In a day in age where you can easily swarm your coffee table with 4 remotes, video game controllers, and laptops, it's not a bad idea to try and curb that clutter to a minimum. Even if that means cutting back on the number of TVs and laptops in the home down to single digits.
Going with our weekly theme of the stand up desk and living minimal, our first good example of a well-controlled tech purchasing habit is the sweet open floor plan of the living room where a modestly sized TV becomes the focal point without drawing too much attention to itself.
The trick is easy. Don't buy big, when you can invest so much more in other places. That is, don't get a 55-inch LED TV when you know the wall can potentially used for a bookshelf, dining area, or something else. Go small and then upgrade when you feel it is absolutely necessary.
The same applies for the stand-up desk - I mean, who needs a dedicated home office these days anyway when you can make use of that underutilized, awkwardly shaped nook by the kitchen?
Meanwhile, the four large windows allow ample light to enter the apartment, making it look much bigger than it really is. Pulling all the technology to the walls keeps the area open and welcomes plenty of social interaction when having guests over. Plus, because the TV is smaller, you won't have to worry about people bumping into the giant screen when everyone's at elbows length apart.
[Via That's Chic! via DigDigs]