Having a TV in your home is great, but it doesn’t have to be the focal point of your room. By creatively hiding your tv, you can keep it out of sight and only view it when you’re ready to watch something. These hidden tv’s are sure to make your living room look sleek and stylish without taking away from your entertainment options.
If you aren’t able to hide your television, there are ways to frame it in so that it looks more like decor and less like a black box. One simple way to do this is by using dark paint. TVs stand out because they are a black box of entertainment that contrasts against popular wall colors, but dark shades of navy, charcoal, or even black help the screen blend right in.
Another great way to frame your TV is by using decor and art to create a gallery wall around it. This is especially helpful if you’re hiding the tv in an alcove or set of built-ins. By creating a gallery wall with prints and frames that have a lot of black, the tv will blend right in and only be visible when it is on.
You can also use a buffet, secretary desk, or other large piece of furniture to hide your tv. This is a little trickier because it requires more work to find the right piece, but the result can be stunning. You can add doors that hide the tv or simply cover it with a mirror for a glamorous look. Some pieces even have a lift to raise the tv when you’re ready to watch.
Barn doors are a huge trend right now and they work great for concealing a tv. If you have an heirloom cabinet or hutch in your house that you aren’t using as storage and just filling with knickknacks, it can be turned into the perfect spot to hide your tv. Adding stylish doors to an existing piece of furniture can make it feel brand new, and you can still store things behind the doors when guests are over.
If you want to take it a step further, you can have your tv recessed into the wall or built into a set of custom cabinets. This can be a bit more expensive and require some professional help, but it is the most discreet way to hide your tv. If you’re tucked away in an alcove you can also add some custom shelves for extra storage and to hide the cables that run to the tv.
Lastly, a great way to hide your tv is by hanging a beautiful piece of art over it. This is a very trendy idea that can be very stylish or rustic, depending on your decor. If you hang the art as a pair of sliding bi-panels, it’ll look just like a tv when it’s closed and can be removed when guests are over.