We have a little, let's just say, discussion going on about where the television should go in the family room. The room isn't big. It's about 15' X 15' give or take. Not a lot of options for furniture and such, so originally we decided to put the TV over the fireplace. This can be a really nice look when it's done right.
Let's just say that this is not what ours is looking like. My husband bought this apparatus to hang it on the wall and paid someone to help him put the TV up. The problem is, it looks ridiculous. It's making the fireplace mantle, which is already on the small size, look lilliputian. And it's hung a little too high so I feel like I'm straining my neck looking up at it. It's like being in the movie theater in the very front row...not comfortable. Our other option is to put the TV on a stand on the wall to the left of the fireplace, kind of like they did in this picture.
Here's the room again (from a while back). That's the wall I'm thinking of putting the TV on.
I'm not even going to show you what it looks like right now. Picture a sectional that is 10 times too big for the room (our temporary solution until we can buy a new more size appropriate sofa) and a ridiculously oversize TV. It's like a giant's furniture in a hobbit's room.
I would love this set up, but not going to happen.
So what are your thoughts on TV placement? Above a fireplace, off to the side on the same wall, different wall altogether? Some people think it's sacrilege to put it above a fireplace. I personally don't mind it, but it's looking really awful in our room:(