Regular readers of this blog will know that when TVs are not in use, I think they should not be seen or heard. So, I am always interested to hear about stylish new ways to hide a TV screen. Check this out
Regular readers will also know that when I am not writing the Don't Cramp Our Style blog, I am working as a journalist and interior stylist. And, last week I was on a magazine shoot at a fantastic, but tiny cottage on England's south coast, and I came across this super hidden TV idea.
One of the homeowners of this property is an artist, and he dreamt up this idea to hide a TV with art. He creates a canvas that fits snugly over a TV, paints it with a wonderful image – seascapes are one of his signatures – and then uses it to hide the TV. When that TV is required, the lightweight canvas is simply lifted off the screen, the popcorn comes out and the film title rolls.
Why hide a TV with art?
There are other ways to hide a TV. I have a TV that can be made to look like a painting, but the Samsung Frame is pricey and, unless you are willing to subscribe to its premium artwork offering, the choice of artwork is limited. Plus, having the art on display on the Samsung Frame means keeping the screen always on, not the most environmentally friendly way to hide a TV.
Maybe I should have just invested my money more wisely in a cheaper TV and a not-too-pricey, bespoke, made-to-measure piece of artwork instead, a much more original hidden TV idea. If you want to hide a TV with art, use my contact page to get in contact with me and I can put you in touch with the artist.
Just be sure to always turn off your TV at the wall when it's hidden behind a piece of wall art.