The Easy Way to Hide a TV When You Don't Want It Over Your Mantel

2 Materials
$30
15 Minutes
Easy

We recently updated our Family Room, which is small and cozy. We decided after years of having our TV over our mantel, that we wanted to move it. I chose to just add it to the wall next to the fireplace, but then we needed a solution to hide the UGLY TV.
the easy way to hide a tv when you don t want it over your mantel
We built a shelf under the TV after mounting to the wall, to hold the cable box etc. I decided to add a DIY curtain to cover the TV, but I needed to find a way to add a curtain rod with the space to cover the bulkiness of the TV and shelf. I found this curtain rod , which allowed me to hang the curtain from the ceiling. Be sure to measure enough distance from the wall to cover TV. I bought a drop cloth and created a curtain using curtain clips.
the easy way to hide a tv when you don t want it over your mantel
It allowed me to cover the entire TV so when we are not watching it, we can easily hide it away. It was a great solution for our home since we only have three walls in this room and no other place for the TV besides the mantel.
the easy way to hide a tv when you don t want it over your mantel
The room now feels more refined without the TV over the mantel and hidden behind the inexpensive DIY drop cloth curtain.

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