A list of decorating solutions to hide and blend your television to make it work beautifully in any room.
Less is more. That’s the mantra we’ve had going in the living room lately, particularly involving the TV decor situation.
Ever since Robert and I hauled in the new sofa, updated the gallery wall with a minimalist look, and repurposed our DIY ottoman to become our “new” back door entryway bench, our mantel and TV were quietly screaming for a little attention of their own.
This was the look last summer…
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I gotta say, it’s nice not having so much “stuff” around it so that the living room can breathe.
It was really all thanks to Regan almost becoming a baby pancake with that old fireplace screen that kept falling over. (Hi, babyproofing. Nice to see you again… well, not really.)
So we swapped it out for this non-collapsable fireplace screen. And for a more traditional lighting refresh, we traded the old industrial farmhouse style sconces for these sconces that I ended up spray painting aged brass to match our breakfast nook chandy.
Then, all of this swapping made me think… simple around a TV is good! But it’s only one in a million (well, I guess 12) ways to decorate around one.
If you’ve ever been stumped about how to jazz up your TV to incorporate as part of your decor, I hope these tips help:
12 Ideas to Decorate Around a TV
1. Add Sconces on a Mantel
Keep the decor simple and focus only adding accents on either side of the TV with just a pair of sconces to add more light to the room when the television is off.
2. Paint the Wall Dark Behind the TV
Dark paint around a TV helps disguise it against a wall.
Source: Kate Marker Interiors
3. Hide a TV With a Curtain
Run a curtain rod along the length of a wall and cover up your TV with some inexpensive IKEA panels or bleached drop cloths for an even cheaper option.
4. Blend It With a Gallery Wall
Stick with an eclectic style or…
Source: Design Sponge
…arrange your frames into a grid to make your TV look intentional.
5. Hide It Behind Mirrors
Attach vertical mirrors to each other accordion style with hinges to keep the TV easily accessible but out of plain view when not in use.
6. Flank It With Cabinets
To add to the function, keep any electronic components stored in the cabinets too.
Source: Amber Interiors
7. Hide Your TV Behind a Painting
Build a TV cover by printing your favorite art on a poster size, glur your art to plywood, cut into 4 sections, add accordion-style hinges, and hang it up to conceal.
8. Incorporate It Into Built-Ins
Pack your living room full of storage and even build your own with this DIY solution.
Source: Amber Interiors
9. Add Floating Shelves Above It
Frame out your TV by hanging a couple of shelves on top with your favorite accents for a built-in look without the built-in price tag.
10. Place It in a Piece of Furniture
This might be my new favorite use for an antique secretary. Love!
11. Add Visual Height Beside a TV to Distract From It
Add a floor lamp or a tall plant and suddenly that TV doesn’t stick out quite so much.
12. Put Up Pretty Wallpaper Behind It
A little pattern can go a long way and make your TV look cute in the process.
Which is your fave?
I would LOVE to build some sort of TV cover-up one of these days to ours. Or maybe save up for one of those snazzy Frame televisions?
Do you have a great TV decor setup at your house? Spill the deets!
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