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We love watching films together as a family, so a big screen was a must for us, and our 70” was taking up a lot of floor space.
If budget wasn’t an issue, I would totally get a TV in disguise like that Samsung frame!” – Stacy
I personally think a fireplace and the mantel are a special place for art and other sentimental pieces. At the same time though, I’d totally be down for some cool TV that is hidden and then pops up when you want to watch something.
I also think the Samsung Frame TV could be a neat option.” – Collin “I wanted to be able to decorate the mantel, so we placed ours on a different wall. I still feel like the focal point is the fireplace, though, and it worked out, but would still love to “hide” or frame the TV somehow. Besides, even if it could fit, I feel like I would break my neck looking up.” – Alana “My boyfriend is very anti-over-the-fireplace TVs. He takes his TV viewing far too seriously (he even has special glasses to calibrate the color output and spends hours tuning the surround sound), and he says that having the TV that high up is a horrible viewing angle.
Since the TV was one of our bigger investments I’d rather the viewing angle be the best that it can be.” – Emily “From an ergonomic standpoint, you should be looking down or straight – not up, as it strains the neck. I would prefer to keep it as natural as possible.” – Jami “My neck would be killing me if we had our TV over the fireplace, so I would never put it there.
I also love decorating my mantel during Christmas and feel like a TV would be an eyesore and take away from the pretty decorations.” – Sara Try these 10 ways to make your small living room look & feel larger!