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a cabinet for a tv - is yours in one?

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Europeshoe1 Mon 14-Mar-16 14:09:44

I quite like the idea of putting the telly in a cabinet so I can shut it away! Hate that it's always there. Because of my room layout the big sofa points directly at it

Does anyone have a cabinet? Or think it looks crap? Or do you have another idea to 'hide' the tv? I need something that's about a metre wide, or more

I imagine putting photo frames on top

SenecaFalls Mon 14-Mar-16 14:20:00

The big one in our family room is out and proud. It sits on a pretty pine re-purposed sideboard though. In our bedroom we have a smaller one in an old linen press with doors that close.

Tiredbadger Mon 14-Mar-16 17:54:44

I stayed at a hotel a few years ago that had the tv hidden in a framed mirror. When the TV was off you couldn't tell it was there. It looked very smart (in my opinion).

MissTurnstiles Mon 14-Mar-16 21:22:51

Cabinets to hide TV are awful. Really bourgeois, Hyacinth Bucket, doilies and antimacassars.

The best way to reduce the impact of a big telly is to paint or paper the wall behind in a dark colour to minimise the contrast.

BananaPie Mon 14-Mar-16 21:23:55

Just get a smaller telly?

SenecaFalls Mon 14-Mar-16 21:28:54

Cabinets to hide TV are awful. Really bourgeois, Hyacinth Bucket, doilies and antimacassars.

Leave it to MN to make it a class thing. smile

MissTurnstiles Mon 14-Mar-16 21:30:28

more of an aesthetic than a class, Seneca smile

QueenOfTheHighCs Mon 14-Mar-16 21:31:40

MissTurnstiles erm,not if you've got a bit of style!

SenecaFalls Mon 14-Mar-16 21:40:04

But since bourgeois means middle class, then a middle class aesthetic, right? But then again I'm American so what do I know about class? grin

Europeshoe1 Tue 15-Mar-16 00:07:11

I like the idea of the wall being darker behind the tv but I live in a rental so can't paint the wall and the telly is currently on a 50s style teak tv cabinet/stand thing so would that work anyway?

Love the tallboy but doubt I could get one big enough

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