Chances are you've got a television in your house. And, chances are that if you live with a man, you've got a BIG TV.
That may be a gross generalization.
However, I have noticed that most men think bigger is better (ha ha). Apparently, when watching sports they need to feel that they are actually on the field with the team.
I live with men. Therefore, I live with a big box on my wall. Do I love it? I'll admit that when I'm watching TV, I enjoy seeing what I'm watching. From a design perspective, I can't say I'm particularly fond of it. I've tried to take the focus off the TV by styling the media console with things that are a bit more pleasing to the eye.
Our TV floats on the wall above the console, and decorating that little bit of space between the two can be challenging.
Shopping my house, I gathered some items that weren't too tall or too busy. I used my favorite West Elm vases.
I think my poor succulent could use a little water :)
The box in the middle holds remotes, DVDs, and other odds and ends that I might find on the floor and need to stash away quickly. I just looked inside and found 2 decks of cards, a lego shark, a mini-football and a plastic Easter egg. All the normal things you'd expect :)
It helps to pause the Travel Channel on a beautiful beach scene. Much better than a black box.
I'd like to pretend that TVs are unnecessary, but then how else would I watch my favorite shows? (R.I.P. Breaking Bad).
Is your TV in a cabinet or wall-mounted? How have you decorated around it??