Back Wall: Putting it on the back wall means it's more conducive to having people over to join me. If we're playing a game, there's more room to swing your arms or rock out. To get around the problem of walking into the house and being confronted by the TV, Gregory, over on Unpluggd, suggested I work to distract the eye away from the TV. One option would be to put a wide couch table with knick knacks on it and a few pictures below it. A vintage lamp I recently got picks up the blue green color in the poster. Placed on the table alongside the knick knacks, it may act as another deterrent by steering the eye from the lamp to the side wall where the poster is and skipping over the TV entirely. Adding a second chair which faces towards the couch emphasizes that the focus is on hanging out and conversation rather than watching TV. Part of my feeling apprehensive about this idea was feeling hemmed in by where the cable is. I felt elated to learn that the cable company will do one move for free per year and that the cost, if I have to end up paying for it, is a lot less than I was imagining.
Image: Abby Stone; Photoshop rendering by Gregory Han