First apartments mean a seriously low design budget! That does not mean you can't have great style! Simple furnishings, second hand finds, and simple decor (like this picture ledge) give you a one of a kind space that looks super cool!
This is a good way to make a bigger TV look intentional (and less like your husband won over you). Keep it alone on the wall above the console or shelf and hang another shelf above it. (design by Sarah Richardson)