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How to Treat Your Flat-Screen TV Like a Work of Art

Gone are the days of ginormous entertainment centers. A flat-screen offers many more whimsical options.

Photo: Melanie Acevedo

Today’s fancy TVs almost look like another piece of wall art. Our advice? Treat yours as if it is. Rather than encasing it, or placing it on a stand, just hang it on the wall. Buy a large picture frame to put around it (yep, we meant the art thing literally). But don’t worry about finding a frame that fits perfectly. If there’s a gap between the TV and the frame, just paint the gap the same color as the TV. Viola! Now a screening of Real Housewives will seem like high art, right? Er…not quite.

Nestpert Kevin Lichten, AIA is a founder and principal of Lichten Craig, a New York architecture and design firm. Find out more at www.lichtencraig.com.

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