high ceiling matches current ceiling, big windows, etc. can replicate easily. keep current chandelier, update furniture to more neutral tones, more formal window dressings to suit your taste. Bookshelves become neutral in color, oil paintings propped in front of books to give cozy feeling.
I always thought that dark colors were needed on the wall to balance out a flatscreen TV, but wall hangings that blend in with the wall fill up the space without distracting the eye from TV viewing. Pinned from: 9 Ways to Design Around a TV.