While design trends come and go a must-have item in most homes, is your television. But this item doesn’t have to be an eyesore. With a little bit of creativity, you can hide your TV and transform your room into a multifunctional space that doesn’t compromise on style.
Hide It Behind a Map or Picture
Would you guess a flatscreen or a console setup is hiding behind a map? Look for a pull down map or pull down art to transform your TV room. The result: clean, stylish and functional.
If your TV is above a fireplace mantle, another option is to lean a mirror, or a framed picture on the wall in front of your TV for a layered look. The fireplace mantle is a focal point, and its visual esthetic is lessened by having the television front and centre; hiding it behind a stylish mirror or piece of art is a great way to improve the look of your space.
Splurge On The Ultimate Flatscreen
While this option isn’t cheap, it’s worth considering if a new flat screen is in the budget. Doubling as a TV and a piece of art, new televisions can display digital artwork when not being used for watching. Similar to a framed picture, these television models mount completely flat against the wall, hiding brackets and other hardware.
Make Your TV Part Of A Gallery Wall
Instead of drawing attention away from your TV, this option embraces your TV as part of the main focal point in a room. To build a gallery wall around your TV, use tape to outline your TV and console before moving it out of the way. Next, lay out your artwork on the floor, use a piece of paper, cardboard or tape outline to represent the TV and play around with how different colours and frame sizes fit together. When you’re happy with the layout, use tape to outline where each picture will go on the wall before hanging your pieces.
Paint The TV Wall A Darker Colour
Clean and neutral walls are in style, but hanging a big, black TV in the centre of your white wall is sure to be an eyesore. To help draw attention away from your TV, consider painting an accent wall in a darker colour that won’t contrast as much with your television. Without the need for any hardware or holes in the wall, this is a quick fix budget-friendly option.
Opt For No TV With A Screen And Projector
If your TV is mainly reserved for movie nights or sporting events, consider opting for a screen and projector instead of a traditional television. With this option, you can quickly set up a big screen TV experience that can be packed away when it’s not being used. Screens and projectors are available in a range of options depending on your budget and the size of your room.
Hide It Behind Barn Doors
Hide your TV and transform the look of your room by installing sliding barn doors. Big box retailers have sliding barn doors in a range of colours and costs. For a true rustic or vintage look, try searching your local online marketplaces for used barn doors that will fit your space.