ISSUE 31  |  Patterns and Prints

12 Elegant Solutions for Hiding a Flat-Screen TV

August 07, 2014 5:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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From sliding panels to retractable doors, here’s a roundup of ideas for concealing the dreaded flat-screen TV when not in use.

Above: In a New York City loft, architect Lee Mindel of Shelton Mindel & Associates hides the TV behind a sliding panel.

Above: A TV in a deep niche can swivel into the wall when not in use, via Tom Stringer Design Partners.

Above: The Mirror Cabinet Media Solution from Pottery Barn is available in two sizes; the small ($381.65) fits most 50-inch TVs, and the large ($551.65) fits most 60-inch models.

Above: A small TV concealed within a beadboard cabinet. Photograph by Laura Moss for This Old House.

Above: A TV tucked under the stairs in the Shelter Island cottage of NY architects Rhea White and Steve Schappacher of Schappacher and White (see the project at Architect Visit: Shelter Island House by Schappacher and White).

Above: Folding doors with piano hinges on a TV cabinet, via Country Living.

Above: In a Marin County, California, beach house, designer Erin Martin covers a flat-screen TV with a vintage school map.

Above: A small TV lives inside a kitchen cabinet, via This Old House.

Above: A TV hides behind a sliding panel, via Sunset.

Above: Kitchen designer Mick De Giulio created a tiled sliding panel to conceal a small TV; via Traditional Home.

Above: A flat-screen TV is cleverly concealed in a gas fireplace chimney clad in reclaimed white pine in this Hudson Valley home, featured in Country Living. Photograph by Mikkel Vang.

Above: A San Francisco apartment with a hideaway TV, via Airbnb.

Want more ideas for concealing the TV? See 5 Quick Fixes: How to Display a Flat-Screen TV.

And don’t forget: Voting is under way for the 2014 Remodelista and Gardenista Considered Design Awards. You can vote for the finalists every day until this Saturday, August 8. Winners will be announced on August 9.