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Mastering Industrial Chic: How To Decorate The Wall Behind Your TV

As living rooms morph into media centers and lounges, a timeless question remains: How do we balance function with aesthetics, especially when it comes to the wall behind our televisions? The industrial chic style, a modern interpretation of vintage aesthetics, can breathe life into these walls, transforming them into awe-inspiring focal points in the room.

Now, when it comes to that bare wall behind your television, we can use industrial chic decor to make it a visual treat. The secret lies in harnessing the elements of wall art, wall decor, and personalized signs to create a balance between form and function.

Industrial Chic Wall Art

Manhattan Skyline Canvas Wall Art II by Tailored Canvases

Manhattan Skyline Canvas Wall Art II

Embracing the industrial chic design style gives you an exciting opportunity to get creative with wall art. Think about oversized canvas prints, abstract paintings, or black and white photography. The stark simplicity of black and white art complements the industrial theme perfectly, as it adds a layer of sophistication while maintaining the minimalist style.

If you lean towards a more artistic or abstract approach, consider pieces that incorporate geometric designs or industrial elements, such as mechanical gears or architectural blueprints. The idea is to pick wall art that resonates with the raw, honest materials that are the cornerstone of industrial chic design.

Another exciting way to implement industrial chic wall art is by showcasing the organic beauty of raw materials. For instance, a large, rustic wooden panel or a piece of distressed metal can serve as a statement piece, adding a rugged appeal to the wall behind your TV.

Wall Decor For Industrial Chic

Arcade Room Sign | Customizable Canvas by Tailored Canvases

Arcade Room Sign | Customizable Canvas

The industrial chic style truly shines when we bring in the wall decor that has a touch of vintage charm. To master this aesthetic, consider the wall behind your TV as a canvas waiting to be filled with the perfect blend of industrial and chic..

One unconventional yet impactful decor idea is to use exposed brick wallpaper. This gives the illusion of an industrial loft and works brilliantly as a backdrop for your TV. You can further add depth by using metal or pipe light fixtures to highlight certain elements of the decor.

Personalized Signs For a Touch of Character

Personalized signs are a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your space, making it uniquely yours. 

You could also consider light-up signs with an exposed bulb design. They emanate a warm glow that can make your space feel cozier while maintaining the industrial vibe. You might want to customize a sign with your favorite quote, family name, or even a significant date.

Keep in mind, however, that while personalized signs can add a lot of character to your room, they should not overwhelm the space. The key is to balance the personalization with the overall design theme.

Bringing It All Together

Road Bike Watercolor Canvas Wall Art by Tailored Canvases

Road Bike Watercolor Canvas Wall Art

Once you have chosen your wall art, wall decor, and personalized signs, it's time to bring everything together. The wall behind your TV is your feature wall, so aim for a balanced yet captivating arrangement.

Start by hanging your chosen piece of wall art at eye level, slightly above the TV, ensuring it's the focal point. Place your shelves strategically around the TV, maintaining symmetry. These shelves will house your selected decor items, providing visual balance. Position your personalized sign in a spot where it will stand out but not overpower other elements.


Remember, industrial chic is about mixing materials and textures - distressed wood with shiny metal, rough brick with smooth concrete. It's about the interplay of hard and soft, old and new. Use this contrast to create a dynamic, engaging wall that is both functional and visually pleasing.

To successfully decorate the wall behind your TV with an industrial chic flair, remember the principles of balance, texture, and personal touch. And don't be afraid to experiment. After all, it's your space to create.

As a closing tip, remember, decor items play a pivotal role in defining your space's character. Companies like Tailored Canvases offer a wide selection of wall art, wall decor, and personalized signs that can seamlessly fit into your industrial chic theme and elevate the aesthetic appeal of your room. Happy decorating!

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