95 Ways to Hide or Decorate Around the TV, Electronics, and Cords
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.)
In this post:
page 1: how to decorate around the TV
page 2: TV gallery wall ideas
page 3: creative ways to hide your television
page 4: tricks for hiding electronics and cords
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)
Our Home Notebook planned their front room around a built-in unit to help hide their TV! (via Remodelaholic)
And of course… barn doors are a hot item here, too! (See here for lots of DIY ideas and tutorials for both the doors and the hardware.)
Yes. There is a TV behind that! (Houzz)
A small tv can easily be hid on shelf, with a photo on a sliding rail in front of it. This one is recessed, which makes it even more hidden. (Mary Romney via Color Issue)
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)
Lovely over a mantel, too! (Crisp Architects via Centsational Girl)
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!
Do you have any suggestions for a corner tv mount?
I haven’t seen a lot of them, but I’ll start looking for and saving ideas and we can do another post soon! 🙂
Do u have any idea how to decorate the old box TV
Any ideas to hide a corner wall mounted tv put there because if furniture placement and not wanting to take a main wall for decoration up by the tv?
A corner wall-mounted tv has been placed there due to furniture arrangement. I don’t want a primary wall for décor taken up by it. What can I do to hide it?