Of course, we’re not suggesting that you cover your TV in cargo netting or smear it with dirt. Rather, we suggest placing your TV inside a bespoke media unit or installing floating shelves around it (see image below). This dramatically reduces its visual impact and allows you to create interest (and divert attention) with other items such as plants, photos or books. In this way, a large TV becomes a smaller part of a large, more interesting visual area.
If you don’t want your TV to be on display at all, especially when you have guests, you could conceal it completely, for example:
- Inside a TV cabinet, with doors or a sliding panel
- Tucked behind sliding artwork, using ‘picture lift’ technology
- Temporarily hidden by a beautiful silk or paper folding screen
Conceal the wires
No doubt about it, wires are ugly, so try to hide them wherever possible. If you have a bespoke media unit or cabinet, they will likely be hidden by this, but there are alternative options. You could ask your electrician to ‘chase’ them into your wall, or if you’re buying a new build home, or extending your existing space, consider where you will want to hide wires before the walls are in place.
You might even come up with a natural solution, such as stacking firewood in front of unsightly cables and plug sockets.