You don’t need to have perfectly painted built-ins, a lot of space, and industrial-chic accessories. You can make your office a more pleasant place to work by making a few small changes.
I’d like to thank you again for your help with the office reveal this week. I’m so glad you all liked how the space turned out because we all love it so much. I liked reading all of your ideas, questions, and thoughts a lot. Today, I’m going to try to answer some of the questions asked in that post and talk about some of the ideas you guys gave me. I also want to do more than just take photos that look good. Many of the things we did and choices we made were based on real needs, since we both spend a lot of time in this office and it works well. Also, in the pictures I showed of our office, everything was there and plugged in, which shows that it was fully functional. I’ll show you how I hid all the cords, and not just for the pictures.
But what about the ugly tangles of cords, chargers, and power strips? Even if they are just there to make your room look better, you can’t ignore the less interesting home office items.
You might already have a small home office desk (or you might have gone all out and bought a standing desk), a good office chair, and even a few desk accessories.
You can put a desk in the middle of the room if you need to give access to more people at once than can fit comfortably on one side of the desk. With this design, you might be able to meet your space and use needs, but you’ll have to decide how to connect any electronics on your desk to power.
The easiest and least invasive way to deal with cords for desks in the middle of a room is to run an extension cord from the nearest outlet to a power strip under your desk, which you can then use to power any gadgets on your desk.
Even though we are good with technology, we hate seeing power cords or lamp cords around the house. Every room has a way to organize cables that works well for that room and is easy enough for anyone to use. Also, you don’t have to buy a bunch of washi tape and save toilet paper tubes for three months to make a crazy DIY holder that hangs off the back of the desk. You’ve probably seen something like this on Pinterest.
When you work from home, ugly cords may be all over the place. These are usually ugly, and they pose a small safety risk for people like me who are clumsy. Today, I’ll show you how I got all of the cords in our home office out of sight.
Having wires all over your desk is one of the worst things you can do. Untamed wires take up a lot of room and could make it hard to focus. Also, a workstation full of cords and connectors looks like it was put together by a beginner. If you can keep your desk free of wires, you can change the way your workstation is set up. Because of this, the workspace will look bigger and more open. So, how are we going to do this?
Managing the cables on a desk is like cleaning a room. Right now, it’s a pain, but when you’re done, it will almost feel good. It’s not as simple as just vacuuming and putting things away. For proper wire hiding, you need a plan and at least a few hours to work on it.
It’s important for someone who just set up their computer equipment to hide the cords. All that’s left to do is separate your wires into smaller groups and put them in place under your desk.
The mess of cords can be hidden and kept safe with the help of cord tape. It is made just for cables and is much easier to take off than duct tape. There are two kinds of cable tape: one is for carpets only and the other is for all floors. Wires will all be on the floor and connected to each other, so you won’t have to worry about tripping over them.
A basket would look nice in any room and would be a great place to hide cables. Just put your choice basket with all the cords in it where you want. If the desk is already close to one of the outlets, the basket will be easy to get to for both people. If the basket has handles, you can run the wires to the nearest outlet through them to keep things tidy. Pin
The best way to store all of your cords is in a basket that fits under your desk. You put them at the bottom of your desk and plug all your cords into them. There are many options for wires, but not all of them will work. You can still run your computer cable to the nearest plug, but the wire baskets let you hide any extra connections. Pin
If you’re like me, you know how important this battle is. No matter if you have a glass desk, an open desk, or a closed desk, a mess of cords is very annoying to the eyes. One of the 22 ways below can help you hide computer cables and other cords.
If you’ve ever had trouble marking for holes on a piece like this, I thought I’d share my unusual but useful method (maybe while hanging a picture frame). It involves putting a small piece of blue painter’s tape through the holes from the back to the front, where I can see it. Oh, and I draw the tiny arrow to remind myself which edge of the tape to focus on.