Trade-OffsIf there is only one television to consider, then determining the right height can be a question of style over function. For some people, the television is just not that important. For others, the look of the design, and perhaps space constraints, dictate the TV location more than viewing-height parameters.For many of us, the choice entails trade-offs. We need to consider how to orient our rooms in relation to the primary purpose of the space, considering factors such as style, comfort and traffic circulation.
7. Three’s company. Some may have difficulty combining two main design elements, but this homeowner managed to do three. This asymmetrical layout mixes the size of all three pieces (television, fireplace and artwork) comfortably into one design by maximizing the height and balancing the width of the wall.Design tip: When adding artwork above the fireplace, do your research before purchasing to make sure it can withstand the heat output.
There are niches for art work and tv as well as plenty of built-in storage.