This Might Be the Easiest Way to Hide TV Cords, Ever

published Mar 3, 2016
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It’s hard out here for a renter. Something that’s really simple for homeowners–like running your TV cords down behind the wall–is physically impossible for renters, lest we think it’s worth sacrificing our security deposits.

Good news: All hope is not lost if you’re stuck with cords that droop and dangle across your beautiful vignettes. The solution? A stack of books.

In Brooke & Jerrid’s Bold Downtown Minneapolis Warehouse Loft, above, there’s one natural spot for the TV: Right next to the cable connection, which is awkwardly situated near the concrete bench fixture that runs the length of the living room wall. Without being able to drop an entertainment console nearby, they had to get creative with a wall-mounted TV and stacks of books.

(Image credit: Emma Fiala)

It turns out a pile of books can hide myriad sins, and does especially well at covering visible cords and distracting your eyes from what lies behind.

(Image credit: Comfort & Luxury)

To prove the rule, I found another example of books-as-cord-control from Comfort & Luxury, where a tall tower of books was used to camouflage a lamp cord that hangs down from a console table.

What do you think of this simple solution? Anybody use their library collection to hide things at home?