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How to Disguise Your TV Screen

by Product Specialist

Camouflaging Your TV In Its Home Habitat: How to Disguise Your Screen

Often people are pretty proud of their new flat screen TV when they first buy it. How much it fits in with the rest of the decor is usually not a problem at first, but after a while, it begins to... stick out somewhat. Once that happens, you may want to hide it away.

Hide the TV Behind Art

One way that many homeowners are blending their TV's with their environments is simply hiding them behind pieces of artwork. It sounds crazy until you realize that there are a number of ways to easily set up brackets for this ( shows one way here and shows another, with a how-to, here) meaning all you need is a large enough piece of artwork to make a cover. When you're ready to watch just move the decor out of the way!

Framing the TV

Adding a frame around the TV sounds tricky, but it actually can be quite easy as a DIY project, and can even help the TV match the decor more readily without having to hide it. Creating a frame that matches your decor can be easy and fun, and done right, can make the TV feel like a natural addition to the room. has a great link to framing a TV as a project here.

Surround the TV with Pictures, Preferably Silhouettes

The natural greyish black of a TV in shutdown mode sticks out quite a bit if there's nothing nearby to contrast with it. One way to counter that and create a natural contrast is with framed pictures. Black and white pictures and silhouettes will create a greater contrast still, but if you choose more contemporary color artwork, the TV will fit in quite well, especially if it's always on.