8 Easy & Decorative Ways to Hide Your TV

I realize that televisions are a sore spot for lots of decorators and designers; but like most families, we’ve got to have one.And it’s got to be the biggest we can possibly fit in the family room without getting severe eyestrain; which it is. Luckily, we have a separate room where we can kick back and watch movies or our favorite shows. What do you do, though, if your living room and TV room are one in the same?  How do you decorate around this big black box to draw interest away from it and keep it from overpowering the room? There are ways to lessen the impact a television has in a space. You can eliminate the distraction without eliminating the TV. Here are 8 stylish ways to hide your TV so it’s not the focal point of the room.

Ways to Hide Your TV

1 Paint the wall behind the television a dark color, so that it blends in and almost disappears.

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2 Group various sized pictures around the TV and it becomes part of an art gallery.

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3 There are lots of cabinets available that are designed to hide flat panel televisions. Here’s one I found at Horchow. If you’re handy (or know someone that is), you could even build your own.

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4 Elevate the status of your slick looking television. Instead of hiding it, put a beautiful frame around it.

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5 Your television is no longer the focal point in the room when you place it on a shelf in an organized bookcase.

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6 This small television is in a bookcase, but it’s been creatively concealed behind a framed picture.

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7 Adding small hinges to these picture frames turned them into fabulous folding doors that hide the television.

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8 Probably the most common way to keep a television hidden is the armoire. With so many beautiful choices out there, it’s always a great option if you have the space for one.

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Televisions are part of our lives and with a little thought, they can easily fit into any decor. What creative ways have you concealed or camouflaged your television?

Peggy
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      Peggy Pardo says

      Thank you Kristie. Sometimes they can really be a challenge; we just have to get creative!

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    says

    These are all great solutions to hide televisions! Building on #6’s idea of hiding a TV behind art, check out TVCoverups.com. TVCoverups allow you hide your TV when not in use and your art lifts up with either the touch of a button or with the aid of a few fingers.

    Your TV is no longer a black hole in the room when powered off but a piece of artwork!

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      Peggy Pardo says

      Thanks for the link Peter. I’d love to hide my TV with the touch of a button!

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    Susan Wilcox says

    Peggy, I just wanted you to know, not only are these amazing ideas to hide that huge, black hole (TV) that most of us seem to have but I sent the link to my husband at work.
    During the first 10 minutes of his lunch break he shared the page with his lunchmates and now they are all brainstorming ways to create something similar around their own TVs at home. My own husband now wants to go yard sale shopping this weekend to look for a huge, old frame.Thank you so much for these ideas!

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      Peggy Pardo says

      You are most welcome, Susan. So happy to hear that my post was such inspiration for everyone. Would love to see pics of the finished project! If everyone in the office does something, I’d could even write a post about it featuring all your projects. 🙂