TV units can seem tricky to style at first, but with a sprinkle of creativity and a few of our fun ideas, you can quickly turn your TV unit into a stylish focal point in your living room.
Some people may not think to style their unit as their TV tends to take up the majority of the space, but in reality it's the perfect opportunity to show off your personality and we're here to help you love your space even more. So let's get started
Add Some Greenery
Plants are a great way to put the life in living room. Whether you choose small potted plants or a larger leafier plant, surrounding your TV unit with shrubbery can bring much-needed freshness and life . As an added bonus, plants are great for purifying air! To ensure it thrives, it's best to check the plant you choose will get sufficient light next to your TV unit.
Just look how the beauty of the Kona TV unit is enhanced when spruced with some greenery!
By placing a plant that is a similar size to furniture pieces placed adjacent to the TV unit on the opposite side, you create a sense of harmony through symmetry.
You can also curate your plant selection to add different vibes to a space. For example, small and low-maintenance cacti look beautiful placed within glass tealight holders, while a leafy colourful plant can be the star of the show, framing and enhancing the details of your TV unit. Meanwhile, a cascading plant such as a pothos will drape beautifully down the unit. If your TV unit has a wooden finish, plants will nicely accentuate the natural element.
Artwork is another easy way to take your space from drab to fab. A statement piece of art can draw the eye and add some personality to the room, and best of all it doesn’t need to be expensive either! In most cases, canvas prints or DIY options will work just as well as a Picasso so long as you choose the right piece. Alternatively, if you intend to mount a TV above the unit, you could create a gallery wall to add visual interest.
Consider mixing and matching different mediums and styles to create an eclectic display. Incorporating vases, sculptures and candles adds beauty and may even remind you to buy yourself flowers more - and who doesn’t love flowers?
You can also look at neutral pieces such as our Coco TV Unit as blank canvases waiting to be dressed up! Using beach imagery within the gallery adds to the coastal interior theme while vases, books, and coral in varying heights add dimension. Which brings us to…
Play with Height
Playing with height is a tool to unlock instant style. If you feel like your decorating doesn't look right, this may be your cause for concern.
Making sure you use items of varying heights creates a sense of depth and dimension. The end result? Interior styling that looks professional and thought through. For example, pairing a tall vase or candlestick holder alongside some shorter decorative objects on your TV unit will create a curated display that draws the eye. Keeping ornaments in groups of two to three will allow the display to look cohesive without being cluttered.
A good rule of thumb when balancing dimensions is the pyramid rule. This means you generally want the centre of an arrangement to be the tallest, as is the case with a pyramid. You can see how this comes into play with our Cuppa TV unit, pictured below.
Take Risks with Texture
Using items in a variety of textures, such as woven baskets, glazed ceramics, and carved frames, will add depth by playing with the sense of touch. Moreover, these will also make your TV unit feel a touch more personal - pardon the pun!
You should also take into account the fabrics of your soft furnishings like your sofa, chairs, rugs and throws, which add warmth to the space. Timber finishes pair well with velvets, bouclés and chenilles, whereas white TV units will look fantastic with natural linens and the like.
Embrace Your Inner Bibliophile
Books are a great way to express your inner world outside. Whether you use coffee table books or a library of novels, they can add a pop of colour and texture to the display. You could also use books to create some height variation, by stacking them horizontally or using them as a platform for other decorative items.
An example of using books on your television stand is pictured with the Ethan TV unit.
Bring some glamour to your entertainment unit by placing a stylish mirror nearby. Not only do mirrors add visual intrigue, but they also reflect light to make your living room feel more spacious. Whether you place a decorative mirror on the wall above your TV unit or use a standing mirror as part of your display, perhaps leaning it against the wall, or using it as a tray for other decorative items.
Have Fun with Styles
Don't be afraid to mix and match different styles and materials when styling your TV unit. You could use a combination of decorative objects, such as ceramics, books, plants, and artwork, to create a unique and eclectic display.
There’s no doubt about it - experimenting with different colour combinations and textures will create a display that truly reflects your personality and style.
The Tate TV unit, pictured below, is the perfect example of pulling together different styles.
Make the Most of Lighting
Lighting is a vital part of any stylish TV unit display. Lamps or candles evoke a warm and inviting atmosphere in your living room, whether you choose to use matching lamps symmetrically or use a larger lamp as the centrepiece of a decorative cluster. Alternatively, you might choose to trail fairy lights around the TV unit, make the most of soft coloured lighting to create a relaxing vibe for you to settle down.
The Muzi TV unit is shown with a lamp to decorate the area, adding warmth and softness.
Add Some Personal Touches
Finally, don't forget to add some personal touches to your TV unit display. Items with sentimental value, such as family photos and travel souvenirs add uniqueness that simply can’t be faked. These may even become a conversation starter when you have guests visiting! What’s more, incorporating personal touches to your entertainment unit will allow you to relive happy memories time and time again.
If you want to effortlessly make your living room feel cohesive, you can also match your coffee table, couch and console tables to your TV and entertainment unit with our range of coordinated collections.
In conclusion, styling your TV unit can be a fun process. By incorporating greenery, artwork, height variation, texture, books, mirrors, mix and match styles, lighting, and personal touches, you can create a display that truly reflects your personality and style.
So go ahead and experiment with different ideas and enjoy creating a stylish TV unit display that you'll love, knowing that there's no right or wrong.
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