Barn-style sliding doors offer a decorative and functional solution to conceal televisions.
Several clever ways to camouflage the dreaded dark hole in the room (also known as the flat screen TV) are featured in Architectural TV Cabinets and Sliding Door Closet Wall. Modern custom cabinets, pop-up lifts and opaque glass French style doors are the mod way to go, but what is the rustic decorating obsessed girl to do? Here are two simple ideas using wall-mounted hardware systems – barn door style. A short version fits above the fireplace and easily slides out of the way.
This arched version would appear to be a doorway to another room when closed. While these examples are made only from wood, other material combinations can be used to tie the doors in with their surroundings.
For example, we used stained wood trim and copper panels for our TV in Disguise. While not hanging on sliding door hardware (why didn’t I think of that?!) they could easily have been designed to look like barn doors.