Today I wanted to share this inexpensive and easy way we decorated the space around our wall mounted TV in our living room. I love anything vintage, chippy and “farmhousey”… so that’s exactly the look I brought into this space!
I’m sure like a lot of you, this particular spot got put on the back burner when decorating our home because I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do. Nothing was jumping out at me, so I waited until something did.
That’s when I saw these antique 1860’s victorian shutters at a local antique co-op. I knew they would be perfect on either side of our TV. They were unique, rustic, chippy, neutral and would tie in with the rest of our decor perfectly, without being too distracting.
The shutters were beautiful on their own, but the wall space still needed a little something extra to frame the TV the way I wanted. I decided on these Pottery Barn wall mount vases. There we go! Now the space was coming together the way I envisioned…and it only took a couple years;)
I love that I can switch out the flowers each season as much as I want and it creates a whole new look to the space each time.
Styling the media table by mixing in some sentimental pictures, favorite antique finds, pretty frames and stacks of old books adds dimension, interest and ties it all together!
Do you need some help decorating the space around your TV? Here are some tips you can use when tackling your TV wall decor:
Hide those ugly wires and cords.
The easiest and cheapest way we found to this was with a “Flat Screen TV Cord Cover”. They run for less than $15 at your local hardware store. All you do is cut to the length you need, tuck the cords in, secure and paint it the same color as your wall. You can even add a taller picture frame or vase in front of it to help hide it even more:)
2. Be patient & shop around.
The last thing you want to do is just buy something for the sake of filling the space quickly. Trust me, I’ve done this before and I just end up wasting money and replacing everything in the long run once I do find that perfect piece. Try new places to shop…yard sales, antique shops and thrift stores may have some unique pieces you would never have thought to use before! Waiting for sales and shopping around helps too. As hard as it was to be patient, I got both the shutters and the wall mount vases for an additional 20% off because I held out and waited for a sale. Every little bit helps!
3. Keep in mind what this space is used for.
We all want our homes to be pretty and organized and clean at all times…but let’s be real, we live here. And by live here, I mean watch a lot of Fixer Upper. You don’t want to distract from the TV too much. That means maybe steering away from mirrors or anything too reflective, bold or distracting on the wall space around your TV.
4. Keep in mind the rest of your decor too.
Try to choose pieces that flow with the rest of your home, especially the surrounding rooms. If you already have a gallery wall above your couch, maybe try something different around your TV. If you love to incorporate vintage pieces like me, bring that look into the space around your TV too. Using similar colors, textures and themes as the rest of your house will help everything look more purposeful and balanced.
I hope you all like our simple farmhouse chic TV area as much as we do and it inspires you to give your own TV area some vintage love. Have any questions or comments? Leave them below! I’d love to hear from you!