Most of us have faced the dilemma of what to do about the all important TV when we are decorating our home. It’s not an easy thing to get past as a designer… some designers won’t even allow them in their design unless they are fully enclosed and hidden! We know you and your family live in the real world, however… and if you are like me, you want to have easy access to your TV, or have it available for the kids without some big production. Oh, and did I mention those “cabinets” that can fit a large flat screen TV’s are expensive? Learn these tips, tricks and projects on how to frame your TV!
DIY TV Frames!
Make a TV Frame
At our recent city wide Parade of Homes, several builders were utilizing a great idea to frame your TV, and it can be done DIY!
Our friends at ‘Remodelaholic‘ have a great tutorial for you on how to frame a TV on the wall. This takes just simple power tools and basic carpentry skills…. They chose re-purposed wood for theirs, and we love this! This look would look great in almost any style home, from industrial chic to Pottery Barn traditional. Feel free to choose whatever framing material fits your style and budget. Check out their DIY TV Frame Tutorial.
And another great tutorial here from ‘tommy & ellie‘ on how to build this custom TV frame. (photo below)
Here are more ideas for building a frame around the TV.
This is a gold tone frame from ‘Aspenmill‘ thats goes perfectly with the style of the room. At first glance, I actually thought it was art!
Or this traditional wood TV frame from ‘Frame My TV‘!
This white TV frame has more of a cottage style going for it. Are you getting a feel fro how you can match the style of the TV frame to the style of your room? From ‘Rona‘.
‘Bringing Art Back to Interiors‘ has a more contemporary version of a white TV frame. It blends really well with all the whitewashed brick and the white woodwork in the room.
Decorating Around the TV
And if building a frame isn’t in your skill set, we have some more great ideas for disguising the TV! This great TV frame idea comes from ‘Real Living‘ magazine. A simple painted frame and other artwork takes the emphasis off the Tv and makes it fun and fresh!
This is a great example of turning the TV into art! Notice how the color of the frame around the TV ties in with the other artwork? From ‘One Kings Lane‘.
Another example, unknown source. This white frame softens the edge of the TV so there isn’t just this black hole on the pretty graphic wallpaper.
And ‘BHG‘ hides the TV by using it as part of a gallery wall. It becomes a part of the grouping. The black frames and B&W art help the TV to fade into the wall display.