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Decorating around the TV

I came home on Friday to a lovely used media console that Corey found at our favorite Goodwill sitting on the porch.  Our current console is falling apart, so it was a nice surprise.  We are in the midst of painting and changing out hardware and I will hopefully be able to share it with you next week, but in the mean time I have started thinking about how I am going to decorate around the new piece.  Typically the most attractive option for decorating (read: hiding) around the TV is to do a gallery wall as is evidenced in my collage, but the wall that the console will be on is actually right next to our french gallery wall, so I think it would be a bit too much.  Instead, I think I am going to choose several larger scale art pieces on the wall, decorate with some knick knacks on the console and maybe a pretty lamp.


Image credits:  One  /  Two  /  Three  /  Four  /  Five

Speaking of gallery walls, if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I started hanging the one in my office/living room.  I’m still waiting on a couple of pieces, but it already makes that room feel so much more together.  Maybe I will actually start to do work in there.


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  1. Megan

    Are the pieces you are waiting on the calligraphy? What size did you want the single word one to be? Can’t wait to see the new tv console. Way to make things happen, Kat Faux!

  2. Katrina

    We left the wall around our flat screen blank. I just felt that it was “busy” having pictures around it.

    My Husband did not like the glare coming from the lamps by the couch, reflecting on the pictures that were on the wall, when we tested it out, it distracted you from the tv…sort of like a moth to a flame. 😉

    Cant wait to see what you did with the media console!

  3. Kristen

    I love the look of a good gallery wall. Especially around the TV. Can’t wait to see your new console, your gallery is lookin pretty good.