I like the idea of framing the TV with wood planks. I think I might just put some planks directly on the wall and center the TV on it instead of doing floor to ceiling. NOW it just needs hanging accent lights mounted to the ceiling above the tv and DONE!
just a Space divider and ghost chairs. Another one where they put the long table up against the wall. Instead of chairs, have wall-hugging storage benches in an L-shape, with chairs on the 'living room' side and on the end for a big party.