ORC Week 6: TV Frame + Accent Wall

It’s week 6 of the One Room Challenge!

We have new wallpaper, a frame for the tv and a gallery wall DONE! These are all projects that I have wanted to do, but put off for “later”. This challenge has inspired me to get everything done and I couldn’t be happier seeing it all come together.

I want to give a quick thank you to Linda Weinstein who created the ORC and to Better Homes and Gardens for sponsoring this event. It has been so fun this year to participate as a Guest Designer!

Last week, I shared how we added beams and a new mantel. The framed wallpaper panels and lighting were also two big projects we accomplished that made a huge difference in the room.

Since we have a lot of projects going on, and I have had many questions, I decided to give a snippet at the progress updates and write more detailed posts on each project at a later date. So, if you have ANY questions at all, send them my way!

I am very excited to share a peek at these 3 updates today ~

1. We Wallpapered!

We added wallpaper from Milton and King (one of the ORC sponsors). I chose the Tribe wallpaper in Cloud Nine which has a beautiful and subtle pattern with light blue and white tones. The blue almost matches the existing wall color (BM Silver Cloud) so everything in the room flows nicely. This dresses up the wall a bit without it being overwhelming. You actually may not even notice it from far away. My favorite design elements in homes are the unexpected ones and this adds that element 🙂

Here is a close up of the pattern (also a peek at how detailed my installer is – Look at how well the pattern lines up!). The install was seamless and the quality is great. I will 100% use Milton & King’s wallpaper again. It’s hard to capture the true color since I’m losing sunlight tonight taking photos but more coming soon!

2. A custom frame for the TV

I had our woodworker create a custom wood frame for our TV to make it look like a piece of art. Given the placement of where our TV is, this makes such a difference. TV’s are usually an eye sore but this helps!

There are a few DIY tutorials out there for making these frames but I’d leave this one up to the pro’s. It is a relatively inexpensive way to update an old TV and there are many options out there now to display art on your TV screen (I’ll share a list of favorites in the next post.) I used our own picture in the photo above of our kids and the cityscape image (below) is from Apple TV.

3. Black & White Gallery Wall

I wanted to jazz up the wall on our staircase a little, without making it too busy. Keeping the color scheme simple (black, white, gray) and using large frames makes a statement but keeps it a classic style. What do you think?

The frames are from Potterybarn & IKEA and the mirror is an old flea market find that I painted white. The artwork is a mix of printed family photos, artwork from Minted and framed wallpaper. I may swap out the wallpaper at a later date but it works fine for now since it is used elsewhere in the room.

I am still trying to find a mirror for above the mantel for the reveal but it’s been a challenge. Of course the one I fell in love with is backordered until July, which is past the reveal date (in 2 weeks ). It is the focal point of the entire room so I am getting a little stressed about it, Take a look here and let me know if you have a favorite!!

Also, be sure to check out the featured designers post of the One Room Challenge ~ there is SO much inspiration for you next home project!

Samantha Regan

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  1. 6.10.21

    Great look to dress up the TV, Samantha! And I love your wallpaper choice – so soft and pretty – perfect for the room!

    • 4.19.23
      Shelly said:

      Love how the mirror is incorporated into the photo gallery wall. Do you have links to the frames you bought from the 2 stores?

  2. 6.13.21

    Such a fantastic idea for the TV! Can’t to wait to see all when finished!

  3. 6.13.21

    What a wonderful space this is becoming for you and your family! I love your gallery wall and the idea to frame around an older tv is brilliant!

  4. 6.13.21

    I love it all, but the gallery wall REALLY came out beautifully. So much inspiration!

  5. 6.14.21
    Leslie Carothers said:

    HI Samantha: It’s all coming together so beautifully. I love your gallery wall — keeping the colors and frames consistent lends it a cohesiveness that’s lovely to look at. I am looking forward to seeing your final reveal and good luck with finding a mirror that you love as much as your original choice.