powered by
Messy looking wires
Alice Trescott
December 28, 2012 in Design Dilemma
The purpose for the space was to have nothing, that is why I got the shelf. But now I don't know what to do to cover the wires with no furniture! Help!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Lowe's and others have paintable chase you can use to hide them and paint to match the wall. A nice cabinet below would do it too.

December 28, 2012 at 10:30AM     
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Miguel Simoes
Either furniture like decoenthusiast stated. OR you can have someone come in and move the power and cable boxes up to where your shelf is and install a nice floating unit in front of that. Not sure exactly how much space you have there, but Ikea has a ton of shelf/cabinet units that you can buy brackets for.

Basically replacing that shelf you have currently with a unit like whats above in its place. They also make that unit in white iirc.
December 28, 2012 at 11:02AM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Karen Emmons
Take some time, a little bit of money and move the electrical outlet to behind the tv. Speaker wires and such can also be run thru the attic for surrond sound systems. Nice and neat.
If you rent then this may not work, try the shelf idea.
December 28, 2012 at 11:22AM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Alice, you can use a cable box, such as this one from blue lounge: http://www.amazon.com/Lounge-Design-CB-01-WH-CableBox-Management/dp/B0019T0J9S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356723355&sr=8-2&keywords=bluelounge+cable+box
Use a wire cover to cover the wires going down the wall, like this: http://www.amazon.com/Wiremold-CMK30-Screen-Television-Cover/dp/B0015EA3NO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1356723434&sr=1-1&keywords=wire+cover

I use both and love them. Also, you may want to consider a slightly wider shelf, as they look best if they are at least the width of the tv. Good luck!
December 28, 2012 at 11:39AM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Also, perhaps you want it this way, but the tv looks a bit high.
December 28, 2012 at 6:29PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Here's the link for "cord management" at Home Depot that you can paint to match the wall. You may need two. :) http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/ContentView?pn=SF_EL_Cord_Management&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053
December 28, 2012 at 6:41PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Welcome Home designs
I think your easiest solution (and most visually pleasing) is to purchase a cabinet to hide your wires and accessories. if you're worried about the depth of the unit getting in the way then your best bet is to have something custom made. Good luck
December 28, 2012 at 11:48PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
With a couple of 2 X 4's and a small piece of wallboard you can make your own faux wall, then just paint it to match the wall color you have now. All the wires will then be hidden, and you will have the blank space you wanted.
December 29, 2012 at 2:10AM     
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Super idea olldbobbi!
December 29, 2012 at 1:47PM     
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Judith Taylor Designs
A furniture piece like decoenthusiaste showed would be nice. You will probably find you need to lower the tv if the components are moved into the media unit. It is quite high right now.
December 29, 2012 at 1:51PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Thanks, Darzy!
December 29, 2012 at 6:08PM   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
You;re welcome! Brilliant...I'm going to remember that idea for sure.
December 29, 2012 at 6:11PM     
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
My kitchen always looks messy!
Any ideas of how to wrangle the "message center"? ...
How to add a personal feel without making the look messy?
I just did that bedroom but I think it needs a personal...
Gravel Driveway Looks too messy
I have a gravel driveway but it doesn't look "defined"...
Open floor plan looks into a messy project room.
I have a wonderful project room; however, I haven't...
More Discussions
Living room needed
I would like help designing my living room. It is 19'...
Home sick in Louisiana
All I see is brown stain - I have many questions re:...
What color will you NEVER find in your house?
It's usually pretty easy to tell the colors that people...
House for Sale, how can I fix up?
Our house is for sale, shrubs have been trimmed back,...
Need help on choosing metal finishes for my new home
I am building a new house. It will have white kitchen...
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.