How to Decorate Around a TV? Creative Ways to Make Your Entertainment Center Look Stunning
As much as we love our homes, sometimes the builder grade look and the boring walls just don't cut it. If you have an eye for aesthetics and want to add an element of personality to every nook and cranny, you are in for a joy ride.
Let's tackle one thing at a time, though. After all, decorating takes patience and a teensy bit of hard work too.
We'll walk you through tips, tricks, and hacks that designers and homemakers swear by for adding a touch of class to your entertainment center.
How to Decorate Around a TV?
The television screen is our haven after a gruesome day at work or for a cozy movie night over the weekend.
All you need is a comfy couch, a tub full of popcorn, and some Netflix before you hit the sack on a perfect night. Throw in your favorite blanket, and you could curl up there the entire day.
But what if we say you can add so much more to your entertainment centers, such as a flying lamp or a magnetic Bluetooth speaker, to make your experience much more serene. You'd be thrilled, won't you?
Let's dive right in.
Bring Out the Shelves
Shelves are the perfect accessory to furnish a monotonous wall. They give you more area to play, add some style, and bring texture to the otherwise neglected space.
When styling around your television, the placement of the shelves is a total game-changer. If you want to place the shelves on the side, use two on either side. The tall shelves will work as a frame and draw attention towards the center, right where your eyes need to be.
Some homeowners prefer floating shelves above the telly. While it may not be everyone's cup of tea, proper styling can make or break the look. Whip out some rattan baskets and hide your remotes and extra power cords.
Try incorporating modern decorative pieces such as a flying lamp to make your space contemporary and chic at the same time.
To bring the look up a notch, you could DIY built-in shelving around your screen. Built-ins give a customized feel and tie up the whole room together.
If your partner is a tech freak who loves his sound system and woofers to death, this trick is perfect for you.
Massive black sound systems can stick out like a sore thumb in your otherwise neutral living space. You can't hide them under cabinets since you don't want to pick a fight with your partner who can't live without blasting sound.
Cane boxes will act as a middle ground for both of you. They provide texture and blend in with your sleek contemporary bedroom or living area.
You don't need to be a DIY expert for this hack. All you need is a few pieces of spare wood and some cane webbing. The plan is to have a removable box from the top when the equipment is in use.
Here is how you can make it:
- Measure your big black boxes, aka woofers, and cut 1x2 inch plywood pieces to construct a cuboid frame.
- Using a staple gun, attach your cane webbing to the sides and the top. Voila!
You have a masterpiece on your hand which is functional. The textured cane is enough to add a touch of warmth and personalize your television wall.
It can also be used as a coffee table by adding plywood to the top. Complete the look by placing a magnetic Bluetooth speaker that exudes sophistication.
Shiplap is versatile and can be easily used indoors as well as outdoors. It's no more limited to the barns and sheds. Shiplap has made its way to a modern indoor interior, be it your bathroom, bedroom, or living room.
You might even be tempted to shiplap your entire house, but let's stick with your television wall for now.
If you are completely naive, shiplap is wooden planks, usually six inches wide, that overlap at the joint.
The best thing about paneling your wall with shiplap is it's super cost-effective. Again you don't need professional help. You will figure it out on your way after you watch a few youtube tutorials.
Let me break down the simple process for you. Run to your nearest Home Depot and get wooden planks according to the size of your room.
Now you need spacers to space the boards equally; even nickels would do the job. Using your staple gun, attach the planks to the wall.
Sand the wood like your life depends on it, and add a coat of primer. Paint it with your favorite shade of white or experiment with bold hues.
Your super trendy TV wall is ready to make a statement.
Feature walls can add some design to an otherwise dull wall. There are plenty of wall molding ideas that even a beginner can try out.
Panelling the wall adds a custom touch to your space. It's a great idea to panel the wall behind your screen.
By using the correct dimensions, your television will blend in with the rest of the wall.
If you are a visual person, use painter's tape on the wall to see how your molding should look when done. Make sure the boxes are big enough for your screen to fit in.
First, get screen molding which is flat from the back according to your measurements. Next, use liquid nails to attach the molding to the wall. Finally, caulk the seams properly and use a wood filler if required.
Accessorize the wall using artwork and install the perfect lights to go with it. The final result is a stunning accent wall that brings life to the room.
With unlimited options, patterns, styles, and designs, wallpapers are the easiest way to spruce up a dull wall.
You can also use a printed brick-wall wallpaper to bring a rustic boho vibe to your space.
Feel free to experiment with colors and designs. Strategically place your television and savor the look.
Electric Fireplace Under Your Television
We won't get into a debate whether an electric fireplace comes close to the warmth of a traditional one. But we believe a modern electric fireplace under your TV is a spectacular way to brighten your area.
Let's break down how you can install an electric fireplace wall and fit your screen along with it.
This isn't exactly a beginner's DIY, as you need a bunch of power tools for the process.
The first step is to build a wooden frame. It should have space for your electric fireplace on the bottom. Remember that your TV will sit on the same structure, so determine the height accordingly.
Next, use screws to attach the drywall to the frame. Use a filler to seal the edges and sand the entire structure. Finally, paint the attachment and set your television.
The dim lights from the fireplace will brighten your mood and make your day!
You can't ever go wrong with a gallery wall. The best part is that there are no rights and wrongs.
You can use same-sized frames or multiple sizes too. Experiment with different frame shapes, colors, and styles, or bring out your kid's artwork. Some people choose colorful art, while others stick to black and white.
Do you want a bonus tip? You can frame your screen too. All you need is spare wood and a tape measure. Consider your screen as a piece of art. The television will then blend effortlessly with your gallery wall.
Gallery walls are a relatively inexpensive way to elevate the look of your entertainment center and a great conversation starter at your next party.
Add Sconces or Fairy Lights
Lightning can make or break the look of a room. Not only is it essential to have sufficient light in a space, but it is equally important to place the light fixtures appropriately.
A simple way to bring character to your TV wall is to add sconces on either side. Sticking with the mantra 'less is more,' a couple of scones are enough to give a cohesive look.
If you find it troublesome to go through wiring the scones, fairy lights are a great alternative.
Fairy lights are always a welcome addition to any place. They bring an unmatched twinkle that we all adore.
You can also use a flying lamp next to your television to brighten up the place without additional clutter.
What's important here is to drive focus to your television, and lightning is the best way to go about it.
Your house is a reflection of your aesthetics, philosophy, and even your ambitions.
Therefore, when you invest your time and energy into decorating each corner, it pays back well.
The key to decorating a space is to accessorize it with elements that define your lifestyle. Whether your style is boho-chic, modern, or classic, you can easily use any of these tricks to decorate around your TV.