Tips and inspiration for decorating the wall around a TV
The age old question is how to make our big TVs of today work in the scheme of a room and not overpower it. I’m not a big stickler about this — televisions don’t bother me much. Especially the sleeker versions we have now. But often they kind of just hang out in the middle of a wall and stand out more than we’d like.
I’ve gathered a few of my favorite ideas on how to incorporate a TV into the design of your house, and even help it to disappear a little bit!
My favorite ideas involve gallery walls — especially those with black frames. I think they work so well with the TV:
I like how these go all the way down to the floor too — not just floating up above.
I have always loved this image from Pottery Barn and their use of frames and other items to make a true art wall around the TV:
I tend to go simpler in our own home — sometimes doing too much can backfire and bring even more attention to what you’re trying to minimize. It all depends on your space and taste.
I also like the idea of going darker on the wall behind the television. You can do the whole wall or a smaller section — I love this dark gray fireplace:
I may be biased where that’s concerned though. 😉 Here’s ours hanging over the dark gray fireplace and built ins in our old home (this color is Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams):
I think a dark wall goes a long way to reducing how much the TV stands out.
You can see here how our dark fireplace camouflages it a bit:
On a similar note — did anyone watch Fixer Upper this week? I think it was the first time ever that she incorporated a television in her design: