Electronics are inevitable in today’s homes. And while some things are moving more towards wireless and bluetooth connections– you’re still going to have to accommodate electrical cords somewhere. Wires can be messy, make a space look unfinished and less than design worthy– and unless an organized routing of cables on display for a tech space is a part of your design; there shouldn’t be any visible.
See our 5 easy tips and tricks for successfully masking the view of cords, wires and electronic cables in your home below.
1. Add cable management. Looking to surfaces to add cleats for cord wrapping, eye hooks and zip ties are perfect for hiding cords in areas where you’ve got a suspended surface or something without back panels or legs.
2. Run cables through the wall. It is easier than it sounds. By drilling a smaller circular shaped hole into the wall, there is an opportunity to run cables and cords through a space to avoid having them show. Circumstances that are great for this are wall mounted flat screen TV’s and monitors.
3. Look to molding to hide wire routing. Molding and trim around floors, walls, ceilings or built ins is great to run your cables along in disguise. you can add eye hooks around the edges to keep things in place, or just run them tight for a seamless fit.
4. Create a niche for large pieces and wires. If you’ve got room to built out a wall and create a panel for your larger electronics, you can then run cables horizontally behind bookcases– or again, through the wall.
5. Add area rugs to cover cords. Electrical outlets in the floor aren’t all too common in residential spaces unless you’re in the garage. But if you’ve got a design where there are computers, desk lamps or other items to plug into the grid, add an area rug to safely and neatly run things back to the wall.