TV rooms and dens used to be quite common, allowing homeowners to entertain their visitor in an entirely separate solemn living room. But with people opting for more efficient and practical room disposition these days, chances are your main living area now doubles as the place where you and your family gather to watch the tube. But that doesn’t mean that your tele has to steal the spotlight all the time. If you are looking for some clever plans to camouflage your TV and help it mix into your room’s decor, hit the jump for some creative and stylish ideas!
Can you think that this sturdy lookin’ TV chassis was made out of old fence wood? Using a few gates that were gusted down after a big storm, the folks over at Remodelaholic created the perfect structure to tie their television in with the rest of their cozy decor.
Karen from Home Love Stories hated looking at her big black TV, and came up with a “worldly” way to keep it from being an eyesore. With the help of some inexpensive 2×4s from Lowes and an old-school map of the world, she can now fold the tube away whenever she pleases.
Out of Sight
While this fanciful frame by Prearo does not completely obscure the TV from sight, it definitely takes the focus off of the television itself and makes it feel like a work of art. You can reach the same look by scouring your local flea markets for old frames.
A Fancy Disguise
For a sleek and ultra-modern solution, take a look at what Sam Crawford Architects designed for their renovation of a home in New South Wales. Made of monolithic slabs of wood and stone, the minimalist but affirmation-making console allows the homeowner’s TV to sink completely out of sight until it’s needed.