DESIGNING AROUND A TV: PART 2

Recently I started a two part series addressing a frequently asked question I get: How do I decorate around my TV?

We all have them in our homes, yet it’s a topic that isn’t often touched in the world of interior decorating. Do I really want a giant black box as the focal point of my living room? Not really. But I do love our nights snuggled up together as a family watching movies more than anything, which means the TV is just as much a part of our home as the sofa, the dog, or anything else. So let’s talk about ways we can make this space a little more pleasing to the eye…

If you read my first post on this topic, you got to see the strategy I used in my own home to make the TV disappear as much as possible. You can read part one hereThink: less is more.

But every home is set up differently, and what might work in my space may not work for yours. So today I’m going to give you a whole bunch of ideas, style options, and accessories you can use to make decorating around your TV easy + painless! Let’s dive into 5 different looks I put together, followed by a huge collection of other options that might suit your home and taste better. Be sure to read my note at the bottom of the post too about the television itself. This is a game changer!

TIMELESS NEUTRAL
RUSTIC FARMHOUSE
LIGHT NEUTRAL MODERN
MODERN SIMPLICITY
BEACHY COASTAL

WHAT IS A FRAME TV?

If you’re wondering why I have pretty framed art displayed where the TV should go, let me introduce you to a product I’ve just learned about in the last year or so: Frame TV. I am far from a tech expert and am usually very much behind the times on modern electronics, but this TV is something that intrigued me right from the beginning.

Basically it is a flat screen smart TV that mounts on your wall, but it’s designed to look just like a piece of framed art when the TV isn’t on. So genius! You can get a black frame, beige (natural), white, or walnut (brown), and there is an art store built into the TV where you can buy artwork to display. Because of the design and added features of the art display, this TV is obviously more expensive than your typical smart TV. But I’m considering starting to save my pennies for one because I feel like the design payoff would balance the price tag. I will keep you posted! Have you heard of this kind of TV before? Do you have one yet?

ANOTHER FAQ: HOW TO HIDE ALL THE CORDS

There are plenty of ways you can hide cords with things like cord covers or by simply securing them to the back of your tv console with clear clips. But the best advice I can give for eliminating all the cord chaos is switching to a smart TV (like the Frame TV I mentioned about), which allows you to stream TV shows and movies through the internet, rather than having a separate box such as satellite TV. Many devices can connect wirelessly now, so if you find yourself still struggling with a million cords that look messy, it might be time to update some of your equipment! *Note: again, I am no expert in this field, but I was surprised when I started utilizing my smart TV’s streaming and wireless capabilities how few cords I have to deal with now!

MORE OPTIONS FOR STYLING YOUR TV: Here

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