Giant Blank Wall No More

When Luke and I were looking at houses my first concern was always "where will our TV go?".

Which is a bit silly, yes, BUT nothing is worse than an awkward living room with less than desirable viewing of the TV.

OK yes, there are a lot of things worse than that, and I'm sure the top interior designer would tell you not to position your furniture around the TV, but for us normal non-fancy people we do like our furniture positioned around the TV so having a living room that accommodated this simple request only made sense.

When we first saw our house that we live in now I was taken aback by the perfect living room layout. It had a huge wall perfect for a TV with enough room to position the furniture around the TV. It seemed like a dream for any TV-aholic such as myself.

We bought the house, moved in, and positioned the furniture, it was then that I realized I had been going about this all wrong.

I may have had the perfect set up for taking in countless hours of mind-numbing housewives but I also had a GIANT BLANK WALL that seemed impossible to decorate.

I tried every brainstorming tactic short of hiring an interior decorator to fill the space but nothing seemed to come together. It was such an awkward space. 

I wanted to get one of those big nice entertainment centers but those are expensive and it seems we have a million other places that need our money, giant blank walls were put on the back burner.

So a couple of weeks ago I made it my mission to take care of the giant bank wall on a budget. And 3 wall pieces, one hanging of a shelf, marriage counseling for hanging shelf, and a couple of decorations later our giant blank wall is covered. I can rest easy now.

This is the best "before" picture I can find right now. I tried to avoid taking pictures of the whole wall because it bothered me so much. I have issues.

And the "after":

I love how it turned out! 

I found the shelf at a craft show I went to a couple of weeks ago through the vendor "Just Dreamin"
When I first saw it I thought maybe it had potential and the more I looked at it I realized it was perfect!

I found the printable in the middle on pinterest.

I'm just so relieved to have that wall covered!


  1. My living room has almost the same set up, with the giant wall and our glass sliding door to the right. We have a 52 inch tv, which is huge! But our blank wall around it is annoying and I have just stared at it for the almost 5 years we've lived here. I really like what you've done though!

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  3. Wow!!! Looks great!!!

    PS- I think your last name is there for the internet to see... not sure if you wanted that! :)

  4. My living room is AWFUL for TV viewing, but we have finally arranged the furniture in a suitable way (but not before marriage counseling for running cables across the room).

    Now, I have a bunch of blank wall around my TV. Ugh.

  5. I knew that printable was from Joy's Hope even before I clicked the link! I have a couple others that look similar. Your wall looks great!

  6. Love it! We have a den and that's where our TV is but, like you, we had a HUGE wall of space. We did a large bookshelf/TV center for it from IKEA. I'm so happy with how it turned out, too. We have little baskets for Lainey's toys, really cute.

  7. Looks lovely! We have a giant blank wall in our living room AND over our bed. The one in our living room doesn't bother me because it's the " back" of the room and not noticeable.


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