Ideas for big TV wall
This is not a great picture of the problem wall, but you will get the gist of the problem.
The wall is 14' long by 8' high. The tv takes up about 3.5' of the width. The area above the tv is 26" high.
I need the floor space on either side of the tv for seating, and in December, a Christmas tree goes in the right hand corner. So I don't want to put a built in on the floor.
I think the tv area looks best when it appears to be enclosed with sides and a "cover". So I'm looking for ideas on how to add depth and architectural interest on the upper half or third of the wall. I could go as simple as a collection of items hung across that space (the dated "basket on a hook" idea, old windows hung from the ceiling to bring them away from the wall, artwork hung the same way), a wall to wall shelf above the tv (with built in downlights?), a series of cubbies built between the studs with a variety of doors that could be left open to display the contents...
The imaginations in this forum know no bounds, so I would appreciate ALL ideas!