How I'm decorating around our MONSTER television

When we opened up our breakfast room to our living room our large harvest table had to be relocated.
It was quickly re-purposed as our TV stand.

The proportions are much more in keeping with the MONSTER TV that my husband brought home as a 'surprise' shortly after we bought this house. 

Plus I love that it provides extra space to decorate around the TV. 

But where to get started - how can I camouflage this MONSTER??

The cable box is a must, unfortunately, so I choose a large scale bold lamp to draw your eye away from the ugly equipment. And you probably remember my little crown framed African Violet; placed slightly in front of the cable box to help hide it.

To the left, I placed a large scale plant as well as one of my favorite design accents - stacked books (dust jackets removed, of course)!

A tray to catch all those pesky remotes finished off the tabletop accessories.

And what about all that empty space below the table - not to mention all those cords - an over scale basket, flanked by large speakers. Of course, the speakers aren't my first choice, but they probably won't be going anywhere any time soon. 

I do have an ottoman in need of recovering that might look nice and work for extra seating...we'll see about that one.

So there you have it. 
Not exactly hidden, but a lot better than the before, right?

Linking in with WOW at Savvy Southern Style.

Until next time,
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