6 Creative Ways on How to Decorate a TV Stand
Your TV, as well as the stand you have placed it on, are probably the focal point of your living room. If there is absolutely nothing on, around, and behind your TV stand, it might make your entire living room appear a little bland and boring as a result.
It’s time to do something about it! If you’re wondering how to decorate a TV stand, these tips will help you get started. All you need is maybe an hour or two of your time, and some supplies of your choice. Many ideas are available. You could decorate your TV stand for the holidays, for Halloween, or for any special occasion you and your family enjoy celebrating.
Check out these six creative ways on how to decorate a TV stand:
1. Get rid of the clutter
The first thing you should do is get rid of the clutter surrounding your TV. Any electronics and objects you are not using every day could be hidden behind cabinet doors.
If your TV stand has open shelving instead of doors, you should consider getting some decorative boxes or baskets. They will look great on the stand’s shelves, and you will be able to store items such as video game consoles, games, DVD players, DVDs, magazines, or books in them.
Once everything is well organized, your flat screen TV stand will look much nicer, and ready to be decorated. Plus, it will be a lot easier for you to find any item you are looking for.
2. Upgrade the look of your old TV stand
When you decorate the TV stand, try to give it a more modern look. If you have a brand new TV stand, you can skip this step. But if your TV stand is a bit aged, you can give it a brand new look with a fresh coat of paint.
Start by removing the doors and drawers of your TV stand. Next, paint the different surfaces with spray paint, or with acrylic paint. If your TV stand is made of wood, you could also sand it down, stain it, and refinish it, if you are familiar with this type of project. If you don’t want to use paint or wood stain, you could decorate your TV stand with self-adhesive cabinet liners, or with wallpaper.
3. Choose some decorative items you like
It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money on decorative items, as you can use things you already own, and simply display them on your TV stand. Look around your living room, or around your entire home. Are there decorative items that are almost hidden from view because you did not know where to display them? Consider placing them on your TV stand.
Of course, this could also be a good occasion to shop for new items to add to your decor. A small desk lamp, elegant candles, a vase, figurines, a green plant, or a planter full of small succulents can all make great decorative items for your TV stand. You could also use this space to display family photos, or interesting souvenirs from a memorable vacation.
4. Create some balance with these decorative items
Now that you have found at least a few decorative items, you could display them on each side of your TV screen to create some balance. For example, you could place a picture frame on one side of the screen, and a tall vase containing beautiful silk flowers on the other side.
If you prefer symmetry, you could achieve a different type of visual balance by decorating your TV stand with two identical items, one on each side of your TV screen.
You could also place small decorative items in front of the base of your TV, but be sure they are small enough to avoid hiding a part of the screen, and that they will not make it difficult for you to use your remote control.
5. Decorate the space around your TV stand
You can also arrange some items on each side of your TV stand. For example, if you have a very tall house plant, it could look nice next to your TV stand. You could also frame the stand with two small bookshelves, for some additional storage space.
You could also hang different things on the wall above your TV screen, to add some depth to your decor. A mirror, some framed artwork, or a few framed photos are examples of what you could display on that wall section. Be sure these items match the rest of the decor.
6. Remember that less is more
Even if you are having fun decorating your TV stand, don’t overdo it. If you add too many decorative items all around your TV, they could end up distracting you while you are watching a movie, or worse, blocking someone’s view if they are not sitting directly in front of the screen.
If you would like to experiment with different decorative items, why not change your TV stand decor at the start of each new season?