Conundrum - how to perfectly blend a high def plasma with your decor

It’s a big old conundrum with so many living rooms doubling up as entertainment centres as to where to put the TV.I haven’t had to worry about such things until today (four years ago I threw away my husbands TV – it was in my a defence a huge, ugly migraine inducing object.  He has never quite gotten over it though and is continually harping on to anyone who will listen about how he came home one night and the thing was gone. Well that’s all about to change with autumn drawing in and Strictly back on our screens (oh and not forgetting Philippe Stark’s new fab programme) it is time I hate to say to buy a flat screen. Please do not let anyone tell you otherwise they do not, repeat do not look good on their own.  They are ugly - there is no getting around the fact that that a room takes on a whole different persona when a huge flat box is plonked in the corner or stuck on a wall. Do not fear though – when shooting all sorts of fabulous houses for my book A Girls Guide to Decorating – Nikki Tibbles and my very own sister got around this dilemma by adding art to the wall so the TV become less an object on its own and more an installation.  Brilliant! So that’s today’s plan – hubby puts up TV (and god knows what other gismos to go with it) and I hang art and shelves and picture and poodle lights. [caption id="attachment_465" align="aligncenter" width="497" caption="Photography Graham Atkins Hughes"]Photography Graham Atkins Hughes[/caption] Nikki Tibbles has turned her wall into a gallery in so doing the TV becomes way less noticeable.  With a bit of creative thinking it goes to show how even the most hideous looking object can look fabulous. [caption id="attachment_466" align="aligncenter" width="497" caption="Photography Jonathan Player "]Photography Jonathan Player[/caption] Gem my sister and Russ her boyfriend have also gotten creative by  transforming  their TV wall into something cosy and snug. The TV doesn’t dominate instead it goes away and becomes part of a layer of objects that odd personality.

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