What's The Best Way To Hide A TV In A Room, According To Homeowners? - House Digest Survey

When it comes to watching your favorite shows, there's nothing like a high-quality, big-screen TV to help you get the most out of the viewing experience. Thanks to modern super slim designs, you can fit a flatscreen pretty much anywhere, whether it's in the living room, basement, bedroom, or even on the backyard patio. Although having one on display isn't out of the ordinary when walking into a home, it can be a little distracting when its size reaches epic proportions. On average, the size of an LCD TV is 55.5 inches, according to Statista, which could prove a little difficult to blend into the décor of some rooms.

If having a flat screen as a focal point isn't the ideal look you're aiming for, know there are plenty of brilliant ways to hide your TV so it doesn't become an eyesore. No matter where you house it, make sure to incorporate handy design tips to keep it hidden until you're ready to watch your favorite shows, movies, or sports. In a recent House Digest study, we asked 600-plus people the following: "Which way of hiding a TV looks the best?" Keep reading to find out their responses and see if any ideas spark some inspiration for your next DIY project.

This simple method received the most votes

Although flatscreens seem to always be getting bigger, they're also conveniently slim and don't take up a lot of real estate. Of the 606 people surveyed by House Digest on the best way to conceal a set, 194 voters (32%) chose cabinet doors. Needless to say, there are endless possibilities when it comes to door style, size, and design. Want to hide your TV in a boho-chic living room? Then search for vintage cabinets the next time you visit an antique market. You could also remove some shelving and have a beautiful piece that conceals your modern luxury.

For the second-best way to conceal your set, according to those surveyed, 164 people (27.1%) considered framing it to be ideal. Much like you would pick the right frame to highlight a piece of art, scaffolding your screen offers the effect of hiding on the wall. Whether you want old ornate, ultra-simplistic, or super modern frames, or even want to create your own DIY structure, like this project by Simple Honest Design, framing your TV can almost pass as a work of art. When not watching your latest obsession or cheering on a favorite team, pop on a screensaver of classic art or even calming nature channels for enhanced background ambiance.

Other ways to hide your TV, according to our survey

Much like how framing your TV can make it look museum-worthy, why not just surround it with art pieces instead? Of those surveyed by House Digest, 128 voters (21.1%) thought making their flatscreen part of a gallery wall was the best way to conceal it. This option can take on a variety of forms. For example, you could design the wall with more contemporary art that perfectly frames the set itself or create a more post-modern feel with haphazard displays that incorporate your electronics. When designing a gallery wall, make certain your gallery is at minimum the width of your media table for maximum effect, according to Jessica Devlin Design.

Rounding out the survey, some participants — 108 voters (17.8%) — seemed to enjoy the look and sliding convenience of barn doors as another concealment option. These can be floor-to-ceiling or full-sized doors. Or you can use this look in a country-style cabinet as well to complement your room's décor. Finally, for a simple, affordable, and effective way to keep your TV hidden, 12 folks (roughly 2%) chose to use curtains for the job.