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Home Sweet Home on a Budget: Living with Television
It's Ruth again, visiting from A House in Holland. This month I'm sharing tips for living rooms that I've collected from around the blogosphere. Has your living room been featured, yet? Cassity and I would love to see what you've been doing to turn your living room into a beautiful, functional space, and we're giving you the opportunity to share it with other Remodelaholic readers, too. Next Saturday (May 26th) you'll be able to linkup your projects, and we can't wait to see how you live in your living rooms!
Until then, let's talk about televisions. Raise your hand if you agree with my opinion that television is fun to watch, but the fun ends when it comes to decorating around a TV. Those sleek, black, giant screens don't exactly fit seamlessly into every decor style. If you've worked hard to create that coastal cottage or elegant traditional or funky vintage decor vibe, then there's a good chance you'll develop a nervous twitch when your husband carries in a big screen TV and asks you where he should put it. So, if TV is something that you can't live with and can't live without, then I'm here to tell you there are lots of ways to enjoy TV without having it completely take over your living room.
The great thing about flat screen televisions is that it's not too difficult to find a way to hide them behind, underneath, or even inside something. Below, you can view some really creative DIY projects that homeowners came up with for concealing their big screens. Look carefully or you might miss these TVs completely!
Hidden in Plain Sight
Cassity's family room is a great example of how the appearance of a television can be minimized. She had Justin mount their TV above the fireplace and frame it with some weathered wood, making it feel more like artwork and less like an electronic.
Some other tactics I found for hiding a TV in plain sight are hanging similar sized artwork around it, putting an eye-catching accessory nearby so that the TV isn't the focus of the room, and incorporating it into the overall decor of the room (like the TV on the chevron wall, below).
Great ideas, right? Well, I'm excited to see what some of your great ideas are for living rooms. Make sure you are ready to linkup your living room projects here next Saturday!
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About The Author
Hey there, I am Cassity! Nice to virtually meet you. My casa es su ... entertainment!
Our blog is about DIY in its finest. We are obsessed with it and so are you, so while we're working and have nothing to show you of our own projects, we show off yours.
About us more specifically:
I love almost every creative avenue and like to have projects to keep me busy. When it comes to remodeling we do it on a tight budget. Try at tops $5,000 for our entire house.
Our motto is reduce, reuse, recycle, re-purpose, remodel (try saying that 5 times fast)! We try to use old things in creative ways and reuse our old building supplies in other projects.
I am a wife and mother first and foremost. My husband is a dream. He can do anything, and is cheerful about most anything I ask. He is a landscape architect, so we love to design together!
I am an Interior Designer, according to my bachelor's degree. I do not work in the field though. I help friends and fix up our houses, but that is all for now. The most important thing to me, is my family and I choose to stay at home. Luckily, we have been blessed with the abilities to use our resources wisely and I can stay home!
I love projects!! I LOVE PROJECTS! Let me shout it from the mountain tops! Can I get an amen?
Projects help to keep me fulfilled as a stay at home mom. I try to accomplish one thing a day. It could be put the junk away off the floor in my bedroom, or it could be rip out a wall I don't like.... you never know, you will just have to watch a see.
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