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Sensible TV placement

Learn techniques for making sure that the TV is in the right place when placing a TV in a family room or living room 

Placing a TV in a family room or living room can be a juggling act, especially if the room has a fireplace. In this "Drawing Board" article, architect Dan Sullivan outlines his techniques for making sure that the TV is in the right place. First, determine the focal point of the room. If the TV is used a lot, it should be the primary focus. If both TV and fireplace are used regularly, then both can be focal points in a room. Next, consider room size and furniture layout. It's important to consider TV size as well; large TVs are not a good idea in small rooms, and vice versa. When locating the TV, think about two strategic layout ideas: a horizontal, or "next-to," configuration, with the TV and fireplace side by side; or the vertical, or "on-top-of," configuration, with the TV placed above the fireplace.

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