As I work through my Home Sweet Home projects one thing has always been a bit of a mystery: how to brighten up the tv area? The tv is black, the speakers are black, the stand is black, it’s all black. It’s like a black hole in the living room. I didn’t want to touch the tv or the stand so I decided to give the speakers a mini make over.

Tadaaa, slightly less black:


You need:

  • Speakers with a removable cover (these are James’s Logitech G51 speakers)
  • Pretty paper or fabric
  • Scissors, screw driver etc
  • Double sided tape


First clean the speakers and remove any dust. Take off the plastic covers, our speakers just unscrewed at the sides.


Use the cover as a guide to cut a strip of paper long enough to go all the way around.


My speakers curved at the back so to get the paper to fit snugly I made several small cuts in the middle.


Like this:


Use double sided tape to stick it to the speakers. The cuts will allow it to fit to the curve easily.


Now pop the plastic back on and screw in place.




Repeat to all of your other speakers. James has a surround system which was originally from his music room so I had to do 5 of them.


I added some stuffed toys too and it brightened up the area nicely. I’ll show you the whole thing when I do the big house reveal. We’re getting SO close to being finished!!


I can’t decide if I want to keep the speaker covers on or replace them with some white tulle to make it even lighter. More thought needed!


I’m so excited to be finished the apartment, having made all of these changes has made such a difference in my life!

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