TV wires are the WORST especially if your television hangs on the wall. Here’s how to hide TV cords in minutes.
How to hide unsightly cords behind a wall-mounted TV with this easy step-by-step tutorial. Learn how to hide TV cords.
Remember when I showed you this space?
I got so many questions asking me what the other side of the room looks like.
I just couldn’t.
I only showed you the cute side because the other side? Well. Umm. Well. It looked like this.
To make the room even cozier, we put a television on the wall and then this mess ensued. The Apple TV just sat there because it didn’t have a home and then there were all those TV wires.
All that coziness on the other side of the room.
And this side was nothing but a hot wire mess.
No worries now.
I fixed it.
I found the perfect solution to hide the television wires AND the Apple TV and then I sent it out in Thistlekeeping with the wrong link. To to make amends? I’m showing you the process that we used to hide the wires.
And it went like this.
Here’s how to hide TV cords.
(total aside: I filmed the cutest video of this over on Instagram if you want Reader’s Digest version. You can see it here.)
How To Hide TV Cords
1. What else is there besides cords?
There were two challenges that we had to address.
We have Apple TV for all our televisions and WE LOVE IT.
We cut the cable several years ago (that’s an entirely different discussion) and we’ve never looked back.
The only challenge of having an Apple TV is that you have to have a place to put it.
2. How many wires are there?
There were the wires.
Here’s all the wires that we had to deal with:
- There’s a wire coming out of the television to the plug
- And a wire coming out of the Apple TV to the plug
- And another wire connecting the Apple TV to the television
3. Find a solution for your streaming service
First, I found this solution for the Apple TV.
I bought this off Amazon and you can screw it into the wall or just peel off the backing and attach it to the wall that way.
Which one do you think I chose? 🙂
5. Attach the bracket to the wall
Here’s what the bracket looks like attached to the wall.
And here’s how the Apple TV looks installed.
(total aside: If you have Roku or other devices—they have similar brackets to this on Amazon, too.)
You can place it anywhere, but we added it right below the back of the swing arm for the television.
6. How to hide TV cords
Then we used a zip tie to corral the wire from the Apple TV to the television.
That handled one of the wires and got the Apple TV out of the way.
But what about the other wires?
7. How to hide the rest of the TV wires
I found another solution.
(total aside: I always have lipstick on when I’m doing home improvement projects.)
It’s this long tube that holds the wires.
It comes in tons of different sizes and heights. I bought the 48″ larger tube because I knew I needed to hold two wires.
Here’s the back of the tube.
It has a sticky piece that you pull off and then you just attach it to the wall where you want to hide the wires.
Note: make sure you know exactly where you want it to go because it is STICKY.
Here’s how the tube opens.
You just add the wires inside the tube and snap it closed.
(total aside: I have the BEST manicure tip to share with you that makes your manicure last all week.)
(total aside #2: Don’t you love how my nail polish coordinates with the project. Totally unintentional and amazing all at the same time.)
Here’s what the tube looks like on the wall.
I also found a paintable option that I have linked that would work if you don’t have white walls.
In five minutes the space went from this.
Isn’t it SO MUCH CUTER?
We could have drilled holes in the wall to make it even cleaner, but I’m always worried I’m going to change the location of the television and then I’m left with giant holes in this original ship lap that I can’t ever repair.
This is such an EASY and simple option.
And next time I photograph this space?
This side will be front and center. 🙂
PS Here are a few other options I found for organizing your wires over on Amazon.
WE GOT THIS.
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