How to Hide a Television - dummies

By Katharine Kaye McMillan, Patricia Hart McMillan

Why hide your television? People generally want to know how to hide a television because they don’t want the television to be the focus of the room unless it’s being watched. Granted, some TVs are easier to hide than others are, but there are things you can do to make the television less noticeable.

So, what are your choices? Well, there are a couple of ways to go.

  • You can hide the TV in a lovely armoire that you can close whenever you have visitors.

  • You can get a flat-panel TV that can be mounted above the fireplace mantle. Some flat panel TVs have a slot for a memory card, so you can use the television like a large digital photo frame displaying a series of your favorite photos when not watching reality TV.

  • You can have the TV recessed into the ceiling, depending, of course, on what’s above the room. The recessed TV isn’t visible until you are ready to watch; then, just push the remote and the TV descends from above.

  • You can hide a TV in the footboard of your bed. The thin displays now make it possible to recess a TV into the footboard. Press a button, and up it pops. You can also find these pop-up TVs available as side tables, hutches, and other similar pieces of furniture.

  • To really hide the television, you can even get a television that converts to a mirror when not in use.