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 our 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 split 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

Cabinet for hiding air conditioning

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 image 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.

Move on.

A versatile piece of furniture

Custom shoe rack for hiding air conditioning

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 .

Completely hidden

Closed closet for hiding air conditioning

Design a photo that is being developed for DesignSponge

For me, it 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

Chest of drawers for air conditioning

Photo of Sawsonskates

It’s actually the same idea as everyone else, 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 solution for hiding air conditioners


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 climate.

This involves doing a small job and leaving the binder and motor and motor to be changed or repaired in the future, but if you are looking for an effective solution, this is what you need.

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Camouflage it with vinyl

Vinyl for camouflage air conditioners

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’re doing here is trying to make it fit more into the decoration and give it some personality, not make it look like a piece of plastic without any visual interest.

With wallpaper

Air conditioning camouflage wallpaper


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 still see it, but it will not stand out, but will merge with the environment.


LG Art Cool converter

LG Photography

All air conditioner manufacturers know how little they like to have a device in the middle of the wall, which spoils 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 paved part, and also want to hide it, and in this case for a reason, because the motor is the biggest and ugliest part, since it is not given so much attention when it comes design.

In this case, I have prepared a few ideas, to see them:

Custom bonnet

Blue painted wooden housing to hide the air conditioning engine


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.

Natural wood

Wooden construction to hide the air conditioning engine from the outside

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.


A brick wall to hide the air conditioning engine

Photo by Bliss Ranch

A brick wall that encloses the air conditioning engine, lined with a mosaic of tiles like they did on Bliss Ranch.

For the garden

Wooden construction to hide air conditioners in 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

Wooden grille to hide the air conditioning engine from the outside


They are decorative, inexpensive, protect appliances and can elegantly conceal air conditioning engines. A wooden grate is one of the fastest and most efficient solutions for that.


A wall of wooden slats to hide the air conditioning engine on the terrace or balcony


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.


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