Temple & Webster’s Head of Styling Jessica Bellef was sick of all the attention in our living rooms going to coffee tables and cushion styling, so she decided to share some inspiration for one of the less-talked-about areas – the entertainment unit. Read on for Jess’s answer to the tough question of how to have an entertainment unit that’s practical and also pretty. Don’t forget to shop our huge range of stylish entertainment units on site now.

When it comes to living room styling how to’s, all the love is shown to coffee table vignettes and getting your sofa cushions just so. Sprinkling these areas with styling glitter dust can make a big difference to the feel of the room, but the one space we often overlook is the entertainment unit. Considering our attention is (sadly!) often directed toward the TV when we are in this room, it pays to spend a little more time making this area something that looks beautiful, even when the TV is off.

Because we will jump at any opportunity to trawl Pinterest, we spent some time on our fave mood boarding site and found five prime examples of well-styled entertainment units and included a few sneaky tricks to help disguise your TV too.

Image via Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, Photo by Lincoln Barbour.

Image via Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, Photo by Lincoln Barbour.

  1. Off-centre your TV and balance it out with items that have height and presence, like weighty candlestick holders or a statement lamp.
Image via Driven by Decor.

Image via Driven by Decor.

2. Add polished formality to a rustic entertainment unit by playing on symmetry with a perfectly placed gallery wall and neat stacks of books.

Image via Kyal and Kara.

Image via Kyal and Kara.

3. Flank your TV with a vase of flowers or foliage to soften the harsh lines of the screen. A vignette of organic ceramics and shapely sculptural décor will have the same effect.

Image via Glitter Guide, photo by Anna Reynal.

Image via Glitter Guide, photo by Anna Reynal.

4. A gallery wall behind the tv is a popular way to integrate the heavy black screen into the room. Break up the monotony  of the  square and rectangle wall art shapes with circular shapes (like a clock) or textural elements (like a macramé hanging).

Image via Rain on a Tin Roof.

Image via Rain on a Tin Roof.

5. If you are super serious about disguising your TV, consider painting your wall black, moody charcoal or deep navy. It’s a bold move but it works!

 

Are you game to try any of these tricks at home? Make sure to tag us on social media if you do and show us what you’ve got! If you’d like to learn more about how to style your living room, check out our Temple & Webster Style School, and don’t forget to shop our huge range of stylish entertainment units on site now. 

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