Masking Your TV Wall With an Ocean of Shelving

Masking Your TV Wall With an Ocean of Shelving

Anthony Nguyen
Feb 13, 2012

The design principle of repetition can be found in many places in the home. From gardening to furniture choice, having a pattern or color that repeats itself really helps tie a room together. So, if your new Super Bowl SundayTV has a giant bland wall behind it, why not spruce it up with a wall of shelves to even it all out?

Although the idea may sound good on paper, most of us may not have budget to fill have a custom wall-shelving unit built than spans over 10 feet. For those on a budget crunch, you may be happy to know that it is actually possible to utilize our friendly Swedish furniture resource, IKEA, as an affordably reasonable option. Just pick up 20 BILLY shelves and go nuts!

In addition to all that new space added for books and collected trinkets, another potential benefit to having the TV buried in an ocean of shelving is the occlusion of daytime light (a.k.a. reflections) - a problem glossy screen owners can surely attest plagues them on the daily.

Another example of blending a flat panel into a wall full of books, this one even including the tomes color-coordinated per section.

We love the fact that it creates a purposeful focal point in the home. The kind of focal point that folks comment on, "Hey, love that shelving area. Oh, it's also an entertainment room? Very nice!" Hey, if it doubles in functionality (adds storage and blends the TV into the home), we're all for it.

Images: twentyfourseven via Freshome

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