When it comes to decorating your TV room, you have many choices. From the funky to flair-inspired retro decor, you can really take it in any decoration, except perhaps a Victorian theme, in which a TV would look very out of place. Here are some tips for getting the right look for the TV room in your apartment.
1. Think of Your Favorite TV Shows
What’s really cute in a TV room is a reflection of what you love about television, whether it’s memorabilia from your favorite shows or even a decor that reflects your love of a time period in TV history. For example, you couple opt for a retro TV stand from the 1950s or 1960s, then have the room decked out in vintage furniture matching that time period, with posters of Donna Reed or Patty Duke on the wall.
Also, you could go for a more modern retro look with your TV room, such as from the 1980s. The Bull and Finch Pub was the original inspiration for the bar known to TV lovers everywhere as “Cheers,” and the bar retained the licensing rights. Because of this, it sells all kinds of memorabilia with the logo. There were also many things that are now discontinued that may be found on sites like eBay. You could have an entire bar set up in your TV room to look like Cheers, and there are even beers for sale with the logo that can be placed strategically for decorating and reminiscing on TV land.
2. Intellectually Speaking
You may also opt to take your TV room in another direction. If your love of TV embarrasses you, instead focus on other aspects of your passions within the TV room. While a TV is inevitably the focal point for such a room, you can redirect attention to a large book shelf (or wall of bookshelves) full of books. You may choose a certain color theme for the room, then have art reflecting the colors. Better yet, you could opt for colors of the room to match your favorite works of art that are strategically placed to bring attention away from the television when it’s not in use.
3. Creature Comforts
A TV room often becomes the true living room of the home, where you relax, de-stress and even eat in front of the television. More than anything, you want to design the TV room for maximum comfort, a place in the apartment where you most feel at home. When designing this TV room sanctuary, start with picking a sofa that offers maximum comfort, whether you prefer satin or more of a comforter feel. Grab matching, equally comfortable pillows. Match the rest of the room to those designs and colors, making sure to bring in only pieces of art that are soothing or that bring a smile to your face.
4. Think Cinematically
Some people use their TV room as a screening room, using it only to watch movies. That’s often popular in apartment buildings in more rural areas, where cable and satellite may be too expensive. If you want to use your TV room more as a room for watching movies, it may be fun to design it with a movie theme. Hang up your favorite movie posters, rather in traditional frames or special lighted frames, for an extra cinematic flair. Sit a fake award on the shelf, which can easily be purchased only, or a film can, recalling the magic of the movies. Memorabilia from your favorite films can dot bookshelves or tables. Remember to have plenty of places for guests to sit and join in the home theater experience.