Entertainment walls are a modern feature in a lot of homes, with more and more of us dedicating larger amounts of space to our TVs, entertainment systems and games consoles. Fans of the screen want their TVs to be in a prominent space in their chosen room in order to achieve maximum viewing position, so it’s no surprise that more and more homeowners are choosing to dedicate whole wall spaces to create an entertainment wall.
This interior design reshuffle means that there is more room and inspiration for avid interior designers to reimagine their living space, but with so many different aspects to consider, such as set top boxes, games consoles and wires to try and add into the space, it can come with its struggles, too. There are many different ways in which you can decorate around your TV if it is wall-mounted, no matter the room that it is in, so let’s take a look at some ideas and design inspiration.
Mimic A Gallery Wall
Gallery walls have been a design feature for a few years now and are likely here to stay for a while longer. With the combination of large and small prints, in a range of different styles, themes and colours, a gallery wall can be a welcome addition to any room, especially if the walls are bare. If you still have some empty wall space after hanging your TV on the wall or creating an entertainment wall, then why not consider using it as a central feature for a stylish gallery wall?
If you want to create a gallery wall with your TV as design inspiration, then it’s important to try and avoid a cluttered or disjointed look. Instead, you want to create a sophisticated look, which is easy to do with the addition of a few prints. You want your TV to blend in with the prints, so instead of using different frame styles, use the same frame and size for each print and keep them consistent so that it matches the style of your room. Instead of trying to match the frames to the TV, instead match them with the rest of the decor in the room.
Whilst you want to create a stylish feature in the room, it’s important to remember that you don’t want to make the space around the TV distracting or pull your focus. Wall mounted TVs typically have a black frame, so if you’re trying to compete with dark or bright pieces of art, this can make the room feel chaotic. Stick with neutral and light tones when it comes to artwork to create a more balanced look.
Indulge In A Cosy Movie Corner
If you love nothing more than watching a movie in bed over the weekend and want to emulate cinema vibes in your bedroom for the ultimate viewing experience, then adding an entertainment wall to your bedroom is a must. But, when it comes to your bedroom, you want to ensure that it matches your decor style. After all, you spend a large majority of your life asleep or in bed, so it makes sense to create a room that is cosy and relaxing!
If you want to add a cosy movie-viewing vibe to your bedroom, look at painting the wall that your TV is mounted on, or perhaps your whole bedroom, in luxurious dark tones or colours, such as navy blue, forest green or a dark grey. This will help to keep your room dark whilst your favourite movie is on, mimicking the classic cinema feel. Accessorise the room with soft velvet furnishings if you want to take inspiration from classic movie theatres and include some soft, dimmable lighting if needed.
You will also want to create the ultimate cosy space to relax and watch your favourite movies, whether it’s on a lazy Sunday morning or for a Friday night movie marathon. A nice comfy bed is all you need to relax, unwind and enjoy a movie, so be sure to invest in good quality bedding, plush duvet cover sets and warm blankets!
Create An Accent Wall
If you want to create a feature element in your room and an entertainment wall isn’t quite cutting it, then why not create a bolder accent wall for the TV to sit on? Accent walls will always be a flexible decorating choice simply due to their flexibility.
There are unlimited paint options that you can use for your accent wall which can fit in seamlessly with your decor, as well as creating a standout background for your TV. With accent walls, think beyond solid colours and plain wallpaper and instead think about other ways in which you can use paint colours and materials to create a standout effect.
Depending on the decor in the rest of your room where you are creating an entertainment wall, you could look at materials such as tile to add a feature masterpiece to the room. Wood also works well and so much can be done with it, from traditional panelling to wooden slats, plus you can paint over it to add more colour and texture to the room. No matter if you have a neutral room or a modern living space, then an accent wall will work well in the space and can create a dramatic flair, complimenting that of your entertainment wall.
Add Style Beneath The TV
When you mount a TV to a wall in order to create a focal entertainment wall, decorating focus is usually put on decorating the surrounding walls. But, far too often, the space directly underneath the TV can be forgotten about, which then makes the space appear bland and boring. When it comes to decorating around a TV, spending time thinking about the space underneath the TV can bring the whole room together and add some further style to your room.
In a living room, you could consider taking inspiration from farmhouse style and add in a rustic wooden sideboard – perfect for hiding away set top boxes and games consoles, plus they can be used to add further decor and accessories to complement the style of your living room. Candles, photo frames, plants and flowers are an obvious choice but don’t forget accessories such as lamps, glassware, coffee table books and art prints to add your style to the room.
When it comes to decorating around a TV, it can often be easier said than done. But, with these ideas, you will hopefully be inspired to add to the space around your television and find a solution that fits in with your interior decor choices, whilst also making the most out of your wall-mounted TV and entertainment wall. Don’t be afraid to be creative and try out different things – it’s all about what fits in with your style and home decor.