No family, but there will be a GF at some point hopefully so not overy bachlorish, but it will be my house. I do want it inviting and modern. Probably wont be be hanging any beer signs up in other words(Those will go on the patio or garage!) and the one Metallica Poster and picture discs will be the one throwback to my youth, as they match my MetLE.
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Move the TV area over to the side with the windows. That will connect that area with the Kitchen. The windows and that sliding door will create to much glare on a sunny day, also pins and uv light are not friends.
Now it looks like there is a large opening into a hall on the other side. Is that span over 14 feet? If it is you might want to find out if the homes structure has been altered and or built correctly, support, beam size and type, etc.That opening could be filled in fully or partially with glass blocks, that might look cool. The blocks will still allow for natural light into the hall.
Keeping the game sounds out of the hall area may also be important. I would put the games in that area.
It really comes down to what you like. If there is a significant other involved, they might want a say.
The span is probably not quite 14 feet, but it was built that way by the home builder, as I have seen other homes with the same cut in the wall to the hallway. Id like to keep it open, it helps make the room larger. I was thinking some hanging posters or something in that area.
I need to really look at room colors first. I have a really nice Afghan rug I bought while working over here, a rich dark red (no pics of course) that I can work with. This Afghan tapestry has almost the same darkness of red in it, for comparison.
Thanks for the suggestions and keep em coming. Some hanging art, like this stuff ebay.com link