How To Decorate Around A TV

Got a big blank TV wall? Decorating around a TV can enhance the overall look of your living space and create a more cohesive and stylish design. Below are some tips on how to decorate around a TV.

But first, let’s talk about how to position your unit.

Tips when Mounting the TV

Tips when Mounting the TV

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The center of the TV screen should be at eye level when you are sitting comfortably on your couch or chair. This ensures a comfortable viewing experience without straining your neck.

Another common rule of thumb is to position the center of the TV at about one-third of the way up from the floor. This can vary depending on your seating arrangement and personal preference.

For larger TVs, you might need to mount the TV slightly higher to maintain a comfortable eye level. Smaller TVs can be mounted closer to eye level.


How To Decorate Around A TV

Create a Gallery Wall

tv gallery wall example

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Surround the TV with a gallery wall featuring framed artwork, photographs, or decorative mirrors. This adds visual interest and draws attention away from the TV.

Layout Ideas for a TV Gallery Wall

Here are some layout ideas from Sanus.


TV Gallery Wall Layout

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Bonus Tip: Before putting up the frames in a gallery wall, try making a mock up by using paper templates. This ensures everything is placed where you want it before hanging them up.


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Incorporate Shelving

Shelves TV wall

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Install shelves or a media console below the TV to hold decorative items like books, plants, or decorative storage baskets. This balances the visual weight of the TV and adds functionality.


Add lighting

lighting on TV wall

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Install sconces or wall lights around the TV area to create a cozy ambiance and highlight the wall’s decor.


lighting on TV wall

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Go for Minimal Effort

Minimal Effort TV Wall

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Sometimes, less is more. Pop in a few pieces of art or a lamp. Place indoor plants near the TV area to add a touch of nature and soften the electronic presence.


Minimalist TV Wall

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By following these decorating tips, you can transform your TV area into a stylish focal point that seamlessly integrates with the rest of your decor, making it a more inviting and aesthetically pleasing space.