We made the trek up to West Elm on Saturday afternoon where we checked out the Henry sofa and a Heath chair since they didn't have the sofa on the floor.
We fell in love with the Henry sofa sooo we ordered it!
[ Image via West Elm ]
I know I said we wouldn't be ordering it until after the holidays but we had a 20% off coupon and an opportunity to order it so we pulled the trigger! It'll be arriving in 8-10 weeks so about mid-January :)
Now that we've taken care of that part of our living room puzzle, I'm focusing on the area above our TV which currently looks like this:
Pretty awesome, right?! ;) Adding to the awesomeness is the fact that I just realized everything is off-center haha
Anyway, it looked like this last Christmas:
My boyfriend treated himself to a larger TV on his birthday so we took everything down since the new one covered up the bottom half of it. I'm not complaining though because I didn't really love how it looked in the first place so I'm excited to change things up!
We thought about hanging a faceted mirror above the TV but it doesn't feel substantial enough.
Sidenote: one of these years we'll have drapes hung above the two windows you see so please squint your eyes and pretend they're not Photoshopped ;)
My next thought was a gallery wall. I love the console to ceiling gallery wall that Sarah at Smitten Studio built around the TV in her old townhouse:
[ Image via Smitten Studio ]
I think it helps the TV blend amongst the art and look less like the giant black hole that it is. The only flaw I see with this plan is that I really want to add a vertical gallery wall to a wall in our staircase and we already have one in our office so that'd be 3 total. Is there such a thing as too many gallery walls?
Something airy and sculptural like these wire blooms The Yellow Cape Cod used in her client's living room might be nice:
[ Image via The Yellow Cape Cod ]
I like how they span the width of the TV and have an organic feel to them.
Other ideas include:
- A shelf
- A single piece of large art
- A large clock
Anddd I'm out of ideas haha
What do you have hanging above/around your TV? Any ideas for mine?
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