Being in a rental home I have very little leeway when it comes to painting walls or putting holes in the wall. I refuse to keep my walls entirely bare, but I do have to restrain myself...which is so very hard to do. I have our TV on our (admittedly) cool TV stand pushed up against one of our (very beige) walls in the family room.
While the TV is rather large (47", I think?), it still left the wall looking very blah and boring. So, I added some tall candle holders to flank the TV and a few accessories...a little better, I guess.
Random rant: Did I mention that it's VERY hard to accessorize a home with a 12-month-old? Everything has to be padded or totally out of reach between the floor and 3 feet up...oh, the (welcome) challenges.
This still wasn't satisfying me, so I decided to go to the craft store. Why not? And, I found the following:
Three 12"x12" frames 50% off!
Stack of 12"x12" scrapbook paper 50% off!
I thought to myself, "Huh, how about I add some visual interest and some color by placing three framed prints above the TV?" I decided to give it a whirl, at least it was inexpensive. All I had to do is pick out three of the papers that looked good with our colors and decor in the room, then pop them into the frames. No cutting required! I used a level, ruler, and a hammer+nails to hang them evenly. What do you think?
I think it looks much better and much more finished. It cost me about $15 total. Not bad for a quick project that really improved the look of the space. Someday, I'll be able to do something a little more grand like this...
pics from Brooklyn Limestone blog
I need to collect some more pictures, prints, posters, and thrift store paintings before I get this sort of a cool gallery-look going on... Until then, my solution will work! -Kristen