Good Questions: Working With a Massive Television?

Good Questions: Working With a Massive Television?

Aaron Able
Jul 6, 2009

Hey Guys! I was hoping you could help me with my design dilemma! What should I do with this HUGE long wall? Since we live in an old townhouse, the room itself is very narrow with only thin windows to bring in sunshine. (To the left is the front door and to the right is our stairs up). I'm trying to work out some sort of artwork placement or add additional furniture, but I've been banned from even "thinking" about moving/getting rid of the huge TV! Does anyone have any help with how I can design around a massive TV? Thanks! Lazergir1

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The TV looks huge because it is the biggest object in the view — it's surrounded by lots of little furniture/speakers/storage making it appear much more massive. The key to integrating it INTO the design is to get a single piece of furniture that becomes the NEW focal point. In this scenario, I would suggest a long credenza that will provide a focal point, storage and anchor the space. A single piece of long and low furniture will keep the eye moving the length of the room.

Credenzas can be found new or they are quite abumndant in thrift stores, craigslist and flea markets. We've included some images from elsewhere on Apartment Therapy and Unplggd for inspiration:

How To: Incorporate a TV into Your Living Room
Sean Dix's Giulia Media Credenza
Close-Up: Glen's Ever So Tasteful Tech
Best Credenza Displays
Good Questions: Good Place for Cable and DVD Box?
Good Questions: Should We Put Anything On This Wall?

Do you have any more suggestions for Lazergir1?

(Images: 1-2: Lazergir1, 3: Kim Payne, 4: DWR, 5: )

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