Creative Ways to Disguise Your Ugly Thermostat

A thermostat is a home’s necessity, but often times, the appearance of this object doesn’t complement a room’s decor. If you can’t stand the sight of your thermostat, you should know that you are in good company. Many homeowners would like to cover up their unattractive thermostat, but they are just unsure how to accomplish this popular goal. 

Can a thermostat be covered with a box or paint? If a homeowner says abracadabra, can they make the thermostat disappear? When it comes to effectively disguising your ugly thermostat, you should keep two things in mind: location and budget. Here are some great options to consider when trying to cover up your unattractive thermostat.

Use Interesting Artwork 

One of the easiest ways to disguise your unattractive thermostat is to simply cover it up. The thermostat can be covered with an interesting painting, art print, wall art, or even a cool mirror. If you choose to cover the thermostat in this manner, you can simply hang the artwork on a nail above the thermostat. 

Whenever you need to change the settings of the thermostat, you can remove the artwork and then place the object back once you’re finished. Unless a guest sees you change the temperature or randomly decides to look behind the artwork, no one will ever know that you are covering the thermostat. 

Another great option is to paint the thermostat a beautiful color that will blend in with the wall and surrounding decorations. Just make sure that the paint doesn’t get inside the thermostat. Otherwise, the settings may be affected and then the reading could be inaccurate.

Create A Framed Photo Collage 

Instead of completely covering your thermostat, why not use picture frames to your advantage? One idea is to place a thermostat inside a unique picture frame. The result is a beautifully framed thermostat that looks like a piece of art.

The second way to use picture frames to your advantage is to place a bunch of frames around a thermostat to resemble a photo collage. There are plenty of frame collage examples in popular magazines or online. Whether you would like a framed photo collage with a variety of colors or just one color, no one will notice your ugly thermostat if you choose this great camouflage idea.

Get A Tall Plant 

Plants can add life to any room in the house, but they can also hide your unattractive thermostat with relative ease. There are a variety of plants from which to choose but you may have more success with a tall plant. Spider plants are great too because they grow quickly without much effort on your part.

Construct A Beautiful, One-Of-The-Kind Focal Point

The thermostat can easily be turned into a focal point depending on where the object is positioned in your house. For example, one homeowner created a beautiful swinging wine rack to hide his thermostat. So, whenever he needs to change the settings on his thermostat, guests will just see an attractive wine rack that swings open. A beautiful bookshelf can also be used as a focal point to disguise an ugly thermostat. Do you have any focal point ideas in mind? Google or Pinterest are great places to obtain some great ideas!

Buying A Newer Model

Depending on your personal tastes, getting rid of an ugly thermostat can be as simple as purchasing a new one. Due to the recent advancements in technology, there are many attractive thermostat options with sophisticated smart technology. Some of these new, attractive thermostats may include wifi and touch screens. As an added bonus: many of the newer thermostats can even save you a lot of money on energy bills in the long run. Sounds pretty cool, right?

After reading the many benefits of a new thermostat, you are probably thinking about getting one. As soon as you buy a new thermostat, one of the ways to get rid of the old one is to give it to a friend. Or, you can recycle the thermostat like you would other electronics. A local household hazardous waste facility or a reputable company that recycles electronics should accept the thermostat. But if you are disposing a thermostat with mercury, you should take the product to a certified Thermostat Recycling Corporation to prevent environmental harm.

Watts Heating & Cooling at Your Service 

When deciding on the best way to disguise your ugly thermostat, the location of this object is probably going to be the biggest factor. Just think about if the space around your thermostat could use some nice artwork, a focal point, or a picture frame collage.

But do you have bigger problems with your HVAC system than disguising an ugly thermostat? If so, Watts Heating & Cooling is always here to help. Serving the area of Gladstone, Oregon, we are a trusted source for all of your heating and cooling needs such as an emergency repair service, regular maintenance, or complete installation. Regardless of your heating and cooling problem, our exceptional services are designed with your specific HVAC system in mind.

Please give us a call today to receive the best heating and cooling services in the area. Our service professionals are quick, efficient, and ready to resolve any problem. Contact us now. We promise you’ll be extremely glad you did! Don’t worry! You can thank us later.