Has your tangling mess of cords behind your entertainment center or under your desk become an eyesore? While concealing them might feel next to impossible, there are actually a few simple ways you can hide your cords — or at least keep them neat and organized:
- Run cords into the wall.
Mount your flat-screen TV or gaming system directly onto the wall; then drill two small holes to run the cords into the wall and out near the outlet.
- Hide cables just under the surface of your desk.
Mount a desk management tray, rain gutter or wire basket to the underside of your desk and store cords inside, out of view.
- Conceal cords inside furniture.
Tuck TV cords directly into a cabinet or entertainment center; if needed, drill a hole on the top for the wires.
- Bundle cords together.
Using cable ties, a cord wrap or even a toilet paper roll, bundle cords together to keep them looking neat.
- Use cord organizers.
Run cords through cord hooks behind your desk or along the legs of furniture, feed them through a cable catch or wind them through a cable reel.
- Make a docking station.
Repurpose a magazine rack to create a fashionable docking station for your phone, laptop and tablet; then run all the cords through a multi-cable holder.
- Get a cord cover.
If your cords are located near a baseboard or other visible area, hide them under a cord cover — they come in a variety of styles to match your décor.
- Go wireless.
You may also want to consider getting a wireless mouse, keyboard or charging station. The fewer cords you’re working with, the easier it will be to hide them.