Before I even drop my fave ideas about TV decorating with you, we must first address the mounting debate. I’m sure you’ve already guessed, based on the heading above, which side of the fence I’m sitting on. But I would like to explain why. Read More
TV’s on walls look a thousand times better. It makes them less of a focal point in the space already because you’re not seeing the legs of the TV stand. You’re not seeing cords hanging out the back of the TV. And lastly, having it on the wall makes the room and the TV zone in particular look larger. It’s a win win on all fronts.
And here’s the thing: the arms you use to mount the TVs these days are so varied. You can fix the TV so it doesn’t move. You can fix the TV so it can move up and down (if the TV is mounted high on the wall, for example). Or you can mount it on an arm that allows you to move it up and down, left and right. This allows you to see it from all angles in the room.
I’ve given you 10 amazing gallery wall ideas on the blog before . But you might not have thought to set one up around your TV set. I’m pretty obsessed with this idea because it looks incredibly chic, especially if you choose to have the frames and art in a curated black-and-white theme. The divine Homey Oh My has showcased this idea perfectly above.
The TV pretty much fades into the background here. And yes, I know the TV itself is one of those sets where the screen displays art when it’s not on, but it would look just as divine if it were a regular TV sitting on the wall.
It wouldn’t look as successful if all the frames and images inside were different colours, but it can still work if you limit the amount of main colours in the art to three or four. As long as it feels like a curated collection you can make this TV decorating idea work wonders!
This is a good place to start if you’re fearful of really doing something major around your TV set. It’s also a really nice idea if the living room in question is a little small. Larger spaces can go for more complex joinery (we’ll get to that) but small spaces can benefit from keeping it simple: a long floating until under the TV.
This is the first of a few feature wall ideas I’m going to show you, and boy is it a delicious one. Not only because of the paint colour used, which is so on-trend right now, but also because of the tongue and groove wall panels.
Sure, there’s no mistaking that there’s a black TV set on the wall, but painting it a colour like green makes it feel less start. A black box on a white wall is so visually jarring. A black box on a green wall feels a lot more soothing. And then you can take those two colours and ensure they feature in other moments around the room. Taking this approach will have the TV make more sense in the space.
The above image is via Temple & Webster and you’ll notice some additional ideas for decorating around a TV set here. Mounting it above the entertainment unit allows you to style up the top too. And who doesn’t love a few gorgeous vignettes on a TV unit?
I’m a bit obsessed with dark walls (as showcased in this post), so I love the concept of a dark panel behind the TV. What this does is completely camouflage the TV set and allows the eye to appreciate other elements of the room first. This will work with a few darker colours that aren’t black (try Dulux Domino, Royal ply or Ticking), but I love the look of the TV disappearing altogether when you use a super-dark paint (like Porter’s Paints Aniseed).