[This post contains a sponsored link. The item featured and linked, the “better together” sign in this post is provided by A Simple Place on Main; all opinions and reviews are my own.]
Today, I was invited on a blog hop with my friend and host, Terrie plus a few of our blogging friends! We want to share how we style around our tv! Lots of people struggle with decorating around their tv, I, myself, am included!
A Little Decor Background:
When we decided to get out of our 90’s decor style vibe, not knocking it because I will always have a heart for 90’s decor style, we decided to go the farmhouse decor route. The farmhouse decor style reminded us a lot of yesteryear and of simpler times, like of those that our grandparents had as children. A lot of the vintage decor you see in our home will be from one of our grandparents. We feel so blessed that they wanted to give us something of their own that meant so much to them!
Farmhouse TV Cabinet:
One of the very first pieces of farmhouse style furniture we built was our farmhouse tv cabinet. I originally stained the wood a gray color but recently painted it with my diy chalk paint. Styling the inside of those shelves and styling above the tv has not been my strong suit but I love how everything has turned out in this space! I don’t usually have a vision, my ideas usually just come to life with some changes here and there!
Next we added vintage shiplap to our wall. What made it even better is it was fo’ free 🙌🏼 I started off by painting one coat of white paint but a year later, decided to remove the white paint with Citristrip. Since all of the paint would not come off, it gave the wood and white wash look, which we loved! It gave the space such a warm feeling!
Styling Plus Functionality In Your TV Cabinet:
Styling inside the tv cabinet, I wanted decor plus functionality. Vintage books from a local thrift shop along with Target’s line of Hearth & Hand Faux Fern Arrangement and Faux Locus Arrangement .
Very budget friendly at a couple dollars per book and $5 for the Target arrangements. On the bottom shelves is where my functionality comes in with Hobby Lobby’s Wire & Metal Galvanized Baskets .
If you catch them on their 50% off sale, they are only $12.50 each! In those baskets, we store games and controllers for the Nintendo.
The middle of our tv cabinet is the boring stuff like the cable box, ect that I wanted to hide. The bottom basket holds a basket I purchased from Target about 15 years ago which stores dvds and remotes, so hence the sliding (or should I say “hiding”) doors.
Now, above the tv is my most favorite space!! My sweet friend Linda from A Simple Place On Main makes the most absolutely BEAUTIFUL wood word signs!! I actually met her at our local Vintage Market Days and we chatted for at least 30 minutes or more, along with my friend Cindy .
Each wood sign is made with baltic birch that is 1/2 inch thick, then it is custom cut, painted and shipped to you! Linda even has an Etsy Shop where you can purchase your wood word sign and right now there is free shipping with orders over $35!! Can y’all tell how much I love her signs?! Now I need one for our newly renovated master bathroom!
I hope that I’ve been able to inspire you on How to Decorate Around Your TV! Please check out my friends to see how they’ve decorated around their tv’s as well!
21 thoughts on “How to Style Around Your TV”
Your TV area is absolutely beautiful! I love that cabinet. I’ve been looking at replacing our HUGE console ( can you say Old World Style?), but haven’t found the right thing. You’ve given me food for thought. Great job on the decorating!
You are so kind Tammy! Thank you!!
I just love the whitewash look of your shiplap wall, Shae! And that sign! Great inspiration for decorating a TV cabinet too!
Thank you so much my friend!
Love that you took the paint off the shiplap love natural look and it adds so much warmth.
Your TV cabinet turned out great too.
Looking forward to seeing another pretty sign in your new gorgeous bathroom!
Thank you so much Cindy!
You styled it perfectly! I also love the white washed ship lap. Okay, and that little window over the desk area, stop! That so reminds me of the little 1930s and 40s home that are just so quaint. I so enjoyed meeting you and Cindy. Thank you for the great pictures.
Thank you so much Linda for your kind words! I loved meeting you too!! We absolutely love our “better together”! It is so simple yet makes such an impact and creates warmth!!
That’s a pretty wooden sign! I’m thinking about adding sliding doors to my built-ins…..to hide the tv itself…. maybe someday!
Thank you and that sounds amazing!!
Shae, Your wall, cabinet and the decorations you styled your area with are beautiful. The whole thing blends so nicely and my eye doesn’t go to the big black thing. ha! Great decorating.
Thanks for joining in on the challenge today.
Thank you so much Terrie!! Thank you for j causing me on the challenge!!
The tv area is beautiful!! I love how you decorated the shelves. I’ll always have a heart for 90’s decor, too. 😁
Thank you so much Michelle!
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I so love shiplap, but so hard to find where I live. Your tv cabinet is so beautiful!
Thank you so much!
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I love everything about this room! I’ve gotta check out those signs!!
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You are so kind!
It looks so pretty, I love each style. I just started my blog. Would love for you to follow.
Thank you so much!
Just followed too!