Decorating around a large flatscreen tv?

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have a long huge console, tv is 70” and hangs 4-5” above console with small space above and beside tv on wall. Its enough space to need something but too small to add anything big. Hubby wont move tv🤨
q decorating around a large flatscreen tv
q decorating around a large flatscreen tv
Will be painting wall solid color (light beige)
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  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Mar 10, 2018
    In my opinion less is more. Especially around the tv. You don’t want to distract the eye away. Keep it simple and you will have less to worry about and less to dust.
  • Peggy Peggy on Mar 10, 2018
    This is what I did. Copied from desigmer.i get tons of, how cool this is
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 10, 2018
    Actually the spaces around the TV are good. It looks so busy with the painted stone wall, all the little things around the TV, on the wall and on the shelves below. Choose a few large pieces, (maybe a long large boat shaped bowl or rectangular box in front of the TV to hold the clutter) and if you want to do the work, paint the shelving unit the darkest grey/brown in the wall. Put frosted paper over the glass on the shelving doors. Lighten, brighten, and declutter - you'd be surprised at how nice it will look and that spacing you are concerned about won't matter.
    • Harriet Garrison Harriet Garrison on Mar 10, 2018
      i soooo agree. Lighter & brighter! And no clutter. Im painting the wall light beige, taking everything away. want to get a smaller console to start but if i cant, ill paint a lighter color. Thank u!
  • Elaine Sarratt Elaine Sarratt on Mar 10, 2018
    Agree, less is more.The TV and console are large, so lots of little stuff around it only make it look messy. Stick to a couple large things on the sides, andd not too close to the TV. Maybe a short, but long box or tray on the console in front.
    • Harriet Garrison Harriet Garrison on Mar 10, 2018
      I agree! Like to have smaller console. Clean walls. Thought about maybe just a slim wide shelf over tv for seasonsl decor?
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Mar 10, 2018
    Brighten the console. And eliminate all the little things.
    For a start I’d get some foamcore from the dollar store and cut to fit the back of each shelf. Paint a color of a stone in your wall. (Get one of those little sample jars Sherwin Williams sells). You’d also be able to see the decorative items you have In the cabinets. I would eliminate the clock and hang the second mask on the other side of the tv even with the other.
    Clear off console. If you need the meds there, get a couple of complementary baskets and put them on a shelf so they’re easily accessible but attractively housed. Or two matching tallish baskets to hold the meds which would be the only things on console. If a clock is important, get a larger and interesting one and hang in the center over tv.
    Your vase that’s holding tubes could look great with some tall faux grass in it and help balance the tv.
    • Harriet Garrison Harriet Garrison on Mar 10, 2018
      i agree. I took pic as is but its way too cluttered. Thanks!!! Ill send an “after“ pic to everyone when im done😀
  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 10, 2018
    I agree, declutter the console table, and if you can't clean up all the stuff inside so it looks neat, I would put some privacy film on the glass doors. It comes in all kinds of designs, preferably use a geometric design .... https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_22?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=decorative+window+film+privacy&sprefix=decorative+window+film%2Caps%2C428&crid=22M7LBC1JQWV1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Adecorative+window+film+privacy You could even get some nice basket or fabric cubes to hide some of the stuff on those shelves.... https://www.dollartree.com/search/go?w=storage%20cubes
    And by all means paint the faux stone wall a solid. The monster TV is enough for that wall kinda like your own portal into the next world.
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Mar 10, 2018
    My hubby is from Charleston WV. Welcome to home talk.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 11, 2018
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Mar 11, 2018
    I’d love that. Thanks
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Mar 11, 2018
    I know you said that hubby won't move the tv, but since you are painting anyway, I'd raise the tv some. It's so low you may as well have just kept it on the stand. Actually, at first, I thought it was on a stand instead of being hung on the wall. Moving the tv up some, would help make the wall look more balanced.
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 13, 2018
    I too thought the TV was on a stand on top of the console. If you were aiming for a more contemporary look wall-mounted TV, it is way too low.
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