Hey, It's OK to Let Your Wires Show!

If you're struggling to hide your cables and cords from sight, it might be time to turn the proverbial corner and adopt a laissez-faire attitude to your wires. Let them show, and turn your extra slack and long, room-spanning cords into line art for the walls.

Yesterday on the link-sharing site Reddit, user BlueChainsawMan shared the photo of the Playstation above, with the caption "I wish I could've thought of this..."

It's a very clever design—tacking the extra lengths of home theater cables to the wall in a pattern that mimics the wire shapes found inside electronics—but it's not the first time we've seen unsightly wire slack turned into line art for the walls:

• Our founder, Maxwell, spotted some creative wire linework on the walls of an Italian wine shop. It's probably a solution formed out of neccessity, since it looks like those old brick walls would be a pain to break through.

• Artist Maisie Maud Broadhead turns cable spaghetti into a work of art, carefully crafting the slack wire from a lamp into a frame design above the fireplace. It's part of a series of installations called Cable Drawings.

If you want to try your hand at something like this, the toolkit is simple: You just need a hammer, a cheap pack of nail-in wire clips, and a creative spirit (or a stencil and a good eraser).

(Images: 1. Reddit, 2. Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan for Apartment Therapy, 3. Maisie Maud Broashead)

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