Ways to Hide The Television
If you don’t watch much TV, or just find it very important that your TV be out of sight, we’ve got plenty of ideas for that! (Remember to always make sure that the TV area has adequate ventilation to allow heat to escape.)
Sweet and simple: attach brackets to an art canvas and hang it over the TV (Tulip and Turnip).
Almost as simple: a pull-down map. And I imagine you could use an inexpensive roller blind with fabric or paint on it, too (from House Beautiful)
A collection of frames, plus some hinges, makes for high-impact art, high-camouflage for your TV! (Blue Egg Brown Nest)
This desk is perfect for hiding the TV and media! (Betsy Morgan via My Domaine)
This designer solution is brilliant! A built-in TV cupboard, with the TV on a swivel mount and media storage behind! (James Wagman)
Just Laine rigged her storage coffee table to hold her small TV.
We stuck our TV in our non-functioning fireplace (and then used a fire channel for ambiance 😉
but if your fireplace works (gasp!) or you don’t have a fireplace, you can get the same type of ninja-style TV hiding by building your own faux mantel to hide your TV (Apartment Therapy)
Build a basic box frame to fit your TV (remember ventilation!) and attach hinged artwork to cover the screen (Dixie Delights).
or out (Kristen Duke Photography)
Yes. There is a TV behind that! (Houzz)
Liz Marie used inexpensive pipe for an industrial look, on a budget.
Or hang the pipe from the ceiling if you have a mantel or uneven walls (Southern Living)
Install the pipe on a shelving unit for extra awesome sliding door points (Ikea Hackers)
Use drawer slides for an easy sliding TV camouflage (Simply Salvage)
and barn door will always be in style! (Kristen Duke Photography)
A built-in nook above fireplace is perfect! (Country Living)
Today’s Creative Life installed a set of shutters (decorated!) on a rail to quickly and easily slide out of the way.
And you can use an inexpensive closet track to make it budget-friendly. (Lowe’s Creative Ideas)
With this floating shelf setup, no one would ever even guess there’s a TV behind those two frames! (HGTV)
In a built-in unit, a full size panel makes for a chic disguise for the TV (House to Home)
If your style is a little more modern, full height sliding panels could fit right in! (Domino)
And what book-lover wouldn’t love this double-duty sliding bookshelf to hide the TV (for watching shows adapted from books, which are never as good as the books!) (via Donna Moderna)
Make a big statement with full height barn doors or a tv niche (via Cote de Texas)
Or a single barn door as part of a gallery arrangement does the trick! (Bachman’s Spring House 2012 via Hirshfields)
Now that the TV is covered (so punny, I am) — let’s talk about ways to hide those pesky but necessary electronics and all the accompanied cords!