7 Smart Ways to Hide Cords All Over the House (Yes, Including TV Wires!)

Try these clever tricks to disguise cords and wires.

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Photo: West Elm

When all of the cords and wires in a home are hidden away—the TV wires are camouflaged, the power strips are concealed—the entire place looks neater. It's one of those finishing touches that separates a tidy house from an exceptionally organized one. It's not difficult to do, but it will require some creative solutions, a few store-bought organizers, and a plan. It's time to finally check these little organizing endeavors off of our to-do lists. To figure out how to hide cords in every room, we'll walk you through a few of the prime cord clutter hotspots. Start by learning how to hide TV wires (the number one cord complaint out there), then work on computer cords, power strips, and appliance cords. By the time you're done, every cord will be under control.

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Hide TV Wires

white tube to hide cords along wall
Container Store

The first goal on our cord control list? Wrangle those wires dangling under your wall-mounted flatscreen TV. The easiest method is to conceal the cords inside a wall cable channel that runs from the TV down to the outlet. This 8-foot channel can be cut to fit your space and painted to blend into the wall. For a more advanced method for hiding TV wires, take a tour of the 2022 Get It Done virtual house. In the living room, click on the hotspot to learn how to hide TV wires behind the wall.

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Stash a Power Strip

Yamazaki Home White Cord Box with power strip inside
Container Store

If you have cords and power strips cluttering up your living room floor, it's time to invest in a cable management box. When the lid is closed, the sleek design hides cords out of sight, while the slits in the side provide a spot to run cords for your speakers, laptop, lamps, and more.

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Wrangle Appliance Cords

KitchenAid Cord Wrangler
Etsy

To tidy up the cord for the stand mixer on your kitchen counter, order a cord wrap that adheres to the back of the appliance. Available in four colors—copper, white, black, and gray—choose the one that's coordinated to your appliance. Designed to be paired with KitchenAid mixers, these cord bundlers would also work well on espresso machines or food processors.

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Bundle Cords Behind Furniture

Command Brand Cord Bundler
Amazon

To keep a long electrical cord in a neat loop tucked behind furniture or on the side of a dresser or credenza, order a set of cord bundlers. The adhesive backing holds these organizers in place, so all you have to do is select a spot that's out of sight.

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Conceal Office Cords

cable management strip behind desk
Room & Board

To streamline the cords connecting your desktop monitor, keyboard, and other home office essentials, attach one channel along the back of the work surface and another down the leg of the desk. Run the cords along these channels and that tangle of wires formerly dangling behind your desk will be tucked between the desk and wall. You'll wonder why you didn't do this sooner.

Depending upon the size of your desk, you can choose a 24- or 48-inch-long cord manager. Measure your desk before ordering: each channel is 1.5 inches wide.

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Clear the Cords on Your Kitchen Counter

wooden appliance stand holding electric kettle on counter
West Elm

If you keep small appliances, like an electric kettle, out on your counter top, this stylish stand provides a spot to assemble your tea and coffee essentials while stashing electrical cords below. Slide the cord box close to the backsplash so the cords are hidden away until you need to plug them in.

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Hide Cords in Plain Sight

Cord Cover Along Baseboard in Living Room
Home Depot

If your home doesn't have enough outlets, you're likely all too familiar with running cords from one side of the room to the other. To do this as discreetly as possible, run the cords through a cover that can be installed along the top of the baseboard. You can cut the raceways to size, and then paint them the same color as the wall so they camouflage.

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