Recently we had a client ask us how to
mask decorate around her massive flatscreen TV. We see this dilemma so beautifully tackled almost daily on shelter blogs so we instantly had a lot of ideas swirling in our little brains. One of the ways people cleverly decorate around their TVs is with a gallery wall of fun frames placed all around the TV.
We've come up with some additional tips to minimize the importance of the ever-present TV on the wall.
1 - Add a collection to your media space. This helps redirect the focus to the items you've taken the time to amass and display. Collections can also hang on the walls - such as a grouping of ethnic baskets along the sides of TV.
2 - Customize the hardware in the space. Special details catch the eye.
3 - Don't be afraid to add a seating area in front of the TV. Two chairs nestled on either side of the TV promote talking versus watching. Or at least the illusion of talking vs watching!
4 - Ambient light can do wonders to a space and make it look functional. Plus you can use it to read in your new seating area.
5 - Last but not least, artwork is always a good idea. Framing the TV, putting a random pattern, or just a two-noter at the top can help make the area look decorated instead of an afterthought.
6 - If your husband isn't a component junkie, you could go sans entertainment center! Mount the TV on the wall amidst other framed works of art or prints and voila - it's hidden.
What other great ideas have you seen for disguising the TV? I just love the idea of building it its own little box and putting it away when not in use. Or hanging a piece of art over it!