TV’s are a must have for living rooms, bedrooms and even kitchens. But the fact is they can sometimes be an eyesore and it’s nice to hide them when you’re not watching a show or filming something for your social media channels. Luckily there are plenty of ways to hide your TV without it looking like you’re trying to hide it, from simple panels that slide over the screen to high-tech mechanisms that disappear at the press of a button.
The easiest way to hide your television is to frame it in with art and decor. Whether it’s sitting on top of a stand or hanging on a wall it’s easy to hide the black box of entertainment with prints and frames that have plenty of dark colors and muted designs. The trend in gallery walls has seen a lot of botanical prints and oversized landscapes, so it’s easy to create an entire art wall that makes your TV look as though it is a part of the room rather than a modern necessity.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can even buy a piece of furniture that lowers your TV when it’s not in use and pops it up again with a flick of a remote control. It’s a fantastic option for anyone who wants their bedroom or home office to be completely free from distractions when they are working, studying or sleeping. If you can’t invest in one of these pieces, there are other clever options to make your TV vanish into a hidden tv’s compartment underneath the bed or in a piece of cabinetry that can be closed when guests arrive.
One of the most popular options is to install a sliding artwork panel that can cover your TV when it’s not in use. This type of panel looks great and is incredibly simple to make. It’s essentially two pictures that are hung together so that they can be opened and closed like sliding doors. TIDBITS has a full tutorial on how to create this beautiful piece of DIY sliding art for your television that looks stunning and blends right in with the rest of the room.
If none of the above options are what you’re looking for, there is always the nuclear option – removing the camera altogether! It’s a relatively straightforward process that will depend on the model of your TV, but most of the time you’ll only need to remove a few plastic clips that hold the camera in place. This will then give you a completely flat surface to work with that can be painted or covered with other items like framed artwork, wood slabs or fabric dust covers.
Adding some stylish doors to an existing cabinet or repurposed hutch is another way to hide your TV. This works particularly well for a vintage piece of furniture that you love, but that might otherwise just be filled with knick-knacks and clutter. This can be achieved by either purchasing a set of decorative doors from an online retailer or creating your own with some wood, plywood and a little creativity.