Creating a Gallery Wall with The Frame TV
For the longest time, I was that person who chanted, “absolutely no TVs in bedrooms,” because it looks like a black hole and it just sucks the life out of a room. But, of course we still had one tucked away in the corner. It was a guilty pleasure. I tried to think of ways to hide it by creating a piece of canvas art to hang over it when not in use but that was just too cumbersome.
Until recently, I was introduced to Samsung’s newest TV called The Frame. And finally, I can absolutely say that it’s the best TV I’ve ever seen and it’s perfect for your bedroom or any room in your home. It truly is a work of art.
We got the 55” and it comes with a black frame. You can also buy different frame colors as well which are easy to attach in a snap. It’s the perfect size for a bedroom. Even though The Frame looks great hanging on its own, my bedroom wall just begged to be filled with art especially since the opposite wall has a bold wallpaper. It needs balance. And no matter how many gallery walls you’ve probably seen over the years, it will never go out of style. It’s such a great way to add visual interest to an otherwise blank space. And with their no-gap wall mount, it really does hang flush to the wall – just like a piece of art.
When I’m not watching The Handmaid’s Tale, Game of Thrones, Broad City, or Insecure, I switch it over to Art Mode and, “Bam!” It becomes a framed piece of art. It’s brilliant. Samsung offers a collection of 100 artworks you can choose from, ranging from photography to abstract art, which includes works by Barry McGee. Or you can simply upload your own photos and play with different matte colors and layout options on the app. It’s really fun.
First, I mounted the TV to the wall with some help from the Geek Squad and all they did was cut out two holes in the wall and used an in-wall power kit. No electrical wiring needed. It’s essentially running an extension cord into the wall and out for the TV. It’s pretty easy (but if you don’t want to drill into your wall, The Frame comes with a single Invisible Connection which is almost undetectable – helping do away with multiple wires and cables hanging out of the TV). Afterwards, I filled artworks around the tv with personal works along with other artists, like Leroy Miranda Jr.
And voila! It blends in so well, doesn’t it?! Another awesome feature that I love is that it has motion and brightness sensors. Meaning, The Frame will turn on when it detects your presence in the room. And when there’s no movement in the room, it shuts off to save energy. Pretty cool, right?! Finally, a TV that doesn’t look incongruous in your home décor! A true game-changer. How would you incorporate The Frame into your home décor?