Inexpensive and Easy Ways to Hide Cords Around Your Home

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Do you want to hide electrical cords?  I know a lot of people who have a tangle of wires that are in plain sight. We have tv cords, power cables, electrical cables and computer wires that form an unsightly, tangled mess of cords. Cord management solutions may be expensive and require the use of power tools to make holes in your walls. No one wants that. I have a simple way to hide those unsightly electrical wires that is inexpensive and can be used in many places in your home.

Here is an example of unsightly cords dangling.  We tolerate them, but wouldn't you really like to hide cords?

Here is an example of cord clutter. We tolerate them, but wouldn’t you really like to hide them? The good thing is there is such an easy solution to this problem that doesn’t require a lot of work.

Materials Needed To Hide Cords

  • Cable Clips. Readily available at the home depot, Walmart, or any home improvement store
  • Command Strip (optional)

Video Tutorial

Determine on the backside of your table where you want your item with the cord to go.  For example this I place a lamp on this table and I needed to decide where I wanted the lamp to sit so I know where the first Command Cable Hook to go.

How To Hide cables the Easy Way Instructions

The key is to use a piece of furniture to hide any cords or electrical wiring. Determine on the backside of your table where you want your item with the cord to go. For example, I placed a lamp on this table and I needed to decide where I wanted the lamp to sit, so I know where to put the first Command Cord Clips.

How Command Strips work: Both sides of the clear cord clips have double-sided adhesive tape (they have instructions on them). They say which side sticks to the hook, and which side sticks to the other surface. In my instance, I’ll be sticking the “other” side to the back of the table.

If you want to see more details about Command Hooks you can check out my post Command Hook Help and Ideas

For this table I used 2 of the Command Hooks at the top to lead the cable over to a leg.  When you get to the leg you can continue using the Command Hooks to run the cable down the leg.  In my case I had a switch that needed to be held in place on the leg.  I used a regular Command Strip and placed it on the back of the switch, and the other side I peeled off the backing and stuck it to the leg.

For this side table, I used 2 cord clips at the top to lead the cable over to a leg. When you get to the leg you can continue using the cord clips to run the cable down the leg. In my case, I had a switch that needed to be held in place on the leg. I used regular Command adhesive strips for this. I placed one on the back of the switch and the other on the back of the table leg.

I turned the table around, plugged in the lamp, and slid the table against the wall.  Look at how easy it was to hide cords!  I was even able to move the table so that the plug was hidden behind the leg as well.  Now it's virtually invisible.

I turned the table around, plugged in the lamp, and slid the table against the wall. Look at how clean that looks! I was even able to move the table so that the electrical outlet was hidden behind the leg as well. Now it’s virtually invisible.

HERE ARE SOME OTHER IDEAS OF PLACES IN YOUR HOME WHERE YOU CAN Use this idea

  • Office – This is the ideal solution to hide all of those unsightly eye sores behind your desk.
  • Living Room & Family Room – Hide those cords behind your side tables or the back of your furniture so no one sees them.
  • Bedrooms – Hiding cords that are behind your nightstands.

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How can I hide my cords without drilling?

You can use cord clips to hide cords by sticking them to the back of a desk or table.

How do you hide computer cords?

Use cord clips to hide cords by sticking them to the back of the desk and legs.

How do you hide power recliner cords?

You can use electrical floor covers, try and run the cords under the carpet, or install outlets on the floor.

How do you hide the cords on an electric couch?

You can use electrical floor covers, try and run the cords under the carpet, or install outlets on the floor. We ran our cords under the couch utilizing the couch to hide the cord as it ran over to the wall.

How can I hide my TV wires without cutting the wall?

You can use cord clips to hide your wires behind a TV stand or entertainment center. You can use a cord raceway kit or power strip to hide cords if you don’t have a TV stand.

Other items you can hide:

  • In your home office and other areas, you can hide a surge protector by putting it inside a basket.
  • You can use hide power cords from a wall-mounted tv for example (including HDMI cables) with cord covers or a cable wrap.
  • Keep cords together with zip ties and cable ties
  • You can use a different color for an extension cord so that it blends in with your molding.
  • Use adhesive hooks to hide cords

Video Tutorial

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How To Hide Cords the Easy Way

Do you want to hide cords? I have an easy DIY way I hide those unsightly eye soars that is inexpensive and can be used in many places in your home.
Course Home Tips and Hacks
Keyword hide cords
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Chas
Cost $5-10

Equipment

  • None

Ingredients

  • Cable Clips

Instructions

  • Determine on the backside of your table where you want your item with the cord to go.
  • How Command Strips work: Both sides are like double-stick tape, and they have instructions on them. They say which side sticks to the hook, and which side sticks to the other surface.
  • For this table, I used 2 of the cord clips at the top to lead the cable over to a leg. When you get to the leg you can continue using the cord clips to run the cable down the leg. 
  • I turned the table around, plugged in the lamp, and slid the table against the wall.

Video

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10 Comments

  1. Sharron Frasier says:

    Chas,
    You are so clever at hiding cords. This is one of those why didn’t I think of??

    1. Thank you so much Sharron, I’m thrilled you like it 🙂

  2. That is genius, Chas! I love this idea, and now I’m looking all over the house to figure out how many Command strips I need! Thanks for sharing at the TFT party.

    1. Thank you so much, Pam and I’m thrilled you like the idea too.

  3. Leave it to you to find the perfect thing! I didn’t know those clips existed! But now I’m going to run out and get some for my new home office arrangement – cords everywhere! Thanks a million for the tip!!

    1. Thank you so much Barbara, I hope they help you too 🙂

    1. You are so very sweet Kim, thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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