How To Decorate Around TVs: Part 1

 
Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out a way to decorate around a TV. A TV is a big part of life, though we don’t want it to dominate the room.
 
The only way I know of to do this is to either hide it, or decorate the wall around it in order to distract from it.
 
Below, on the wall behind my living room TV is a compilation of photos I’ve taken myself and prints I’ve picked up at various places and framed. 
 

You might recall the long beige shabby chic frame. It had a rose print in it. 

I found this farmhouse style print with bluebonnets surrounding an old church at Hobby Lobby on sale for half price. 

It fits better with this theme I have going right now.

But don’t worry. The rose print is safe and sound on the back of this poster should I ever want to use it again.

 
I don’t know why I haven’t been framing my own photos before now. I guess it just didn’t occur to me to do that. Because I’ve taken lots of photos when taking country drives of cows and horses, etc. Farm life.
 

There are shadows on the glass from the light.

You probably recall me showing these photos. I just sent them to Walgreens to be processed into 5×7 and 8×10 enlargements.

I also added my vintage washboards to this wall. I’ve had some of these for close to 40 years. I have a small collection of washboards that I cherish.

This is another poster from Hobby Lobby. The print was half off, and so was the frame. It fit right in to the theme I have going on this wall.

This chippy window shutter is from The Restore. I found the cow and the clock at my favorite antique mall in Jenks.

I got the cow for a song. Under $5 dollars. The clock is a Pottery Barn clock.  I got it for a great price as well.

So I did a gallery wall around my TV. In farmhouse style. You can use any style you desire. And distract from the big black hole that is the TV.

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34 Comments

  1. Brenda, Would you mind sharing where you purchased your Urban Farm Girl chalk sign? I'd love to have one, as well. Please and thank you!

  2. A television can be troublesome to decorate around but you have made it look easy. The newer tvs don't have that large "frame" around them so they are not so in-your-face. Your photographs are definitely frame-worthy.

  3. I love your gallery wall, you always manage to inspire me! And you are a woman after my own heart, you like changing things up just like I do. I cannot live with everything always the same, it gets boring. I want to experience a lot of different moods for my rooms. Wish you lived closer gal, we would be besties!

  4. The color of your piece is outstanding! Love it…and that sweet washboard just brought back tons of memories of home, growing up. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Looks great Brenda! I love how the pictures camouflage the TV so that it's not the focal point… Was that your plan or was that a surprise?! I will chalk it up to your design talent! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the weekend. ~julie

  6. I like your gallery wall around your tv. I think it's a great idea to use your photos around the house. You are such a good photographer too.

  7. Wow Brenda..just when I think it can't get any better..You deliver a winner again..It is about time you frame some of your gorgeous photos..JKaye has a brilliant idea of selling your photos to make some extra $$..You could take orders and then get them printed..I am in love with that long frame and picture too!

  8. Wow, this might be the best display yet. It's so well-arranged that the dark TV screen comes across as part of the plan. I'm so glad you thought of using your photos, and it makes me think that you need to print up a bunch and offer them for sale to your readers. They'd look great in our houses too!

  9. Brenda the wall grouping looks so great! Wish that you could share you natural talent with the rest of us. Hope that you are having a blessed day. Carolyn in Florida

  10. I love it!! That's what I need to do. But I don't have your knack for putting things together like that. I love, love, love that long print with the barn….oh my gosh, that one just stole my heart straight away!

  11. Fantastic…. Love it, and the photos you took are just perfect.. The whole wall looks great..
    The washboards are cute with it.. Good job. Know your enjoying it.. Looking forward to the other wall..

  12. I love it, the wall around the tv is beautiful!!!!! I especially love the blue bonnets picture. I usually like your decorating, but you got a home run on this one! Well done! And your photos look wonderful, I just love it all.