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).

use an art canvas to cover a television (tulipandturnip)

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)

use a pull down map or shade to hide the television (House Beautiful)

A collection of frames, plus some hinges, makes for high-impact art, high-camouflage for your TV! (Blue Egg Brown Nest)

put hinged group of art over a television to hide it from view (Blue Egg Brown Nest)

This desk is perfect for hiding the TV and media! (Betsy Morgan via My Domaine)

hide a television in a desk or shelving unit (My Domaine - Betsy Morgan)

This designer solution is brilliant! A built-in TV cupboard, with the TV on a swivel mount and media storage behind! (James Wagman)

swivel hidden tv (James Wagman)

Just Laine rigged her storage coffee table to hold her small TV.hide a television in a coffee table or bench (Just Laine)

We stuck our TV in our non-functioning fireplace (and then used a fire channel for ambiance 😉

Valentines mantel and TV in fireplace (7 of 8)

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 faux mantel to hide the TV (via Apartment Therapy)

Build a basic box frame to fit your TV (remember ventilation!) and attach hinged artwork to cover the screen (Dixie Delights).

build a frame and box to hide the television behind hinged art canvas doors (dixiedelights)
or hinge it to open up (Houzz)

or out (Kristen Duke Photography)

hide television behind kids artwork in a playroom (Kristen Duke Photography)

Our Home Notebook planned their front room around a built-in unit to help hide their TV! (via Remodelaholic)

hidden tv nook in fireplace shelving unit (Our Home Notebook)


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)

sliding photo frame to cover TV in shelf (Mary Romney via Color Issue)

Liz Marie used inexpensive pipe for an industrial look, on a budget.

hide television behind sliding barn doors DIY (Liz Marie Blog)

Or hang the pipe from the ceiling if you have a mantel or uneven walls (Southern Living)canvas art frame on a rail to hide the television (Southern Living)

Install the pipe on a shelving unit for extra awesome sliding door points (Ikea Hackers)

add a pipe rail to a shelving unit for a sliding rustic door to hide the tv (via Ikea Hackers)

Use drawer slides for an easy sliding TV camouflage  (Simply Salvage)

build a frame and sliding doors to hide the tv (Simply Salvage)

and barn door will always be in style! (Kristen Duke Photography)

diy sliding barn door cover to hide the television (Kristen Duke Photography)

Lovely over a mantel, too! (Crisp Architects via Centsational Girl)
hidden television behind barn doors in a mantel (Crisp Architects)

A built-in nook above fireplace is perfect! (Country Living)

tuck away the television in a nook above the mantel (Country Living)


Today’s Creative Life installed a set of shutters (decorated!) on a rail to quickly and easily slide out of the way.

shutters on a sliding closet rail to hdie a tv niche (Today's Creative Life)

And you can use an inexpensive closet track to make it budget-friendly. (Lowe’s Creative Ideas)

sliding artwork to hide television, using inexpensive closet slides (Lowe's Creative Ideas)

With this floating shelf setup, no one would ever even guess there’s a TV behind those two frames! (HGTV)

sliding artwork on floating shelves to cover the television (HGTV)

In a built-in unit, a full size panel makes for a chic disguise for the TV (House to Home)

built-in cabinets with sliding panel to hide tv (House to Home)

If your style is a little more modern, full height sliding panels could fit right in! (Domino)

full height sliding panels hide TV and shelving (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)home library bookshelves hide the tv (via Donna Moderna)

Make a big statement with full height barn doors or a tv niche (via Cote de Texas)

full height barn doors to slide over a recessed television (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)

decorated sliding barn door to cover up the television (Bachmans Spring 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!

See how to hide electronics and cords on the next page –>

26 Ways to Cut Visual Clutter and Hide Your Television, Electronics, and Cords @Remodelaholic

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    1. I haven’t seen a lot of them, but I’ll start looking for and saving ideas and we can do another post soon! 🙂

  1. 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?

  2. 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?