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Forget Hiding Your TV—The Latest TikTok Trend Is Framing It (And It's Surprisingly Chic)

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If you’re anything like us, fall means lighting up an amber candle, curling up with your favorite sherpa blanket and basking in the coziness of your boho living room. But if there’s one thing that’s totally throwing off our aesthetic, it’s the mounted TV. Not only does it interrupt your carefully curated gallery wall, but it cheapens your Parisian decor with a “Best Buy on Black Friday” kinda feel. Well, it did. Until we saw TikTok’s latest aesthetic: framed TVs.

Above, you can see how influencer Anna Page transformed her television into a functional piece of artwork that actually adds to her decor. The gilded baroque frame lends a vintage-inspired feel, and the Hellenistic screensaver masks the device when it’s not in use. Yet, what we love most about this trend is that you can customize it to fit any decor style—from modern farmhouse to Japandi. So below, find a breakdown of the framed TV trend, plus how to replicate the look at home.

HOW TO GET THE FRAMED TV LOOK AT HOME

Sure, you can customize your framed TV to fit virtually any aesthetic. But if there’s one look we’re seeing all over TikTok this fall, it’s custom-fitted brass frames with ornate details. The elaborate baroque embellishments ooze sophistication, while the metallic finish lends a modern-classic look that makes us want to get on the next plane to Paris.

In a TikTok, DIYer @lonefoxhome explains how he achieved the look above: “It comes with a ring on each side, and you can just pull it down to disconnect it from the TV.” It’s worth mentioning, however, that this model is only compatible with the Samsung Frame TV (more on that below), and it costs up to $749 for larger screens.

To that end, we totally understand if you’re not in the market to spend upwards of $700 on a TV frame (like, at that point, you might as well get a really nice piece of artwork?). So, thanks to DIYer Cass Smith, you don’t have to. She nails the trend in the photo above by DIYing a frame for just under $50 (click here to see the full tutorial). And, while Smith did all of the sawing and gluing herself, there are a number of DIY frame kits that do most of the work for you. 

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Otherwise, the easiest way to recreate this look is by investing in a Samsung Frame TV. You can select from five completely wall-flush bezel frames—including white, brown, beige brick red and teak (shown above)—and the frame’s snap-on magnetic construction allows you to switch up the design at your whim. Plus, what’s most impressive (aside from its sleek design) is that the TV flips to “Art Mode” when it’s idle, and displays your choice of 100 preloaded, rotating artworks. It’s worth mentioning, however, that the frames are sold separately (unless you shop the model below, where the white bezel frame is included). 

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