Most of us have faced the dilemma of what to do about the all important TV when we are decorating our home. It’s not an easy thing to get past as a designer… some designers won’t even allow them in their design unless they are fully enclosed and hidden! We know you and your family live in the real world, however… and if you are like me, you want to have easy access to your TV, or have it available for the kids without some big production. Oh, and did I mention those “cabinets” that can fit a large flat screen TV’s are expensive? At our recent city wide Parade of Homes, several builders were utilizing a great idea to frame in your flat screen, and it can be done DIY!
Our friends at Remodelaholic have a great tutorial for you. (see photo below) This takes just simple power tools and basic carpentry skills…. They chose re-purposed wood for theirs, and we love this! This look would look great in almost any style home, from industrial chic to Pottery Barn traditional. Feel free to choose whatever framing material fits your style and budget. Check out their DIY TV Frame Tutorial.
And another great tutorial here from tommy & ellie on how to build this custom TV frame. (photo below)
Here are more ideas.
And if building a frame isn’t in your skill set, we have some more great ideas for disguising the TV!
This is a great example of turning the TV into art! Notice how the color of the frame around the TV ties in with the other artwork?