Need opinion about placing an entertainment center In Front of a Mirror Wall?

Small town house, small living room area with only two walls. One of them is a mirror wall from ceiling to floor, from one end to the other end of the wall. The 2nd wall is a regular wall, with chair rail and crown molding. The third wall has a sliding door to go out to the deck. There is no fourth wall because dinning room and living room merge in that space.

So, my sofa is of course against my only regular wall. That is the only wall where I can put the entertainment center so we can watch TV in the living room, but, I can't have a sofa and an entertainment center in the same spot. My only option is to put an entertainment center in front of a mirror wall. I know that NOBODY BLOCKS A MIRROR WALL WITH ANYTHING. Besides, the only regular wall I have, looks really nice, because I placed an iron grill on it with two smaller same color wall art at each side of the grill. It looks fabulous and everybody who comes to my house always, compliments that wall, so it is kind of the "center wall", and it is because is the only real one. Nobody ever says anything about the mirror wall, although is a very good one. It has solid panels of mirrors. So I think it serves its purpose.

The mirror wall is there to HELP create the impression of having a bigger living room space. I have seen my neighbor's living room which is exactly as mine, and believe me, it looks like you are in a match box, so I think that my LR looks better with the mirror... so what do I do?

To the left of the mirror wall is the door to the basement, therefore, to put the sofa in front of the mirror wall, immediately next to the door is an obstruction to open the door, the door will hit on the sofa, and it won't open completely which is a HAZARD! To the right of the mirror wall there is a narrow piece of wall where I hanged a sconce and next I have the sliding door to go out to the deck.

So, what do I do? LR space and a TV is for family and friends time. Having said that, I really can not opt to NOT having a TV and/or an entertainment center in my LR.

How do I make it look "ok" to have an Entertainment Center in front of my mirror wall? It's kind of an impossible situation. I Don't Want To Block The Mirror Wall Completely, only the least possible for the TV space.

I can't put the TV in the corner of the mirror wall. First, the corner space is too small. There is a narrow wall there where I hanged a sconce. It won't work unless, my family had giraffe, flamingo or owl's neck that can remain looking in static position for a long time. To put the TV between the dining room space and the living room because, it's out of the question, the space is too small, it will block the space.

Let me put it this way, if you are in the dinning room, you only need to put one foot forward and there you are in the living room space, or if you are sitting at the table, and you turn your head, you are there looking directly to whoever is sitting at the sofa. The sofa lamp table is the limit between DR and LR area.

I thought about buying a flat moderate size TV and a glass and metal TV table or a rectangular wood cabinet that will serve as the base for the TV, a storage for the DVD, the Verizon Digital Cable Box, the music cd's, the movie DVD disks, board games like Monopoly, miscellaneous cables, etc.

If I change my actual sofa to a smaller one to make it fit in front of the mirror wall, I will end up with a Love-seat :( with less space to seat. I only have one sofa in my living room and 1 chair in my only one corner, the one next to the sliding door.

I wonder how hotel rooms can accommodate a confined LR area/furniture within a bedroom but you feel comfortable and you don't get the cramped feeling!!! Can somebody explain that to me? Why I can't replicate the same concept in my small space and have the same effect.

I will appreciate serious opinions. I value you opinion and your time to answer. :) I wish you have a happy and pleasant living space. :)

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    hace 8 años
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    Your very complete description of the living room area indicates a comfortable space which you and others enjoy entering and using. Do not think there is any need to make dramatic changes.

    Suggest using the rectangular wooden cabinet mentioned in your question, and not adding additional metal, glass, or mirrored surfaces in the living room.

    Consider using fabric 'wallpaper' applied with spray starch to the mirrored wall where the entertainment area will be placed. There is also temporary wallpaper, self-adhesive and repositionable, available from a number of brand names including Sherwin Williams.

    Use a white or off-white panel of fabric or a temporary wallpaper placed from ceiling to floor over the mirrored wall area directly behind the entertainment center. This would help define and center the furniture and items being placed in front of the mirrored wall, and neutralize the busy reflective surfaces immediately around the television. The mirrored surface would continue to reflect room light on either side of the entertainment center as it does currently. (NOTE: If the suggested neutral color is not your taste, fabric and repositionable wallpaper comes in an array of colors and patterns, so definitely select what you want if deciding to use either of these methods.)

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    Another option might be to use a folding screen of hinged panels which would simply stand behind the entertainment center. While this screen would not reach the ceiling, it would still help define the furniture and items being placed in front of the mirrored wall, and also neutralize the busy reflective surfaces immediately around the television.

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    What do you need a big mirror for? To watch a couple of centimeters being "massaged"? Take a look down and watch or buy a pocket mirror. As you should know you are in a Muslim country where it's not allowed for girls giving a man a "massage", also when it exists - it's still illegal. If men wouldn't be horny all the time, prostitution wouldn't exist.

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