10 ways to disguise your TV
Stylish ways to integrate your TV in the living room
When designing your living room it’s a good idea to consider ways to integrate or conceal audio-visual equipment such as televisions in your home. In this gallery you’ll find inspirational decorating ideas on how to fit the television into your existing decorating scheme in a sleek and stylish way.
Hide your TV by wall-mounting a flat screen among a group of pictures. Keep the look consistent with picture frames in the same colour, such as smart black, but vary the sizes for an interesting visual display.
Fit a television in to deep alcove shelving and conceal with a sliding door for when you want to keep the room clear. This is a perfect solution if you have other media that also needs to be tidied away, such as files or a collection of DVDs.
For a contemporary look, set a plasma screen in a modern panelled feature wall, or in a traditional living room, disguise a TV behind country-style panelling, with bespoke inset shelving behind a sliding painted panel. When the television is not in use, simply slide the panel over and the living room will return to a classic, elegant space.
One of the most simple ways to hide a television is with a decorative screen for a calm and serene living area when the television is not in use. Alternatively buy suitable furniture such as a sleek sideboard or cupboard to house your television.
In a modern living room, draw the eye away from a flatscreen television with a sleek fireplace to balance the look on a chimneybreast.
If you can’t live without a television in the bedroom, choose a luxurious bed, such as a design in faux leather, which includes an LCD TV that is concealed in the bedstead.
Picture frames from John Lewis
Camouflage a wall-mounted television by surrounding it with matching picture frames so that it blends in with the rest of the décor. Black pine picture frames, from £14.50, John Lewis.