There are some of us that truly don't mind having our television in the wide open with nothing around to distract the eye away from it. However, there are a lot of people that find tv's to be a bit of an eye sore and create vignettes around them to distract. There's no right or wrong way, it's a matter of personal preference.
Stan's Compact Classic Curated Home living room is a great example of hiding a tv in plain sight. At first glance, it doesn't completely register that there is a large tv in the center of the wall. After examining the wall further, then the tv is made apparent &mdash in a very unobtrusive way. There are several reasons why the tv remains disguised for so long before it is noticed: the tv is framed by simple artwork on all sides. There are pictures above, beside and below the tv and are all in square or rectangular shaped frames. Another feature that tricks the mind are the number of white shelves. Those white lines pop out and grab your attention!
Another great example of hiding a tv in plain sight is from Julie's Jubilant Loft. She has a small tv in her home office and due to all of the artwork surrounding, it's easy to focus on what's going on around the tv. There are vibrant colors, frames in different sizes and a book shelf all working together to frame the tv.
These are great examples of hiding a tv in plain sight &mdash which do you prefer?
(Images: Jill Slater, Kristen Lubbe)