Cristina here, and I love devouring an episode (or four) of Downton as much as the next girl, but in between sessions I rather wish I could make the television disappear, don’t you? When all of the seating is pointed towards the TV it tends to become a focal point in the room, so in this Bring It Home we’re talking about this oh-so-common design dilemma. Keep reading for a few quick solutions and tips to bring this inspiration look home.
- Patterned wallpaper or a large piece of art on the wall behind the TV will work to camouflage it when not in use. An added benefit is when you get stuck watching something boring (ahem, sports) you have something pretty to look at instead.
- A tray is the perfect way to corral the remotes in one easy-to-find spot. I can honestly say that since incorporating this into my home I never lose the remote anymore!
- The lamp and books in the inspiration photos draw attention away from the TV and give the eye a pretty place to rest. Apparently I’m destined to own these F. Scott Fitzgerald books because they were featured in the last Bring It Home too.
- I’ve yet to find a “media storage unit” that I like the design of, so I like to use a white lacquer dresser. The drawers give plenty of storage space and the long surface area is enough space for more than just a TV.
*inspiration photos Lianna Tarantin via Sous Style, Carrousel candle Byredo, wallpaper Sparkk, Samsung TV Best Buy, faux python tray Furbish, Aerin match striker Neiman Marcus, rock crystal lamp Craig Vandenbrulle, greek key dresser Matthew Izzo, F. Scott Fitzgerald books by Coralie Bickford-Smith