When designing your living room its a good idea to consider ways to integrate or conceal audio-visual equipment such as televisions in your home. In this gallery youll find inspirational decorating ideas on how to fit the television into your existing decorating scheme in a sleek and stylish way.
Hide your TV by wall-mounting a flat screen among a group of pictures. Keep the look consistent with picture frames in the same colour, such as smart black, but vary the sizes for an interesting visual display.
Fit a television in to deep alcove shelving and conceal with a sliding door for when you want to keep the room clear. This is a perfect solution if you have other media that also needs to be tidied away, such as files or a collection of DVDs.
For a contemporary look, set a plasma screen in a modern panelled feature wall, or in a traditional living room, disguise a TV behind country-style panelling, with bespoke inset shelving behind a sliding painted panel. When the television is not in use, simply slide the panel over and the living room will return to a classic, elegant space.
One of the most simple ways to hide a television is with a decorative screen for a calm and serene living area when the television is not in use. Alternatively buy suitable furniture such as a sleek sideboard or cupboard to house your television.
In a modern living room, draw the eye away from a flatscreen television with a sleek fireplace to balance the look on a chimneybreast.
If you cant live without a television in the bedroom, choose a luxurious bed, such as a design in faux leather, which includes an LCD TV that is concealed in the bedstead.
Camouflage a wall-mounted television by surrounding it with matching picture frames so that it blends in with the rest of the décor. Black pine picture frames, from £14.50, John Lewis.
Set a plasma screen into modern panelling for a clean and contemporary look. Try covering the panels with a woven fabric to add texture and warmth to the room. Fabric from John Boyd Textiles.
Built-in storage with deep shelving is perfect for holding a television. Try hanging a sliding door, which can be pulled over the screen when it is not in use, leaving books and ornaments on display. Ekby Tony shelves (w 119cm x d 28cm), £19.59, IKEA.
A wooden screen is a quick and easy way to hide a television. Choose painted wood for a light and airy living room. Wooden shutter screen, £199, Natural Living.
For the ultimate in bedtime luxury, this TV disappears into the leather bedstead leaving your bedroom uncluttered and peaceful. Autograph Monroe double bestead with TV, £2499, Marks & Spencer.
A bold patterned wallpaper and a chunky white frame creates a focal point for the room and softens the hard edges of the TV. Paisley wallpaper, £7.99 per roll, Wilkinson.
Draw the eye away from a flat screen TV and add balance to the scheme with a matching wall-mounted modern fireplace. Buy similar for £391.49 at Homebase.
Create country-panelling with a twist! The middle panel slides aside to reveal an embedded flat screen TV. Perfect for a serene, white living room. See the housetohome directory for listed carpenters.