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12 Ideas to Decorate Around a TV

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

A list of decorating solutions to hide and blend your television to make it work beautifully in any room.

And now…

Keep your mantel simple and minimalist with just a pair of sconces on either side of your TV.

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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.

Keep your mantel simple with just a pair of sconces on either side of your TV.

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.

Keep your mantel simple with just a pair of sconces on either side of your TV.

2. Paint the Wall Dark Behind the TV

Dark paint around a TV helps disguise it against a wall.

Paint the wall behind your TV dark to disguise it.

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.

Hide your TV behind a curtain

Source: Style by Emily Henderson

4. Blend It With a Gallery Wall

Stick with an eclectic style or…

Add an eclectic gallery wall behind your TV

Source: Design Sponge

…arrange your frames into a grid to make your TV look intentional.

Add a grid gallery wall behind your TV

Source: Driven By Decor

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.

Hide your TV behind mirrors

Source: Castro Design Studio

6. Flank It With Cabinets

To add to the function, keep any electronic components stored in the cabinets too.

Flank your TV with cabinets to give it balance.

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.

Hide your TV behind a piece of art.

Source: House Beautiful

8. Incorporate It Into Built-Ins

Pack your living room full of storage and even build your own with this DIY solution.

DIY built-ins to disguise a TV

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.

Add floating shelves above a TV for a built-in look on the cheap.

Source: Natasha Habermann

10. Place It in a Piece of Furniture

This might be my new favorite use for an antique secretary. Love!

Place your TV inside of a piece of furniture.

Source: Domaine Home

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.

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. 

Source: Z Design At Home

12. Put Up Pretty Wallpaper Behind It

A little pattern can go a long way and make your TV look cute in the process.

Put up pretty wallpaper behind a TV. A little pattern can go a long way and make your TV look cute in the process. 

Source: Home Stories A to Z

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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18 Comments

    1. hi Judy! 🙂 If you click the source tab below the picture, you will have get directed to the host who will have the links and information on how and from where they may have gotten the design they chose.

    1. I am so glad you enjoy these ideas. You can click on the link under the featured example to take you to the post of the bloggers.

    1. Hi. So that is a shared idea from Astro Design Studio. Isn’t it beautiful?!? There is a link to the actual post under the picture in my post.

  1. Hi can you tell me where you bought the table you have the TV on and the poufs u see the TV also….. they are beautiful

    1. Our TV isn’t on a table so it might be best to check out the link under the photo because several of these aren’t mine! 🙂

  2. How about the white chair next to the plant? Would you mind sharing where you purchased it? Thanks in advance.

  3. Love , love, love the accordion mirrors to hide the tv! Any idea where I can find those exact mirrors? They would look fabulous in my family room!

    1. Corners can be tricky! Are you a member of our Facebook community group? You can post a picture and ask the crowd (including me!) and it’s super helpful. When you sign up, all you have to do is enter your email address that you used to sign up for my newsletters and it’s totally free! Just search “BlesserHouse Budget Decorating Community” over on Facebook. Hope to see you over there 🙂

  4. Love these ideas, and I’ve always been a fan of “less is more “. Too much stuff bothers my OCD-ness. LOL
    GREAT POST.

  5. My favorite is the antique secretary! Oh, if only I could find that exact one. LOL My second favorite is the picture over the TV. I used to do that in the last home we owned. Everyone would ask, “Don’t you have a TV?” So much prettier than a black screen. Your TV/Fireplace area is beautiful too. Thank you for all the ideas!

  6. Your’s is my fave! I have so much “stuff” decorating my mantle right now…pretty sure I am going to go home from work and take it all down tonight!

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