Friday, September 20, 2013

How to decorate around a TV


We moved into our new home almost a whole month ago. I would like to say that it is completely decorated, but that would be lying.  In our last home, I had the whole thing decorated in under 2 days. That was great and all, but this time, I have mellowed, and decided to live in the house for a minute and then decorate it. 

One of the first things that I decorated was my wall behind my tv. We have an open floor plan, so this dang tv can be seen from 3 rooms in the house. I had to do something besides look at the blank wall with a big ol' tv. 

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If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a picture that I posted a few weeks ago asking why it had to be so hard to decorate around a tv. Well, apparently, I am not the only one who has this issue. So, I thought that I would share a couple things that I learned. 


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I have come up with 5 things that you will want to keep in mind when
 trying to decorate around your TV. 



Really, just stop! Once I figured out that it was much easier to use the TV as I would a large picture in a grouping, this task became SOO much easier! Stop banging your head against the wall and embrace the TV instead of fighting it. 

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Add something to your grouping that you might not normally think to hang. For example-I love my #5-love it! I picked this up years ago at a thrift store. By hanging it inside a frame that doesn't have glass, it really stands out. I picked the number 5 because their are 5 in our family. 

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Don't put everything under glass. My giant family picture is a really odd shape. Instead of killing myself trying to find the perfect size existing frame, or shelling out a bunch of money for a custom one-I finally hung it inside a frame without the glass and mat. Worked fabulously!

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When you are decorating around a TV, chances are you are going to have a lot of angles. My suggestion is to add something round.  This will break up all the lines and hard angles. Something simple like a clock or a mirror.

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Gold is huge in the home decor world right now. It took me a minute to love it, but now I am embracing it wholeheartedly. So, my next tip is add some color to your wall-but be consistent. Meaning-if you love gold, spray paint 2 frames instead of just one. Maybe you love turquoise or orange, but you don't want it everywhere. Bring the color into your space with a couple of things. A frame, a clock, a mirror etc. 

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This is one of my favorite things to do when I am making a gallery wall. Add some dimension. Layer some frames, hang a mirror that has a fun shape. Add something unexpected that has a little bit of depth to it. You will be pleasantly surprised by how awesome this will look. 

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I can't not tell you about my most favorite thing on my TV gallery wall. My cartoon pic of my husband and I. A couple years ago, I came across an Etsy shop, Jordyluxe and she does custom artwork. I LOVED them! So, I sent her a pic of my husband and I and she "cartooned" us. (I totally know that is NOT a word) I love this picture of us. I look fabulous and skinny and she captured our personality perfectly! 

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I hope that I have inspired you to embrace your TV and make it a pretty and functional focal point! If you are wanting some more gallery wall tips-you can check them out here

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Happy Decorating!

Tausha


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6 comments :

  1. I really do love that "cartooned" picture of you and Kal. I've been wanting my own forever. I'm going to have to get one asap!

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  2. Super cute Tasha! I will use these tips to embrace my tv too!

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  3. I love this post, thanks for sharing your wisdom!

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  4. Love how you did your wall around the TV...great tips...thanks for sharing...it was so good to see different frames and different shapes...you did it so well!

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  5. What a great post! I love all the textures you have going on. I've been itching to make a gallery wall now that we finally live somewhere with the wall space to do so. I'll definitely keep these tips in mind! :)

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  6. Your TV wall looks great! I have the same issue in my house with it being open concept. You've given us some great tips here. Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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