Learn how to hide TV cables with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
If you have a wall-mounted TV, you know that the trickiest part of installation is hiding those unsightly TV cables. The tangled mess of cables can take away from the aesthetic of your living room. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you hide TV cables and bring the focus back to your TV.
How to Hide TV Cables:
1. Mount the TV to the Wall
First, you’ll need to mount your TV to the wall. If your TV didn’t come with a wall mount, you can buy an affordable and easy-to-install wall mounting kit. Once the TV is in place, you can assess where the wires will need to go into the wall.
2. Cover the Cables
The next step is to hide any cords or cables coming from the TV. They can be distracting and take away from the clean look of a mounted TV. There are a few options for covering up TV cables.
In-wall power kit – If you’re willing or able to do a bit of home improvement, you can use an in-wall power kit. Essentially, you would drill two holes in the wall–one behind the TV screen and one underneath that will give you access to a wall outlet. A plastic pipe is installed behind the drywall, and the cables are fed through the pipe from the back of the TV to a power source.
Cable cover kit – If you’re renting or don’t want to put holes in your wall, a cable cover kit is an easy way to keep cords and wires covered and organized. You can even paint the cover to match the color of your walls. While it might not look as clean, you don’t have to go through the trouble of putting holes in your holes and messing with finding studs and anything else behind the wall.
As with any electrical work in your home, call an electrician if you’re unsure about hiding TV cables and wires. For more tips and how-to’s, visit our Lighting & Electrical blog.