I got them at a flea market several months ago, and their down-filled cushions are ridiculously comfortable, but I see ticking stripes in their future!) Others mentioned they thought we should put the TV above the fireplace, but we’re really excited to tuck it inside of a built-in on the left side of the fireplace- as shown in my inspiration photo.
That last photo also reminds me to mention that I’d love to use a couple of upholstered ottomans in front of our existing sofa. I like the idea of having two soft things there to contrast with the one (hard) coffee table in front of the second sofa.
We like the idea of using the coffee table in front of it so that if Sweet P wants to sit on a smaller armchair or bean bag closer to the TV, he can do that. It’s a little on the high side right now, so I’m going to cut about 6 inches off each leg and add small casters so that we can push it around wherever we need to use it.
I was thinking of going lighter with it, but if we go with sisal-colored carpet squares (which is what we’re leaning towards), it might need to stay darker so that there’s some contrast between the two. Someone also mentioned they thought it would be hard to watch TV from our current sofa, but it’s literally as deep as a twin bed, and because of the shape of the arms, the sides of it are almost like having a padded headboard you can lean back against. The seat cushion (and pillows) are also down-filled, so it’s super comfy, and we plan to use an identical one on the other side of the room.