Genius ideas for how to decorate around a TV – lots of ideas for different decor styles! You don’t need a big budget to camouflage a television, just some smart planning!
Let’s face it – TVs can be great, but they’re usually not too great to look at. They need to be in a central location in a family room, but no one would really choose a TV as a decoration. I’ve gotten a few requests on my Facebook page to share ideas for how people can camouflage or decorate around a TV. It was so fun figuring out all of the possibilities for hiding a TV in plain sight! There’s lots of great options for any kind of home decor here – hope you’re as inspired by these ideas as I am!
Best ways to decorate around your television:
Make a gallery wall above or around your TV:
We chose to go with frames around our TV in our living room. We don’t have a huge TV, and it’s not wall mounted, so this look may not work in your space. But we love how it adds visual interest to the room and doesn’t make your eyes focus on the television right away:
This look from Our Vintage Nest is perfect. I love how she’s grouped frames and other items to decorate around the TV, and how the sign at the top draws your eye upwards.
I love this look – lanterns hanging on either side of the TV and a large wood sign on top. Go to Naptime Decorator to see more!
Camouflage your TV with a dark paint color:
Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick shows a beautiful and classic way to decorate around a TV. Her dark gray painted mantel surround is dark enough that the TV just doesn’t stick out as much as it would with a lighter color. She also draws your eye towards something else with the simple wood box on top of the mantel. Go see the paint color she used on her blog here.
Sarah recently moved and proved that this method works in so many different spaces! The dark surround behind the TV makes a HUGE difference. Come see her post here to read all about the color she chose.
Another great example of a “TV camouflage.” This dark gray fireplace surround helps to hide the TV, and the bookshelves on either side provide enough visual interest that your eyes don’t solely focus on the TV in the middle of the wall.
Cover your TV with sliding barn doors:
This sliding distressed barn door is a genius way to hide a wall mounted TV. See the whole space from Liz Marie Blog here.
These aren’t sliding barn doors, but actual doors built into the fireplace surround. This look is more custom, but is still do-able. Come see more on the designer’s website here.
Make your TV into a piece of art:
Another great idea – make your TV look like it’s meant to be a piece of art! I love this DIY project of making a simple wood frame around your TV. When it’s resting on a mantel like this, it looks very intentional! Get the whole tutorial from Remodelaholic here.
This is so smart! Click here to see what it looks like closed – so smart! There’s no tutorial for how to make your own, but it looks simple enough to figure it out!
This look can be recreated for pennies! Whitewash some old reclaimed wood and use it as a backdrop for a TV – such a great way to add interest and texture to a wall.
And if you don’t love these ideas, maybe you’d like to purchase a TV cover! Here’s some fun options if you have the budget (affiliate links included)
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