Decorate Around a TV Using 4 Easy Steps

Marly Dice
by Marly Dice
5 Materials
$125
3 Hours
Easy

Don't have a large, expensive TV entertainment center? Try this budget-friendly method instead to decorate around your TV. In just four easy steps, you'll have a beautifully decorated TV wall.


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And it doesn't cost a fortune!

STEP 1: BUY/PAINT A TV CONSOLE


We bought our TV console on Facebook Marketplace for just $35! It was in great shape but needed some TLC, so I painted it white.


If you already have a TV console but it is outdated, a fresh coat of paint goes a long way. Tip: paint your console white. I paint most of my outdated, wood furniture white, and it always turns out nice.


If you need to buy a console, I suggest checking out thrift stores or Facebook Marketplace, if you want to get one for a good deal.



STEP 2: ADD A PHOTO GALLERY WALL ON EITHER SIDE OF YOUR TV


Adding a gallery wall can be a super budget-friendly option if you buy frames cheaply. I bought my 11x14 frames (for 8x10 photos) at Walmart.


Then, I printed black and white photos at our local CVS.


Tip: use black and white or sepia toned photos for a more elegant look.

STEP 3: ADD PLANTS OR CHAIRS TO CREATE BALANCE


After you add photo frames on either side of your TV, you'll notice it becomes a bit unbalanced if your TV console is small.


To give it a more balanced look, add something like plants or chairs under the photos.


I chose to add plants with plant stands because I had them on-hand. I just moved them from one room to another. Shopping your own home is a great way to save money.


I really do like the addition of plants because it adds some life, literally, to the room.

STEP 4: ADD DECOR ON TOP YOUR TV CONSOLE


If you have a high-hanging TV like me, then you'll have a large gap between your TV console and TV.


If you leave the console without any decor, it will look a bit funny.


Add some fun decor, like candlesticks, a basket with photo books, or flowers.


I love the end result, and am so happy with how it turned out!

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Suggested materials:
  • TV console   (Thrift find)
  • Photo frames   (Walmart)
  • Printed photos   (CVS)
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  • Judy Judy on Jan 24, 2020

    Hi there

    When you talk about painting old wooden furniture white May I ask what type of paint and colour white you use?

    thanks for your time. The area looks fantastic

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