14 Solutions for Hiding Unsightly TV Cords, Wires, and Other Electronics

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Keep routers, cords, and other wires hidden with these quick fixes that blend form and function.

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Our home's electronic devices, including flatscreen televisions and gaming and sound systems, are things your family probably can't go without—but that doesn't mean you like looking at them when they're not in use. They're the source of several eyesores: Whether it's visible cords running from your TV down to your baseboards, phone chargers left on your media console, or routers sitting out in the open, these devices can detract from the aesthetically pleasing home you’ve spent time curating.

Good news: It doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of products on the market designed to hide cords and electronics. Whether you're looking for a fully hidden fix—which might involve running wires behind your wall—or want to hide wires in the open (blend form and function with an on-theme storage basket!), there's a discreet solution for every type of decorator. Here, we're sharing some smart ways to conceal your home's most used electronics, so they'll be out of sight and out of mind when those screens go dark.

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Lightology Cord Cover Accessory

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Courtesy of Lightology

One of the easiest ways to hide TV cords is with hard covers. "These handy little gadgets come in a variety of styles and colors to match any décor," says Kerrie Kelly, creative director of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. "You can easily slip your cords into the cover and then stick it to your wall with adhesive strips. No more unsightly cords hanging down."

Price at time of publish: $29

D-Line Plastic Black Cable Management Box

<p>Courtesy of Lowe's</p>

Courtesy of Lowe's

Power strips are great if you have multiple things to plug in, but even these can become unorganized. For a more curated look, place the strip and cords inside this cable management box, which can hide a power bar up to 11 inches long.

Price at time of publish: $12.96

Changsuo Cable Management Box

<p>Courtesy of Amazon</p>

Courtesy of Amazon

What looks like a rustic, wooden box on one end has a slot in the back for stowing away phones, cords, power strips, and other electronics. It's a great option if you want to tuck these eyesores out of sight, but don't want to drill holes in your walls (like some other solutions may require).

Price at time of publish: $34.99

Essentials Cord Manager

<p>Courtesy of Room and Board</p>

Courtesy of Room and Board

This affordable cable raceway is similar to a hard cover, but it can be cut to size to fit the length of your wires and wall. "This is essentially a small plastic or metal channel that you can attach to your wall," says Kelly. You can then run cords through the raceway, which will hide them from view. Some cable raceways even come with adhesive strips, making installation easier.

Price at time of publish: $10

Artes Nordic Cable Management Box Organizer

<p>Courtesy of Artes Designs</p>

Courtesy of Artes Designs

Inspired by minimalist Nordic style, this cable management box values both functionality and aesthetics. The chic design is available in thee earth-toned hues—green, white, and khaki—so you'll easily find a color that complements your space. Designed with spacious storage and safe-locking to hide wires, the box has bottom holes for safe heat circulation and ventilation.

Price at time of publish: $35.90

Serena & Lily Rectangular La Jolla Basket

<p>Courtesy of Serena + Lily</p>

Courtesy of Serena + Lily

If you’ve been wanting to add more décor to your media console, using a storage basket to conceal wires and electronics will pull double duty. "Simply tuck the cords inside and place the basket or box behind your TV," says Kelly. "You'll not only hide the cords, but you'll also add a decorative touch to your room." This option from Serena & Lily is quite large, so it might work better next to or below your console.

Price at time of publish: $198

Commercial Electric Round Baseboard Cord Channel

<p>Courtesy of Home Depot</p>

Courtesy of Home Depot

If cords from your TV run along the length of the floor, use this baseboard channel to conceal them. The channel is engineered to protect cords and cables while maintaining a sleek appearance. The round, white design easily blends into trim, making this solution virtually undetectable in your home.

Price at time of publish: $9.63

CovoBox Electronics Hider

<p>Courtesy of Etsy</p>

Courtesy of Etsy

Bookworms will appreciate a TV cord solution that moonlights as a set of vintage tomes. This clever piece features real books on one side and a wooden storage box on the other. Use the storage compartment to conceal routers, cords, plugs, outlets, and more. The collection was hand-curated to create a cohesive, monochromatic look.

Price at time of publish: $300

ECHOGEAR in-Wall Cable Management Kit

<p>Courtesy of Amazon</p>

Courtesy of Amazon

To keep cords truly hidden from view, consider installing an in-wall cable management system. "This will require some drilling and electrical work, so it's not for everyone," says Kelly. "But if you're up for the challenge, it can be a great way to completely hide your cords and create a seamless look."

Price at time of publish: $59.99

Changsuo Cable Management Box

<p>Courtesy of Amazon</p>

Courtesy of Amazon

Conceal a small power strip or a few cable cords in this organizer box. It can accommodate a four-outlet power strip, so it's ideal if you're looking for a smaller solution. Note that this box features slots that face down, so you'll have to unplug the power strip before you put it inside the box, then reconnect.

Price at time of publish: $16.99

Pottery Barn Tava Handwoven Lidded Baskets

<p>Courtesy of Pottery Barn</p>

Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Have a wireless router or gaming console you want to keep out of site? Stash it in this gorgeous handwoven basket. Run the wires through the handles of the box and place the lid on top to keep your electronics out of sight.

Price at time of publish: $99

Sclipacktokcer Wall Mounted Wifi Router Storage Box

<p>Courtesy of Etsy</p>

Courtesy of Etsy

A Wi-Fi router might be a necessity—it allows you to use the internet, access streaming services, and more—but it's visually disruptive. Tuck it into this storage box, which can be mounted onto the wall or side of your media console. It has a translucent shell, so users can clearly see the status indicator of the router.

Price at time of publish: $47.72

Tongina Cable Management Box Organizer

<p>Courtesy of Walmart</p>

Courtesy of Walmart

This socket wire storage box is ideal for hiding power strips, cords, adapters, and cables. The case and lid are detachable and have a double side open design, making it easy to access the cords and charge your devices.

Price at time of publish: $19.03

Ballard Designs Cord Cover

<p>Courtesy of Ballard Designs</p>

Courtesy of Ballard Designs

If you only have one or two cords you want to conceal, consider opting for these simple cord covers over a solution that needs to be installed or mounted. The large size is ideal for thick computer and media cables, while the small size is best for single cords. The hidden zippers make them easy to slip over the wires and ensure no gapping.

Price at time of publish: $49