TV’s are in just about every home, but they can be an eyesore. Here are some ideas for decorating around a television.
Oh, the ubiquitous television. Most homes have at least one and they can be a decorating conundrum. So what to do? Disguise it? Try and hide it? Ignore it all together? Here is a round-up of some (hopefully) helpful and creative ways to decorate around your TV and incorporate it into your home.
Ideas For Decorating Around A Television
We have one TV in our home and it’s smack dab in the middle of our main living area. Sigh. While I would like to hide it someplace less prominent, that really isn’t an option for us currently. I’ve tried a couple of different ideas out and finally settled on incorporating a gallery wall of art around our TV in an attempt to make it feel a little more homey.
If you’re in the same boat, check out some other ideas for decorating around a TV or hiding a TV below!
Hide Your TV By Putting Art Over It
Using art to hide your TV is really a genius idea. I especially love the idea of using a vintage roller map because it has the added bonus of being practical. Just roll it up when you want to watch TV!
A truly vintage map can be a bit of an investment, but there are a lot of reproductions out there as well as a few specially made to go over TV’s (linked in the post sources).
Disguise Your TV With A Dark Wall
Paint to the rescue! If you’re up for a little bit of DIY, adding a dark accent wall behind your TV is a great way to camouflage it. A navy blue or black wall can add just the right amount of moodiness to a room, while also making it feel cozy.
Adding textural detail to your walls (like the one above) is an extra step that adds interest and is pretty budget friendly if you do it yourself. You can see more about the box trim moulding on our wall in this post.
Invest in a Frame TV
If you have the budget, this is an ideal option. If you haven’t heard of them, frame TV’s are literally what their name sounds like – televisions that come with a frame on them. They also use technology that allows you to download just about any type of art you want to them. When the TV is turned off you can display your favorite art and it looks just like a framed picture hanging on the wall! (You can see some more example of these linked in the post sources).
Mount Plates or Objects To The Wall Around Your TV
This is another take on a gallery wall around a TV and I love it just as much! If you have a collection of beautiful plates, why not display them? There is nothing more charming that seeing a beloved collection out where it can be seen everyday.
If I were doing this, I would stick with one color (like the white ironstone above) or style (like blue willow) of plates to keep it from looking too busy and to keep it cohesive.
House Your TV In An Armoire
Here is another great option if you want to completely hide your TV. Armoires are a beautiful nod to the past and a timeless addition to any decor. They come is all styles, shapes, and sizes. They can be pricey when new, but if you’re willing to makeover one, you can save a lot. You can see our $25 armoire makeover in this post.
Incorporate Your TV Into A Gallery Wall
And last, but not least, the option we used. Creating a gallery wall that incorporates your TV into it is such a fun idea and one that can easily be customized by the type of art you like. I think Dream Green DIY did this perfectly with her frame TV.
For this option, my best advice is that velcro command strips are your friend! They are great for holding lightweight art and allow you to reposition pictures easily without leaving a bunch of holes in your wall. 🙂
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