Camouflage your home electronics
1 Choose a dark wallpaper or paint that harmonizes with the TV.
Hide it Include closed storage for CDs and DVDs.
Hang it Wall-mount your flat-screen to free up valuable surface area.
Measure it Mount the TV approximately 40" from the floor for ideal viewing.
Display it Take advantage of the opportunity to arrange decorative objets and artwork where the TV would normally sit.
Access it Accomodate media components and more in handy open cubbies.
2 Surround the TV by art
Arranging a salon-style gallery of images around a television makes it less of a focal point. Exactly the point!
3 Keep it neatly shelved
"Lose" a stylish white TV and speakers among shelf decor and books. It won't steal the show when people drop by -- and you can leave the big TV in the basement.
4 Keep gadgets undercover
Eliminate the hassle (and unsightliness) of tangled wires by hiding all your gadgets in a docking station -- sleek white lacquer, in this case. Docking station from West Elm.
5 Stash your remote controls
Vintage wood or glossy lacquer, clear acrylic or fabric wrapped, a lidded box stows all manner of media accoutrements, including remotes. Boxes from Angus & Company.