5 Innovative, Stylish Ways To Hide Your TV

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Want to hide your tv without getting one of those huge, room-dominating cupboard things? Uh, don’t we all?! Luckily, Thalita is here to tell us how!


Hey Yes & Yes! I’m back this month to share something with you that I’ve personally struggled with for a loooong time: hiding your tv. As someone living in a small space, it’s easy for the TV to become the focus of the living room, and I have never been a huge fan of that. So let’s talk about what we can do to camouflage that bad boy!

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Hide your tv by: tucking it into a gallery wall

Yes, it’s true – the gallery wall has many functions, including hiding imperfections, showing off artwork, and even adding life and texture to your walls – and now we can add disguising a TV as one of them, too!

The size of the artwork is important here because too small and your TV will still stick out like a sore thumb! You’ll want some balance, so choose larger pieces if you can, or even pieces that are the same size as the TV itself.

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It also helps to use art with a dark or black background so that the TV really looks like it’s a part of the gallery rather than just an unwanted accessory!

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Hide your tv by: using more black in your color palette

What do I mean with this? Well try using darker pieces of furniture around your TV to mask the big black box look and make it seem more intentional!
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You can go one step further and paint your wall black to really hide it – more on that below!

Hide your tv by: surrounding it with bookshelves

Sure, built-ins are great, but don’t be misled by these photos – you can get a great look by using some regular ol’ IKEA bookshelves beside your TV!

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You can even mix a gallery wall and bookshelf look!

And yes, you get bonus points if the shelves and your walls are the same colour – SO put together and chic!

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Hide your tv by: camouflaging it

No, don’t go putting up camo around your TV! But, if you can, do paint a wall black or navy to really hide it! You might even have a hard time finding it!

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Wallpaper can do the trick just as well, though – and we know that you can get some removable stuff now, so you have no excuse not to try it!

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It’ll even work in your bedroom – plus black walls add some lovely moodiness to any room!

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Gorgeous fireplaces don’t exactly hurt either, am I right?

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Hide your tv by: mounting it low

This is another take on a gallery wall, but if you have the ceiling height, place your TV on a low shelf and build a tall gallery around it. Honestly, you’ll hardly even be able to see the TV anymore!

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This works best for people with smaller TV’s, and again, you won’t want to use too many small frames. Balance is key!

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How do you hide your TV? Share your tricks in the comments!

P.S. 4 things you’ll always find at thrift stores and awesome things to make with ’em + 5 clever tricks to make your apartment look great on a budget. 

Sources: Siniz Kim on Unsplash //  Gallery Wall 1 // Gallery Wall 2 // Gallery Wall 3 // Black Furniture // White Built-Ins // White Bookshelf // Blue Shelves // Navy Wall // Wallpaper Wall // Black Wall // Black Fireplace // Low TV 1 // Low TV 2 // Fireplace & Gallery Wall

5 Comments

Carolyn Selheim-Miller

I really love all these suggestions and they are just in time for me. We're moving to a new apartment in about 3 weeks and have decided we're not ready to go sans TV, but we really don't want it to be the focal point of the room. I'll definitely be using some of these tricks!

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Kate

I'm not brave enough to try out the all black wall, but I do love that second one in the bedroom! Now the bookcase ideas – that I might be brave enough to try! Thank you!!

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kristin | W [H] A T C H

i have been working on a gallery wall to hide my tv. have you seen the one emily henderson put together for joanna goddard's apartment? it's gorgeous and i love the proportions.

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Erika

Thanks for this! I've been planning to redecorate my living room for a few months now, and most of the inspiration photos I see online don't have TVs in them! How is that supposed to help me, and who are these people pretending they don't watch TV? I do wonder about the few you've posted with flowers in front of the screens. Where do they put the flowers when they're watching TV? Or do they prefer to watch through a forest?

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Kirsten

When my ex and I bought our house, we had a small media niche and a gigantic black tv armoire. Even tucked into the niche, the armoire stuck out like a sore thumb, so I painted the inside of the niche black. It made the huge piece of furniture blend in, hid all the speakers (yay 90s stereo systems!) and when the tv was on, allowed us to focus on that and not all the stuff around it. Black paint is bold, but after having it in my house, I'm a huge fan.

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