This was my set-up in the summer when I shared with you my living room and kitchen reveal. I was never quite happy with this one.
1. Stay away from family pictures and picture frames. There will be plenty of "people" on the TV, so you don't need to add extra folks into the mix.
3. Some sort of plant or greenery always helps in warming things up and making your space feel more full. Here, I used large gray faux succulents. You could just as easily use a nice faux fern pot or an arrangement with different grasses. My large succulents also conveniently hide an ugly cord coming down from the television.