We have both a formal living room and family room. We have a television in both; a 65″ inch flat screen in our living room and a 32″ flat screen in the family room.
Traditionally, formal living rooms don’t have a TV. The TV is reserved for a more casual room such as family room or media room. However, these days with the growth of open concept living, the living room also serves as family room and so it’s more and more common to see a TV in the living room.
Moreover, another reason for the growth in popularity of putting a television in the living room is the current TV design which is flat and can be wall mounted. This makes it much less prominent in the room and so it doesn’t detract from any formality you wish to create in the living space for company.
As you’ll see below, our gallery showcasing living rooms with televisions are gorgeous room designs that are indeed living rooms in the formal sense, yet they have a television (most are wall-mounted flat screens).
This living room features a television mounted on the wooden inset fixed to the stone accent wall with a fireplace at the bottom. It is accented with an indoor plant that gives a refreshing ambiance to the area.
Sleek white living room illuminated by a black drum pendant that hung over the dark wood coffee table in between white sectionals that are filled with fluffy pillows.
An airy living room showcases a flat panel TV mounted on the shiplap accent wall above a stone fireplace that’s lined with a wooden mantel.
High ceiling living room with concrete flooring topped with a lovely blue rug and striped runner. It includes glass paneled windows and door that opens to the patio with a scenic outdoor view.
Gorgeous living room boasts a vaulted ceiling with skylights and a hanging chandelier along with black and beige wall mounted with television and fireplace.
Industrial living room illuminated by track lights fixed to the distressed white ceiling along with natural light that flows through the glass windows covered with translucent roller blind.
An open living room with a gray sectional and brown recliner along with a television mounted above the metal console table.
This living room offers a modern fireplace fitted to the brick accent wall next to the built-in white cabinets that are topped with a gray television in between glass front storages.
Beige living room with cathedral ceiling and hardwood flooring topped by a shaggy rug. It includes wooden coffee and side tables along with brown leather sofas facing the television fitted to the white wainscoted wall.
The classy living room features a leather ottoman that sits on an area rug surrounded with beige sectionals. It includes a television mounted above the fireplace that’s accented with a white sculpture.
Fresh living room with a gray sectional and leather lounge chair paired with a dark wood coffee table over a white shaggy rug illuminated by a round pendant that hung from the wood plank ceiling.
Yellow living room decorated with ornate wall arts highlighting the television in the middle. It has a leather wingback chair and curved sectional surrounding the wooden coffee table on a beige textured rug.
This living room showcases a white fireplace that’s topped with vintage candles and flat panel television. It includes a wooden center table paired with beige sectional along with floral and leather armchairs.
A fancy round chandelier that hung from the coffered ceiling illuminates this living room offering a television and stone fireplace in between white storage cabinet and built-in shelving.
Deluxe living room with meteor shower tray ceiling and ornate walls mounted with a television. It is filled with stylish coffee table and elegant sofa with matching stools.
Multi-colored ottomans sit on an irregular rug in this living room with a gray lounge chair and built-in seating topped with sectional cushions and fluffy pillows.
Craftsman living room offers wood plank flooring that complements with the accent wall mounted with a flat panel TV along with cathedral ceiling lined with dark wood beams.
Airy living room with coffered ceiling and wood framed glass windows covered with wicker roman shades and white sheer curtains. It includes a blue sofa paired with wooden coffee table and armchairs.
A tufted sofa faces the chevron fireplace and television in this living room with a wooden bookshelf accompanied by mismatched chairs and round table.
Cozy living room decorated with lovely wall arts that are mounted on the paneled walls with television and modern fireplace. It has light hardwood flooring and panoramic window overlooking a spectacular mountain view.
The white living room features beige sectionals along with a black recliner and wooden coffee table facing the fireplace and television.
Neutral living room accented with a striped lounge chair that sits next to the fireplace and television. It has a glass top coffee table and beige sofa over the hardwood flooring.
An all wood living room with an L-shaped sectional and television mounted above the wooden desk paired with a round stool.
Spacious living room boasts vaulted ceiling fitted with recessed lighting along with concrete tiled flooring topped by a gray rug. It has a stone fireplace and television that sits on the wooden stand.
An open living room with tan sectionals and round back chairs facing the television above the modern fireplace.
White wingback chairs sit in front of the stone fireplace that’s lined with a wooden mantel below the television in this living room with vaulted ceiling and wood plank flooring.
Black living room with comfy seating and a round coffee table that sits on a diamond pattern rug. It has wood beam ceiling and full height glazing overlooking the outdoor view.
This living room features matching sofas facing each other with a rectangular coffee table in between. It includes a wooden console table and a television mounted above the fireplace.
Tan velvet pillows lay on the U-shaped sofa facing the television and fireplace with brown cuddle chairs on the sides.
The white living room illuminated by an oversized spherical chandelier that hung from the vaulted ceiling. It has concrete flooring and glass paneled windows overlooking the outdoor greenery.
An expansive living room with full height glazing and wood plank flooring topped by a woven rug. It has gray built-in shelving and cabinets with television and fireplace in the middle.
Minimalist living room designed with white framed wall arts and paneled mirrors mounted on the light gray wall.
A flat panel TV is fitted to the built-in shelving in this living room decorated with wall art that’s mounted on the beadboard wall. It includes a beige sofa and round coffee table along with black comfy chairs and a green lounge chair over the shaggy rug.
The symmetrical living room showcases a pair of matching sofas and black leather chairs facing the glass top coffee table and television that hung above the modern fireplace.
This living room boasts a dark wood built-in shelving that extends as seat nooks accented with multi-colored pillows. It has a perforated coffee table paired with wooden chairs and white sectional sofa.
Large living room with a wooden center table surrounded with floral and striped sofas along with wicker chairs that sit in front of the fireplace topped with blue decors and television.
Dark velvet pillows lay on the beige sofas in this living room with a french door that opens to the lush green yard. It has a black leather ottoman and wooden coffee table facing the fireplace and television.
The sophisticated living room offers a wooden coffee table paired with zebra stools and an L-shaped sectional that’s filled with fluffy pillows and a white throw blanket.
Modern living room furnished with a leather sofa, copper armchair, and a low coffee table. It is illuminated by a matching floor light and table lamp that sits on the sleek TV stand.
The fabulous living room showcases a television fitted in the middle of wooden storage that hung above the modern fireplace. It includes a marble coffee table and white sectional accented with purple pillows.
A drum pendant light illuminates this living room along with black table lamps that sit on the wooden end tables. It is decorated with gallery frames mounted above the gray sofa.
White living room with a gray sofa that faces the built-in tv stand with open shelving. It is accented with lovely portraits and potted plants.
Natural light streams through the framed glass windows in this living room with facing gray sectionals and a glass top coffee table in the middle. It includes a chevron fireplace and television with sliding cover fixed to the white wall.
The warm living room offers television in between inset wall niches filled with white vases. It includes a red sofa set and a white lounge chair that sit on an area rug.
Yellow living room with a white fireplace and flat panel TV in between beige round back chairs. It is illuminated by a vintage chandelier that hung from the arched ceiling.
The sleek living room features an L-shaped sectional on an orange rug facing the black panel that’s mounted with floating shelves and television.
A pair of gray chairs lighted by black table lamps sit in front of the modern fireplace and television in this living room showcasing tufted sofas and dark wood coffee table.
Gorgeous living room accented with blue armchairs that faces the glass top coffee table and sofa. It includes a television that hung above the fireplace with stone surround tiles.
This living room boasts a wood paneled wall fitted with open shelving and television. It has an L-shaped sectional and glass top coffee table that sits on a gray rug.
Charming living room decorated with a pair of lovely wall arts mounted above the TV stand. It has marble flooring and a stylish tray ceiling with a hanging vintage fan.
Living room TV data chart
We analyzed 154,000 living rooms for TV data and discovered that 44% do not have a TV which means 56% do have a TV. Here’s the breakdown:
How big should your living room TV be?
I love big TV’s and when wall mounted, they’re out of the way so go big… 65″ plus. Why not, right? It may seem gargantuan at first, but trust me, you’ll love it in short order.
When our 65″ TV arrived, my wife and I thought it was ridiculously big; too big for the room. However, within a week we now wonder how we ever watched the 32″ TV.
Wall-mounted vs. TV stand
We have our TV’s on stands and frankly, it’s not an idea. It takes up space is really noticeable. My wife and I would definitely prefer our living room TV be wall-mounted but we haven’t gotten around to it.
I strongly recommend mounting it on a wall unless you have a built-in cabinet system.
More than a TV
Today’s smart televisions are not only televisions, but they’re music centers and you can even surf the web on them. They can be your entertainment hub. We often play music channels on it which pumps the sound through the connected Bose speaker system (sounds awesome).