Finding the best ways for decorating around a TV screen in your home.
Does it ever feel like your TV is the undesired focal point of your family room decor? A TV screen can be a particular challenge to decorate around if you don't want to lose the desired effect of your interior design. With the right accessories and design elements, you can stylishly incorporate a TV into your decor and maintain a cohesive look for your room.
Learn about various tips, tricks and creative ideas on how to decorate around a TV without compromising style. Know when to invest in bigger and better pieces or incorporate decorative accents around your TV stand. You'll quickly see that having a TV in your living room doesn't have to be a design faux pas, but a stylish experience!
TV Accent Wall Makeover
If your hubby is anything like mine, the one thing that he insists on in our house is a large TV and a comfy seat to go with it. However, the problem arises with a TV set up because is just plain ugly from a design standpoint.
But, I've come to terms over the years that it is an art form to learn how to decorate around a TV. So I've rounded up some TV decor situation possibilities, thanks to the inspiration from bloggers who have taken the task and mastered stylish ways for their TV look.
Check out these amazing rooms and use a little inspiration to give your TV wall a makeover it truly deserves.
How to Decorate Around a TV
Let's dive right in to many of these great ideas for taking your entertainment center space from drab to fab!
The Framed-in TV
Framing your wall-mounted TV is a great idea for turning your flat screen TV into a piece of art. And if something is going to hang on your wall, why not turn it into a beautiful picture frame?
Currently Chic Boutique framed their TV and it looks AMAZING! Besides the black screen, you would never think this was a traditional TV but assume that it is a framed wall art. It sits perfectly against a shiplap wall with cute farmhouse decor underneath. Perfectly chic, in my book.
If farmhouse style isn't your cup of tea, try modernizing with an industrial looking frame or stained wood.
Another option is built-in shelving that can transform your living space on both sides. This designer has taken an ugly wall and given storage and design all in one. Built-ins are a great option if you want a more permanent feature, making the space seem bigger than it is, and likewise making the TV appear smaller. The white shelving blends well with the wall color, leaving more visual interest on the decorative items.
Trying to decorate around a TV doesn't have to be difficult. And, it can actually look good from a design perspective. For our new home I incorporated the living room TV into my design. I chose to do a shiplap wall background with white oak built-in shelves to bring in a pop of color against the white. I wanted the same wood coloring so it would blend in with my open kitchen.
Having picture TVs is also very helpful! A picture TV allows you to set your big black box to an attractive artwork shot. So instead of looking like a TV, it actually looks like a beautiful piece of art. Also, check out this hack for turning any smart TV into a picture TV!
Another great tip is to push part of your decor and visual effects out to the sides as wide as you can. Beyond our open shelves there is an additional space we used to add picture frames and then feature lighting. When you can expand the focal point wider it will draw the viewer's eyes outward, so everything will not be centered on the TV in the middle.
Looking for more built-in shelf ideas? I also added in built-in bookcases surrounding our window in our bonus room. Plus, this DIY built-in corner shelving hack is pretty handy too!
Decorating Around a TV
For those who are limited on space or do not want to use any kind of built-in, finding the right balance of home decor around your TV can be a little tricky. Take a look at these awesome homes that revamped their entertainment wall.
Alicia from Our Vintage Nest has styled her TV wall perfectly! I love the rustic decor surrounded by frames, baskets, and quotes. Consequently, it makes the TV look like part of a collage wall and blends in so much better.
One of the best decor ideas around a TV is to use items that essentially frame your TV. This is a great way to methodically add surrounding style so that your TV is not the main focal point. This TV wall from Naptime Decorator looks especially stunning amidst the suspended hanging lanterns and quote on top.
And what about this rustic set up from The Spoiled Home. The TV is framed by a gorgeous wood piece above and then the remaining wall space is surrounded by Native American pictures, a clock, greenery and other rustic elements.
I love using faux greenery in my own decor, but especially for my table centerpieces. You can also try adding a vase with faux stems for some height and dimension.
This wall is another great option from Driven by Decor. She surrounded her TV with black and white framed prints that make this room look so great. It's a simple concept, but executed beautifully!
A gallery wall or a collage wall is an awesome idea for blending in a TV. Take any of these gallery wall ideas and apply it to your own TV room gallery wall.
This is our family room TV in our farmhouse style remodelled home. I styled everything around our DIY faux fireplace and farmhouse mantel. When you don't have fireplace mantels, sometimes you have to implement very creative ways to achieve the look you want.
Above our fireplace was the perfect place for this wall mount TV. I found that trough at a vintage market that was perfect for hiding my DVD player. To complete the look I used my windows for either side to balance it and then I filled in with fun decor items like my DIY whitewashed terra cotta pots and greenery.
How to Hide a TV
Next up? Sometimes we don't want to go through all the home decorating and just want to have that big screen hidden. Hiding your TV behind industrial pipe sliding bard doors is an amazing idea. Liz Marie is a certainly genius! And bonus - this TV cover looks like wall decor when it's closed!
I love how this makes the room feel more cozy and comfortable. You can add a little bit more comfort and warmth by accessorizing with throw blankets or toss pillows on couches, chairs, benches or even baskets. And in fact, keeping the walls more neutral draws more attention to the shiplap ceiling which is a beautiful focal point. Take a look here to see how you can also create a shiplap ceiling with style.
You might not think that a painted wall can help hide a TV, but in fact it can! Choosing a dark paint for your TV wall can significantly help with blending in. A dark color can much more easily hide imperfections as well as making your TV less noticeable. Throw in some brightly colored artwork on both sides and it will no longer be the focal point of any room.
Love painting a room dark? See what other room I painted with a dark color palette, including the ceiling!
In conclusion, decorating around a TV can be tricky, but it's not impossible. The key is to not let it become a focal point and instead integrate it into your design. Find ways to balance the other elements in the room, keep the wires and cords hidden, and opt for pieces that won’t overpower the space.
With a little practice and deployment of these stylish tips, you can transform your living room into a modernized and aesthetically pleasing masterpiece. It's time to turn off the TV and look into the power of interior design instead. So go ahead and take the time to decorate around your TV in a stylish way. You won't regret it!
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