Wall-mounted, flat panel TVs can be an essential addition in small spaces, but they can also have a negative impact on a well-decorated room. To put a decorative spin on flat panel TVs, choose those with Bluetooth technology, allowing images from other devices to be displayed as art.
The cool color palate of this rooftop terrace sitting area complements the warm wood of the privacy screen and container hedge. The modern fire pit matches the clean lines of the seating area, creating an attractive focal point.
To give your room a cozy feel for free, rethink how you arrange the furniture. For example, is there a spare chair in another room that you can pull beside the fireplace? For this room, Mosaic Group [Architects and Remodelers] positioned the furniture to address the fireplace, creating a salon effect where several people could settle in for conversation.
Homeowners can take a break from the California views to enjoy a movie on the wall-mounted flat-screen TV in the HGTV Dream Home 2014 master bedroom. Nearby, a double-sided fireplace and steel chimney warms up the cozy seating area.
This functional outdoor space is perfect for entertaining and year-round gatherings. Your quests can relax by the fireplace, catch the latest game on the flat screen TV or hang by the bar as you whip up a gourmet meal.
Just off the outdoor dining area is a comfortable living area for the family. Two plush lounge chairs and a matching sofa in front of the fire place offer plenty of seating for the family, while end tables give them a place to set food and drinks. The wood burning fireplace gives off tons of heat to allow the family use of the space, even in the chilly evenings. The chimney also serves the secondary purpose of hiding wiring for the flat screen television that, when needed, will allow the family to watch the big game or movies any time they please.
When you have a TV above a mantel, your decor space is limited. But you can warm up the spot with greenery. Use preserved boxwood globes, which are sold by many retailers for $50-$75, for a lush look that's long-lasting. The size of the boxwood topiaries also provide a contrast with the tall mantel, says Michelle Mentzer, owner of Miles Design Group in metro Atlanta.
After dinner, everyone can enjoy drinks and casual conversation in the living area. Here, a flat screen TV anchors the stone fireplace, while plush sofas in neutral hues promise to keep the setting nice and comfortable.