Many people love their TVs, but they can also be a major eyesore. Even sleek new models tend to stand out on a wall and contrast with most room colors, making them far more distracting than an original Rembrandt. But with a little ingenuity and some smart hacks, you can make your TV disappear into the décor rather than putting it front and center as a centerpiece of the space.
One easy way to draw attention away from your TV is to style your furniture in a way that points it toward a conversation area or seating arrangement that feels separate from the viewing zone. This will help create a sense of separation and keep the focus on your chic decor and design skills instead of your television.
Another easy trick is to hide your TV within a piece of furniture like a buffet, secretary desk or an armoire. It can be more tricky to find a suitable piece but the results are often spectacular. You can add sliding doors that open to reveal the TV and close back when not in use or go for a more modern look with a lift cabinet that raises the TV up out of the top of a cabinet when needed.
Some Smart TV’s also have hidden tv’s cameras that can record video, conduct a video chat and even recognize faces. Although the process varies slightly from model to model, you can usually find out if your TV has a built-in camera by scanning its user manual or spec sheet for terms like “video chat” or “facial recognition.”
If you prefer to keep your TV out in the open but still want to hide it, try using dark paint on the screen so that the black box blends right into your wall. You can even paint the entire TV frame in a deep shade so it doesn’t detract from your design.
A similar option is to hide your TV behind a mirror that can double as a display surface. This can be a great way to bring more light into a space while still giving you a place to watch your favorite shows. You can also choose a mirror that has an ornate frame or a beveled edge for an extra dose of visual interest.
You can also hide a TV behind a piece of art that you hang on the wall. This is an especially good idea if you have a large piece of art that is a focal point in your room. This method will allow you to hang the art and then fold it back when you want to watch TV.
For something a little more unique you can install your TV inside of an antique Asian-inspired screens that can be found at secondhand and antique stores. These decorative screens have intricate designs that give your home an Asian flair and then fold back when not in use. You can also find screens that come in a variety of sizes and finishes to match your decor.