TV Location & Furniture Selection for Musician's Living Room?

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Q: I've just bought and moved into my first place. I'm really confused about where to start! The living room is the main concern right now, as it's where I spend most of my time. I'm a musician and a lot of the time I work from home. I like having my setup in the living room as it's the brightest room. The problem is I've got a biggish TV that also needs to stay in the room:
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A few friends have suggested putting it above the fireplace, but I'm not a big fan of that idea. I don't want it to dominate the room. I like the idea of a floor shelving unit that I can put a turntable atop and fill with records/books, similar to what Tyler has in his living room. But I fear I won't have enough wall space for this. Maybe I could put one under the big window and get rid of the smaller sofa? Perhaps an underwindow bookshelf? Is the coffee table too big for the room?

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