Love having a television in your home but hate the way it stands out? Try one of these stylish ways to decorate around a TV and make it look great.A television is a necessary component in most people’s living rooms or bedrooms. While it may not be very aesthetically pleasing, it plays a large part in our daily lives and there’s nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately, it can stick out like a sore thumb in some spaces. Just because you have a television in the room, though, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for it. There are plenty of ways to hide, disguise, or incorporate the TV into your décor in a way that is both functional and stylish. Here are 7 clever ways to work a television into your décor without compromising great style.

How to Hide a TV with Décor

Put it against a dark wall

A television will almost disappear completely if you put it against a dark accent wall. You’ll also give your room a bold, dramatic element that could elevate your décor. If you don’t want to paint an entire wall a dark color, you could opt for painting just the back of the cabinet your television is in.

Hide it behind doors

Of course, the fastest and most efficient way to hide your television entirely is to put it behind cabinet doors. Built-in entertainment centers look great, but for a more budget-friendly option, try an armoire or a chic storage system like the ones you can find at IKEA. You’ll have to open the doors every time you want to watch TV, but you can close them whenever you don’t want to see it.

Distract with a pattern

Pattern is always eye-catching, so if you put one behind the TV or adjacent to it, you’ll draw attention away from the TV. Even just incorporating some patterned elements like a sofa, chair, pillows, or rug will help distract from it.

Balance it with other black accents

Embrace the dark element of the television by balancing it with other black accents throughout the space. This will make it blend into the décor and look more like it has an aesthetic purpose rather than just a functional one.

Incorporate it into a gallery wall

Another way to embrace the look of the television is to incorporate into a gallery wall. Hang complementing photographs or artwork around the TV to anchor it and create a unique focal point in the space that is full of charm and character.

Create other lines and geometric shapes

The TV is basically a rectangular box which makes it stand out so much in a space, but if you incorporate other distinct lines and geometric shapes around it, such as shelving and artwork, it can actually look quite intentional and aesthetically pleasing.

Flank it with two other elements

Balance out the television with two items on either side of it, whether it’s two lamps or something larger like two substantial pieces of artwork or shelving units.

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