Televisions are a staple of our everyday lives, and whichever room they are in, they tend to be the focal point. Almost always, furniture is organized and facing the TV. What if you have a TV, but don’t want it to be the focus in the room? The key is finding creative and clever ways to hide your TV, transforming it into an inconspicuous and stylish feature. In this blog post, we will explore 13 creative (and sometimes sneaky) ideas that create the perfect balance between practicality and aesthetics, allowing you to reclaim your living space and elevate your interior design game!
Can you imagine if this beautiful living room had a giant, black rectangle in the middle that took all the attention away from the design? Thankfully, there are many ways to hide your TV!
1. Hidden TV Cabinets
One of the most common and effective ways to hide your TV is to invest in a hidden TV cabinet. These versatile pieces of furniture come in various styles, from rustic wooden cabinets to modern, sleek designs. These cabinets allow you to conceal your TV when not in use, seamlessly integrating it into your overall decor. Whether it’s a full standing cabinet, or a hanging cabinet, it’s the most common ways to hide your TV.
2. Artwork Concealment
Turn your TV into a captivating piece of artwork when it’s not in use. Innovative TV covers, featuring various paintings or photographs, can be purchased – or built – disguising it as a hanging gallery piece. This option adds a touch of elegance and intrigue to your living area. We always love a multi-purpose piece of art!
Here is a great tutorial on how to build your own artwork TV cover: DIY Hidden Art TV Frame
3. Sliding Screens
Install a sliding screen that can be drawn across your TV when you’re not utilizing it. These screens can be made from various materials such as wood, fabric, or glass, allowing you to tailor the design to match your existing decor effortlessly. You can also find a large bookcase to hide your TV in, and create your own screen or curtain to disguise the TV.
For a more multifunctional approach, incorporate a mirror into your TV-hiding strategy. By placing a mirror that doubles as a screen cover on top of your television, you can enjoy the mirror’s reflective properties while seamlessly concealing your TV.
5. Pop-Up Lift Mechanisms
For the ultimate in modern technology integration, consider investing in a pop-up lift mechanism. With this method, your TV remains hidden within a cabinet or console until it is ready for use. At the push of a button or a pull, the lift gently raises the TV to its desired height. There are plenty of adjustable lifts you can get, and then place it in a storage cabinet or box of your choice.
6. Drop down TV
We have the option to pop your TV up, or you can also pull it down! When floor space is limited or you simply want to experience a different viewing angle, explore the option of a ceiling TV mount or a drop-down mechanism. Although it requires a bit more manual labor, this innovative approach allows you to hide your TV and keep the floors and walls free.
Hiding your TV behind a curtain is a cost-effective and DIY-friendly solution to seamlessly blend technology into your living space. By simply installing a curtain rod and a stylish curtain, you can effortlessly conceal your TV when not in use, adding a touch of elegance and flexibility to your design. This is proof that not all ways to hide your TV need to be construction-heavy or expensive.
8. Barn Door
Integrating a hanging barn door into your space provides a rustic and chic way to hide your TV. With its sliding mechanism, the barn door conceals the TV, and adds a touch of charm and character to your living space. Whether you opt for a weathered wood or a sleek, modern design, the hanging barn door is sure to become a focal point in your home.
9. Behind Wall Art
Here’s another great DIY option, which is simply hanging up a wooden curtain rod and hanging stylish fabrics or canvases from it. You can select any high-quality fabrics that match your interior design, and hang it over the rod, like you would a blanket or a towel. And voila! A beautiful art display that you can roll up when you’re ready to watch the telly.
10. Fireplace TV
If you have a fireplace, consider integrating your TV seamlessly into the mantel. By recessing the TV above the fireplace or installing a built-in space for your TV when you’re designing your fireplace, you can maintain the cozy ambiance of your living room while keeping the technology discreetly out of sight. This may be the most labor-intensive ways to hide your TV, but it would be well worth it.
11. Hidden In Plain Sight
The Samsung ‘Frame TV’ is a discreet and stylish solution to incorporating a TV into your home decor It’s not necessarily hiding – it’s just displayed as art itself. With the ability to display artwork when not in use, the Frame TV adds a touch of sophistication and creativity to your living space.
Don’t have a Frame TV? You can use any smart TV and play a YouTube video that displays artwork. Here is a tutorial to give your smart TV a frame using washi tape: DIY Washi Tape Frame To Upgrade Your TV – Samsung “The Frame TV” Dupe
12. Gallery Wall
Creating a gallery wall with carefully selected art pieces can help blend a TV into your wall display. By choosing art that complements the overall aesthetic and color scheme, you can blend the TV into the gallery wall, making it feel like a part of the artwork. You can leave the TV as is, or play a YouTube video that displays art. Opting for abstract or minimalistic pieces can help create a cohesive look where the TV becomes an integrated element rather than a focal point.
This is one of our favorite ways to hide your TV, because we love mixing our TV with a gallery wall of Everline Art! It would blend in perfectly! 😉
13. Painted Background
Blending the TV into the background can be achieved by using an elaborate design such as painting the wall behind the TV with darker colors. This helps to create a focal point around the TV, making it less noticeable while drawing attention to the artwork or design around it. Choosing complementary colors and patterns can create a harmonious look where the TV becomes a natural part of the design, rather than standing out on its own.
Creative Ways To Hide Your TV
With these 13 creative and clever ways to hide your TV, you can effortlessly blend technology into your interior design. By integrating these ideas, you’ll create a space where your TV seamlessly enhances the ambiance rather than detracting from it. Experiment with various methods and find the one that best suits your style and functional requirements, allowing you to strike the perfect balance between aesthetics and practicality. No more worrying about the bulky eyesore and use these ideas to elevate your home’s interior design.