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Have you heard of the Samsung Frame TV? If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, then the answer is probably, “Yes,” since we have two in our house and I gush about them all the time. If you haven’t, though, the Frame TV is this nifty type of television that can transform into a very believable piece of faux framed art when the TV is turned off. This genius television allows you to hide the device when it’s still in plain sight, and helps avoid that dreaded “Black Box” look when your TV is in standby mode.
I’ve tried all sorts of different Frame TV arrangements over the years. We’ve had ours sitting on its removable stand right on top of the TV console, hung up on the wall by itself, and we’ve also had the TV hung on the wall with accompanying real art pieces to create a gallery wall effect. Today, I thought I’d talk through a few of my tips when it comes to designing that latter arrangement. There are a few key things you can do to make your television blend right into the gallery wall, making it look less like a TV and more like an oversized art print. Keep scrolling to learn how.
Styling A Frame TV Gallery Wall:
1. My first tip? Don’t hang your television right smack dab in the center of your gallery wall. Put it off to the side just a little bit, otherwise, that one extra large “art piece” will stick out like a sore thumb. I generally like to hang my Frame TVs off to the side anyway because it also allows me to style the console below with a couple of higher decorative accents that won’t block the television.
2. Go for an asymmetrical arrangement of art. As you can see in the example I styled in these pictures (this is the TV we have in our kitchen, by the way), I hung real pieces of art in a balanced-yet-uneven way. Some prints are higher than others, whereas others are hung below the bottom edge of the TV. This helps the eye travel naturally from piece to piece so it doesn’t automatically bee-line for the big television.
3. I tend to opt for matching frames when designing a Frame TV-specific gallery wall. Look for art prints that are framed in a color similar to whatever you have on your Frame TV, that way you create a sense of cohesion. The whole point of creating a gallery wall around your TV is to make it fade into the background rather than making it a focal point, right? So, one way to make it look even more blended is by choosing matching frames for all of the pieces in the gallery collection. This isn’t really the time to use a mix of black, wood, white, gold, etc. frames (even though that can be a cool look in a regular gallery wall!).
4. Use a range of different sizes of framed art prints. Your Frame TV will probably be the largest piece in the collection, but you can make it look a little less obvious by incorporating several different sizes of additional framed art pieces in your gallery wall. I used a mixture of 18-inch-by-18-inch frames, 14-inch-by-18-inch frames, and 16-inch-by-20-inch frames surrounding our 43-inch Frame TV.
5. Hang art on either side of your Frame TV so that it’s cocooned within the arrangement. This will help it blend in better with the overall shape of the gallery wall. In other words, it won’t stick out quite so much visually.
I hope that was helpful! I know gallery wall planning isn’t the easiest thing to do, but there are plenty of tricks you can employ to make it look effortless. I should also mention that the tips I explained in today’s post technically work whether you’re creating a gallery wall around a Samsung Frame TV or any type of large oversized art piece. If you’re still in need of more inspiration, check out this old post of mine, which explains several other creative tricks for designing and planning a cool, eye-catching gallery wall.
P.S. Click here to see this gallery wall come to life in action on the Real Simple Instagram feed! The video I produced also includes details of each of the art prints you see pictured in today’s post, including the framed vintage needlepoint.
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