I'm a big fan of not letting the TV take over a room. Making it part of a 'salon style' gallery sure cuts down on the black box effect. I love how several works of art take up the same amount (or more!) of 'real estate'. You could really have fun with wrapped canvases for the large pieces... Family photos, super-sized black & white enlargements of the kiddos...
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