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It's a good one to stick in a corner.
Agreed. That's where I have mine. The smaller ones can also work well next to a lounge chair or bedside.
 

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Any recs for shelving systems besides Vitsoe, String, USTM, and Atlas? I'm looking to fill a living room wall in a studio apartment, nothing fancy but need enough storage for books, files, and cabinets to store/hide AV gear in. Looking to fill the space below the TV and have a bookshelf to the side. Vitsoe looks the best but string system is cheaper.

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Royal shelving system is nice but not cheap.

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Carl Hansen also recently resuscitated a shelving system which is very nice but also very expensive:

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Any recs for shelving systems besides Vitsoe, String, USTM, and Atlas? I'm looking to fill a living room wall in a studio apartment, nothing fancy but need enough storage for a books, files, and cabinets to store/hide cable boxes/router in. Looking to fill the space below the TV and have a bookshelf to the side. Vitsoe looks the best but string system is cheaper.

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No recommendations for shelves, but I would hang that tv a good deal lower. IME, aiming for the center of the tv to be about eye height of your seated watching position works well (similarly to how art is hung in museums).
 

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No recommendations for shelves, but I would hang that tv a good deal lower. IME, aiming for the center of the tv to be about eye height of your seated watching position works well (similarly to how art is hung in museums).
So I thought about it a lot when mounting the TV. The bottom edge is at my eye level, 42" H. I thought I should hang it higher than usual because it's a Frame TV and I'm gonna display art most of the time, and that it would look weird at sitting eye level as a painting.
 
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Gotcha. I only use mine for films and series, so for me the ideal height for actual watching is the only concern.
 
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No recommendations for shelves, but I would hang that tv a good deal lower. IME, aiming for the center of the tv to be about eye height of your seated watching position works well (similarly to how art is hung in museums).
I got a new piece of TV furniture which raised my TV a few inches and I hate it.

Checking online, it actually sits closer to what several random websites suggest as optimal height for my size, but I find that now that it is higher up, it catches glare/reflections from the overhead and hanging lights in the dining area/kitchen behind it. Glare was never a problem when the TV was 6-8" lower, but now I have to get up and adjust lights because it starts to annoy my eyes after 20-30 minutes of watching.

edit: I should say, I like the furniture a lot actually--I just liked the actual TV to be on the low side (probably having the upper 2/3 or 3/4 mark at eye level). Especially since I lay down on the couch often which lowers your viewpoint even more....
 

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edit: I should say, I like the furniture a lot actually--I just liked the actual TV to be on the low side (probably having the upper 2/3 or 3/4 mark at eye level). Especially since I lay down on the couch often which lowers your viewpoint even more....
To be more specific, I'm doing the same: Eye height when seated upright at about the top 1/3 of the tv, so I still don't have to look *up* at the screen when I'm leaning further back This also leaves enough space above the tv to hang some art at a good viewing height for when you walk around the room.
 

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Any recs for shelving systems besides Vitsoe, String, USTM, and Atlas? I'm looking to fill a living room wall in a studio apartment, nothing fancy but need enough storage for a books, files, and cabinets to store/hide cable boxes/router in. Looking to fill the space below the TV and have a bookshelf to the side. Vitsoe looks the best but string system is cheaper.

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Not a shelving system, but we have found this slat front cabinet to be ideal for hiding all of our internet/cable boxes, TV controls, etc., as well as books and other things. The slats allow for any signal to work without interference. This is from DWR.

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BDI makes several slat front or otherwise remote-friendly pieces that are designed to fit full size a/v gear and have good ventilation sand cord organization.


Can also put a sound bar or center channel speaker inside because it doesn't block the sound
 
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Low TV is the way to go, at least in an apartment setting.
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Looking for advice for my layout. It's a small studio, newish building. I'm starting from no knowledge with no previously owned furniture. For the past month I've completely exhausted myself from looking at apartmenttherapy and spamming the SF chat with questions. Didn't know this thread existed until yesterday.

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I have, so far, a standing desk (uplift), steelcase leap chair, couch, rug, and the samsung frame posted earlier.

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I'm looking for a bookshelf and a media console to fill the walls then perhaps a canvas of something to hide the HVAC door near my desk, then perhaps replacing the blinds.

My general thoughts are that I should get the appropriate level of furniture for this kind of space, hard to rationalize DWR or anything above West Elm . Not into design themes like MCM or Scandinavian, figure I should mix and match based on what I can find. For the immediate future I'd like to either get a shelving system like string/606 for the TV wall or mix a cheap/Ikea console with string system or 606 shelves. Since the space is so small I also don't wanna pick up random secondhand stuff cuz I can only fit so many pieces of furniture. Appreciate any help.
 
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To be more specific, I'm doing the same: Eye height when seated upright at about the top 1/3 of the tv, so I still don't have to look *up* at the screen when I'm leaning further back This also leaves enough space above the tv to hang some art at a good viewing height for when you walk around the room.
i think the universally accepted “best height” for optimal viewing is eye level when seated at the center of the tv, assuming the screen is not tilted.

of course there are other things to consider, which are all perfectly valid, but all of them are detrimental to optimal viewing.

edit: this will make 95% of people ask why your TV is so low.
 

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