Ace of Space: Decorate Without a TV

decorate with no tv
decorate with no tv

Have you noticed that most living rooms are oriented around the television? Imagine how different the design of your home could be without the TV as your main focus.

For instance, I gave my television away a few years ago and it changed my view of design and how I entertain guests. I didn't realize how much we oriented our living room around the TV set. Now when guests come over we're more likely to talk to each other, rather than watching a movie. In essence, our living space is conducive to entertaining.

Now, I'm not suggesting that you have to ditch your television sets completely but maybe they can play a lesser role in how you organize your space. Here are a few of the alternative design ideas we've used in our new apartment. I hope they inspire you to rethink the design of your living room.