Your thermostat is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home as it allows
you to quickly and easily adjust the temperature to create a more comfortable home
environment. However, when it comes to aesthetics, your thermostat is not exactly the
prettiest part of your home.
Though you don’t want to obstruct the airflow or keep your thermostat from working properly,
there are ways that you can “camouflage” your thermostat to keep it from disrupting the flow
of your home décor. Here are just 3 simple DIY ideas you can try to hide your thermostat.
1. Frame it.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”? Well, this can apply to hiding
your thermostat as well. If your thermostat is sticking out like a sore thumb, why not class it up
a bit by placing an attractive frame around it? Whether you choose a colorful frame or go for
one that matches the color of the thermostat, you can create a whole new look for the wall just
by simply placing the frame around the device. Not only is this a fun and clever way to
camouflage your thermostat, but it can also turn the device into a work of modern art.
2. Place art around it.
Another fun way to camouflage your thermostat is to place art or other home décor around it.
If you carefully consider your placement, you can make it look like the thermostat is just
another piece of home décor there to beautify your living space. If you plan hang framed art on
the wall, you can even put a frame around the thermostat as we suggested in tip #1, so that it
flows with the other framed art. Your friends and family may do a double-take as they walk past
3. Put it on a shelf.
This is a great way to make the space around your thermostat more useful. You can install a
floating shelf underneath or place stationary shelving around the thermostat. This will give the
appearance that the thermostat is “sitting” on the shelf, which helps hide the thermostat from
easy view. However, it also then provides you some space to place other décor and items that
you need to store. This allows you to camouflage your thermostat while also creating useful
storage space within your home. It’s a win-win situation!
**It is important to note that you should never cover the thermostat completely as this can
hinder its function. Make sure that any décor that you place around the thermostat is at least 2-
inches away from the device in all directions.
Need a New Thermostat?
If you find that it’s not the look of the thermostat that bothers you but how it functions, then it
may be time to replace it. Consider upgrading your thermostat to a programmable or smart
thermostat that can help you improve your home comfort while maximizing efficiency. For
more information, give us a call today: (925) 270-1613.