No built ins? No problem! Style your TV wall with affordable pieces to create a cozy, functional space. I’m sharing storage and decor ideas!
Welcome friends! I’ve made some progress in our cozy modern living room, and can’t wait to share! Today I am focusing on our TV wall and how I created a functional, pretty space without built-ins. While I would love to add shelving to this room someday, right now I am making this large wall work! If you have a similar setup, or are just looking for light and airy design inspiration, I hope you find this post helpful.
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Step 1: TV Wall Storage
If you have an open concept home with a large TV wall like ours, you probably share my priority of storage. We solved this problem a little over a year ago with our budget-friendly modern media console! Previously we had a smaller cabinet and it looked so tiny against this wall. One of the most important things I have learned about interior design is the importance of scale, and generally: go big! If you are looking for a wide media console with lots of storage like ours, check out my post with all of the details. Or, if you are shopping for a smaller space or prefer a different look, here are a few finds:
I just shared a whole post about how to display artwork on your smart TV, if you are interested!
Step 2: Fill Out the Space
A recent addition to our living room, this 8′ faux olive tree has replaced our Christmas tree! We had a different olive tree previously but again, the scale was too small. It did not fill out the space next to the TV and it always bothered me. The larger tree still feels airy but the extra height and width make a big difference (check out this post to compare).
On the left side, I wanted to include something to warm up the corner near our family photo gallery wall. I have been loving this bamboo blanket ladder for a while, but was concerned it would be too short. I ended up ordering it anyway, and solved that problem by placing stacked canned goods under the feet of the ladder. Easy fix! I love how the curved top breaks up all of the rectangles in this space.
Here is a peek at another angle of our living room:
Nothing big has changed here, I’ve just enjoyed styling a few new pieces, such as the blue linen pillow and gold vase (size small). I am hoping to add a light fixture to this room though, which I shared in my living room design plan!
I hope you found this post helpful. Do you have built-in shelving in your living room, or a blank wall like me? I would love to hear your favorite way to style your TV wall either way!