8 TV stand decor ideas that will beautifully elevate your TV – and transform your view
A TV stand not only serves as a platform for your TV, it can create a whole host of styling opportunities – so let us show you our favorite ideas
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Our TV stand decor ideas will help to effortlessly integrate your TV into your chosen design scheme with ease.
From books to ornaments, plants and vases of flowers, these small and simple decorative accessories can transform your TV stand ideas from simple to stylish.
A TV can have a big impact on the style and layout of a media room, and as they are not the most aesthetically pleasing of objects, basically, a big black box, enhancing your chosen TV with TV stand decor ideas will only help to make it appear more beautiful and united with your interior design.
Explore our 8 favorite decorating ideas for your TV stand
Jonathan Clark, creative director for Shelved (opens in new tab) says, 'whether you’re mounting your TV on the wall or placing it on a cabinet, a TV stand is still an important piece of furniture which can really help to ground a living room, whilst allowing you to inject personality into a space – this could be by adding a planter or a hint of color through fabric panels.'
Whether you're exploring living room tv ideas or bedroom tv ideas, it pays to enhance your entertainment center with stylish decoration, so that it sits in perfect harmony with your overall design scheme.
Jonathan is the creative director at UK-based, Shelved (opens in new tab), a family-run business that specializes in the design and manufacture of modular storage furniture. Jonathan has over 15 years of experience as a senior designer in the design industry.
1. Keep things clean and simple
As the popular saying goes, less is more, and if you're looking to establish a clean and contemporary look for your TV stand decor ideas, then keep your decorations simple, and do not overcomplicate the design with clutter.
In this beautiful blue living room, designed by Sara Cosgrove Studio (opens in new tab), the bespoke blue cabinetry helps to instill an atmosphere of relaxation and calm in the space, with the stand elegantly decorated with just three, tall blue candles on a golden oval tray. Helping to center the TV and working with the decorated shelves to achieve a sense of balance, this use of decor lets the unique cabinetry truly take center stage.
2. Appreciate the beauty of nature
From the latest floral trends to decorating with the best indoor plants, decorating with plants and flowers can not only bring the beauty of the outdoors, indoors, filling a room with inviting natural color and texture, these natural accents are also renowned to make us feel calmer and grounded.
As shown in this cozy neutral living room by Nash Design Group (opens in new tab), the dark wooden TV stand has been decorated with a tall botanical arrangement, enriching the space with eye-catching color and decoration, and creating a beautiful connection with the greenery elegantly framed by the window.
The use of natural decoration works wonderfully with this more muted, neutral scheme, complementing the other colors and textures used to establish an inviting and restful area to watch TV.
You can never have too many vases, and this pretty pink design by Raawii can sit empty as a lovely ornament or fill with beautiful blooms.
We love the colorful, confetti-like design of the Venetian HiBall vase by Soho Home, crafted by local Venetian artisans using a glass-blowing technique that's been practiced for over a millennium.
3. Showcase a selection of your favorite reads
Decorating with books can not only help to make your interior space feel more personal and characterful, but books are also a truly versatile decorating tool, and they are an easy way to bring color, texture, and shape to a room.
In this living room, designed by J. Patryce Design (opens in new tab), the TV stand has been decorated with three stacks of books, with the ornaments and vases of flowers adding further visual interest and contrasting texture. Creating a pretty display that sits neatly beneath the TV, why not curate your own mini library of some of your favorite reads for TV stand decor ideas?
Discover the design history of Danish furniture brand, HAY, and explore their beautiful product collections and design collaborations in the first ever book about the brand.
Compiled by Jared Goss, a former curator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this Art Deco book by Assouline explores the iconic 1920s style that remains just as popular today.
4. Take the lead from your room's decor
'For the living room design, we went warm, dark and sophisticated with a marble fireplace mantel, black wall, black custom bookcases, and gold accents in lighting and jewel tones in the furniture pieces' says Mary Jo Fiorella or Fiorella Design (opens in new tab).
In keeping with the room's overall style the luxurious marble fireplace has been simply decorated with a collection of small, black and white vases, which perfectly complement the natural tones of the fireplace.
Taking the lead from your room's design, or complementing the style or color of your TV stand with coordinating decor, will only make for a more cohesive and united look for your TV stand decor ideas.
San Francisco Bay Area-based interior designer, Mary Jo Fiorella (opens in new tab) earned a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and worked for several large design firms before setting up her own practice, Fiorella Design in 2002.
5. Embrace an artistic collection of ornaments
Decorating with art doesn't always have to focus on framed artworks on the wall, curating a collection of beautiful ornaments on a shelf, coffee table or TV stand can create an artistic focal point that is just as eye-catching.
This relaxed, low wooden sideboard has been decorated with a small TV and a collection of unique ornaments. From pieces picked up on travels abroad to sentimental objects passed down from family members, or designs that have simply caught your eye and brought you joy, creating an art collection of ornaments for your TV stand decor ideas can create a decorative scene rich in memories and personality, and one that you can appreciate every time you turn on the TV.
Designed by Anissa Kermiche, this hand dish is perfect for placing on a shelf or TV stand.
Designed by Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye for Copenhagen-based brand Raawii, this beautiful blue earthenware bowl can sit as a decorative ornament or store other small objects.
6. Expand your TV decor ideas to new heights
One of the main design features in this living room, designed by Jessica Bennett of Alice Lane Interior Design (opens in new tab), is the tall, open-shelving unit that houses the main TV.
She says of the design, 'the original media cabinet was dark and heavy and didn’t allow for a large TV. We designed an off-white cabinet that layered the TV over the built-ins and allowed for flexibility to switch out the electronics easily in the future.'
The bespoke shelving design beautifully frames the TV and has a practical mix of open and closed storage; creating multiple surfaces and areas that can be used to store and display decorative ornaments and objects.
The natural, neutral color palettes prevent the large decorated shelf from feeling too overwhelming, with the design creating a restful area in which the eye can watch TV and appreciate the surrounding space with ease.
Jessica is the owner and design principal at Utah-based interior design firm, Alice Lane Interior Design (opens in new tab). Alice Lane first started out in 2008 as a homes retail store, and now, 11 years later, it is a successful interior design firm, completing small residential settings to large estates and commercial buildings.
7. Create levels
In order to for your TV stand decor ideas to look beautifully balanced, establishing a sense of rhythm is key, and this can be achieved through styling your accessories at different levels and in groups of uneven numbers – explore the rule of three for further inspiration.
Creating rhythm in interior design is all about establishing a sense of movement and flow in a space, and it is an important design principle that prevents a room from feeling flat and one-dimensional.
When styling a shelf or a surface such as a TV stand, get creative with your styling ideas and organize your decorations at various heights and levels, as this will help to make your display look more natural and authentic.
8. Look to the rules of symmetry
If you're unsure of where to start with your TV stand decor ideas, then why not look to embracing the rules of symmetry?
A principle used by interior designers to help make rooms feel more balanced and calm and create visual harmony, style your stand with symmetry in mind for a more neat and tidy look.
Beautifully shown in this traditional living room, designed by Kara Childress (opens in new tab), symmetry can be seen across the lighting, seating and decoration, with the two bronze urns placed on either side of the TV on the mantel making for a simple yet elegant decorative display.,
Shop our picks of the best TV stands below
Intended for use both indoors and outdoors, we think this chic console design from Serena & Lily will make for a beautiful TV stand. Intricately crafted from woven rattan, the natural material creates a wonderfully warming and tactile effect.
Curves are one of the biggest interior design trends for 2023, and this sleek sideboard from McGee & Co makes for a great addition to a living room or bedroom. Made from white oak and wrapped in a natural grasscloth, the natural design makes for a grounding base for your TV.
This grand shelving and display unit from Pottery Barn is an entertainment center and practical storage space all rolled into one, ideal for living rooms both large and small.
If you're looking for a more colorful TV stand then the Juneau Velvet Buffet from Anthropologie is for you. Available in Blush (pictured), Dark Turquoise, or Green, this design will be sure to elevate your TV in an eye-catching, colorful style.
A great modular option that can grow and adapt with a space over time, the VITTSJÖ series (opens in new tab) from IKEA is a series of display-case-like designs, we think this TV storage combination above is a great addition to the modern home.
A striking, smooth piece that celebrates simple, geometric shapes, this credenza has been designed by Lawson-Fenning (opens in new tab) and has been beautifully crafted from ebonized wood, with solid brass handles adding a luxurious finishing touch.
How do I style my TV unit?
As we have explored in this piece, there are so many creative ways you can style your TV unit.
From a simple stack of books to a beautiful curation of artistic ornaments or vases of flowers, a few small accessories can make the world of difference in adding character and style to your chosen TV unit design.
Look to materials, colors and textures used throughout the room and complement these features with your chosen decorations, as this will help to create a more well-thought-through and unified design.
How to decorate around a mounted TV?
From framing the TV with a colorful gallery wall to integrating your TV into a bespoke media wall, many of us embrace TV wall ideas in our homes, and your chosen surrounding wall decor ideas can be vital in helping to incorporate this item into your design scheme.
Other decorating ideas include:
- Statement artwork
- Wall lights
- Twinkle lights
- Paint ideas
- Wall paneling ideas
TV stand decor ideas are essential for making your TV feel more included and united with your chosen design scheme.
From styling your stand with a selection of simple accessories to creating bespoke cabinets and shelving units that are filled with an artistic curation of ornaments, these decor ideas can make all the difference when creating an inviting and pleasing viewing area around your TV.
Zara joined Homes & Gardens in February 2022 as a Content Editor. After studying English Literature at University, she worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. Her role at Homes & Gardens unites her love, experience and passion for the world of design and desire to create inspiring written content. She enjoys nothing more than discovering new trends, brands and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design or lifestyle.
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