How to Hide your TV

Well hello!  I’ve been MIA lately because we’ve been completely preoccupied with selling our house.  Good news, we sold our house last week.  Yeah!!  Now the fun begins… where oh where are we going to live next?  We’ve been seriously looking at moving into a brand new house (something I’ve never done before).  I’ve always been an old house girl.  I love their character and charm.  However, in the area we’ve been focusing our hunt, it’s really hard to find what we’re looking for.  So, a brand new house is starting to look pretty good and I’m actually getting excited about the idea.  One thing that I really hate about the way new houses are designed however is that TVs are supposed to hang above the fireplace in the middle of the living room.  I love TV but I don’t want it to be the focus of the room.  I’ve been doing a little looking around to see how I might be able to hide our flat screen if our only practical choice is to hang it above the fireplace.  I was surprised to find a number of great ideas.  Some are a little pricey but you’ll never know you have a TV on the wall.

Artwork and a frame disguise the TV when it’s not in use.  Very clever.  You can choose your artwork to compliment your room.

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Same idea as the artwork, but a family photo is displayed instead.

Family Portrait - This project shows both custom artwork with a family portrait as well as concealment of the center channel speaker above the TV.

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Not a fan of the artwork or photo, how about a mirror?  You would never know there’s a TV under there, huh?

Dielectric TV Mirror - Premium Hardwood Style in Black Satin Finish

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Another creative way to cover up the TV is with a cabinet.  Here are a couple of ideas…

wooden wall-mounted plasma TV cabinet

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Here’s another idea… a framed photo on one side and the tv on the other.  Just flip to the side you want to use.  Very clever!

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A tapestry scrolls down over this TV to cover it when not in use.

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It may cost a pretty penny, but at least there is some technology out there to help hide those TVs so they are not the focus of the room.  Now I just need to find a house to put it in!

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