Some design options for placing a flat-screen TV in an apartment are in a corner, from the ceiling using a sliding TV mount, on a floor stand that acts as a room divider, in an entertainment cabinet or on an open wall. If the room has a fireplace, the television can be mounted on the wall above, on a stand that sits on the mantle or inside the opening if the fireplace is inoperable or rarely used.
Apartments typically have limited space, so in addition to mounting the TV itself, residents should consider storage of cable boxes, DVD players, DVRs and cables. In a corner-mounted unit, the triangular space behind the mounting bracket can be used to store equipment. Some wall-mounted television brackets flip up, and a storage compartment can be concealed behind in a niche.
To keep a TV out of sight and prevent it from taking up too much space, it can be mounted behind a map, painting, mirror or other wall hanging. A TV can be also mounted in an unused niche above a refrigerator, under a tabletop or desk or on a swing arm, so it can be moved out of the way when not in use.