Favorite Accent Wall Decor to Hide a TV

Here is a small update I made to our modern Harry Potter-inspired Bnb the last time I was there. This is my favorite accent wall decor to hide a TV—empty monochromatic picture frames. The living room wall behind the TV was just feeling a little empty and unfinished to me. Originally, I didn’t want the wall to compete with the Platform 9 3/4 inspired wall that is right beside it—I was afraid it might feel like too much or be too cluttered visually. But once the space was done, I realized it just felt a little unfinished, so I added this accent wall.

I actually have basically the exact same type of wall in my personal home, just in green. So that’s how you know I love it. Ha. It’s super simple to install (just command strips and nails) and fairly inexpensive if you can thrift all your frames, which is what I always do. Then it’s just a matter of taking them apart, cleaning or removing any hardware as needed, painting, and hanging them up. I love how the TV kind of disappears into the space, but when it’s on and in use it’s actually even more visible with the darker background.

That’s the main update I wanted to share, but might as well throw in a couple more things from our Harry Potter-inspired Bnb.

In the Gryffindor bedroom, I added a Marauder’s Map to the wall along with some vinyl wall decals of footprints. Mischief managed!

And in the Ravenclaw room, I added this open book accent wall, which I shared more about how to DIY here. Thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Oh my goodness, these updates MAKE the spaces! I think they really take them to the next level. The black wall definitely does not compete with the Platform 9 3/4 wall at all.

  • YES! It looks amazing Emma! Adds so much depth and makes the space feel very cozy! Love it!

  • This Air Bnb just looks so magical! I bet it will be fun to read the guest book from all the kids that stay there.

  • I like the updates! Seeing all the frames on the TV wall makes me think of how amazing it would look with a bunch flying keys dangling down – a la Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

  • I think this wall update feels SO Harry Potter!! And like you/commenter said, doesn’t compete with the platform wall! Also! What a cool house! Hopefully we get through this COVID-19 business soon-ish and people can start enjoying all these awesome updates in person.

  • Love this! So simple yet so impactful! And I’m still OBSESSED with the Ravenclaw book wall (along with your whole Air BNB haha)

  • The accent wall looks great! It doesn’t take away from the Platform wall at all – if anything, I think it actually draws your eye more to the Platform.

  • Another great post! I actually stumbled upon your post from another page on your site and checked this one as well. Great and original work indeed. Do you offer some courses and kindly create a detailed post on how a newbie can earn in crafting niche?

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