Not going to lie: I’m in love with a tv—the Samsung Body. I’ve written about her earlier than, however she’s nonetheless taking part in onerous to get. As a result of, nicely, she’s costly. And I don’t actually want a new tv. This hasn’t stopped me from wanting that modern, flush to the wall kind The Body is understood for although. And you realize what? I believe I’ve gotten fairly darn shut to the look of The Body in my house. And all it took was a $20 quart of paint. 

Hanging the TV over the mantel was the one factor that labored for our house’s format, however as soon as it was held on the stretch of white wall above our black painted hearth, I couldn’t assist however really feel just like the flatscreen—and its jumble of wires—was an eyesore. Positive, televisions take up much less house when wall-mounted, however even reverse a gallery wall stuffed with nice artwork and with a styled-out shelving unit instantly to its left, the tv was, no doubt, the point of interest of our front room. This bummed me out, till I had a thought. Why not paint the wall behind the tv black to match the tv itself—and the mantel and firebox beneath? I don’t have a fancy hearth or massive built-ins like in the inspirational picture above, however I figured the thought might work nicely for extra the extra humble structure in my place, too.

And so we received a quart of Sherwin-Williams’ Black Magic (SW 6991), and in lower than an hour, knocked this little challenge out. After all, when you have a enormous hearth or need to do a bunch of coats, it would take you longer or value extra. However I’ve to say, this one factor has made a enormous distinction in the general look of our front room. When the TV is off, it, the wires, and the soundbar recede into the wall behind it. My husband, who was a little skeptical at first, additionally thinks this tiny tweak has made the room really feel extra theater-like once we’re binge-watching Netflix, because the black paint reduces the distinction between the display and the wall, particularly in low gentle conditions. Test it out in the picture I took beneath—simply ignore the dangerous lighting and belief that in individual, the black paint matches the tv significantly better. You possibly can clearly do that for any wall that you simply put a tv on or towards, as seen in stylist Kristin Laing’s Austin residence above—hearth very a lot elective.

If we wish to be foolish and all The Body-like for much less, we will use our Apple TV to show footage once we’re not watching one thing. Not dangerous for about $1,000 much less, proper?

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