New models of air conditioners are becoming more sophisticated, both technologically and aesthetically. They are better integrated into the decoration, some even add style.
But those of us who already have a traditional air conditioner, white, ugly, on the wall, either camouflage it or hide it in some way or add a little decoration. Quite the opposite, right?
So, although there are several solutions for hiding, covering and camouflaging air conditioners, refrigeration units, as well as engines, I have prepared a few good ideas that can help you hide it. Let’s see them.
With custom furniture
Vintage meets glamor photography
All the solutions we will see, or at least almost all of them, go through covering with a piece of furniture or a blanket.
The only significant difference is how that cover or piece of furniture looks.
In this case, in the example in the picture above, blogger Vintage Meets Glam created a piece of furniture that completely covered it, with a wooden lattice front so that air could somehow escape, all in white, to match your decoration.
A versatile piece of furniture
Engineer photographs your space
Depending on where the air conditioner is located, we can make a custom piece of furniture to hide it, but maybe add a little more value, as in Engineer Your Space, where they created a piece of furniture that, in addition to hiding air, acts like a small shoemaker .
Design a photo that is being developed for DesignSponge
For me, this is one of the most aesthetic and final solutions. The problem with this idea is that when we want to use it, we have to open the door where it is hidden.
In this case, blogger Mara Greenwald used the IKEA BILLY module to make pieces of furniture.
Camouflage it with a dresser or any other piece of furniture
Photo of Sawsonskates
It’s actually the same idea as all of them, only in this one, Saws on Skates created a structure that simulates a dresser and hides the air conditioner, integrating pretty well into the decoration.
Depending on our style, we can customize the furniture to suit our decoration.
More ideas for hiding the air conditioner inside:
Definitely a solution
The most effective and ultimate solution for concealing air is to make a work drawer and close it to the ceiling, making it, at least aesthetically, a centralized air conditioner.
That means doing a little work and letting both the split and the engine register to be changed or repaired in the future, but if you’re looking for an effective solution, this is what you need.
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Camouflage it with vinyl
Photo A thousand ideas for decoration
This is one of the fastest and cheapest solutions, but also less efficient in terms of hiding it.
Basically all we do here is try to make it fit more into the decoration and give it some personality rather than looking like a piece of plastic without any visual interest.
We can also camouflage it in part by covering it with the same material as the wall, either with paint or wallpaper, as we see above these lines.
This way we will continue to see it, but it will not stand out, but will merge with the environment.
All air conditioner manufacturers know how little they like to have an appliance in the middle of the wall, which impairs the aesthetics of the space.
For this reason, each brand uses its own solutions, such as designing parts that look like works of art or like LG, with its LG Art Cool Inverter model, which comes with a framed cover into which we can insert different sheets of images and camouflage the air conditioner as if artwork.
In addition to the cleft, many other people also have a motor inside the house, on the terrace or patio, and also want to hide it, and in this case for a reason, because the motor is the biggest and ugliest part, since not so much attention is paid to it when it comes to design .
In this case, I have prepared a few ideas, to see them:
From the wood we can make the housing slightly larger than the air conditioner motor to cover it, allowing the unit to function properly at all times and leaving it accessible.
As we can paint the wood in the desired color, we can always add a personalized touch and camouflage it more or make it integrate into the exterior decoration of our paved part of the patio, terrace or balcony, as if it were a refrigerator cover, let’s go.
Photo House of the Ugly Duckling
Simple wooden planks that form a structure that covers the engine, without painting and without camouflage, naturally, as they did in the Ugly Duckling House.
Photo by Bliss Ranch
A brick wall enclosing the air conditioning engine, covered with a mosaic of tiles like they did on Bliss Ranch.
For the garden
Photo by Tarny Whiteaker
Being in the garden and if it has grass or any other plant element that decorates the space, we can leave it in natural wood like Tarny Witeaker did and add plants so that the structure that covers it becomes a natural part of the environment.
With wooden lattice
They are decorative, inexpensive, protect appliances and can elegantly hide air conditioning engines. A wooden grate is one of the fastest and most efficient solutions for that.
We can also create a wall with wooden slats, covering the part where the engine is not, to understand the part that covers the engine and integrate it perfectly into our terrace or balcony.
As you can see, there are ideas and solutions, although most go through the same thing: camouflage it or hide it with a case. You just have to find your ideal case.
If you’ve gotten that far, you might be interested in the following article: Portable Air Conditioner. What you need to know.
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How do you hide the air conditioner? Are you using another solution that I haven’t posted? I read you in the comments.