Asked on Sep 02, 2017

How to hide the back of a flat screen TV?

by Shi28009777

My TV room is open to my small breakfast room and the flat screen TV sits on a stand that is perfect for viewing from the TV room but the back, with all the cords, etc. is exposed to the small room behind it. Is there a way to hide the back of a TV? I do have a low divider wall right behind the TV which separates the two rooms and could put something on it, but what? Is there a back of TV cover of some sort that I should use? Almost the full TV back is still exposed.

  7 answers
  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Sep 02, 2017

    A big full silk plant should do the trick. A real plant would require watering and water and electronics don't mix very well.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Sep 02, 2017

    It's okay. Don't be ashamed. You are not alone. It's not your fault. I'm teasing. Without knowing your colors, I have an inexpensive cover up for the dividing wall. Attach a piece of foam board to the existing wall. I picked up a piece at Walmart for less than $3. It is a bright green on the "Back" side, and white on the front. Very small nails or screws can attach the foam board, and it can be used as a bulletin board. If you buy a full sized sheet at Lowe's, it can reach higher than your dividing wall. Near the bottom, cut out the rectangles for electric outlets, cable connections, etc. Trim with colored duct tape. Paint or decorate a big shoebox (cardboard or buy a plastic one). Stuff all the cords behind the tv into the shoebox, cutting the needed doors for the cords to plug in. I hope this helps. Best wishes 😇

  • Julie M. Julie M. on Sep 02, 2017

    How about a piece of furniture as a room divider?....

  • Pennie Collins Pennie Collins on Sep 02, 2017

    How about a large framed picture that rests on a couple of plate display stands?

  • Suzette Suzette on Sep 02, 2017

    Hi Shirl, You could use a tri fold shutter on the stand behind your tv, and decorate with your favorite things! It's free standing and still allows airflow to the TV.

    What ever you decide, have fun!

  • Shi28009777 Shi28009777 on Sep 02, 2017

    Thanks, everyone. I think I'm going to try the tri-fold shutter. :)