The TV design is hidden in the family room

Hide TV: TV furniture with special effects

Big, flat, 3D – the new television is a gem. But how best to integrate it into the living room? 16 great ideas!

Today’s TV shows are probably no better or worse than before. But streaming services and media libraries are changing television viewing habits. Watching your favorite movies looks twice as fun on the big screen than on the computer. But when turned off, the television is not the prettiest piece of furniture. The clever solution cleverly leaves the television out of sight – and turns it on as soon as your favorite program is playing. Discover TV furniture that swivels, pushes, folds – and be amazed!

  1. With this TV furniture, designed by some body, you simply turn off the TV and let it disappear into the wall — or more precisely: into a built-in cupboard in an alcove. Black and white contrast with the screen is visible, otherwise – amazing special effects!

  1. The same principle of rotation is applied to this slatted wall in the Vgzarquitectos y diseño project. Only two rooms can be used interchangeably with a television – the dining room and the living room. And if you don’t want to see the screen, just flip the cover.

  1. With this TV and hi-fi block, manufactured by TS Innenausbau from Marl, everything happens with electronic support. This means it can be placed in any position imaginable. There is a hidden CD shelf at the back. When not in use, all that remains is the white walls – in case you want to bring your own imagination to life instead of the world of TV

  1. In this living room, the interior designers at Despina integrated a television into a custom-made decorative room divider. Above it there is a screen that can be rotated 270 degrees, below it there is a chimney tunnel with views of the fire burning on both sides. Only when you realize that the television is an element of interior design – just like furniture, art or home accessories – do you find smart solutions.

  1. Looks like the entrance to another room – but behind this barn door panel is a flat screen and matching chest of drawers. This is appropriate: because in a sense television is also a gateway to the world.
  2. This sliding door made of rugged metal almost reminds you of a safe. But behind that there is “only” a TV and a hi-fi system. The television itself is decorated in a subtle white and wouldn’t stand out too much when mounted on the sloping ceiling, but sliding steel doors eventually shut it off and make the system disappear. Nothing spoils the effect of this room, which is furnished minimalist by interior designer Oliver Wagner.
  3. This variant is very simple and beautiful in a house in the Cotswolds (England): a flat screen that disappears into a modern cupboard as soon as you close the door. Shut up, dead monkey.
  4. Here too, the television is hidden in a piece of furniture made especially for it. This is a very classic designed cabinet by Stefan Kornmeier Interior Design and Construction. It visually matches the other furniture in the living room and is therefore stored elegantly.

  1. Televisions are thin: Do you have a beautiful, large-format picture that you want to see instead of a black screen? Then use it as a TV hideaway!

  1. Out of sight, out of mind. If the TV doesn’t turn on, you can simply close the turnstile in the wall. The integrated wall shelf underneath is certainly a nice addition and takes up less space than a TV cabinet.
  2. The increasing mechanization of our environment doesn’t stop in the bedroom. Feng Shui and electrical sensitivity clearly oppose televisions and computers near the bed. Ceiling mounts for televisions from Bartels Architektur do not completely solve the problem. But at least the screen doesn’t disturb the impression of the room because it is only left on the suspended ceiling if needed.
  3. This product made by Die Tischlerei from Aachen is truly a gem. The entire structure – the “Tele-Lift” – can be raised from the ceiling for carefree evening TV viewing. The screen can be rotated 180 degrees – for optimal viewing angles. When pulled up, you can see the ceiling light, which perhaps no one has guessed the secret of its inner workings.

  1. In a vacation home with a pool designed by Artline from Emmerich, the flat screen is hidden. In the accompanying sideboard, of course, not in the pool. The white cap closes completely at the top. However, if the weather doesn’t allow swimming, you can simply take it back out.

  1. Clever detail in the large living room of a Hamburg loft apartment: the television can be hidden in a custom-made box. The television can be pulled out and put back in manually. “In this case, manual operation is better than an electrical system, which can fail and suddenly stop working,” says Aimo Aimo, which developed the TV hideaway. The box is padded on the inside so there’s nothing to scratch or even break if the device wobbles a little when you push it inside.

  1. television? Which TV? This is where color meets function. The wall-mounted TV set visually blends with the black painted walls and therefore fades into the background. The walls become eye-catching – the television is barely visible.

  1. Search image: On open shelving in a Corben Architects project, a compartment is lined entirely in black. The black screen and fireplace with the same finish can only be glimpsed against this background. The principle: mimicry – analogous to the optical adaptation of animal and plant species to their environment. Large-scale units appear much quieter than dark devices installed individually against a light background.

Maybe we can’t provide illustrative photos for everything, but you can imagine it, right?