10 ways to create a stylish TV wall in the living room
The TV wall or entertainment wall has become an integral part of the living room. Since the TV is a dominant feature of the living room, one should design the wall around it as an accent feature. Also, it is essential to conceal the wires within the brick wall, cabinetry or wall panelling to impart a neat and clutter-free look to space. Here are tips to get you going.
Install a Wall-Mounted TV Cabinet
Create a feature wall with a compact, wall-mounted TV cabinet which not only saves precious floor space, is easy to clean but also ensures comfortable viewing. Introduce open niches and shelves within the TV cabinet and use them for displaying art, books, and photographs.
Go for Back Panelling
Keep the wall simple and introduce back panelling behind the TV to make it the focal point. You can also infuse warmth by cladding the entire TV wall with wooden panelling which effortlessly combines with a modern, traditional and transitional decor.
Elevate the overall look of the TV wall with backlighting by installing LED strip lights around the TV screen or behind the back panelling. You can also opt for coloured LED strip lights to infuse an element of vibrancy within the living room. For a high-end opulent look, design the TV wall with backlit onyx.
Create an Accent Wall
Treat the entertainment wall as the accent wall and paint it in a bold colour or clad it with materials like wall tiles, 3D wall panels, leather tufting or wallpaper. Paint the other walls of the living room in neutral tones.
Border the Flat Screen TV
Add an element of depth and make the TV screen a focal point by surrounding the TV with a border in veneer or laminate finish.
Decorate with Wooden Slats
Use an array of horizontal or vertical wooden slats to create a backdrop for the TV. The slatted wall looks neat and is a great way to add texture and impart a modern look to the living room.
Incorporate Sleek Storage
Install slim storage on the TV wall to give it a smart, modern and organised look. Introduce closed cabinets for storing gaming gadgets, different types of remotes, speakers, set-top box, CD’s and so on. Since the set-top box emits heat, it is should be placed in an open shelf, within a niche or a closed cabinet with provision for ventilation.
Go for a Built-in TV Unit
Optimise the wall space by introducing a TV unit with built-in storage that integrates with the overall furniture and decor of the living room. Infuse a minimal look and make space feel more airy with an all-white built-in TV unit.
Create a Display Wall
Convert the TV wall into a stylish display wall by surrounding the wall-mounted TV with an array photograph, prints or paintings that can be arranged to create an interesting composition.
Incorporate Recessed Niches
Impart a seamless and modern look to the TV wall by installing the TV screen and speakers within custom-cut niches.