Post # 1
Hi ladies! I’m so excited to say that FI and I have found a beautiful 2bd 2ba beautiful to rent in our ideal area AND we even haggled the rent down to less than the apartment we were looking at, PLUS the homeowners pay WSG and pay the neighbor’s 13-year-old boy to rake the leaves, mow the lawn and shovel snow …. to say we are excited is an absolute understatement!
(and out those sliding glass doors is a huge fenced-in backyard!)
Now, the only thing I am concerned about at ALL is this giant white wall. Because the ceilings are high, it looks like huge empty space. We will be putting the TV up against that wall and it’s not a small TV, and I have plenty of wall decor to put up, but it seems like it would need to be very symmetric around the TV and I just don’t know what to do! Does anyone have pictures or websites that can help?
Post # 3
@208bride: Do a search on http://www.houzz.com “decorating around a flat screen tv”
You can build a backdrop for the tv- sometimes it’s easier to hide black with more black
you can surround the screen with artwork
this asymmetrical arrangement of cabinets dwarfs the TV- it almost disappears
some simple shelving can make the tv a foal point in a nice way
Post # 5
@julies1949: You, my friend, are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you SO much. I’m going to be bookmarking that website!!
Post # 6
I was going to say look to Houzz for some inspiration. +1 to PP. I will say, I LOVE white walls. They are modern and simple and make the room look so much bigger. I don’t have white walls in every room of my house, but one day my dream is to have a white formal living room. Swoon!
I would say, less is more. It does get difficult to decorate around a TV, but often times people over do it. A gallery wall could work – make sure to keep enough space between each piece so it doesn’t look too crowded.
I’m a big fan of art! I decorate in neutrals and bring accessories in for color. Art, flowers, pillows etc. Some pretty modern art would loook fab on those white walls!
What color is your furniture? Curains? What’s the general color pallate in the room?
Post # 7
@MrsDLP: The carpet is tan, so we are getting a brown couch and accenting with khaki and red throw pillows. My coffee table is wooden. I have some pallet art wall decor so again, browns/neutrals, and then I have this really cute neutrals canvas print that has my state and a red heart over our town so I’m definitely thinking dark brown, khaki, and pops of burgundy/red. I agree people over do it sometimes. I think I am going to have FI make a TV stand kind of like the second picture the PP posted: elevated and minimalist and just shelves to hold the TV. I’ll stain it to match my coffee table.
Maybe I could even have him make one that has shelving underneath the TV then a bookshelf around the edges? Like these but all connected and wooden?
Post # 8
@julies1949: Love those ideas, I was going to say lots of frames and shelving too!
Post # 9
@208bride: I absolutely love big white walls 🙂 Gallery walls are so fun