We have our tv and associated electronics (game systems, tivo, dvd) in a conveniently located closet in our living room - we love that we can simply close the folding doors and hide it all away when we are through watching and/or playing. The closet set-up also saved us from having to "decorate" with a flat screen...... which involves so many questions : put it on a tabletop surface, in a cabinet, hang it on the wall? Make it a focal point, decorate "around" it, hang it above the fireplace?
We've seen all of these approaches done in the past, some more successfully than others, but one idea we haven't seen as much of is the placement of a flat screen tv on or in front of a patterned wallpaper wall. We think these three photos illustrate a good solution to the flat screen decor dilemma - the use of such a bold pattern makes a much "bigger" design statement than the flat screen, rendering it less intrusive to the overall room design and especially on the dark wallpaper, the big black "box" is somewhat camouflaged by the pattern and color.
What do you think? An elegant solution or just too much for the tv area?
Images: From Min Hembio via Home-Designing