How to pretend you’re not addicted to Netflix when guests come over.
1. Use a darker paint color on the fireplace surround or wall behind your TV to allow the screen to blend in.
2. Hang a flatweave rug in the pattern of your choosing from a wooden dowel supported by hooks.
3. Install sliding double barn doors across an entertainment center. Check out the DIY tutorial on Angela Marie Made if you’re handy with a miter saw!
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4. Conceal the TV behind a custom piece of art that folds up with the help of piano hinges.
5. Scour an antique market for a pull-down map that’s wide enough to hide your flatscreen.
6. Choose a mirrored cover to reflect natural light and make the room appear larger.
7. Build a box around your wall-mounted TV and create doors out of matching frames. Follow the step-by-step instructions on Noting Grace.
8. If you’re really artsy, paint a design right onto the TV cabinet itself.
9. Add decorative molding to cabinet doors to create the illusion that it’s an extension of the fireplace mantel.
10. Mount the TV behind a flag that folds up horizontally thanks to an ingenious pulley system.
11. Purchase an oversized macrame wall hanging to discreetly disguise that big black box when it’s not in use.
12. Put the TV in a closet where it can be easily hidden behind closed doors.
13. Go old school with an armoire (just make sure it’s in a contemporary finish).