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I have a very large blank wall in my kitchen with a 6-switch light switch in a problem location.  I have checked and it would be prohibitive for me to have the light switch moved to another location.  The switch is above the wainscoting, in an area where I want to hang large paintings or wall accessories.  I can just ignore it and hang things around it but it looks like I'm treating it as part of the grouping!  Any ideas?  My only thought is to put a baker's rack or shelf unit and place a plant in front of it, and hope that it doesn't make turning on the lights inconvenient.  What do you think?  

That's one alternative! Another is to paint (or wallpaper) the switch plate/switches exactly like the wall which results in the plate and switches visually "disappearing".  I'll warn you though - it won't work on a white wall unless you completely and thoroughly cover it with "exactly" the same white.


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