It is time that we address the elephant in the room. You know, the eyesore that plagues most family rooms across the country. That large, shiny black rectangle that so many of us dread dealing with in our design plans. We are of course talking about the television (dun-dun-duuuuuuun). Decorating around a TV can be tricky business. Fortunately, with the sleeker and thinner design of flatscreen TV's our task is made much easier. Let's explore 5 tips for decorating around a television. Tip 1: Just hide it. Sometimes the best way of dealing with a design problem is to try and eliminate it. If you simply can't stand looking at your TV find a way to hide it! I love the idea of attaching a flatscreen to the inside of a coffee table, hiding it behind artwork, or hiding it behind custom sliding doors. These might not be the most convenient solutions for those with more complex television viewing needs, but for those who choose minimal screen-time these are fantastic and affordable TV-hiding-options.