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Simple TV Wall Decor (Living Room Update)

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!

Simple TV Wall Decor - faux olive tree

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

Simple TV Wall Decor - modern media console, round coffee table, coastal art displayed on smart tv
TV wall design, budget decor, bamboo blanket ladder, faux olive tree

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

faux olive tree in stone planter, spring throw pillows

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).

Family photo gallery wall with grid layout, white frames and bamboo blanket ladder

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:

Simple TV Wall Decor (Living Room Update)

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!

Simple and Budget Friendly TV Wall Decor Pinterest Image

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!

XO,

Caitlin | caitlinmariedesign.com
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6 Comments

  1. Hi Caitlin, looking to make the same tv stand. Just wondering if you found the tv too high since it’s a taller media console?

    1. Hi Ashley! The tv height works great for us, but it may feel different based on the size of your room. I would measure out the height of the console on your wall, and then use painter’s tape to test where the tv would be to make sure it works for you!

  2. Hi, thank you for sharing this post. I love the simple yet beautiful look of the room, and especially how you arrange the TV wall. Could you share the brand/model information for your sectional as well?

    Do you see a brown espresso console cabinet like below would work as well?

    https://www.worldmarket.com/product/wood-sliding-door-hopkins-media-cabinet.do?epik=dj0yJnU9M2hmeXM1aHZzbi05NS16eFdIVm1PMW5hRXI2dTAxVmQmcD0wJm49SlFUMG9Cc0liWUIzSE1hMXZ1T3RFQSZ0PUFBQUFBR0hZLXR3

  3. What size is your television it looks so nice with the ikea cabinets under it? We have a 65 inch television I’m trying to figure out what to do with😬

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