EEEK! Our first room in the house is officially D-O-N-E! I’ve had a ton of trouble staying focused on one room (just going to blame the ADHD for that one), so I’m so glad that I can finally see some real progress on the house! Decorating has been a little tricky, because we have a pretty small house. I still wanted to make the most out of our starter home though until we started building our forever home in a year or so! When planning out our living room decor, I started by compiling a list of things that were important to both of us. For me, it was color (you may remember Dylan was BEYOND anti-color when we lived at our first apartment), lots of seating for when we entertain, and pretty pillows (seems strange, but I totally have a pillow obsession, and you can 100% tell a cheaply made pillow from an expensive quality one…I have some custom made pillows in production that will replace these in a month or so!). For Dylan, he wanted seating for when we have parties + grill out with all our friends, and he wanted to upgrade our 50″ TV…because that was no where near big enough for when we entertain and host football watch parties. I rolled my eyes, but agreed. And if buying an obnoxious television for the living room gives me an excuse to entertain and buy cute marble cheese trays, I will oblige. And you better believe I have fully taken advantage of that and gotten 20+ entertaining dishes that are GOORRGGGG! But we will save that for another day.
The first thing we bought for our living room was a new 70″ television…because ya know, #priorities. I was admittedly pretty excited about his new toy, too! We quickly realized that we needed to get a new wall mount, because our new one wasn’t going to cut it with the weight increase. Insert SANUS. If you haven’t heard of SANUS – 1. They’re the bomb.com and 2. You’re seriously missing out! I’ve been using SANUS wall mounts for 5+ years on all of my TV’s…I love that they instantly elevate the look of the room and place the television at a more comfortable height to watch TV! Appearance and utility win-win! I also knew that I didn’t want something that heavy sitting on our media center. That thing costs a pretty penny and with my luck, it would break the wood and completely bust through it or the pups would bump into it while playing, knocking it over and shattering both the TV and our glass coffee table. Seems far fetched, but it would
happen to me. Haha! With Dylan working so much, I had to work on a lot of things for the house that I probablyyyyy should have had zero part of…like figure out what type of mount we would need for the TV! Although I’ve used SANUS mounts in the past, they were always something that I had asked my dad or Dylan to look into. I mean, ask me about what shoes to wear or what dress looks best on your body shape and girl, I got you! But TV mounts? Yep, that’s a foreign language to me! Luckily, SANUS knows they’ve got clueless gals like me trying to navigate the confusing world of wall mounts. Their MountFinder quite literally spells it out for you exactly which mount you will need! First you select if you want a fixed mount, tilting of full-motion. Next, you put in the brand of your TV/model/size, and it tells you exactly which mount you need! We selected a full-motion mount…I love that it’s so versatile and can move around! It tilts up 4 degrees, down 15 degrees, extends up to 18” and swivels up to 60 degrees. We have an open floor plan, so it’s so nice being able to adjust the TV to wherever the party is at! There is also an install guide – although it’s super simple to install! Just three easy steps – attach the brackets to the TV, install the wall plate, and then just mount the TV to the wall plate! I’m so excited to have people over now for Sunday Funday! It’s the perfect set up to entertain and have movie/dinner/wine date nights at home (our favorite)!
Ps. If you’re having trouble deciding how high to mount your TV in the bedroom, this post might help! Or if you are struggling on how to incorporate the TV into your design, this post has tons of cute ideas!
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