No matter how organized and pretty a room is, wires strung along the walls or floor can ruin the look. Scattered wires can also be a safety hazard if you have little ones in your home. If you’re looking for cable management cover-ups or ways to hide wires, here are 15 clever ideas you need to to try.
Use zip ties to keep multiple cords bound together. It makes them easier to tuck behind furniture.
Make a fabric sleeve to hide the flat screen TV wires if it’s mounted above a mantle.
If you prefer a more decorative cable management, here’s a tutorial for a no-sew ruffled wire cover.
Remove the bottom and sides of a pretty square basket to hide cords on a shelf.
Contain your cords in a nifty Tic-Tac container. This is a great way to keep all your cords in one place.
Hide computer wires under your desk using binder clips. The power strip is mounted on the underside of the desk, too. Fantastic cable management!
Attach fabric around your desk for a pretty and functional cover for all your wires and under-the-desk knick-knacks.
Here’s another alternative for hiding a single cord (perhaps to a lamp): use command hooks to keep the cord up off the floor.
Fabric and magnets can easily hide cords behind a metal stand or shelf with minimal fuss. Plus, you can change out the fabric easily whenever you redecorate.
Cover Up Cords
A tension rod and valance (or dust ruffle) can hide lots of cords on a shelf or above the washer and dryer in your laundry room.
Use a wire basket and zip ties attached to the bottom of your desk to help your cords stay put.
If there’s no possible way to move a cord out of sight, cover it with rope or twine for a rustic look.
Washi tape can add lots of fun colors to cords. Fun idea for “hiding” cords in a kid’s room!
Small Command hooks can help you with cable management by contouring cords to even the curviest of furniture.
Need a quick fix? Use TP tubes to organize your wires. You can even label the different slots.
How many cords are around your night stand? Cut a hole in the back for a power strip, and put the devices in the drawer. It’ll keep you from waking up from those little flashing notification lights through the night, too.
Here’s a cheap and easy cable management idea anyone can pull off: yarn wire covers! Just pick a color that matches your wall background or flooring, and wrap the yarn around bundled wires. Easy peasy!
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