We Americans have a love/hate relationship with our televisions. I try to limit my children’s time in front of the screen, but I myself spent my share of free time in front of the tube. That was so long ago, I remember going to the local store to replace tubes that had burned out. On the one hand, there is a huge amount of mindless junk on TV, but we have never had a greater choice of excellent content at our fingertips. Whether you love it or hate it, the TV for one reason or another is a part of most of our lives.
Every time we design a room, which contains a television, we are faced with the same set of questions.
- Do we conceal or expose the TV?
- Is the placement of the furniture based on a fireplace, TV, or another element or all of the above?
- Is the TV also used for video games and/or computer activities as well as casual entertainment?
The fun part is the fact that the answers are never the same, and there is no ‘right’ solution. We simply want to be consistent with the home, the room, and the tastes of the family who is watching the TV.