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What configuration for floating shelves around mounted TV?

mara117January 10, 2013
We just mounted a 60" flat screen smack dab in the center of a blank wall in our living room (the left wall in my photo below). Most inspiration photos I see for wall-mounted TVs are in some kind of built in unit or above a fireplace--the fireplace was not an option due to its structure, and we can't afford a built in, so I'm searching for an alternative that will still look nice and finished.

I love the inspiration photo below and in this idea book (
Ideabook: TV mount · See Ideabook
) and the use of floating shelves to add some visual interest to the wall. Our TV wall is about 13' long and I am not sure how to scale a media/console table and some floating shelves on either side.

Does anyone have suggestions for configurations/size of floating shelves (e.g. symmetrical on both sides of TV, staggered, etc.)? Also, what kind of media stand would look right in this long space?
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Does anyone have any ideas about what configuration for floating shelves around the TV would look best on a large blank wall?
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 7:13AM
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Hi, do you have other views of the room so we can have a sense of what is happening at the other end?
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 7:43AM
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Sorry, I know these pictures aren't so helpful--I will have to take some more! All I have right now is the realtor photos. Here is a photo of the wall opposite the TV wall. The TV wall is just like that only with no window...

I will take a photo tonight of where the TV is mounted.
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 7:46AM
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Dar Eckert
The configuration in the inspiration photo would work. The console the full length or if there are doors on either end of the wall, leaving 6" to a foot distance to the door. Since your TV is mounted in the center of the wall a balanced scheme as in the photo would look nice.
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 8:04AM
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Thanks for your help! I like the idea of a low, long console that covers the length of that wall. Our ceilings are pretty tall, though, so I was thinking maybe 3 floating shelves on each side--I am trying to figure out if staggered or straight columns of shelves on each side would look better.
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 8:06AM
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Here is a photo of the wall...please excuse the many cords and dog toy :) You can see from the photo that we would need a pretty long console to cover those cords.
    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 3:43PM
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