When decorating living rooms try considering a really practical layout...
One that will give you the best performance from your TV and Hi-fi.
Take your surround-sound and TV screen size into consideration, and take a look at these simple layout examples...
Discover the ideal layout for different room shapes...
And it really makes a difference to the quality of the sound, depending on how all the speakers are positioned and angled...
...isn't it great to get everyone gathered together on the sofas to watch a really good movie - popcorn optional!
For a really practical point of view on decorating living rooms and arranging the layout, look at where you should position your TV.
Help with where to put your TV
Take a look at this table to find out the ideal distance to sit from your TV, for all different screen sizes.
Or even take it with you when you are going to purchase a new TV.
Don't waste money buying a huge screen, when you have a small room, and a smaller screen would be perfectly fine.
Ideal viewing distances
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Please bear in mind that the sub-woofer can actually be positioned anywhere in your room.
Apparently you can't really tell which direction the bass sounds are actually coming from anyway.
Sub-woofers are rather large, (and not really that attractive) so feel free to hide them anywhere, as I am assured that it won't make any difference to the sound quality!
Layout for a Square Room
Layout for a Long Room
Layout for an L-shaped Room
And I hope you will have very many pleasurable viewing, and listening, hours to come...
How to disguise or hide your flat-screen TV
Like me, you might be bothered about your TV dominating your interior design - TVs are practical, but not that pretty!
Here are some ideas to disguise or hide your flat screen TV when decorating living rooms.
Home Theater Interior Design
Hints and tips for creating your own home theater - enjoy movie night at home...
Real Reader TV Questions and Layouts
See what other people have done in their own living rooms...
Reader comments and questions about decorating living rooms with the TV in mind...
Ask your own questions about incorporating the TV into your interior designs, here...
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Consider your options for style, color and furnishings, to come up with a great living room decorating idea.
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