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Hide a TV in Your Living Room

Since the mid-1950s, statistically speaking, you are more likely to be in a house that owns a television than in a house without one. In 2021, there are an estimated 121 million US households that own a television, meaning that there are a lot of living room televisions in this country and probably even one in your living room. 

Not only have televisions become more prevalent, they have also gotten larger, and thinner over the years. Even though TVs are less bulky, the increased screen size still takes up a considerable amount of space. 

However, just because so many people have TVs and spend on average 5 hours daily watching television, this doesn’t mean we always want to look at them.  

If you don’t like how your television distracts from the overall aesthetic of your home, we have some tips on how to hide a TV in a formal living room, how to hide a TV on a wall or even behind a painting without removing it. 

Ways to Hide Your TV from View 

How to hide your TV in a wall cabinet: 

A quick online search will help you find several cabinets that are built specifically to hide a television. You can choose from a selection of cabinets that closely match your furnishings, or have a cabinet built specifically to your taste and specifications. Regardless of the option you choose, you should have it professionally installed so is secure and blends well with the rest of your décor. 

How to hide a TV behind a painting: 

Hiding your TV behind a painting is a great option. However, you’ll need to have a custom alcove built so the TV is recessed, but the screen is flush with the wall. The alcove should be built to the size of your TV, with available access to connect the necessary power, cables and any other accessories. There should also be enough space around the TV to allow for proper ventilation. This will help minimize the risk of your TV and/or other connected devices overheating and causing damage. 

How to hide your TV with an entertainment center:  

This solution has multiple benefits because most entertainment centers also come with extra shelving. This provides additional space to incorporate other items that can add to your decor while keeping your television hidden. You can purchase a pre-made unit or have one custom built that not only hides your TV, but speakers, cable box, and any other electronics as well.  

Let’s Get to Work 

A big screen TV in the living or family room is common in most homes today. But having one doesn’t mean you want to see it every time you walk into the room. With some thought and a little help from your local handyman, you can still enjoy your TV and keep it out of sight too. Our carpentry service can build you a custom cabinet, or recessed nook that meet your specific needs. To learn more, give us a call at (877) 685-1377 or schedule an appointment online today.