I apologize if I am posting to the wrong group but I have a question
and no one to help. My wife and I are having an argument because I
want to redesign our living room. Currently, We have a 56" DLP rear-
projection television in the corner of the room. Here is the outlay:
The couch faces a regular-sized window and sits about 2/3 of the way
back from the window. The television is in the left corner, there is
a fireplace on the right wall, bay windows on the left wall and a half
wall behind the couch where the entryway is.
I received a new surround sound system for Christmas and want to
create a box for the speaker placement. I suggested that we place the
television in front of the 'regular-sided window' because there simply
isn't anywhere else to place it. My wife says that you NEVER place
anything in front of a window that would block the view (on the stand,
the television sits about 16" higher than the window sill). While I
agree with this, I don't see another option.
Please send me any ideas, affirmations, criticisms, etc.
Thank you in advance for the replies.
While I did write that I would like criticisms, I would like them
directed at the design idea. :)
Placing the TV lower is not an option.
As for the second suggestion, thank you for interjecting your personal
lifestyle choices but I would appreciate helpful information only.
Can you upload pics? It's hard to come up with a solution with a casual
layout description by text.
I mean, how big is the window-in-question or what about alternative
couch-placement? Measurements? Scales? Couches can be used as
space-dividers-- they don't have to be placed against walls, or in your
ostensible case, half-walls. And what about the right corner and/or beside
Fair enough. :)
Nevertheless, I still have yet to read what your wife has suggested, if
The TV at the window? OK.
Suggestion - half translucent or lace curtains on a rod in the window
for daytime, and also light blocking double panel draw drapes for night
time. The drapes would draw to the left and right with remote control.
Would a dimmer and low voltage lighting valence over the drapery and
So much of what is on television is so inappropriate, worthless or
dismal, take your pick, that being blinded while attempting to watch the
screen in the daytime will have the beneficial effect of lessening
viewer hours. Also, if your landscaping is regretable, you won't have
to look at it. Or, alternately, it might get you and your wife outside
in the hopefully fresh air.
So, I vote, good idea to put oversized tube in front of the window.
We're having the same problem! We're just biting the bullet and going to buy
light-blocking blinds. It won't be that bad and it is what it is! We bought the
house for the house, not the house for the room!
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