When it comes to TV placement in a living room shared with kids, we think that wall mounting and running the cables behind the drywall is the best approach.
The look is clean and stylish. And most important are the safety considerations. With small kids around you have to be especially careful of toppling risks – a free standing TV should technically be anchored to a wall or it is a risk to topple. The wires coming to and from the TV can be a safety hazard as well and they can be difficult to properly manage.
For a more eclectic style, incorporate your mounted TV into a gallery wall of art and photographs! Wall mounting and running the wires behind the wall provide an elegant and straightforward solution that looks good and keeps your kids out of harms way.