These days TVs are often found on walls, but when it comes to deciding how you want to create the perfect TV wall, it can be challenging to pick the right spot and the proper layout. Here are 8 different ways you can create a TV wall that makes for a stylish and comfortable viewing experience.
1. Surround It With Storage
Surrounding your television with built in storage solves two problems at once – you create a convenient spot for some of your most prized possessions and you can frame your TV with shelves that are just the right size.
Although this TV appears to be the only feature on this wall, two doors on either side of it open up to reveal walls full of shelving.
This custom shelving unit that wraps around the corner has a spot that’s just the right size for the TV and sound bar to be mounted in.
See more photos of this apartment, here. Designed by The Apartment Creative Agency.
Square shelves surround the TV and bring in pops of color to this all white shelving unit.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Janik Dalecki. Photography by Dion Robeson.
With cabinets on one side, drawers below, and open shelving on the other side and above, this TV is completely surrounded by storage solutions.
See more photos of this apartment, here. Designed by Allen + Killcoyne Architects.
The built in shelving unit in this house has a spot right in the middle that’s just the right size for the TV.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects.
2. Frame it with a surround
Framing your TV with a surround makes your TV stand out while also making it look like it’s exactly where it belongs.
Thin wood strips have been cut to frame the TV and sound bar to make it the main feature in the room seen below.
See more photos of this TV wall, here. Designed by Studio Verve. Photography by Luke White.
The white wall with the black half wall and the wooden panel create a frame around this TV that makes it the center of attention.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by NOTT Design Studio. Photography by Andrey Avdeenko.
3. Recess it into the wall
Setting your TV right into the wall and making it lie flush with the rest of the wall creates a frame around the TV that makes it look like it could almost be a piece of art. Placing it slightly deeper into the wall also makes the TV less obvious when it isn’t turned on, taking the attention away from the TV and letting the other details in the room stand out more.
The wood frame around this TV makes it take up less space in the room and turns the TV into a piece of art when photos occupy the screen instead of shows or movies.
See more photos of this TV wall, here. Designed by FORM Design Architecture. Photography by Bruce Hemming.
This entertainment system has been set deep into the wall and surrounded with a frame and a shelf to make it the main focus in the room.
See more photos of this apartment, here. Designed by Kiko Salomão. Photography by Alain Brugier.
4. Make It The Centre Of Attention
A minimal wall display in which the TV is the main focus of the room and is either surrounded by only a few tiny objects or by nothing at all is a great way to hang your TV on the wall without creating a distracting display. It keeps the design simple and eliminates distractions while you’re watching shows and movies.
The large TV in this minimal living room is the focal point in this room.
See more photos of this apartment, here. Designed by Widawscy Studio Architektury.
The TV and the sound system in this white and red themed living room are surrounded by very little else and to make them the main focus in the room.
See more photos of this apartment, here. Designed by Carola Vannini Architecture. Photography by Stefano Pedretti.
The concrete wall behind the TV in this living room let the TV stand out and become the centre of attention.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Widawscy Studio Architektury. Photography by Tomasz Borucki.
The lack of any objects near the TV in this living space make it easy to focus on whatever is going on on the screen.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Robson Rak Architects. Photography by Shannon McGrath.
The wall that the TV sits on in this home helps conceal the centrally located office and is surrounded only by the wall and shutters to make it easier to focus on what’s going on on TV.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Tal Goldsmith Fish Design Studio. Photography by Amit Geron.
5. Place it beside the fireplace
Somewhere to consider when positioning your TV on the wall is next to the fire. If the two are the same height it creates an interesting continuous look and makes the space more interesting.
Having your TV next to the fireplace also helps to create a warm atmosphere that’s perfect for enjoying a movie while cuddled up on the couch.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Susanna Cots.
6. Place it above the fireplace
Much like placing your TV next to the fireplace, placing it above the fire is another way to create a cozy environment while watching TV. It creates a more dimensional look in the room, helps make the space seem taller, and makes enjoying your entertainment in warmth that much easier.
This TV sits just above the fireplace to create a cozy viewing experience.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Kerschbaumer Design. Built by Naikoon Contracting Ltd. Photography by Ema Peter Photography.
The TV in this living room is above a fireplace to make watching TV and movies that much more comfortable.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by Horst Architects. Interior design by Aria Design. Photography by John Ellis and Toby Ponnay.
A real fireplace sits beneath this TV that’s also surrounded by storage to create a comfortable and practical living room.
See more photos of this house, here. Designed by ESTUDIO 30 51. Photography by Carlos Elder.
A slightly recessed TV sits above this narrow fireplace creating a cozy atmosphere.
See more photos of this hotel, here. Designed by Concrete Architectural Associates.
7. Make it part of a gallery wall
Hanging a TV among pieces of art helps conceal your TV and makes a gallery wall look more filled in. The TV and the sound bar both add to the gallery wall display and make the display look more intentional.
The TV and soundbar hanging on this wall fit right in with the rest of the art on the wall.
See more photos of this apartment, here. Designed by 2B.group. Photography by Anrey Bezuglov and Slava Balbek.
The TV on this wall is has art on both sides to create a balanced look and turns the TV into a piece of art as well.
See more photos of this house, here. Interior design by Cecconi Simone Inc. Photography by Joy von Tiedemann.
8. Conceal it
Maybe you don’t want your TV to be the centre of attention in your space. If that’s the case, hang it in a place where it can easily be covered, either by a sliding door, a piece of art, or a curtain. This allows your TV to be accessed easily but keeps it out of sight during the majority of the time when it isn’t being used.
This TV disappears completely behind a panel that blends right into the wall when it’s closed up.