I’ve received a few questions about styling a TV console or entertainment unit. So today I’m going to give you a few tips on how to go about it. It’s super easy and I don’t want you second guessing yourself or thinking it doesn’t look like Joanna Gaines did it or like it isn’t worthy of Country Living magazine. Instead, remember anyone can copy someone else so…
In a world of Joanna’s, be a Unicorn!
Don’t you just hate the huge black boxes, the wires and the other crap that comes with a TV? Goodness gracious, we can send a man to the moon but we can’t have wireless TV’s, stereos and lamps? Ugh – Whatev. Well since we must have the unsightly boxes/components, I think it’s best to separate them so one side isn’t heavier than the other when decorating.
Tips for Styling a TV Console Table
That was Tip #1 – Separate the large components or at least keep it balanced as much as possible.
Tip #2 – Keep your accessories similar in size and color. Now you could fill it up with picture frames or books but why would you? That’s taking the lazy way out. I started with 2 small containers of greenery and pushed them to the outside edges and built inward toward the middle using whites and greens. Hint: Two of the books below didn’t coordinate well so I covered them with Mod Podge and wrapping paper. I love me some Mod Podge and now they have the color I need to coordinate with the rest of the room.
Tip #3. Accessories look better in odd numbers. I used the same coordinating white and green colors you see in the opposite grouping. The song words are a favorite and just a quick print from my computer. Now each time I see it I’ll probably start singing and smiling and singing even louder.
Tip #4 – Do something a little unexpected. Y’all know I can’t get enough greenery so I decided to hang a small eucalyptus wreath in the middle of the table. I think it gives the console table a little more character. Well hello there Unicorn Cindy.
Bonus Tip for styling a TV console table:
When I thought I was finished, I stepped back and what did I notice? The big TV with those little black speakers sticking out like my ears did in the third grade. That wasn’t a good year and I cannot relive that moment every time I sit down. So by adding a little jewelry with a little strategic hair fluffing (lanterns), the gap between the speakers has been filled in and disguised. She shan’t be called Dumbo again. Aren’t kids nice? So nice.
Anyway, here’s the “before” pic of the TV console table.
And here’s the “after” with all it’s cuteness. Now things are more unified and certain things don’t stand out from the rest.
There you go – 4 easy tips for Styling a TV console table! Now you can go forth and style on your own. If you need a little more advice I’m only an email away. Oh yeah, I’ll write another post soon on how to style the walls around the TV just in case you need it. 😉 Big hug sweet friends.