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Tips for Decorating Around a TV

TVs can be such an eyesore! Ashley has some tips for decorating around a TV to help you make yours fit into your room better!


We’re thrilled to have Ashely from Cherished Bliss here to share how she decorates around a TV!


I’m so excited to be here sharing another post with you guys! Today’s post is all about learning to live with what you have. Sometimes it’s funny being a blogger because everyone seems to assume your house always looks just like your pictures. I think we all know that’s not true right? Right! One of my favorite quotes is “Don’t compare your worst day to someone else’s best day”. It’s something that’s easily forgotten, but I think we should be reminded of this often!

decorating around a tv

One of my biggest frustrations is decorating around our TV. No matter what I do, TV’s are just in no way attractive. So let’s talk about how I deal with mine!

tips for decorating around a tv

Tips for Decorating Around a TV

The TV Stand

First let’s talk about my TV Stand. This was actually one of my very first projects as a married woman. Our budget was low, but I was desperate to have nice things! I bought this old dresser for $15 and fixed it up… and it just seems to keep sticking around our living room. I removed the top row of drawers in order to create a shelf for our dvd player and other electronics, but it always left a really awkward space. It wasn’t until I decorated for Christmas that I had the idea to fill this space with old books.

Tips for Decorating Around a TV

You might notice that you don’t see a dvd player there, well that’s because these books are not only pure perfection in all their old glory, but it makes it pretty easy to hide the electronics that reside behind them, you know, since electronics don’t photograph well for us bloggers in our perfectly staged homes! πŸ˜‰

Tips for Decorating Around a TV

The Wall

That’s how I hid my electronics, now let’s talk about decorating around the tv. I hate having a bunch of blank space around a tv, but it also feels weird to have things hanging on both sides unless you are planning a gallery wall (which I just didn’t want in this space). I knew I didn’t plain pictures around the tv because I have a weird symmetry problem, but somehow by adding texture I don’t have said symmetry issue, so the tobacco baskets where the first thing to go up. They add depth without drawing too much attention. And I love simple wood toned decor items!

Tips for Decorating Around a TV

Once I had those up it was immediately lop sided but I still had no idea what to put on the other side. I wasn’t feeling typical wall decor and our blanket ladder just kinda ended up there and I fell in love! It framed the tv perfectly without feeling too busy!

Tips for Decorating Around a TV

When you have something on both sides of the TV, in my opinion, it needs to have something above it as well! Now I’ve actually had this window and boxwood wreath above ours for a while, but it worked perfectly with my new additions.

Tips for Decorating Around a TV

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On the TV Stand

Next came the accessorizing of the actual TV Stand. Since spring is on it’s way I needed a little dash of color, so these yellow buds added some necessary beauty to the space.

On the other side I added a vintage fan because I always have to have a little something industrial in there, and with the mirror behind it, it balanced out the yellow buds with the overall look of the space.

Tips for Decorating Around a TV

Last but not least I placed a wooden sugar mold on it’s side right in front of my tv base. I mainly did it because it pulled the wood tones into the center of the tv stand. But ultimately I love how it hides the base and adds a rustic touch!

Tips for Decorating Around a TV

I hope this helps give you some ideas on what you can do around your TV! What are some of your favorite ways to decorate around your tv?


Thanks, Ashley!

If you’d like to see how we’ve tackled decorating around a tv in the past, check out this post that includes our TV disguised in a gallery wall!

xo,
Shannon

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Comments

    • Krissy ThompsonKrissy Thompson says

      We have a wireless device that my husband got from Amazon! It communicates through our remote from anywhere in the house. I can change channels from the kitchen if I want! πŸ™‚

    • Ashley says

      Hi Rosie, We actually don’t use our electronics very often, so when I do, I just have it set up where I can move one of the horizontal stacks of books back behind the others. Or if we are going to be using them often I will just move a set of books entirely and pull our dvd player out and leave the books around it to kind of allow it to blend in with the books : ) Hope that helps!

    • Ashley says

      Hi Kelly! I got them from DecorSteals.com. They are kind of a daily deal site, but I see these pop up quite a bit, so if you keep an eye out I’m sure you will come across them πŸ˜‰ I think Painted Fox sells them as well though. : )

  1. debbie says

    Very pretty! Love the textures and muted colors. It really makes a difference to hang or lean things on the walls instead of every piece of decor being a flat picture…which is often where I fail. I love pictures so much, but your frame, wreath, latter all just make it beautifully balanced. I was not able to live with mine out like that…I tried and tried to decorate around it but in the end fell for the old standby hutch that I can close. I love what I did too, but had I seen this, I might have given the buffet stand a little longer life as a TV stand.

    • Ashley says

      Aww thanks so much Debbie! TV’s are difficult, but honestly I would love to have a huge media cabinet with rolling barn doors to cover it up : )

  2. Tamra says

    Thanks for the great ideas. I am looking for ideas for decorating around a stand that’s in the corner. I pretty much know what my stand is going to look like but how do you make a corner look good?? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    • Ashley says

      Corners can be difficult. I would maybe suggest doing a corner gallery wall. That fills up the space nicely and allows you to let your style shine with what you choose to hang! : )

  3. Kesha says

    Curious on how you hung your baskets! I recently purchased three from stay to go on the side of my tv….but the baskets on the wall seem to tilt down (if that makes sense).

  4. Erin Moore says

    Hi! Looks gorgeous. What are the measurements of the window frame? Looking around for some, and that looks to be a nice size. Thanks!

  5. Jaclyn says

    I love this! I’m getting ready to start some remodeling /updating of my own and had something very similar in mind. The wooden sugar mold – where did you find that!? That is perfect!

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