You have a wonderful large screen television hanging on the wall, but it just looks out of place. You’ve tried to make it fit in with your décor, but nothing seems to work. Here are some clever ways to hide your television.
What is Hideaway Media
Hideaway media is actually not a new idea, and it’s been around since televisions were first sold in the 1950s. Back then people were trying to hide their media with televisions and radio sets built into nice wood cabinets. Today, it’s the same thing, only with larger big-screen TVs that look like a big black box in the middle of your home.
A Television Cabinet
Just like years ago, you can hide your television inside a cabinet or even an antique armoire. You can buy beautiful TV cabinets or have one built that will hide your television. Not only will a television cabinet look great in your home, but it will also be useful. A cabinet can have drawers below the TV where you can keep your favorite media close by.
A Mirror Television
Recently, some companies have come out with mirror TVs. These companies sell mirrors that incorporate your television. A TV mirror is a dielectric mirror that covers the television. You can choose from different frame styles in various sizes. When you turn the television off, it becomes a beautifully framed mirror.
A Work of Art
To start with, frame your television in a great looking frame. Many smart televisions have USB ports for using flash drives. You can store any photos you want on the flash drive and use the remote to select the photos you want. When you switch off the television, you can then have a Monet, Picasso, or a family portrait hanging on your wall. When friends walk into your home, they won’t know where the television is.
Behind Framed Prints
Hide the television behind hinged MDF panels with your favorite photos or prints. You can mount framed prints onto the MDF or prints can be heat mounted on the MDF panels. Once you affix the hinged panels to the wall, you can close them, hiding your television. When closed, this turns your wall into a pretty collage of photos or prints
More Hideaway Media Ideas
- If the TV you want to hide is in a den or similar room, you can install an antique pull-down map. Just pull the map down when the television is not in use.
- Install sliding barn doors over your media center. You can find barn doors to fit any home décor.
- If you have your television close to eye level, consider having a niche built into the wall. You can then place the television in the niche and it won’t stick out like a sore thumb.
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