TVs are found in just about every home today, and most of us even have two or more TVs in our homes. But decorating around a TV can pose a challenge for even the most skilled interior designers. When your TV is off, it’s nothing more than a big black rectangle—not exactly the most attractive focal piece for a living room. Use these tips to decorate around your TV and make any TV look right at home in your living room, bedroom, or any other room in the house.
Decorate the TV
One solution is simply to decorate the TV or TV stand and accept that your TV is truly the focal point of your living room. If you have a TV stand, dress it up with some decorative items like plants, vases, or artwork. This will draw people’s eyes to the TV in a good way and make your TV look like it’s part of your décor.
Hide the TV
While you might feel like you need a TV in your room, it doesn’t have to be visible all the time. There are plenty of options for those who want to be able to stash their TV away when company is over or when you’re just not using it. Try an armoire or media cabinet with doors that can close to hide the TV when it’s not in use.
Build a TV Frame
A creative way to decorate around your TV is to build a frame around it. This only works if you have a wall-mounted TV, but it’s a fun way to dress up your screen. You can find picture frame pieces at local craft stores or framing stores, then build a frame right around your TV. This will make it look like a piece of art without hindering the functionality of your TV.
Add a Feature Wall or Accent
Decorate the wall space behind your TV to make the TV less unsightly and add interest to your living room. You can paint the wall a darker color, which will allow the TV to blend in, or add a piece such as a wooden pallet right behind the TV. This can be used to hide cords as well, making your TV look even better and reducing clutter.
Add Wall Art
Adding some wall art pieces to the wall where your TV is hung or a wall behind it can help the TV visually blend in. Several square or rectangular shaped paintings, posers, or frames places around the TV will draw the eye and allow the TV to fit right in with your artwork, making it a seamless part of your living room design.