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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

Happy Decorating!


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  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!

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

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

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

  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! :)

  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.


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