You may remember that I used this modified IKEA Rast to replace the “nightstand” in our guest bedroom last fall so that there would be more drawer space (see the project details here). It worked pretty well for a while, but I soon realized I needed a little more space. I kept my camera and lenses in the top drawer, which made them easy to get to. The middle drawer was split in half. One half was for blog paperwork and receipts, and the other half was for rental paperwork and receipts. Because the desk drawer didn’t have much space, I put things I needed close by in the bottom drawer.
The living room is where everyone gathers in the house. It’s where we have parties, hang out with friends and family, unwind by reading a good book, or watch TV after a long day. Most people’s living rooms are full of electronics like TVs, game consoles, smart speakers, and cords for charging phones.
You can hide your network, cable box, or connections in this hidden storage box. Real books were put together to make the box. The backs of the books were cut out to make a big space inside. This space can be used to hide ugly electronics or other things in the living room while giving the impression that you are just showing off some of your favorite books.
The first thing we talked about was how to hide the cables. Wires are usually easy to hide these days. They can be put down through a hole in the wall. This space, on the other hand, was hard. Because there was a block between each stud in the wall, it was hard to get the wires through without drilling holes in each block, which wasn’t an option (unless we tore all the drywall off).
When I quickly remodeled my family room last month, one of the things I wanted to focus on was hiding all of the big, bulky, and ugly equipment.
And I didn’t say anything about it for a long time. I pretty much waited until last month, when we decided to paint the room and give it a quick makeover.
I think the biggest eyesores are the wires, boxes, and other parts of the entertainment system that come with it, not the TV itself. Try hiding your equipment and connections in one of these creative ways.
This is a great solution for people who can put in sockets, but it doesn’t work for the vast majority of us. In fact, there are still a few places in our home where we can’t make any changes. Because of this, we have to put our furniture in specific places in each area.
Hide your router by putting it in a nice box. Cut a hole in the back of your router big enough for the plug to fit through. The box can then be put on a shelf, and no one will know it contains a router.
The first thing to do with loose cords is to bundle them together. Binder clips make it easy to pull out cords because they are easy to undo. If you have a lot of cords, you should label each one before you tape them together.
Today’s project is to hide some things that don’t look good, like cords and your router. Cords, extension cords, cables, and routers are never shown in design magazines because they have been photo-shopped out. In reality, these things are things we need, and we don’t usually get to choose where they go. However, we may hide them to make our homes look neat and organized.
From the top hole to the bottom hole, run the wiring for the building through the wall. Make sure that the cable is a few inches away from each hole. Make a “hook” at the top of the wire that will stick to the wall and keep the cable from falling in.
In this post, we’ll look more closely at a few of the many ways you can hide cables and cords. We’ll talk about why it’s important to hide cables, some of the best ways to manage wires, and even some creative ways you can solve this common problem on your own. Keep reading, and let’s organize those cables!
Use a pretty wicker basket to hide your cords behind a desk or TV stand: Wrap all of the cords in velcro ties and thread them through the basket’s handles at the back.
When setting up your home office or game room, you will always have to deal with unsightly cables that are tangled up. We’ve put together all the information you need to know about how to hide cords in a few different ways. To keep the room from looking messy, tuck away any cords from lamps or printers. This will help you get your favorite home office ideas done quickly. One clever way to do this is to use a stapler to slide them down the leg of the desk and under the desk. If you need ideas for decorating a small space, try hiding cables behind a well-built bookcase or wrapping an extension cord in jute rope for a tasteful look.
You can also hide those big modems and routers with a woven basket or a book cover. If you use some of these tips, your favorite ideas for a comfortable living room will work well. These ideas will answer your questions about how to hide cords in a stylish way, whether you want to do it yourself or buy something.
In 2015, when we were building our house, your mantle and the pictures that inspired it helped us figure out what we wanted to do with ours. We’ve lived in this house for more than a year, and I’m still having trouble warming up that wall. I also saw that your TV is hidden behind a big box made of wood that is full of plants. Was that the same one that was there before, or did you build it or put it there? I know we need some plants to soften the hard edges of ours and make it look cozier, but none of the ones I’ve found have caught my eye… Thanks!