I’m excited to be back at work on my give & take series. I’ve received tons of submissions, so thank you! (You’ll receive an email if yours is chosen for an upcoming post.) Today, I’m tackling Erin’s big, blank TV wall. I thought this was a good one because she has one of those tricky, two-story family rooms that often makes anything you hang on the wall look miniature in comparison.
I would start by taking away the TV console and replacing with something that fills more of the wall. The current console is completely overpowered by the big television and amount of wall space.
I would add a row of lower bookcases (three, possibly four?) and off-center the TV on them so that it’s not trying to be the focal point of that wall. I think Erin can also use that mirror that’s now leaning on the floor and layer it with framed art/photos. This will help to visually balance things on both ends of the bookcases. I would add a potted tree in the corner to the left, and to the right, I’d hang a vertical grouping of frames to also keep balance.
When working with a two-story room, it’s often easier to imagine a lower ceiling line and hang everything below that. . .
And, just a reminder—my ideas are general suggestions, based on my first impression—not on actual measurements. :)