Create a Faux Fireplace | Give your living room a focal point by creating a faux fireplace with an antique mantel. This fireplace was set on a rectangular piece of slate as the hearth. | SouthernLiving.com
Don't Hide Your TV Have a sleek flatscreen television? Put it on display. "We no longer have to measure out niches or construct hideously huge mechanized ottomans at the foot of the bed that lift up the television like Dracula's coffin lid," says designer Markham Roberts. Newer models, like the one on this family room's bookcase ledge, look just fine out in the open.