Category: Technology hurts my head

That uggers black box

Have you ever noticed an ugly big fat TV ruining an otherwise bootiful interior design scheme in a glossy mag or shiny blog?!  Thought not.  There is not a single more offensive item that has to be included in the home, unless you happen to like these.  In which case you are not welcome around these parts, ha.  Just kidding, everyone is welcome, come on in and join the fun.

It’s something that really gets me in a tizzy, trying to figure out the best way to disguise or hide these beasts.  In our current rental we have a great big ugly laminate ‘wood’ media wall that incorporates a little TV niche, so the small-ugly is kinda camouflaged by the big-ugly, and I try to just not ever look in that direction…  But when one day we do own our own pad this is one item that is waaay far up the design agenda.

So let’s take a little look at the options shall we?  If you’re willing to spend les big bucks then a motorised unit is just the ticket:

interior design hiding the tv1

A custom wall unit is also a pretty sweet way to hide the buggers, but you can’t really take it with you if you move home…

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Loving this chimney breast idea on the LHS here, genius!

interior design hiding the tv5

Slightly less of a commitment is a sliding piece of artwork, map etc. that you can scoot over the TV when you’re not using it:

interior design hiding the tv6

 

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Or how about some screen/shutter/barn door action?

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These are all great ways to deal with the monsters but I think my preferred option is still the simple one.  Buy a cabinet, any cabinet, adjust the shelves to the right size, cut a hole in the back for the wiring and hide away your TV, à la:

interior design hiding the tv11

I’m still thinking I need a Chinese Wedding Cabinet in my life.  Any of these would do nicely…

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