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Need help in my den
Eileen R
January 3, 2013 in Design Dilemma
This is my den I need a new set of tables window treatments and layout for my sectional should I put a tv above the mantle ? Thanks
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JMittman Designs
I am not a fan of tv's on mantles, but I know many are. If you don't put the tv there, you need to lower the art over the mantle substantially--and the one behind the sofa as well. They are way too high.
Are you planning to keep the shades on the windows? I would have new stationary panels made, installed on a rod above the arch. This would be a great look in your room with the high ceilings. Pull the green chair into the conversation--and the lamp too.
January 3, 2013 at 7:26am   
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tennisanyone
Take a picture of the whole room, not just pieces. I might rethink where the sectional is now.
January 3, 2013 at 7:32am   
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Eileen R
Here are some more pics is the floor plan good? Or should I move the couch need tables what shape?
January 4, 2013 at 6:02am   
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Eileen R
I could remove the hutch completely? And put tv on smaller unit
January 4, 2013 at 6:02am   
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tennisanyone
I think I would try moving the sectional on the big wall with the arm part on the other side. It looks like you can play around with the sectional for the best seating and tv viewing. Making it more like a "U" and then putting the green chair where the arm piece section is now. We always tell people to get a bigger tv unit but in your case, I might agree with Eileen. It is so big for your space but I would hate for you to get rid of it right now. The picture over the fireplace needs to come down too. Nice bones to the room.
January 4, 2013 at 6:23am   
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I think I would ditch the hutch and put the tv over the mantle in this case. Then pull that green chair into the mix like I mentioned earlier. Use a cool geometric print on the window treatment. Maybe switch out the cell shades for woven wood shades? Add some throw pillows to match.
January 4, 2013 at 6:51am   
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Gear 7 Audio-Visual
We never advocate installing TVs above fireplaces if the room is to be used for any significant TV viewing. The extremes of the acceptable height range for us are eyes level with the top of the tv at the lowest and vice versa. This has to be determined with reference to height of family members and the seating specified. Mounting too high makes viewing for extended periods uncomfortable and detracts from the sense of immersion.

Chris @ Gear 7
January 4, 2013 at 9:36am     
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Eileen R
Good point thanks Chris
January 4, 2013 at 9:47am   
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Interiors International, Inc.
I would loose the cabinet also. I am good with TV's above a mantle. I like enjoying them simultaneously.
January 4, 2013 at 9:51am   
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JMittman Designs
Maybe you just need a more contemporary unit for the tv. I think the one you have looks out of place with your cool furniture. Then you can keep that art over the mantle--lowered of course..
January 4, 2013 at 9:55am   
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Eileen R
If I do stationary panels what would i do over the small window a cornice?
January 4, 2013 at 11:47am   
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I'd put an inside mount roman shade there. (does it produce glare for the tv?)
January 4, 2013 at 4:11pm   
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