There's nothing pretty about a big black box hanging on the wall.  Here are a few simple tricks to deflect from the TV and make it less imposing.

Ditch traditional TV media cabinets for a console table. With a little creativity, you can still incorporate storage.

In this living room, 2 large baskets were added under the table providing extra storage space for unsightly items.

To help offset the TV as a focal point, a trio of mirrors were hung beside it with a stool placed underneath.

Plants and fresh flowers add life and help soften the space.

A grouping of candles displayed on a vintage mirror adds warmth and texture.

With these simple tricks, the TV becomes much less of a focal point in the room!

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