Monday, June 29, 2009

Design dilemma: 2 TVs on one wall

I was writing the latest article in our Makeover Style Tip Series when I realized I was veering off course. The article was about how we solved the problem of two big-screen TVs on the same wall of the Agenas’ living room: One TV was for the adults, and one was for the four kids. There was no way of getting rid of one of the TVs. So what to do?

Well, that’s certainly straightforward enough. The problem was, I kept digressing into what other people with the same problem could do. Once I realized the problem, the solution was simple: blog about it!

To see how we solved the problem for the Agenas, you can check out the article at And if you have this problem but are not lucky enough to have friends who are glass artists and can create custom artwork to hide one of the TVs, read on.


You do not need to spend a lot of money or do any special construction. A more affordable option that would minimize one of the TVs would be to put it in a bookshelf or an entertainment center with doors. Or simply move it to an adjacent wall so that both are not viewed in the same plane.

If that’s not possible, even angling one TV in a corner and flanking it with plants would provide a different treatment that could also solve the dilemma.

The bottom line: If you need to have more than one TV in a room, be sure to give them different visual treatments. You’ll still be able to enjoy them without the distraction of a pair of TVs staring at you when you walk in.