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When it comes to our living rooms, it’s safe to say that — as the entertainment hub of our homes — the TV is the centrepiece. But, gone are the days when a simple stand or wall-mounted TV setup will suffice. Today, creative and ultra-aesthetic TV wall designs are all the rage. And, whether you’re looking for a modern design to match your contemporary interior or a space-savvy home entertainment solution, there are plenty of innovative ways to elevate your TV wall into an eye-catching living room feature.
Table of contents
- Experiment with TV feature wall design ideas
- Save space with a floating TV wall setup
- Embrace a classic look with decorative wooden wall panels
- Make it extra cosy with a fireplace TV feature wall
- Less is more with a minimalist TV wall design
- Turn it into a work of art with a TV gallery wall
- Go big on storage with a built-in shelf TV wall design
- Elevate your entertainment room with a modern interior wall design
While there’s nothing better than refreshing your favourite rooms with some good old-fashioned home improvement, not everyone is an expert in interior design. For many of us, the idea of designing our dream TV feature wall is as daunting as it is exciting. So, to save you the effort of having to Google ‘how do I design a TV wall’, we’re here to inspire you with 8 innovative decor ideas for your TV wall that blend creativity, functionality, and a touch of style.
1. Experiment with TV feature wall design ideas
The perennially-popular accent or feature wall is one of the most enduring decor trends in recent years, making it the perfect choice for creating an eye-catching entertainment setup in your living room. The appeal of accent walls lies in their versatility: there are countless styles to choose from, whether you’re going bold with patterned wallpaper and a splash of colour, bringing some texture into the mix with a stone or brick wall background, or stepping out the box with a fabric or marble accent wall.
Once you’ve chosen your eye-catching backdrop, it’s as simple as picking out a pared-back wall-mounted or plasma TV stand (like our sleek Clifton floating shelves and plasma stands) that won’t clash with your feature wall.
2. Save space with a floating TV wall setup
In today’s compact homes and apartments, there’s no such thing as too much space. An excellent decor idea for a small living room is a customised floating TV wall setup that not only doubles as a space-saving solution — allowing you to maximise floor space — but it also opens up additional storage opportunities. The trick to creating a truly space-savvy TV wall? Simply opt for a wall mounted TV and then incorporate floating TV stands and shelves into the design.
The perfect blend of style and functionality, floating shelves and stands (like our compact Knysna wall-mounted tv unit) will house your entertainment system and give you extra space to display your favourite decor items — you can even add an additional floating shelf above your TV.
3. Embrace a classic look with decorative wooden wall panels
Bringing warmth, texture, and a touch of character to any space that it’s featured in, a wood-panelled wall will easily become a focal point. Make this the backdrop to your entertainment setup and you’re well on your way to having a design-led living room. There are plenty of different styles of decorative wooden wall panels and backdrop boards too, whether you prefer simple panels or slatted wood, full wall coverage or wall-mounted units with built-in wooden backboards like our Pezula, Arniston and Clarens wall-mounted TV stands.
The best part? With so many different types of wood — and finishes — to choose from, you can find something to suit any style of decor.
4. Make it extra cosy with a fireplace TV feature wall
The TV and fireplace are both centrepieces in their own right — so why not combine the two to create a multi-functional (and eye-catching) TV wall setup? Mounting your TV above your fireplace allows for the efficient utilisation of space and frees up the other walls for furniture and the rest of your decor. And, with the promise of cosy movie nights when the weather turns cold, this TV wall design will quickly make your living room the most popular room in your home.
5. Less is more with a minimalist TV wall design
Maximalism may be having its moment in design but minimalism never goes out of style. Exuding timeless simplicity, a well-executed minimalist TV wall embraces pared-back elegance through the use of neutral colours, clean lines, and clutter-free surfaces. Wall-mount your TV or place it on a sleek plasma or floating TV stand (like our Sheffield Plasma Unit and Uvongo Floating TV Cabinets) and then make use of hidden storage, cable concealing solutions, and recessed LED strip lights (like our Ushaka Plasma Stand) to transform your living room into a minimalist haven.
6. Turn it into a work of art with a TV gallery wall
Transforming your entertainment setup into a thoughtfully-curated art gallery is a creative and clever way of decorating around your TV. An easy solution to ensuring your TV wall is a stand-out feature in your living room, you simply have to make the TV the main focal point of your gallery wall and then channel your inner curator and arrange a selection of your favourite artworks and photographs around it. Just remember that, when opting for a gallery TV wall, less is more when it comes to choosing decor for your TV stand as your space can quickly become very cluttered.
You can also take your gallery TV wall a step further by framing your TV or buying an artwork-inspired TV like Samsung’s The Frame TV.
7. Go big on storage with a built-in shelf TV wall design
Maximise your TV wall’s functionality by adding some additional storage space into the mix. By incorporating your entertainment system into a built-in shelving unit, you’ll open up plenty of extra storage and some more room to display everything from your favourite books and decor, to house plants. The best part about opting for a built-in shelving unit is that you can customise the design, materials, and colour to suit any style — whether you want a modern TV wall with an industrial flair or something a little more classic like a wooden wall shelf.
8. Elevate your entertainment room with a modern interior wall design
Transform your living room into the ultimate entertainment hub with this tech-led TV stand decorating idea that enables you to showcase all the different components of your multimedia system. With either built-in shelves or a floating TV stand (such as our Umhlanga and Umhlali Floating TV Cabinets, or our Strand Floating Media Console) as your base (make sure there’s ample display and storage space), simply install a wall-mounted TV and curate a media wall around it that displays your soundbar and speakers, DVD player, gaming consoles and games.
And, just in case you’re wondering:
What is the best colour for a TV Wall?
At the end of the day, there is no wrong or right answer to this question — it’s completely up to you and is based on your personal style. If you prefer a minimalist or modern interior, neutral colours will be your go-to and you’ll want to try a black, grey or white TV wall design. However, if you’re in the mood to make a bold statement, then a bright splash of colour or even a multi-coloured wallpaper is the way to go.