How to Hide the TV with Proper Placement

A turned off television in whatever room displays as an non decorative piece. Cabinets are too big and bulky and are out of style. So with todays flat screen TVs, we can redirect some attention to the decor, not your television with a few tips.



Position the TV in front of a dark wall. This will camouflage the screen when it’s turned off and frame it when it’s turned on. Dark walls are achieved by black wood finishes, dark deep blacks and grey paints, dark stones.


Walls + Floating Shelves

Simply surround your TV on a wall with floating shelves for a distraction. The shelves act as storage and decoration, keep it minimal.


Low Profile

High placed TVs are awful for viewing while sitting on a coach. A low-profile podium with shelves above and around it to keep your eyes from wandering to it when turned off. Asymmetrically placing the TV de-emphasizes it more than centered.



For a less modern look, encase the TV within a bookcase. This may involve some wood frame casework to secure the TV within the bookcase.


Focal Points

Multiple focal points will help embedding your TV in the family room. Above a dark fireplace, next to a similar sized black artwork, or black chest of drawers.


Gallery Walls

Better than a cabinet, gallery walls can hide your TV in plain site. With fireplace, black framed artwork, plants, and more, you can create a nicely weighted wall of art.

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