We just got our first flat screen tv this weekend......DH got his dream tv and got a 52". We have a long LR and sit over 16 feet away from the tv, so the size is somewhat justified, but it honestly is sooooo large, in real life above our fireplace/mantle. If I could do it over, I would pick the 46" - the next size down. (However, the screen is not that size, it's just the actual width of the tv).
Does anyone else have a flat screen over their mantle?
We have a tv niche that the flat screen tv covers up and the tv is almost as long as the mantle. I've had to take down all of my decor on the mantle that I spent lots of time "designing" and putting together, as well as money spent.
I told DH that I am mourning the loss of my decor items (wedding pics, candle holders). I may have a spot or two for the pictures, but no spots for the candles. :-(