Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Black Hole Decorating Challenge: Large Screen TV

I knew that it would be a big, flat, black presence in our living room when we purchased our large screen tv.  Tom has no man cave, so we really had few options for its location.  Especially in our downsized home, the mantel has always been a favorite decorating spot, particularly for holidays and seasonal decor.  I was willing to make the sacrifice, though, to make my hubby happy during his retirement years.  (And, I must admit, I'm enjoying seeing the programs and movies on the large screen, too.)  So up it went, and it has been a continuous presence in our living room ever since.

I believe in "use what you have" decorating and am doing what I can to integrate the black hole into my scheme.  This is one option:  use its capabilities to bring more visual celebration of and to the times of our lives.  Ours came with instant access to Flickr and I have put together seasonal slide shows to play to coordinate with my mantel decorations.  Here are a few from my Halloween show.  I have used about 20 photos of my granddaughters in their costumes through the years and some pretty shots from free photograph sources on the Internet.

Works for me, with my resources.  Maybe you have some other ideas for the tv or other decorating black holes.  I'd  love to see your solutions, if you do.


Carol said...

What a great idea! Our big TV has a place to insert a memory card for slide shows. Thanks so much for the inspiration!


Nan said...

What a terrific idea! You oughtta tell Martha (Stewart)!!
We took ours out of the living room altogether. It now lives in the kitchen in a little sort of alcove. We have two chairs in there and we are near the wood stove. We figured that we are the only ones who watch tv. When people come over and we sit in the living room, we don't watch television. I even wrote about it:


Mollianne said...

We still have a smaller TV that lives behind the closed doors of an entertainment cabinet when its not being watched. Which is only when my husband is NOT at home. I know that someday, we'll go to the larger screen and I think I will do exactly what you've done with photos, etc. I also saw one recently on Pinterest where a beautiful frame was around the TV.


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