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18 TV Wall decor Ideas that are very stylish

Check out 18 creative ideas to turn your TV wall decor into a functional and fabulous feature of your small apartment.

The TV wall is often the focal point of the living area, and also tricky to decorate. But as it’s the one place that everyone who comes into your home will see and a place you spend a lot of time starring at, it’s important you learn how to decorate it effortlessly.

While this post is geared towards small apartment decor, I’ve found that these ideas also apply for big spaces too. So be sure to read to the end whether you have a big or small space.

TV Wall decor: How to decorate the Wall Behind your TV

TV wall decor typically involves the following ideas:

  1. Painting an accent wall
  2. Adding of floating shelves with plants and decorative objects.
  3. Installing a wallpaper
  4. Installing a TV shelf
  5. Hanging a large piece of artwork above the TV if the TV is on a low stand
  6. Use of wood panelling + sconces on either side of the TV.

You can either combine several ideas together to create a cohesive look or you stick with one idea.

18 ways to Decorate your TV Wall

TV shelves

TV Shelves are a great way to add storage and style to your entertainment area. They come in a variety of materials, styles, and sizes, so you can find one that perfectly complements your existing decor.


I really love these are standalone units that have multiple shelves. They offer a lot of storage space and can be a good option if you need to store a lot of media equipment, books, or other items.


Things to Consider When Choosing TV Shelves:

  • Size: Make sure the shelves are wide enough and long enough to accommodate your TV and any other items you want to display.
  • Weight capacity: Choose shelves that can support the weight of your TV and any other items you plan to place on them.

You can create a gallery wall around the TV with artwork, photos, or other decorative items. This is a great way to showcase your personal style and add visual interest.


Wood Panelling

Wood panelling adds a warm and cozy feel to your space. You can either have the panels cover the entire wall, or on either side of the TV. You can use shiplap for a coastal vibe, reclaimed wood for a rustic touch, or light-colored wood for a more bohemian look.



Another classic option is to paint the wall behind the TV. A neutral tone like white or gray is versatile, while a bold color can make the TV the centerpiece. For a disappearing act, try a dark paint color to camouflage the screen.


Accent Wall

For a dramatic effect, create an accent wall behind the TV. This could be done with paint, wallpaper, stone veneer, or even reclaimed brick.



sconces or lamps on either side of the TV can add some ambiance and make the space feel more inviting.



Floating shelves on either side of the TV can provide storage for books, plants, or decorative items.



Wallpaper can add a lot of personality to your space. Opt for a large-scale pattern for a dramatic statement, or a smaller print for a more subtle look. Just avoid anything too busy that might compete with the TV.



A tall plant on the side of the TV stand can add some life and color to the space. Just be sure they’re not so big that they block the view of the TV.


For other great designs that combine more than one of the features described above. Check out the following stylish ideas.


Final Thoughts

Decorating your TV wall can really tie the living room together!

Wall Ideas:

  • Paint
  • Use a Wallpaper
  • Create a Gallery Wall
  • Use Wood Panelling to add warmth
  • For a dramatic effect, create an accent Wall behind the TV

Next to the TV:

  • Use floating Shelves
  • Add potted Plants
  • Add Lighting on either side of the TV for ambience

No matter what you choose, make sure the scale of your decor is appropriate for the size of your wall and TV. And most importantly, have fun and reflect your own personal style!

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