Buh-Bye Cable Box: Sneaky Ways to Hide All Evidence of Electronics

Buh-Bye Cable Box: Sneaky Ways to Hide All Evidence of Electronics

Dabney Frake
Aug 4, 2016
(Image credit: Me & Mr. Jones)

There should be a medical or scientific term for that visceral aversion to seeing cords and ugly electronic boxes (something on par with trypophobia for example). Getting rid of them is an endless quest as fraught with difficulty as getting tickets to see Hamilton with Lin-Manual Miranda in the lead role. Figure out how to cover up those unattractive bits— and improve the look of your home in the meantime —and you've truly mastered the art of organization and storage.

(Image credit: Almost Makes Perfect)

Although Apple TVs aren't as bad as some, they still don't totally blend in with what else you've got going on. Almost Makes Perfect addresses the modern dilemma with her painted balsa wood cover.

(Image credit: Nesting Grace)

If your thermostat is in just the right spot, hanging artwork kills two birds with one stone. You can enjoy the latest addition to your decor, and disguise the unsightly box. Nesting Grace's tapestry covers a panel on her hallway wall, and is a decorative focal point.

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One Kings Lane shares how a vintage oil painting, mounted on hinges, is an attractive way to camouflage things you don't want to see, but still need easy access to in your entryway, like alarm panels.

(Image credit: Skona Hem via From the Right Bank.)

Propping frames up against the wall might be an unconventional way to display artwork, but it's a great way to conceal white plug outlets that drive you crazy with their presence. Skona Hem via From the Right Bank.

(Image credit: Me & Mr. Jones)

This cable box is hidden in plain sight amongst other items on her media cabinet. It lives in a custom box (made by Me and Mr. Jones) that uses some wood and a metal patterned sheet.

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If you've got some tape, you can strategically tape and clip home wires onto the backs of furniture legs to keep all that mess out of sight.

(Image credit: The Hunted Interior)

The Hunted Interior shares her secret tip for hiding wires and power strips — she simply covers them with a gardening stool or other hollow pieces of furniture.

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