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How do I set up this room so that I can watch tv looking at the tv straight on but not block the fireplace wit

KatinaJanuary 27, 2013
I need help arranging my furniture so I can face the tv straight on and not be sitting sideways.
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decoenthusiaste
Are you asking where to put the TV, because I don't see one. What is on the wall opposite the French doors? Looks like it might be a dining area. I don't think we have a full view of the space to make a valid suggestion. Can you post pics of the two other walls in the room?
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:34PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
Some rooms are just not meant for watching TV.
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:38PM
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Ironwood Builders
Who watches TV? All I do is houzz, But, really, isn't a dedicated viewing area a better way? A nook or area that is solely for the tube? Then viewing is a choice, not the only thing to do.
3 Likes    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:46PM
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Chic Alors Decor & Design
What an incredible room!!!!! Your only option is to watch T.V. on your IPad. There isn't a suitable wall to even mount a flat screen. I would consider removing the long drapery panels though, they divide the room in to quadrants and maybe lower the ceiling fixture? Gorgeous home!
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:53PM
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movethisnotthat
watch TV in a different room. NICE space !!
1 Like    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:53PM
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Sheila Schmitz
If you must watch here, you might consider these ideas for placing a TV where a wall won't work!

Ideabook: Where to Put the TV When the Wall Won't Work · See Ideabook
1 Like    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 7:56PM
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Tori Black Home
Have a wall-mounted television above the fireplace. The installers will know exactly how high to put it. They do this all the time!

The other option is to float an Armoire in the middle of the room (has to be placed right) with a TV inside. That is what we did in the Living Room in the home below (the Telly is in an Armoire facing the seating area - not seen in picture).

Another suggestion If I may, the window panels look too insubstantial. If you want, go for French pleated floor to ceiling drapes on rods and rings and pull them to the sides with tiebacks - has a drop-dead gorgeous look....with a price tag to match....!

If not, perhaps you could think about simple Linen Roman Shades or Natural Bamboo Roman shades on the top windows - filters in light and creates interesting patterns - and French pleated white shears on rods, on the bottom windows.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 1:01PM
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flair lighting
omg do not wall mount that tv over the fireplace.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 1:20PM
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flair lighting
i also agree with maybe a family room area for the tv rather than this more formal room.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 1:31PM
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decoenthusiaste
DEAD THREAD - Jan 2013 - poster never responded
2 Likes    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 1:31PM
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flair lighting
hahahah ^^^ hadn't noticed!
    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 1:36PM
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Katina
Thank you all for your suggestions. This is my in-laws home and I was asking for them. This pic (pretend there are no people in it) shows what they ended up doing. The tv is in a huge wall unit entertainment system on the left which isn't in the pic. My father in law has his chair next to the fireplace and he's facing the tv head on like he wanted.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 4:10PM
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Katina
Oh and the original picture was of the sample home because theirs wasn't built yet. There's is the same except the fireplace is flipped to the opposite wall.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 4:14PM
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Woven Concepts
The high ceilings are amazing!
    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 5:52PM
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