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Decorating living room - Where to put TV??

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by DannyW, 14 Sep 2013.

  1. DannyW

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    Hi guys
    I'm decorating my living room and I'm not sure where to put the TV I'm thinking about mounting it above the fire place, or maybe just put it on a corner unit in one corner of the room. TV is 50 inch Plasma

    Living room is a tad on the small side at 4.00 meters x 3.00 meters

    Also I am getting a corner sofa, here is a pic of the room (from rightmove)
    I also plan on just changing the fire but leave the fire place in (for now)

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    All ideas appreciated need some inspiration
     
  2. Ginger-Menace

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    its the same layout as my house, i would just keep it in the corner, its not the best place at all but in rooms like this there's not much else you can do
     
  3. DannyW

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    any reason why not above the fireplace?
     
  4. Ginger-Menace

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    put something on the wall where the tv would be and try looking at it. because the room isnt very wide your head would be tipped back to much and wouldn't be very comfy
     
  5. Lopéz

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    Much too high.
     
  6. LeeUK

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    TV bigger than room. :D

    Personally I don't like TVs mounted above fireplaces. Means you end up having to look up to watch TV.
     
  7. Kreeeee

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    Your eyes should be in line with the middle of the screen at the lowest and the top of the screen at the highest.
     
  8. DannyW

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    Ok guys thanks for the advise think ill just leave it in the corner then
     
  9. bitslice

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    *advice

    I'm only a grammar nazi for two words (*advice and *brake), any more and my head would explode :)
     
  10. Duke

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    It's funny when you see a TV really high up like that.
     
  11. mysticsniper

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    Do you actually use the fireplace, or is it just for show?

    I would look at taking it out, and you would create a huge amount of space, and you could put the TV on the wall at a nice view-able height.
     
  12. SDK^

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    Above the fireplace is too high.

    I had a similar dilemma when we moved into our house. I tried several options; above the fireplace, next to the fireplace and opposite. In the end I went with opposite because we all would have had to wear neck braces otherwise.

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    Last edited: 15 Sep 2013
  13. pitchfork

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    TV above fireplace = you can't use the fireplace.
     
  14. DannyW

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    Going to leave it in the corner, will save myself a lot of work
     
  15. HardwareGeek

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    Also at the moment its angled away from the window, so you avoid glare from sunlight etc
     
  16. GSXRMovistar

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    If the TV fits the gap on the wall left of the fireplace I'd be tempted to wall mount it on a swing out bracket. Hide all your cables, lose the TV stand and it can be swung back when not in use making the room seem a little larger and much cleaner.
     
  17. Dave L

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    I do believe us Brits use the term "metres" aswell.
     
  18. LeeUK

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    That doesn't work for me, a fireplace is meant to be a focal point of the room but you are effectively sitting with your back to it. I would loose the fireplace in your case.
     
    Last edited: 15 Sep 2013
  19. Lopéz

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    I know what you mean, ours never shuts up.
     
  20. MagicBoy

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    :D

    One at my parents does my head in. They've got a new fangled gas fire with a remote control. First thing I hear is the pilot light hissing in the background permanently...