Most likely, if you have a mounted TV in your living room, you have the rest of the wall around it to fill as well. It’s not so easy when you have all the entertainment necessities installed. They are the necessary base and you have to build around it.
Don’t worry. There are several ways you can make your entertainment wall look like part of your decor instead of the sore thumb of the space. Check out these 15 tips for decorating around your mounted TV and see which fits your style the best.
The Best Decorations To Spice Up Your Mounted TV
1. A Gallery Wall
You’ve probably seen something like this arrangement before but it’s definitely worth revisiting. A gallery wall around your TV will draw your eyes to everywhere but your TV while leaving you plenty of space to integrate speakers, satellite boxes, and whatever else your entertainment wall needs.
2. Large Statement Art
Many gallery walls rely on lots of smaller frames to complement the bigger statement piece. But when the TV is your statement piece, you might find it necessary to create your whole gallery of large statement art. When the sizes are more similar, it will look like your TV belongs.
3. Hang Lanterns Around Your TV
Gallery walls don’t have to be made up of only frames. Think outside the box and hang objects like lanterns or baskets around your TV. It will add the perfect bit of decor without having to use too many nails.
4. Build A Pallet Background
What rustic styled home doesn’t love that whitewashed wood look? Make a pallet background of sorts for your mounted TV and paint the wood white. Or leave it bare if you want your TV to blend in a little more.
5. Place Your TV On An Accent Wall
Is a little pallet frame not enough wood for your rustic home? Create a pallet accent wall to mount your TV on. When the whole wall is wood, anything else you put on top is just destined to look amazing.
6. Style Beneath The TV
Don’t forget to style the display around your mounted TV based on the rest of your home’s decor! Even a big black box like a TV can look farmhouse friendly when it’s surrounded by rustic signs and basket weaves.
7. Mount A Shelf Above The TV
Looking for a more minimal approach to decorating the space around your mounted TV? Try hanging a shelf above and below the TV. The bottom one will act as a credenza while the top one will provide space to put plants and frames and knick knacks.
8. Surround Your TV With Bookshelves
There is no better spot to style and decorate than a bookshelf. Frame your mounted TV with them and you’ll have all the space you could wish for to decorate for all the seasons and holidays you desire.
9. Hide Your Mounted TV In A Box
Of course, one way to decorate your mounted TV is to just hide it altogether. Buy or DIY a simple box frame with shutter doors that you can shut when you aren’t watching your favorite show. It will look infinitely better on your wall than on your bare TV.
10. Cover Your TV With Picture Frames
Want to hide your TV in a more creative way? Connect several frames together to create an artsy cover for your TV. Just make sure you leave a way to change the artwork in them if you decide to redecorate your home.
11. Backlight Your TV
For those that want to keep the area around their mounted TV free of clutter while still making it look better than just a plain wall, consider putting a backlight behind your TV. This light can be chosen in any color to match your décor style, and will really make your TV pop. Take a look at this simplistic yet stylish set up of this TV with a blue backlight on Fantastic View Point. As you can see this is a great solution for those with a rather large wall mounted TVs.
12. Recess Your TV Into The Wall
When you have your TV mounted, you may notice that there are some odd-looking wires and brackets required to hold a heavy item like your TV to the wall. These can be quite the eyesore, especially in a modern styled home. If you want a more low-profile look, consider decorating your mounted TV by recessing it into the wall like they did on Contemporist. Not only is this TV recessed so you can’t see the mounting, but the recessed area is designed a different color to give the wall a distinctive design.
13. Consider A Marble Slab Background
Previously on this list, it was suggested that you hang your TV on a wooden slab for a rustic look. But when you don’t want to go with a rustic vibe, yet still want a sweet background for your mounted TV, look into making a background out of another material like they did in Prastitis. The background for this TV is made out of a gorgeous slab of gold and white marble, making the room look luxurious and refined.
14. Frame Your TV
Although you may have thought of putting photos or art around your TV, have you considered framing your TV itself? The right size and style of frame can really take your mounted TV to the next level! Check out this example in Tuft and Trim where an antique style frame was placed around a TV, giving it a regal look that TVs don’t normally have. This was paired perfectly with antique jeweled wall lamps on either side of the TV, as well as some antique décor artfully placed below.
15. Add Unique Lighting
Even if a backlit TV may not be quite your style, this doesn’t mean you can’t decorate the wall where your TV is mounted using unique lighting. For example, in this living room on Architecture Design Ideas, the owners of this home mounted their TV on a patterned wall, then placed spotlights above it to highlight the stand-out design. The mounted TV also has some built-in shelves with the same pattern placed nearby, keeping the room cohesive but interesting at the same time.
When it comes to decorating the wall around a mounted TV, this can oftentimes be easier said than done. But now that you have seen all of the amazing ideas on this list, you are bound to find one that will fit with your interior décor and work for the wall-mounted TV in your home. And don’t be afraid to get creative and try something that isn’t on this list, after all, that’s how new styles of décor are discovered!