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Design Tips – 6 Ways to Display Your TV

January 27, 2016

My little sister called me this morning with questions about how to treat her TV and TV wall. She is not the first; I’ve received display questions about the big black box in the room pretty often over the years. There are more options than one might realize, so I’ve decided to break them down.

Work It.

gallery wall

Rather than allowing the TV to float in the room alone, incorporating it into a gallery wall adds it to a group rather making it the focal point.

off set gallery

A perfect example regarding balance. The Who poster, with its black frame, balances the dark screen of the TV. This helps to keep the eye moving around the wall rather than focusing in on the TV. I also love how the TV is off-set in the gallery wall rather than centered.

Shelf It.

tv on shelf 1

I love this look; try adding it into your perfect shelfie.

shelf 2

Work it into a bookcase which displays your personality.  There is more to you than what you watch!

Frame It.

frame 2

Elegant and Traditional — keep the space feeling clean and light by adding a simple white frame.

frame 2

Adding a frame with texture pulls warmth into the room and provides a finished look.

Hide It.

hide it

I love this idea; use easy to switch out photographs, postcards, or artwork as you please for an instant update!

map it

I love this one, as well; it’s cheap and it shows a love for  — let’s say — travel!

Build Around It.

builtin 1

The painted center point of the built-in is darker than the units that flank it, letting the TV blend in with the unit.

built in 2

This unit feels like a perfect fit for a family media room.

Own It.

own it 1

The display is front and center, yet it fits the space perfectly without overwhelming the wall.

own it 2

If the TV is specifically for movie nights and Sunday football, “owning it” might be the best fit for your home.

One thing to remember is that all of these options have one thing in common. Hide the TV cords to provide a purposeful and clean display.

How will you choose to display the TV in your manicured home?

Photos: 12,  3, 4, 5, 6, 78, 91011, 12, 13

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