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Tips for Designing Your Living Room Around a TV

Last updated 5 years ago

If you’re like most people, one of the most enjoyable activities you can partake in with family or friends is watching a favorite show or movie on your TV. Whether you’re watching your college football team take on an old rival or checking out the latest Oscar-nominated film, it’s important that you are doing so in a space that features comfortable living room furniture and a relaxed atmosphere. Here are a few tips for designing your living room around a television:

Tuck the TV Away in a Stylish Armoire
If you prefer hiding your television while not in use, tuck it away in a fashion-forward armoire. An armoire is not only stylish, but it also offers a great solution for hiding all of those unsightly cords that your television, DVD player, and gaming systems include. Place the television towards the very front of the piece to avoid shadows on the screen.

Arrange Seating to Maximize Visibility
Although it is not essential to make the television the focal point of the room, it is important that you make it ergonomically practical for family and guests to watch it. To accomplish this, arrange your chic sofas and armchairs in a U-shape or semi-circle that allows you to converse when the TV is off and relax comfortably while it’s on.

Let an Entertainment Center Serve as the Focal Point
If an armoire is too bulky or closed off for your taste, consider purchasing a fun and functional entertainment center from your Alexandria living room furniture store. A stylish unit can easily serve as the focal point of the room when decorated with vibrant vases, artwork, and personal items that frame the television and truly catch your eye.

You can find the perfect furnishings and accessories you need to execute your living room design plan here at Marlo Furniture. We’ve been providing Virginia and D.C. area clients with the highest-quality furniture for nearly six decades. To learn more about our experience in the business and our products, call us at (301) 738-9000.


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